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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

A Pivotal New Publication on the Role of Biologics

A team led by AAOA Education Coordinator Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA, and AAOA President (2018-2019)…

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CMS Coding 2021 – AAOA Zoomcast

A brief summary of the CMS Coding 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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PATIENT CORNER

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Important Information

USP 797 Update

While the implementation date of the new USP General Chapter <797> Sterile Compounding has been postponed, it is not too early to start preparing. The 3 key compliance criteria all compounding personnel must meet annually. Learn More

Ingestion Update

Previously ingestion challenge testing for food, drugs or other substance was reported under Code 95075. That code has been deleted and effective January 1, 2013, is replaced by two new codes 95076 and 95079. Read More

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Updated Opinions and Guidance

FDA Updates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the following sublingual tablets for pollen-induced allergies.

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Scope of Knowledge

View the Updated Scope of Knowledge via PDF. View Now:

AAOA Scope of Knowledge

Medicare, MACRA and Your Practice

Medicare Documentation

Medicare has changed the documentation requirements. Please read this important update. Read More

MACRA Timeline

Please review the MACRA reporting timeline update for 2017. Read More

AAOA NEWS

Leadership Blog

A Message From The AAOA President Wesley VanderArk, MD, FAAOA

Now at the end of 2020, we embark on another…

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Practice Management

Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

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Many otolaryngologists and their practice administrators confuse marketing and advertising, thinking marketing is limited to advertising to attract new patients.
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New IFAR Article

Special Issue: International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic (ICAR) Access Here

Sarah Wise, MD, FAAOA joins Dr. Tim Smith’s Scope It Out to discuss ICAR Listen to Podcast

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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting
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Advocacy Updates

Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

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Allergic Reactions Related to Covid-19 Vaccinations in Allergic Patients

Joint Statement by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck…

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Become a Member

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

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