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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

Impact OF 2019 Physician Fee Schedule on Allergy and Sinus Services

Specialty Impact The conversion factor for 2019 will be $36.0391 and remains essentially flat.  The changes…

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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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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

04/01/19: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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06/01/19: Call For Scientific Abstracts Deadline
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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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12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

Be a Part of the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting!

AAOA is accepting Scientific Abstracts for in-person oral or poster presentation at the 2019 AAOA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA - September 13-15, 2019. Submit Scientific Abstract 

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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 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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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

CEO Update – Re·im·ag·ine

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Americans May be Over-diagnosing Themselves with Food Allergies

"Food allergy is a costly, potentially life-threatening health condition that can adversely affect patients’ well-being". A study…

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FDA Approval of First and Only Digital Inhaler with Built-In Sensors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) inhalation powder for…

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Clinical Care Statements

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AAOA Clinical Care Statements

In response to member requests, the AAOA Board of Directors recently adopted the following Clinical Care statements.  These statements are also being distributed in our AAOA Today, membership newsletter.

We would like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of our 2015 Clinical Care Statements Workgroup that made this compendium of work happen.

Our intention is to assist otolaryngologists by sharing evidence-based summaries on recommended therapies and practices from the current medical literature.  They do not attempt to define a quality of care for legal malpractice proceedings.

They should not be taken as recommending for or against a particular company’s products.  The Clinical Care Statements are not meant for patients to use in treating themselves or making decisions about their care.  Advances constantly occur in medicine, and some advances will doubtless occur faster than these Clinical Care Statements can be updated.

 

Otolaryngologists will want to keep abreast of the most recent medical literature in deciding the best course for treating their patients.You can download and print the 2015 Clinical Care Statements Compendium as a whole or each statement individually.

 

Anaphylaxis
Compounding of In Office Vials
Duration of Immunotherapy
Home Subcutaneous Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy Vaccine Preparation – Practical Issues
In Vitro
Medicines to Avoid before Allergy Skin Testing
Optimal Dosing
Risk Factors for Testing or Immunotherapy
Skin Testing Techniques for Immediate Hypersensitivity Reaction
State Regulations 
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) for Aeroallergen Immunotherapy
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
Vial Testing
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Practice of Allergy in the Otolaryngology Office

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!

Important Information

Please Note

Note:  AAOA’s Clinical Care Statements attempt to assist otolaryngic allergists by sharing summaries of recommended therapies and practices from current medical literature. They do not attempt to define a quality of care for legal malpractice proceedings. They should not be taken as recommending for or against a particular company’s products.  The Statements are not meant for patients to use in treating themselves or making decisions about their care. Advances constantly occur in medicine, and some advances will doubtless occur faster than these Statements can be updated.  Otolaryngic allergists will want to keep abreast of the most recent medical literature in deciding the best course for treating their patients.

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What are allergies?

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CEO Update – Re·im·ag·ine

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President Mims Message

April 2017

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