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Member benefit: Free hotel rooms for COVID-19 frontline physicians

Hilton and American Express have partnered to donate up to 1 million free hotel nights to AOA members serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will run through May 31, with bookings available for up to 7 consecutive nights at a time, subject to availability. View answers to frequently asked questions. AOA members … Read More

AOA Staff

04.17.20

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Updates on the AOA’s ongoing COVID-19 advocacy efforts

While courageous osteopathic physicians and students are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the AOA is advocating for you. Thank you for sharing your stories, as they have helped shape our advocacy efforts. The AOA calls for payment parity between telephone and office visits We have heard from our members that many patients are … Read More

AOA Staff

04.16.20

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HHS issues $30 billion in direct deposits to hospitals and health care providers enrolled in Medicare

On April 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began delivering $30 billion in relief funding to support hospitals and health care providers enrolled in the Medicare program. The $30 billion is part of the $100 billion included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These are grant funds, … Read More

AOA Staff

04.10.20

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AOA announces one-year extension of board eligibility

A one-year extension of board eligibility status will be granted to graduating residents and other physicians seeking initial certification or recertification in 2020, among other policy changes, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AOA Staff

04.10.20

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Apply for a position on an AOA Bureau, Council or Committee

AOA President-elect Thomas Ely, DO, announces the application process is open for positions on AOA Bureaus, Councils and Committees (BCCs) for 2020-2021. Learn more about how you can get involved and apply today.

AOA Staff

04.07.20

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Changes to Annual Business Meeting and HOD announced

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the AOA Board of Trustees (BOT) Executive Committee convened and voted to change the BOT annual business meeting on July 14-16 to a virtual format. In addition, the AOA House of Delegates meeting has been rescheduled. The HOD meeting will take place two days prior to OMED in Austin, … Read More

AOA Staff

04.06.20

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New e-Learning CME on OMM techniques that provide relief for COVID-19

We are excited to partner with the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) to offer an online learning activity to help you review applicable OMM techniques for optimizing pulmonary function in COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 patients.  The e-Learning module, titled, “Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Techniques Addressing Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19” will provide a refresher in applicable OMM … Read More

AOA Staff

04.03.20

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Exclusive opportunity from the AOA: new patient safety card that leverages QR technology

The AOA is proud to announce an exclusive joint patient safety initiative with The Broselow Institute to introduce Emergency and Telemedicine Safety Cards to our members and their patients at no cost. The cards, which leverage patented barcode technology, provide an innovative way to support patient safety during acute transitions of care and with telemedicine visits. … Read More

AOA Staff

04.03.20

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Register for upcoming telemedicine webinars

Learn how to equip your practice for telehealth with live webinars on billing and HIPAA guidelines in the age of COVID-19 from April 6-9.  A full slate of topics will be covered during live CME webinars offered this month. Visit AOA Online Learning for more details. Each telemedicine webinar has optional AOA Category 2-B CME available … Read More

AOA Staff

04.03.20