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AOA statement on American Association of Nurse Anesthetists name change, title misappropriation and the importance of physician-led care

Statement attributable to AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD: Position statement: In response to the recent announcement that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has changed its name to the “American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology,” the American Osteopathic Association reiterates the deep concerns expressed in our May … Read More

Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD

09.14.21

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AOA looks back on year of adaptation and growth in 2020-21 Annual Report

The 2020-21 AOA Annual Report provides an overview of the American Osteopathic Association’s efforts during the past year to advance osteopathic advocacy, education, training, research and board certification. In addition to these initiatives, the AOA focused on building a blueprint for the future to help the organization emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as a stronger … Read More

AOA Staff

09.03.21

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Navigate your student loans with AOA by your side

Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced the freeze on federal student loan payments will extend through January 2022. The department said this would be the “final extension” of the moratorium, which began in March 2020 as part of the CARES Act. As the end of the extension approaches, the AOA remains committed to … Read More

AOA Staff

08.22.21

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Save the date! DO Day 2022 is set for April 23-27

DO Day 2022 will offer a two day virtual health policy conference followed by two days of Congressional briefings and in-person meetings with policymakers. Learn more about the event and save the date to join your colleagues.

AOA Staff

07.28.21

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View highlights from the AOA House of Delegates Meeting

The American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates convened virtually July 16-18, 2021, for its annual policymaking meeting, with more than 600 delegates and guests in attendance. The following videos feature highlights from the three-day meeting.

AOA Staff

07.23.21

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View the AOA’s latest Osteopathic Medical Profession Report

The Osteopathic Medical Profession (OMP) Report, produced by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), tracks expansion and growth within the osteopathic medical profession and examines current demographics and trends related to DOs and osteopathic medical students. This past year, the number of osteopathic physicians in the U.S. climbed to nearly 135,000—an 80% increase over the past … Read More

AOA Staff

07.21.21

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July 21 webinar: Guard Against Implicit Bias in Primary Care

This webinar will discuss implicit biases, unconscious attitudes and stereotypes, and the negative impact these can have on health care. It will provide strategies to protect against implicit biases that can affect how one patient is treated over another. Negative patient outcomes can result in professional negligence allegations and liability.

AOA Staff

07.16.21

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CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2022

On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule updating payment and regulatory changes for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year (CY) 2022.  The proposed rule includes several new proposals authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.  It also addresses changes to the Quality … Read More

AOA Staff

07.16.21

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More than 45 osteopathic physician organizations unite with AOA in support of physician-led, team-based care

Following release of the American Osteopathic Association’s May 28 statement on the Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title “Doctor,” more than 45 osteopathic physician organizations have added their voices in support of physician-led, team-based care. We are proud to add them as co-signers (view the list) to the original statement … Read More

AOA Staff

06.07.21