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CMS expands telehealth, additional waivers and new rules to address COVID-19

On March 30th, as part of the ongoing effort to address the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued several additional temporary regulatory waivers and new rules for physicians and other clinicians. At the same time, CMS also released an Interim Final Rule with comment period outlining further … Read More

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04.02.20

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CMS accelerates advance payments for Medicare providers and suppliers to combat COVID-19

On March 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat COVID-19. This program expansion, which includes changes from the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) … Read More

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03.30.20

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Osteopathic affiliate letter on support for non-profits in CARE Act

This letter requests that Congress provides relief for nonprofits and other tax-exempt healthcare organizations in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. A copy of the letter is below: March 23, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The … Read More

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03.24.20

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Comment period now open for proposed changes to Handbook of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists

The proposed changes will remain posted for review and open comment for a period of 45 days. Submitted comments will be shared with the BOS and made available to the AOA Board of Trustees and/or the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees.

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03.24.20

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AOA letter to Congress requesting attention to PPE shortage and medical leave for health care workforce

This letter calls on Congress to address the shortage of PPE for physicians and the need to provide health care professionals with paid sick leave during COVID-19. A copy of the letter is below: March 22, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building … Read More

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03.23.20

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Check the status of upcoming AOA meetings, conferences and certification exams

The AOA continues to monitor the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the health and well-being of our members and the public as our top priority.

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03.16.20

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AOA, SOMA announce cancellation of upcoming events

March 7, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has been monitoring the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has been detected in more than 70 locations internationally, including the United States. While the immediate risk of exposure for most Americans remains relatively low, the AOA takes the health and well-being of its members … Read More

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03.07.20

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COVID-19: What you need to know

On Feb. 25, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert urging Americans to prepare for the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within American communities. A COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. is not a question of if, but when, officials said. While the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases internationally is concerning, … Read More

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02.26.20

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View AOBEM’s CORE webinar on YouTube

AOBEM Vice chair, Bradley Chappell, DO, and AOBEM Secretary, Christopher Zabbo, DO, hosted a live webinar to discuss an array of topics, including eligibility requirements, how to register for CORE, as well as a short demo of the exam.

AOA Staff

02.20.20