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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 The buy/sell agreement the doctors signed many years ago may be vague, contain outdated values for … Read More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

AOA

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of June 1-5

Here are this week’s CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: 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 details for this week’s Office Hour Call: Tuesday, June 2 at 5– … Read More

AOA Staff

06.01.20

AOA

COVID-19 regulatory updates — May 29

COVID-19 regulatory updates for this week are provided below and include information from CMS, HHS, CDC, and the FDA. Friday’s CMS Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 call (Friday, May 29th from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern) was cancelled. CMS will resume the call series next Friday, June 5. Members with COVID-19 questions should … Read More

AOA Staff

05.29.20

AOA

Upcoming live webinar May 28: Update on telemedicine services for coders & billers

The next AOA/AOIA webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. CT, and is geared towards private practice physicians and their coding staff. In the ever-changing billing environment that the COVID-19 Crisis has brought about, staying up to date on every service that your practice can provide to its patients in caring … Read More

AOA Staff

05.26.20

AOA

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of May 25-29

Here are this week’s CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls. Please note that due to the Memorial Day holiday, there is only one Office Hour Call this week: CMS “Office Hour Calls” are typically hosted every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m., ET. The calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, physicians and clinicians to … Read More

AOA Staff

05.26.20

AOA

COVID-19 regulatory updates — May 21

Below are the regulatory updates from CMS and HHS this week: New COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund FAQs The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) in response to questions about the $50 billion of the Provider Relief Fund allocated for general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19. The … Read More

AOA Staff

05.21.20

AOA

May 20 LIVE webinar: Physician contract issues in light of COVID-19

Join us May 20 at 7 p.m. CST to earn 1.5 AOA category 2-B credits with this webinar focused on providing independent contractors and employed physicians with an overview of contract rights related to issues resulting from the pandemic.    

AOA Staff

05.19.20

AOA

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of May 18-22

Here are this week’s CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: CMS “Office Hour Calls” are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m., ET.  The 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

05.18.20