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Author: Vicki Martinka

The DO

Major insurers push back on claims involving modifier 25 and 59

Physicians are advised to review their documentation practices in light of reports from DOs experiencing payment denials related to clinical validation edits made by an increasing number of large payers.

The DO

11.14.18

The DO

Mass casualty incidents: 5 things emergency medicine doctors need to know

When these tragic large-scale events, such as shootings, occur, emergency docs and departments can take several steps to save more lives.

The DO

11.14.18

The DO

‘Tis the season: Top 10 gifts for doctors and med students this holiday season

Whether you’re looking for gifts for doctors or med students, or you’re completely at a loss for what to add to your holiday wish list, we’ve got options for you.

The DO

11.14.18

The DO

Ink and scrubs: Should doctors show their tattoos at work?

Although tattoos have become much more accepted by the general public, physicians still have differing views when asked whether it’s appropriate for doctors to show their tattoos at work. Here’s what DOs have to say about showing ink while on the job.

The DO

11.14.18

JAOA

Interventions to delay and prevent Type 2 diabetes are underused, JAOA research finds

Medication, surgery and lifestyle programs have been proven to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes, though access to them is limited, according to new research.

JAOA

11.12.18

The DO

Single GME update: More than 6,600 AOA residency positions are now ACGME-accredited

The transition is complete for all AOA residency programs in two specialties and nearly complete for those in another seven specialties.

The DO

11.07.18

The DO

Moms speak out about parenting in med school and beyond

Mothers who have children during medical school or after becoming physicians face unique challenges. Here’s advice from 10 moms on how to cope.

The DO

11.06.18

The DO

Conducting research? Grants are available for projects that address the AOA’s five key focus areas

DOs, medical students and PhDs have until Jan. 31, 2019, to apply for a grant. Grants also are available for new investigators and for organizations to present live CME on opioid prescribing.

The DO

11.05.18

News Releases

CMS responds to physician concerns, delays payment changes until 2021

CHICAGO—November 2, 2018—Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released for public inspection the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for calendar year (CY) 2019, announcing modifications to its proposals for office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits for new and established patients. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) applauds CMS for adopting … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.02.18