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Osteopathic organizations unite to denounce racism and inequality

As demonstrations and protests continue to grip communities across our nation, the AOA strongly reaffirms the statement we made on June 4, 2020, expressing solidarity with all who are impacted by systemic racism and inequality. More than 50 affiliate organizations have reached out to voice unified support of the statement, helping to further strengthen and … Read More

AOA Staff

06.30.20

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COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 26

COVID-19 regulatory updates for the week of June 26 are below, and include news from CMS and HHS. CMS allows providers to opt-out of MIPS Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing providers the option to partially or completely opt-out of all four performance categories of the … Read More

AOA Staff

06.26.20

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The AOA welcomes 2020 DO graduates to the profession

The AOA celebrates you, 2020 osteopathic medical school graduates. We’re so proud to have you as colleagues. Welcome to a community of over 120,000 physicians.  Leaders across the osteopathic profession shared words of wisdom with the newest group of freshly minted DOs. To see each of their messages in full, scroll through the videos … Read More

AOA Staff

06.24.20

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AOA letter to Congress sharing policy recommendations on behalf of physicians and patients

This letter calls on Congress to preserve patient access to care both during the COVID-19 pandemic and after, and provide additional financial support to physicians so that they will be able to continue providing quality patient care. A copy of the letter is below: June 17, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States … Read More

AOA Staff

06.22.20

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DOs celebrate Men’s Health Week 2020

In celebration of Men’s Health Week 2020, six osteopathic physicians collaborated with the AOA to share activities, tips and exercises to stay physically and mentally healthy. Each of these Men’s Health Minutes is embedded below from YouTube, and can also be found on the AOA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Jed Ballard, DO, shows you … Read More

AOA Staff

06.22.20

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AOA announces CME policy changes due to COVID-19

Recognizing the significant burden placed on physician practices by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has approved the following policy changes for the 2019-2021 CME cycle. At the end of the 2019-21 CME cycle, up to 15 AOA category 1-B credits will be converted to AOA category 1-A credits on … Read More

AOA Staff

06.18.20

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COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 18

COVID-19 regulatory updates for this week are provided below, including a new visual resource on the Provider Relief Fund timeline from HHS, drug efficacy updates from the FDA, and a PPE Burn Rate calculator from the CDC. COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Call — June 19 On Friday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to … Read More

AOA Staff

06.18.20

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Upcoming webinar June 24: Medicare Physician Payment Innovation in the Age of COVID-19

Tune in at 7 p.m. CT on June 24 for a webinar going over Medicare’s flexibilities and waivers in response to the pandemic. This free webinar will share the payment innovation the agency has implemented for Medicare payment models such as Primary Care First and quality programs such as the Medicare Quality Payment Program. The … Read More

AOA Staff

06.18.20

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AOA announces Virtual OMED 2020 and House of Delegates Meeting

Although we are greatly disappointed that COVID-19 will preclude an in-person meeting, we’re excited to launch a one of a kind virtual OMED conference, coming your way this October. After extensive discussions with our affiliate leaders and other key stakeholders, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has voted to host OMED 2020 … Read More

AOA Staff

06.16.20