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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

CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now have until Tuesday, April 3,…

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Congress Moves Closer to Close the Books on FY 2018 Appropriations

In a span of 4 days, Congress passed legislation to fund the government through March…

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Act Now to Avoid MACRA Penalties

Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent…

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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

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

12/01/2018: Research Grant Cycle
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07/31/18: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2018 Annual Meeting
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EDUCATION

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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Updated Advanced Course

Drs. Damask and Parker will lead the faculty for our annual Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology that builds on the Basic Course and delves further into allergy diagnosis, management, and treatment.
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Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

Course directors, Christine Franzese and Sarah Wise, are excited to announce the 2018 AAOA Interactive Allergy and Rhinology Course.
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IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.135

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Now Available

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 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 5-7 | Hollywood, FL
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2018 AAOA Annual Meeting
September 14-16 | Philadelphia, PA
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2018 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 6-8 | Atlanta, GA
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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PATIENT CORNER

Avoidance

The first most basic treatment step, once an allergen has been identified, is to eliminate or avoid contact with it, if possible. Unfortunately, avoiding some allergens (such as dust, molds, and animals) is often difficult and thus allergen avoidance alone may not be effective.

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News and Updates

The AAOA Wins Gold in Association TRENDS 2017 All-Media Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marina Fassnacht Director of Marketing and Communications 11130 Sunrise Valley Dr.…

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Alert: Nationwide Shortage of Sterile Water for Injections

Nationwide shortage of Sterile Water for Injections is affecting multiple manufacturers. Some Specialty Pharmacies are…

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Choose the IndependENT 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting!

Building off the success of our radically re-designed Chicago Annual Meeting, we look forward to…

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About American Academy Of Otolaryngic Allergy

Celebrating over 75  years of member 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.

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The AAOA and the AAOA Foundation are made strong by our volunteer leaders. Please take a moment to review the AAOA and AAOA Foundation Leadership and understand its leadership and committee structure. Read More.

You can also take the opportunity to learn about the AAOA Foundation. Read More

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Our Mission

The mission of the AAOA, as an organization of otolaryngologists, is to enhance the knowledge and skill of physicians and others in the care of the allergic patient. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease, and the AAOA actively supports its members through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

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Educational Resources

All of the AAOA’s educational programming is based on the AAOA Scope of Knowledge. The Education Committee is responsible for developing, maintaining, and updating the scope of knowledge. It then serves as the conduit to transfer content to implement appropriate program development.

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Professional Development

Connect with a network of over 2,700 otolaryngic allergy healthcare providers to share knowledge and experience to help advance your skills in patient care. The AAOA offers the following CME programs annually:

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Advocacy

Yearly, the AAOA expends an enormous amount of staff and volunteer-leader time and expertise promoting and defending the scope and practice of otolaryngology, recognizing allergy as a core component.
Limited to active members, the AAOA will make every effort to assist on reimbursement, scope of practice, and other payer-related issues affecting the practice of otolaryngology and patient access to care.

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Members of the AAOA receive

AAOA Today Quarterly Newsletter
This quarterly communication tool updates members on issues related to the specialty (socioeconomic and educational), actions by the Board of Directors, research grant funding, educational course opportunities, and registration materials.
International Forum on Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR)
IFAR is the official journal of the AAOA and its Foundation. This journal launched in 2011, and as an AAOA Associate or Fellow member you will receive print issues and have online access.

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Patient Education

To assist you with education and marketing outreach to patients and potential patients, the AAOA has educational brochures available for download.
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