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Celebrating 80 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.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized significant changes to…

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Additional COVID-19 Relief Up in the Air

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to be moving closer…

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CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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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

03/15/21: 2021 Annual Meeting Crowdsourcing
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03/15/21: Call for Proposals
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04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course

07/15/21: Call for Scientific Papers

09/01/21: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

Don't miss the opportunity to curate content you need now conveniently in your own office or home! The content will only be available until March 25th!

NEW YEAR, SAME PANDEMIC

Looking for insights as you focus on 2021 and practice growth? Still struggling with some of the reboot challenges from COVID? AAOA is re-releasing core content from its summer Pandemic course to help give you access to content you need now. Register now for the great way to gain insights, earn up to 13 hrs CME, and help meet your maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements.

JUST THE BASICS

Do you have new staff and need help training them on the core concepts of allergy diagnosis and management in ENT? In your practice reboot, are you reconsidering your practice set up or considering adding allergy to your practice? Are you looking for great review tools for you and your staff?

To help you we are offering time-limited access to our core allergy education library to give you and your staff the tools you need to get up to speed or refresh on the key concepts in allergy diagnosis and management. Register today and earn up to 8.75 hrs of CME (MOC eligible).

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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Changes in Managing Practices

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

New Year, Same Pandemic
January 25-March 25 | On-Demand
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Just the Basics
January 25-March 25 | On-Demand
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
On-demand Mid-June Live Stream Targeted For July 8-11 | Virtual
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 AAOA Annual Meeting
Pre-launch Mid-September
Live Stream Starting on Oct 16 | Virtual
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News and Updates

CMS Coding 2021 – AAOA Zoomcast

A brief summary of the CMS Coding 2021 – AAOA Zoomcast Series: Just In Time…

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Re-Engaging Patients During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic – AAOA Zoomcast

A brief summary of the Re-Engaging Patients 2021 - AAOA Zoomcast Series: Just In Time…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

PRACTICE RESOURCES

AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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AAOA Foundation

Our Mission and Research Endeavors

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AAOA Foundation Mission

The AAOA Foundation seeks to advance allergy research and knowledge for the treatment of otolaryngic conditions

AAOA Research Philosophy

  • Improve patient care through AAOA Foundation-sponsored research
  • AAOA Foundation Research Goals
  • Conduct scientifically rigorous research
  • Mobilize AAOA members
  • Mobilize academic programs
  • Reduce barriers to research participation and success

The AAOA Foundation is committed to supporting research—both basic and translational—aimed at improving patient care. Our funding is available to any investigator who wishes to advance knowledge within the field of otolaryngic allergy. Research goals should align with our scope of knowledge.

The AAOA also strives to identify collaborative opportunities with otolaryngology training programs to help residents understand the role of allergy diagnosis and management within otolaryngology and to develop an interest in improving current diagnostic and therapeutic options to improve patient care.

Research Funding Cycle

The AAOA Foundation reviews research proposals two (2) times a year and determines priority of research needs for the immediate and future cycles. Grant recipients are expected to present their results at an AAOA meeting and submit the resulting manuscript to the AAOA’s journal, International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR).

Deadlines

There are two proposal deadlines each year:
– June 1st (award notification by August 1)
– December 1st (award notification by February 1)

See the AAOA Foundation’s Application Guidelines for complete instructions. You will need to submit your proposal using the AAOA Foundation’s online portal. Once you have started a submission, you will not be able to save and exit. Please make sure to have your complete proposal ready before you begin the submission process. Read the submission requirements.

Click here to submit a proposal
For more information about research grants, contact Elisabeth Herzfeld-Rice at 202-955-5010 ext. 600; or e-mail.

News

Re-Engaging Patients During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic – AAOA Zoomcast

A brief summary of the Re-Engaging Patients…

COVID-19 Vaccines – AAOA Zoomcast

A brief summary of the COVID-19 Vaccines…

Today In ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 3 –Allergy in Your ENT Practice

In the third episode of the AAOA’s…

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