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Save OMT: Tell CMS to exclude OMT codes

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This is a crucial time for the future of OMT. Thousands of osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students recently spoke up in opposition to a local Medicare contractor coverage proposal that would create undue barriers for physicians treating patients through OMT. Now OMT is facing an obstacle to proper valuation... Read more →
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Sherri Quarles accepts position as executive director

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Sherri L. Quarles has accepted the position as the AAO’s executive director as of Aug. 7, 2016. She has been acting as the interim executive director since February of this year. Ms. Quarles joined the Academy staff in October 2011 as the accountant, and in July 2013, she was... Read more →
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AOA Explains MACRA With This Simple Video

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is designed to reward quality, rather than quantity, of care. This new approach replaces the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that governed Medicare reimbursement in the past. The model hasn't been finalized yet; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)... Read more →
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Northup Award Goes to Article Coauthored by AAO Members

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The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2016 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award was granted to Lymphatic Pump Treatment as an Adjunct to Antibiotics for Pneumonia in a Rat Model by Lisa M. Hodge, PhD; Caitlin Creasy, MS; KiahRae Carter, MS; Ashley Orlowski, BS; Artur Schander, DO,... Read more →
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