Information and guidance regarding three extremely active payment and compliance issues:
AOA Letter regarding audits and Modifier 25 AOA Position Paper on Evaluation and Management Services with OMT CMS-Trailblazer audit tool Medicare-Modifier 25 Use Coding Trends of Medicare Evaluation and Management Services
US Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Inspector General report (OEI-04-10-00180)
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia.
Giving Tuesday was celebrated for the first time in 2012. We encourage you to make your Giving Tuesday plans in the spirit of thankfulness that sometimes gets buried by the holiday advertising.
AAO life member Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, of River Grove, Illinois, died Oct. 18. Dr. Kappler was the 1980-81 president of the Academy, and he was a recipient of the AAO’s Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and the FAAO’s Distinguished Service Award.