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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

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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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

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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Review of Core Allergy Principles

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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 for the Annual meeting, there will be a revision of the Basic Principles of Allergy workshop.

The Basic Principles of Allergy program will emerge as ReCAP, which stands for Review of Core Allergy Principles.

This course is intended to provide a condensed but fully updated presentation of the core principles taught in the Basic course.  This is an excellent opportunity for the allergy fellow to hear what may have changed in the Basic curriculum.  It is an important introduction to basic principles for a physician or allied health member who has not yet been able to attend the Basic course.  ReCAP is also a great way for residents to sample allergy principles as they determine what level of allergy they intend to perform in their practice.

The program will extend throughout Saturday, but will have breaks to allow attendees to participate in some of the exciting practice management and business of medicine additions to the Annual Meeting that are happening concurrently.  The sessions will be divided into topics (see below); while the entire program is recommended, a meeting attendee can certainly ‘pick and choose’ specific areas of interest to attend.

ReCAP will be taught in rapid-fire format, with emphasis on key principles and concepts.  We do leave a lot of specifics for those attending the Basic course; our goal is to raise your interest and update you on the changes and ideas that have emerged to guide and improve your allergy practice.

Building on the core of the Basic Course in Allergy and Immunology, ReCAP will cover:

Immunology

Immunology Principles

Why It Works (We think)

Treatment

Sublingual Immunotherapy

Antigen Selection

Vial Prep

SLIT Delivery

Foods

Nuts

Brownies

Asthma

Adding Asthma Management to Your Allergy Management Practice

Anaphylaxis

Recognition

Management

Prevention

Panel Discussion:  Multi versus Pauci Therapy (Where Is the Data?)

Under the direction of Jack Fornadley, MD, invited faculty include Bruce Gordon, MD, Ayesha Khalid, MD, Michael Platt, MD, Mona Patadia, MD  (there will be more, he is still inviting).

More to come this month as the annual meeting approaches. Check out the blog for new updates.

Spotlight/News

Recent Blog Articles

From the AAOA President, Matthew Ryan, MD

...the AAOA continues to be the organization that Otolaryngologists look to…

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

The Food and Drug Administration approves the first generic…

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Congress Makes Changes to MACRA

The second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP)…

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Nasal Sprays

Nasal Sprays can be an effective treatment options for many allergy sufferers. Read More

Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing is important to identify the allergens that impact you.
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