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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

FDA Revised Draft Insanitary Conditions Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states, in a revised draft guidance released this week, that…

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Allergy Comments on 2019 Proposed PFS

The Advocacy Council of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) together with its…

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EpiPen Shortage Update

FDA has a drug shortage database which includes reasons for and updates on drug shortages. Today the…

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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

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

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

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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2019 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 12-14 | Austin, TX
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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

2018 AAOA Annual Meeting – Important Dates

August 22 - Extended Hotel Discounted Rate Deadline Room Rate Room rate is $219 (plus 15.5%…

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Burnout: A Real Problem, Not Just a Trendy Talk Show Topic

When you really look at hot topics in medicine, physician burnout seems to really skyrocket…

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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…

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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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