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COVID-19 updates from HHS & CMS, week of April 20-24

HHS announced the release of provider relief funds and launched a new telehealth toolkit, while CMS issued additional guidance on prior authorization and utilization management, and Medicare enrollment for hospitals. HHS announces release of additional $70 billion of CARES Act provider relief funds On April 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced … Read More

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04.24.20

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AOA provides members with discounted pricing for KN95 and 3-ply surgical masks

The AOA has reached an exclusive agreement with Nexvoo to provide AOA members with a special discount on FDA-authorized KN95 and 3-ply surgical masks. Discount codes are available for KN95 masks purchased in quantities of 100 or 1,000 and for 3-ply surgical masks purchased in quantities of 1,000. Mask orders may be purchased separately or … Read More

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04.24.20

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AOA provides resources on paths towards financial relief for physicians

Based on what we’ve heard from our members, the AOA is providing resources on paths toward financial assistance for physicians. These include two upcoming live CME webinars from the AOIA and an online marketplace created by SoFi, a member value partner, called Lantern on which members can search and apply for loans. Additionally, the AOA’s … Read More

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04.23.20

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CMS issues new COVID-19 guidance on re-opening country, requirements for nursing home transparency

Below are the latest CMS COVID-19 regulatory updates from this week, along with call-in information for this week’s stakeholder calls. CMS issues new guidance to re-open America On April 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new recommendations specifically targeted to communities that are in Phase 1 of the Guidelines for President … Read More

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04.21.20

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Member benefit: Free or discounted hotel stays for frontline COVID-19 responders

AOA members: Hilton and American Express have partnered to provide up to 1 million hotel nights to COVID-19 responders. Log in to learn more.

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04.18.20

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It’s National Osteopathic Medicine Week! Find out how you can help spread the word

Throughout the week, we’ll be exploring the theme “We Are Osteopathic Medicine” through photos, videos and stories shared by the osteopathic community.

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04.18.20

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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

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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

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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