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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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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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Practice Resources

AAOA Leadership in the News

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AAOA’s leadership is constantly being called upon to provide input and answer questions about otolaryngology and the treatment of allergic patients.

Here are some recent examples:

Led by Bryan Leatherman, MD, AAOA’s EBIT Workgroup, conducts a study, published in June IFAR, on Dosing of Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis: Evidence-Based Review with Recommendations. The article can be found here.

Leadership, Cecelia Damask, DO, on best strategies for fighting allergies for Wesh.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, on Asthma and Allergy Management for the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read the articles.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, on the new allergy treatment guidelines for CBS News. Click here to watch the segment.

International Committee Chair, Aeysha Khalid, MD, gives a TED talk on the existing healthcare system and a way to redesign it. Click here to watch the talk.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, answered questions about treatments that may help with nasal allergies in the recent article at npr.org. Click here to read the article.

President, Steven Houser, MD
, was featured on a local news broadcast commenting on the new allergy tablets and the role they will play in treating allergic patients. Click here to watch the video.

Past President, Sandra Lin, MD, answered questions about the benefits of sublingual immunotherapy in a Johns Hopkins Medicine YouTube clip. Click here to watch the video.

Board Member-at-Large, William Reisacher, MD, spoke with NY1 about how a brutal 2014 winter could impact the spring allergy season. Click here to watch the video (the video is only available to Time Warner subscribers but Dr. Reisacher’s comments are available below the video spot).

Board Member-at-Large, Christine Franzese, MD, appeared on a local news broadcast to discuss the application and benefits of sublingual allergy drops (click here to watch the video) and also discussed the elements of balloon sinuplasty on a Bons Secours YouTube clip (click here to watch the video).

Become a Member-Join Now

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!

President Mims Message

April 2017

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News

New Articles from IFAR

Medical therapy for Chronic Rhino-sinusitis

The indications for surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are poorly defined..
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Safety of long-term Intranasal Budesonide

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of long-term topical budesonide treatment via the mucosal atomization device (MAD) on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) and intraocular pressure (IOP).. Read More

New Blog Posts

From the AAOA President, Matthew Ryan, MD

...the AAOA continues to be the organization that Otolaryngologists look to for up-to-date…

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Your AAOA at the AMA

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

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