The proposed changes will remain posted for review and open comment for a period of 45 days. Submitted comments will be shared with the BOS and made available to the AOA Board of Trustees and/or the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees.
This letter calls on Congress to address the shortage of PPE for physicians and the need to provide health care professionals with paid sick leave during COVID-19. A copy of the letter is below: March 22, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives 1236 Longworth House Office Building … Read More
The AOA continues to monitor the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the health and well-being of our members and the public as our top priority.
March 7, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has been monitoring the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has been detected in more than 70 locations internationally, including the United States. While the immediate risk of exposure for most Americans remains relatively low, the AOA takes the health and well-being of its members … Read More
On Feb. 25, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert urging Americans to prepare for the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within American communities. A COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. is not a question of if, but when, officials said. While the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases internationally is concerning, … Read More
Drs. Omar Lateef and Linda Delo were nominated by the AOA as part of its effort to support the representation of DO perspectives on federal advisory committees. Omar Lateef, DO, the CEO of Rush University Medical Center, has been appointed to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Advisory Committee. The National Advisory Council … Read More
The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) submitted proposed updates to the AOBFP CME requirement which are available for review and comment to all members of the AOA.
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