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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

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

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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12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/20: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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06/7/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course

EDUCATION

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will flip through this AAOA Today issue trying to assess whether it is worth the cost to get on a plane to participate in the AAOA’s Annual Meeting. We recognize you have lots of CME options, some are even competing with our meeting in New Orleans. Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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 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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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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PATIENT CORNER

History of Allergy Treatment

The history of modern allergy treatment dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century with the demonstration of decreased response to grass pollens following conjunctival challenge done by Noon and Freeman.

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News and Updates

Practice Management

Strategies & Tactics to Improve Efficiencies for Better Patient Care In response to member feedback, we…

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ReCAP — Review Of Core Allergy Principles

The AAOA Education Committee is pleased to announce that, in addition to updating the format and educational venue…

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NEW! Windy City Tours: Content Meets Culture – Conversations with Experts 

In an effort to maximize educational value, content, and time, the AAOA Education Committee has…

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Important Information

ICD 9 to ICD 10

AAOA has created a crosswalk to bring forward the code correlations between ICD 9 and ICD 10. View the table or access the PDF Version:
AAOA ICD 9 to 10 Crosswalk.

Ingestion Update

Previously ingestion challenge testing for food, drugs or other substance was reported under Code 95075. That code has been deleted and effective January 1, 2013, is replaced by two new codes 95076 and 95079. Read More

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Updated Opinions and Guidance

FDA Updates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the following sublingual tablets for pollen-induced allergies.

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Scope of Knowledge

View the Updated Scope of Knowledge via PDF. View Now:

AAOA Scope of Knowledge

Medicare, MACRA and Your Practice

Medicare Documentation

Medicare has changed the documentation requirements. Please read this important update. Read More

MACRA Timeline

Please review the MACRA reporting timeline update for 2017. Read More

NEWS

Practice Management

Many otolaryngologists and their practice administrators confuse marketing and advertising, thinking marketing is limited to advertising to attract new patients.
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Practice Management

USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797…

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New IFAR Article

Special Issue: International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic (ICAR) Access Here

Sarah Wise, MD, FAAOA joins Dr. Tim Smith’s Scope It Out to discuss ICAR Listen to Podcast

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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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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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Advocacy Updates

New Orleans: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Much like the Clash song lyrics, many of you will…

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USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797…

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As a member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues. Join Today