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AAO Successfully Advocates for AOBNMM Certification at COMS

Posted 8:11 PM by
In accord with the AAO's advocacy efforts in March, the finalized COCA standards recommend that OMM/OPP Department chairs should be certified by AOBNMM. Read more →

VA Grants Full Practice Rights to APRNs

Posted 6:29 PM by
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule this week that will provide certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with full practice authority within VA facilities. The rule pre-empts state scope of practice laws regulating medical care for services provided as part of an individual’s scope of employment within the VA system. The proposed rule would have allowed full independent practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists; they were removed from the final rule and their practice will remain under physician oversight. Read more →

Osteopathic advocacy win: Local coverage determination respects OMT

Posted 4:00 AM by
National Government Services (NGS) has announced that they will continue appropriately paying for OMT along with an office visit as part of the newly revised LCD! This excellent news was announced earlier this morning by Boyd R. Buser, DO, FACOFP, the American Osteopathic Association’s 2016-17 president. Read more →

Save OMT: Tell CMS to exclude OMT codes

Posted 4:00 AM by
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. Read more →