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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

Your AAOA at the AMA

I want to urge you to consider membership in the AMA because your membership in…

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Fall Advocacy Update: USP 797, E/M Documentation and Payment

Revisions to USP Chapter 797 Open for Comment Since the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) released…

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Brief Update on the Final CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final Physician Fee…

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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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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

From the AAOA President, Matthew Ryan, MD

...the AAOA continues to be the organization that Otolaryngologists look to for up-to-date education and information on the…

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The Food and Drug Administration approves the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.…

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Social and Networking Events at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting assures to be not only educational, interactive, and practice-centered, but also…

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2019 AAOA Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course

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Resident Opportunities

The Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR) has amazing opportunities for residency training programs and residents to expand their allergy and immunology training.

Residents can attend the course three different ways:

AAOA Sponsorship

Every year, the AAOA sponsors residents from ACGME-accredited otolaryngology training programs to help support their residency training in allergy and immunology. The sponsorship for residents included:

  • Registration for the Core Basic Allergy Module on Friday and Saturday
  • Round-trip to Dallas, TX
  • Paid hotel accommodations for the night of February 8, 2019.

Residents need to be nominated by their training program chair or training program director and must be an AAOA resident member/resident member candidate to qualify. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To nominate a resident for consideration, please download and complete the AAOA Nomination Form along with a letter of recommendation from the resident’s Training Program Chair or Director. Nominations may be e-mailed to residents@aaoallergy.org or faxed to (202) 955-5016.

AAOA-sponsored residents are funded for the Allergy component of the meeting, which is Friday to Saturday. Residents also have the option to attend a rhinology module on Sunday at an additional cost, which includes registration and hotel accommodations for Saturday evening.

Note: If the resident you would like to nominate is not an AAOA member, learn more about membership benefits on the membership application page

Training Program Sponsorship

Training program can sponsor their AAOA member residents to attend the Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR) at reduced rates. Training programs that would like to send more than one resident can benefit from additional savings if the residents share rooms. Please note that the program/resident would be responsible for the flight. To sponsor a resident to attend the Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR) at reduced rate please download and complete the Training Program Nomination Form and e-mailed to residents@aaoallergy.org or faxed to (202) 955-5016.

Note: Residents must be AAOA members to be eligible for the reduced rate.

Resident Sponsorship

Residents are welcome to fund their own registration for the Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course (IAR). Resident members can benefit from a member rate. Residents that are not AAOA members will have to pay the full non-member rate if they wish to attend the course.

For more information, please contact the AAOA offices at (202) 955-5010 or by e-mail at residents@aaoallergy.org.

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In an effort to enable residents to attend our programs, the AAOA offers Resident Travel Grant awards for the Basic and Advanced Courses as well as our Annual Meeting. Learn More

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