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On April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a second interim final rule (IFR) along with a press release to further modify and support regulatory changes implemented during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). CMS will accept comments on the IFR until June 1, 2020. Audio-only Telephone Telehealth Visits: The IFR … Read More
This year’s observance of National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week took on special significance as we recognized the DOs and osteopathic medical students navigating the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Throughout the week, members of the osteopathic community shared hundreds of photos, videos and stories of their experiences during the pandemic. The video below provides … Read More
Below are the latest CMS COVID-19 regulatory updates from this week, along with call-in information for this week’s stakeholder calls. CMS no longer accepting applications for Medicare Accelerated Payment Program On April 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated … Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
Throughout the week, we’ll be exploring the theme “We Are Osteopathic Medicine” through photos, videos and stories shared by the osteopathic community.