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Osteopathic advocacy win: Local coverage determination respects OMT

Posted 12:00 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 12:00 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 →

Sherri Quarles accepts position as executive director

Posted 12:19 PM by
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. Read more →

AOA Explains MACRA With This Simple Video

Posted 12:00 AM by
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. Read more →

Single GME Update for Program Directors and DMEs

Posted 8:17 AM by
Since the May launch of the Single Accreditation System Application Assistance Program, the AOA has received dozens of inquiries from programs seeking direction, information or support. Read more →

Paul R. Standley, PhD, Receives AAO's Academy Award

Posted 8:56 AM by
Paul R. Standley, PhD, of Phoenix, is the 2016 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician. Read more →

Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, Awarded A.T. Still Medallion of Honor

Posted 8:50 AM by
Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, of Pomona, California, received the highest honor that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) awards on March 19 during its Convocation in Orlando, Florida. Named the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, the award is given to AAO members who have exhibited an exceptional understanding and application of osteopathic principles and concepts Read more →