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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO, December 19, 2018–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 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: Pacific Northwest University of Health … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.19.18

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AOA statement on district court ruling the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

CHICAGO—December 19, 2018–The American Osteopathic Association is deeply concerned about the potential impact that Friday’s ruling could have on the health care system and physicians’ ability to care for their patients. Should it withstands an appeal, this ruling would remove important patient and consumer protections, including those specific to people with pre-existing conditions. Medicaid expansion … Read More

AOA Media Team

12.19.18

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Researchers find elderly firearm owners with dementia pose accidental shooting risk, with few laws to address growing issue

CHICAGO, November 26, 2018—Red flag laws allowing for the removal of firearms from people with mental illness need to be widely extended to patients suffering from dementia, according to an article in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors noted that the current lack of public policy could lead to an increase in … Read More

AOA Media Team

11.26.18

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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