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Celebrating Over 75 Years Of Service

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2,700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

"Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and skill in the care of the allergic patient."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

AAOA Member Advocacy Update: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).…

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Changes in MACRA

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Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent cut that will be assessed in 2019 for not participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Read More

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Upcoming Dates

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/2019: 2019 Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/2019: Research Grant Cycle

06/7/19: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2019 Basic Course

07/31/19: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2019 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2019 Annual Meeting
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EDUCATION

Different Advanced Course

What is it in today’s otolaryngology practice that is resonating as a hot topic? Where are the novel treatment strategies? What is today’s typical otolaryngology practice or more specifically the typical AAOA member’s practice?  These are the questions we try to address when building out our Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology. Read More

Codes/Guidelines

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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IFAR

Editor in Chief Search
The ARS-AAOA IFAR LLC is pleased to announce its search for Editor in Chief, term beginning April 2020. Read More

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.135

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Changes in Managing Practices

Mission

Working together with AAOA staff, volunteer leadership and members will enable us to have a positive impact on our members’ practices.

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Live and Online CME

2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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2019 Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course
February 8-10, 2019 | Dallas, TX
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2019 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
June 27-29 | Minneapolis, MN
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2019 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 13-15 | New Orleans, LA
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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PATIENT CORNER

OTC Allergy Medications

There seem to be more and more medications available for allergy treatment that  you can now purchase over the counter.
The FDA is allowing previously prescription only drugs to be made available directly to the consumer without a prescription — adding more to the over-the-counter options in the healthcare aisles.

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News and Updates

Why 2017 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs Due to popular demand, the AAOA is excited…

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CMS Releases Proposed Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2018

AAOA had participated in surveys for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Relative Value Update Committee…

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Join me in Chicago at the Redesigned AAOA Annual Meeting

By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs I want to personally invite you this September,…

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So, You Think You Have Been to the Advanced Course….

We all suffer from the need to find new and innovative educational content to help us improve in our practice for better efficiencies and better outcome — all centered on better patient care.

We here at the AAOA suffer from the need to continually improve our CME programming to help assure we are responding to our members’ — our learners’ — needs.

What is it in today’s otolaryngology practice that is resonating as a hot topic? Where are the novel treatment strategies? What is today’s typical otolaryngology practice or more specifically the typical AAOA member’s practice? These are the questions we try to address when building out our Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology. And so while you think you may have “been there, done that” chances are you have not experienced our new content.

This year, the AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology will build on core concepts in the management of the typical and more complex allergy patient in an otolaryngology practice.

Topics will focus on:

  • different approaches to immunotherapy
  • role of sublingual immunotherapy in today’s practice
  • chronic sino-nasal disease and its tie to allergy
  • managing your patients’ asthma and related co-morbidities
  • where does food allergy come into play in the typical patient

Additionally, we will have featured speakers looking at the role of allergy and inflammation in otologic conditions. Steven Rauch, MD, Director, Vestibular Division, Harvard Medical School and Medical Director, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Balance and Vestibular Center, is an invited guest faculty. Dr. Rauch will share his expertise and patient experience related to hearing and balance, particularly Meniere’s, autoimmune, and other otologic disorders. In addition to Dr. Rauch, our course directors, Cecelia Damask, DO, AAOA Education Coordinator, and Michael Parker, MD, are working feverishly to build a strong faculty to deliver the quality program you have come to appreciate from the AAOA.

Our goal is to build on typical patient case scenarios to help tie in the new therapeutic modalities and patient management approaches. We know time is a precious commodity. Finding time to network with peers as you consider novel approaches to patient care is an on-going challenge. Join us in Atlanta for this unique blend of content, networking, and leading experts to have an opportunity to walk away with something new you can implement in your practice to help improve your overall approach to patient care.

Save the date for the 2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology …. with an otologic focus. The meeting will be held from December 6th – 8th at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Learn More