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America’s frontline physicians urge administration to affirm the role of the CDC in protecting public health

This letter, written on behalf of 600,000 physicians and medical students represented by six medical associations including the AOA, requests that the administration affirm the role of the CDC as the key agency charged with protecting public health, both during pandemics and under normal circumstances. A copy of the letter is below: July 17, 2020 … Read More

AOA Staff

07.17.20

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COVID-19 regulatory updates — July 10

COVID-19 regulatory updates for the week of July 10 are below, and include news from CMS, HHS, the Dept. of the Treasury, the CDC and the NIH. HHS extends COVID-19 testing public-private partnership The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an extension of its partnership with national pharmacy and grocery retail chains CVS, … Read More

AOA Staff

07.10.20

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Osteopathic sign-on letter responding to VA Scope of Practice Memo

This letter is in response to the Health Care Professional Practice in VA Memorandum issued by the Office of the Under Secretary of Health on April 21, 2020, and the underlying Directive 1899. A copy of the letter is below: June 26, 2020 The Honorable Robert Wilkie Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 810 … Read More

AOA Staff

07.06.20

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AOA letter to Congress requesting for Paycheck Protection Program support for 501(c)(6)’s non-profits relief in future COVID-19 legislation

This letter requests that Congress consider Paycheck Protection Program support for 501(c)(6)’s non-profits relief in future COVID-19 legislation. A copy of the letter is below: June 25, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives U.S. Capitol Building, H-222 Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican Leader U.S. Capitol Building, … Read More

AOA Staff

07.06.20

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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