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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

CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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Congress Considers Extension of Telehealth Flexibilities Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to…

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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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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

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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02/22/22: Deadline For Call For Proposals
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04/01/22: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/22: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/22: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2022 Basic Course

08/01/22: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline

09/01/22: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2022 Annual Meeting

EDUCATION

The live stream of the 2021 AAOA Annual Meeting concluded on October 21st, but you can still register and earn CME/MOC credits. 4 hours of Pre-Work On-Demand content will be accessible until November 15, 2021. If you missed a lecture during our live-streamed content, do not worry. Most of the lectures will be available within the next week until November 15, 2021. Learn More

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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 AAOA Annual Meeting
Pre-launch Mid-September
On-Demand Access Closes on November 15
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2022 AAOA Advanced Course
In-Person!!! Santa Fe, NM
January 13-15, 2022
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2022 AAOA Basic Course
The Diptomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
June 30-July 2, 2022

USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

A Message From The AAOA President Michael Platt, MD, FAAOA

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United Agrees To Give Physicians ERISA Rights in Connection with Repayment Demands

Bottom line Recent class action settlement gives all out-of-network (“ONET”) physicians important – and often overlooked –…

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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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PARTNER RESOURCE CENTER

AAOA has launched a Partner Resource Center to bring you partner resources that can assist your practice and patient care.

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AAOA Partner Resource Center

Welcome to the AAOA Partner Resource Center

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Welcome from Jami Lucas, AAOA Executive Director/CEO

As medicine evolves, and especially as our members continue to respond to the COVID impact on their practices, AAOA recognizes the need to make access to our corporate partners easy and available on your time.  We developed the Partner Resource Center with this in mind.  The AAOA Partner Resource Center offers a portal to our commercial partner participants (exhibitors, sponsors, and corporate partners), including partner-specific resource rich pages hosted on the AAOA website.

Here you will have access to a variety of text-based and multi-media content that is relevant to you and your practice.

As a new service, we want your feedback.  And, our commercial partners want your feedback.  Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what is missing.   The more you engage with the Partner Resource Center, the more we can use your feedback to help expand our offerings.

A special welcome from AAOA's Corporate Partner Committee Chairs

As co-chairs of the Corporate Development Committee, we are excited to launch this new initiative.  Medicine and all the aspect of our practices continue to evolve.  AAOA wants to help assure you have access to the latest and greatest.

We see this Resource Center as an expansion on our educational and practice management resources, programs, and tools with the latest on allergy, pharmacotherapy, surgery, practice management, and more offerings to help you easily gain the information and non-CME knowledge you need to help make practice decisions or to help educate your patients on the diagnostic and treatment options you are presenting.

We are excited to host this new Partner Resource Center.

Ivor Emanuel, MD                                 Alpen Patel, MD

Co-Chair                                                    Co-Chair

AAOA Corporate Development               AAOA Corporate Development

AAOA Partner Resource Center Spotlight

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Edge Pharma produces innovative pharmaceutical products for hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics across 16 specialties. Founded in 2013, Edge Pharma has grown to be one of the leading 503B Outsourcing suppliers in the United States. The unique nature of our business, both in terms of product breadth and knowledge base, makes us a great partner for every medical institution.

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Xtract Solutions combines over a decade of software development with the industry-leading outsourcing of Edge Pharma to create a complete allergy immunotherapy management system. At XTRACT we believe that safe and effective immunotherapy begins with the tools necessary to manage the entire clinic, from the time the patient walks in, through the diagnostic process, immunotherapy vial creation, and injections.

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Edge Pharmaceuticals offer health care providers a wide variety of products and services, including testing, compounding, and injection supplies. Edge Pharmaceuticals help your business thrive with great products, prompt and knowledgeable customer service, and support for USP 797 compliance.

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AAOA offers an opportunity for companies in the ENT-Allergy Community and Industry to bring relevant products, information and resources to its members.

AAOA holds no legal liability or responsibility for the products, services or information provided by participating companies.

If your company is interested in becoming a part of the AAOA Partner Resource Center, please call (202) 955-5010 or email Contact@aaoallergy.org.

Spotlight/News

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