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CMS responds to physician concerns, delays payment changes until 2021

CHICAGO—November 2, 2018—Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released for public inspection the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for calendar year (CY) 2019, announcing modifications to its proposals for office and outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) visits for new and established patients. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) applauds CMS for adopting … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.02.18

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Expanding independent practice rights for non-physicians means not all patients can see doctors

CHICAGO—October 30, 2018—The American Osteopathic Association warns that the continuing push to grant independent practice rights to non-physicians may force patients with complex health conditions to see less qualified health care providers instead of doctors in their communities. In response to the physician shortage, many states are carving doctors out of patient care, an AOA … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.30.18

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Interventions to delay and prevent Type 2 diabetes are underused, researchers say

CHICAGO—October 29, 2018—Lifestyle interventions, medication and surgery for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes is proven to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients, but limited access to the often expensive treatments is fueling rising rates of the disease, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Currently, one in … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.29.18

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Survey finds 38% of parents say their children experience anxiety

CHICAGO—October 24, 2018—Nearly two in five (38 percent) parents say their child suffers from anxiety, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association and conducted online by The Harris Poll. The survey of over 600 parents with children younger than 18 showed that anxiety crosses economic, educational and gender lines. The findings … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.24.18

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Mayo Clinic researchers question benefits of long-term oxygen therapy in COPD

CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2018 – Long-term oxygen therapy does not decrease the risk for hospitalizations or increase life expectancy for many patients with mild to moderate COPD, but may lower their quality of life, according to Mayo Clinic researchers published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. For decades, physicians have prescribed long-term oxygen … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.08.18

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AOA statement from William S. Mayo, DO, American Osteopathic Association president, on passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act

CHICAGO—October 3, 2018— The following statement was issued by AOA President William S. Mayo, DO, in response to the Congressional passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act: “The American Osteopathic Association commends Congress passing the Opioid Crisis Response Act and including H.R. 5102, the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act, as part of a … Read More

AOA Media Team

10.03.18

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American Osteopathic Association investigation results in action against Massachusetts man offering osteopathic treatment

CHICAGO—September 26, 2018–The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) commends the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals for its investigation into the actions of a physical therapy assistant representing himself as an osteopathic physician, which resulted in a consent decree between the Massachusetts Board and James Bucciarrelli. AOA investigators found Bucciarrelli, a licensed physical therapist … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.26.18

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

Chicago, September 24, 2018–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Aug. 24-26, 2018 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred following a seven year accreditation cycle: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.24.18

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Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults

CHICAGO—September 17, 2018—Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be … Read More

AOA Media Team

09.17.18