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Upcoming webinar June 23: Pivoting Your Practice Forward in 2020

Submit questions now and get the information you need to pivot your practice forward during this challenging time. A panel of attorneys from McDonald Hopkins law firm has been assembled to answer YOUR questions during this free webinar, which will be held June 23 at 7 p.m. CT. Questions can be submitted to physicianservices@osteopathic.org. Sample … Read More

AOA Staff

06.16.20

AOA

COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 12

COVID-19 regulatory updates for this week are provided below. Safe reopening of health care facilities The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional guidance for states and patients to consider for reopening health care facilities and receiving elective in-person health care services. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians, health care systems and patients … Read More

AOA Staff

06.12.20

AOA

Entries wanted for BIOM competition on global health research and narrative medicine

The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) is seeking entries for its 2020 competition on global health research and narrative medicine. Osteopathic medical students and residents can now enter BIOM’s 22nd annual global health competition. Entries are due by Aug. 9, 2020, and winners will be notified by Sept. 8, 2020. All osteopathic … Read More

AOA Staff

06.11.20

AOA

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of June 8-12

Here are this week’s CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls, including a new series of targeted update calls for specific medical facilities. CMS “Office Hour Calls” provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, physicians and clinicians to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare system. Here are the … Read More

AOA Staff

06.08.20

AOA

Joint Statement from AACOM, AOA, COCA and NBOME

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) have been working together on numerous challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. One such challenge is balancing the importance of appropriate testing and assessment for evaluation of … Read More

Joint Statement

06.05.20

AOA

COVID-19 regulatory updates — June 5

COVID-19 regulatory updates for this week are provided below. This was a busy week, with new information coming out on CMS value-based payment models, modifier usage and lab reporting for COVID-19, along with new CDC guidance for clinicians, and additional funding for health care entities. New laboratory data reporting guidance for COVID-19 testing The Department … Read More

AOA Staff

06.05.20

AOA

DOs develop DIY guide to create P100 respirator mask with 3D printer

Steve Martin, DO, and James R. Latronica, DO, residents at the Clarion Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Clarion, Pennsylvania, have developed an innovative solution to address the worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two DOs created a design for a P100 respirator mask, called the Unity, and … Read More

AOA Staff

06.05.20

AOA

AOA Statement Denouncing Racism and Inequality

Statement attributable to AOA President Ronald R. Burns, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD: The American Osteopathic Association wishes to publicly express our profound sadness in response to the tragic death of George Floyd, and we firmly stand with all who are impacted by systemic racism and inequality. In addition to recognizing the … Read More

AOA President & CEO

06.04.20

AOA

Upcoming webinar June 10: Updating your partnership/shareholder/buy-sell agreements

The next AOA/AOIA webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. CT. Consultants are frequently called in when a crisis occurs, for example sudden death, disability, or departure of a physician and to review existing agreements. The buy/sell agreement the doctors signed many years ago may be vague, contain outdated values for … Read More

AOA Staff

06.03.20