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Advocacy win: Aetna stops denials of modifier 25 claims

In a significant win for DOs and their patients, Aetna has agreed to disable automatic claims denials of E/M services billed on the same day as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and appended with modifier 25. How the change happened The AOA began advocating for this change in 2019, when it became aware of this issue. … Read More

AOA Staff

01.14.20

AOA

Looking to lead in the year ahead? Register for AOA LEAD 2020

The AOA is excited to host the third annual Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) Conference, designed for professionals seeking to advance their osteopathic leadership and advocacy skills.

AOA Staff

01.08.20

AOA

Certifying Board Services reorganization and leadership updates

The following is AOA’s Certifying Board Services’ new leadership structure as of Jan. 7, 2020. This reorganization generates significant departmental cost savings.

AOA Staff

01.07.20

AOA

Make your voice heard on pending surprise billing legislation

Ask your member of Congress to ensure that any surprise billing legislation addresses the AOA’s concerns. Act now and help protect your profession and your patients! For background, in December, Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the House Energy & Commerce Committee announced they had reached a bi-partisan, bi-cameral consensus on legislation … Read More

AOA Staff

01.02.20

AOA

Strengthen your leadership and advocacy skills at LEAD 2020

LEAD 2020 will take place Feb. 27-28 in Manalapan, Florida. The conference offers up to 10 AOA Category 1-A CME credits, customized learning tracks and breakout sessions in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Members of the osteopathic professional family—including students, postdoctoral trainees and attending physicians—will come together at the conference to focus on leadership and advocacy. CNN … Read More

AOA Staff

12.16.19

AOA

Join us for an exclusive healthcare legislation webinar with Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., on Dec. 11

Osteopathic Advocacy Network (OAN) members will have exclusive access to a healthcare webinar with Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., the architect of surprise billing legislation. On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. EST, join the AOA to discuss the current state of healthcare legislation and how we can work with Congress to ensure the osteopathic voice … Read More

AOA Staff

12.03.19

AOA

Third osteopathic certifying board replaces its high-stakes recertification exam

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG) recently launched a new online exam process for Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Component 3. This longitudinal assessment format leverages technology to deliver assessment items and questions relevant to OB-GYN scope of practice at prescribed intervals. ‘A great improvement’ “Many of AOBOG’s diplomates are excited about the convenience … Read More

AOA Staff

11.15.19

AOA

Get to know the OMED 2019 General Session speakers

OMED 2019, set for Oct. 25-28 in Baltimore, will be jam-packed with inspiring and innovative sessions, including 20 TED-style talks from osteopathic physicians who are changing the landscape of medicine through research, innovation and patient care. Rounding out the OMED experience will be two general session keynote speakers who bring unique perspectives from alongside, or … Read More

AOA Staff

10.21.19

AOA

Applications open for early entry initial board certification in family medicine

Third-year family medicine residents can begin the board certification process in February through a new early entry pathway, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) announced. Participants must complete two AOBFP in-service exams, ISE or ISE+, and take the early entry initial board certification examination in their final year of residency. Learn more on … Read More

AOA Staff

10.14.19