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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

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

08/01/21:Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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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

Our 2021 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology will be launched June 1st: Over 11 hrs of pre-learning, on-demand will set you up to gain the full value of our curriculum and engage in the live-stream session.

Live Stream July 8-11 will offer unique learning formats to offer learners the core concepts of allergy diagnosis and management. Join us and test your pre-work efforts for our Immunology & Pharmacotheapy Trivia Slams; Great Debates on Environmental Controls; Allergen Testing Panel “Bake Off,” Late Night with Dr. Levy, AAOA’s Escape Room Expedition, Hands On Testing and Dose Calculation Practica, Office Tours, and more.

Structured for otolaryngologists integrating more allergy assessment and management into their practice, AAOA members providing specialized allergy care who need to remain current with literature-based evidence and practice trends, residents, PA/NPs who work in otolaryngology, and allied health staff who support their physicians in the management of allergic patients. The Basic Course offers unique opportunities to learn the state of the art in allergy patient care. Learn More

IFAR

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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

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

2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
On-demand June 1; Live Stream 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

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting – Scientific Abstracts Submissions Now Open

Have novel research tied to allergy, inflammatory disease in ENT, comprehensive management of allergy and…

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Congress Sends Sesame Labeling Bill To President

By Beth Wang / April 15, 2021 at 11:57 AM The House on Wednesday (April 14) passed…

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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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Application Process

The AAOA Secretary reviews all membership applications and makes recommendations for consideration to the AAOA Board of Directors and, subsequently, the AAOA voting members.
During the AAOA’s Annual Meeting, the AAOA voting members convene to vote on new member candidates. In order to be considered, applications must be complete 45 days prior to the annual business meeting (approximately July 31st).
Once a complete application is processed, new member candidates will be eligible for member discounts while the application is under consideration.

Application fees are non-refundable and must be received prior to consideration.

Call 202-955-5010 or email Ben Wokas  for more information on the AAOA and membership benefits, or download and complete the membership application form.

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    Membership Categories

    Associate (Dues/Application Fee: $435)

    Open to American Board of Otolaryngology certified/eligible otolaryngologists or other American Otolaryngology Boards as determined in the AAOA’s Rules & Regulations, who have an active practice in otolaryngology.

    Academic Associate (Dues/Application Fee: $435)

    Open to American Board of Otolaryngology certified/eligible otolaryngologists or other American Otolaryngology Boards as determined in the AAOA’s Rules & Regulations. In addition, the applicant must verify full-time Academic status at an ACGME accredited Otolaryngology or Osteopathic training program.

    Military Associate (Dues/Application Fee: $435)

    Open to American Board of Otolaryngology certified/eligible otolaryngologists or other American Otolaryngology Boards as determined in the AAOA’s Rules & Regulations. In addition, the applicant must provide documentation of active military status. A letter from the applicant’s superior officer is required with the application.

    Resident (One-Time Dues: $45 /lifetime of residency)

    The one-time dues payment of $45 is waived if the training program director or department chair are current AAOA members.

    Open to residents currently enrolled in an ACGME/American Board of Otolaryngology-approved or American Board of Osteopathy-approved otolaryngology residency program or other approved training programs as outlined in the Rules & Regulations. A letter of recommendation from the training program director or department chair is required with the application.

    Advanced Practitioner (NP/PA, Dues/Application fee: $205)

    Open to individuals who currently work for an active AAOA physician member as an otolaryngic allergy physician assistant or nurse practitioner at the time of their application and every year there after.

    Allied Health (Dues/Application fee: $205)

    Open to individuals who currently work for an active AAOA physician member as an otolaryngic nurse, technician, administrator, or other paramedical personnel at the time of their application and every year there after.

    International Member (Dues/Application fee: $435)

    Open to otolaryngologists outside of the United States who can provide proof of recognition as a practicing otolaryngologist within their current country and who have an active practice in otolaryngology.

    Advocacy

    Yearly, the AAOA expends an enormous amount of staff and volunteer-leader time and expertise promoting and defending the scope and practice of otolaryngology, recognizing allergy as a core component.

    Limited to active members, the AAOA will make every effort to assist on reimbursement, scope of practice, and other payer-related issues affecting the practice of otolaryngology and patient access to care. The AAOA has been successful in modifying how carriers interpret and reimburse common allergy diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as IDT and in vitro testing, as well as working directly with CMS on Medicare issues. As members of the AMA House of Delegates, the AAOA has a seat on the AMA CPT panel, opportunities to participate in the Relative Value Update and Practice Expense Advisory panels, and serves on the Physician Consortium on Practice Guidelines (PCPI). This voice helps us to work on behalf of our members and their patients

    As an otolaryngic advocacy campaign, the AAOA has joined forces with the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery to promote the unique expertise otolaryngologists have in treating patients with sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and related disorders.

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    Benefits

    Discounts & Benefits

    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.

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    Member Publications

    AAOA Today newsletter

    This quarterly communication tool updates members on issues related to the specialty (socioeconomic and educational), actions by the Board of Directors, research grant funding, educational course opportunities and registration materials.

    International Forum on Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR)

    IFAR is the official journal of the AAOA and its Foundation. This journal launched in 2011, and as an AAOA Associate or Fellow member you will receive print issues and have online access.

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    Professional Development

    Connect with a network of over 2,700 otolaryngic allergy healthcare providers to share knowledge and experience to help advance your skills in patient care. The AAOA offers the following CME programs annually:

    • Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology (Summer)
    • Annual Meeting (Fall)
    • Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology (Winter)
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