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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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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 education committee of the AAOA has put together an all-star lineup for this year’s virtual Annual Meeting taking place October 16th to 21st. Like last year, our Annual Meeting will offer live-stream and on-demand content. Some content will be available for self-paced on-demand viewing on September 15th, 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
Live Stream Starting on Oct 16 | Virtual
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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

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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Starting an Allergy Practice

The essential tools and pearls for a successful allergy practice by those who have done…

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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 Edge Pharmaceuticals Resource Page

AAOA Partner: Edge Pharmaceuticals

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Edge Pharmaceuticals, LLC is based in Coral Springs, Florida. We are a distributor of a variety of critical products needed to build a compliant immunotherapy program, including testing supplies, extracts for diagnosis, compounding supplies, and a streamlined software program which tracks patients as they progress through allergy immunotherapy. Our customers are hospitals, health systems, Integrated Delivery Networks, surgery centers, and physician offices.

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Products

Edge Pharmaceuticals has a strong focus on the allergy immunotherapy space. With decades of experience, we understand the challenges of managing an allergy practice. Edge supplies a full line of allergenic extracts, compliant vial labels, skin testing & injection supplies.

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Edge Pharmaceuticals Supply Spotlight

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Allergenic Extracts

We offer a wide range of allergenic extracts in bulk vials, for use in skin test diagnosis and allergy treatment sets. Extracts are available for Subcutaneous (SCIT) Immunotherapy.

While currently Subcutaneous Immunotherapy is the most common treatment in the U.S., alternative therapies are growing in popularity. Feel free to contact us with questions.

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Allergy Supplies

Edge Pharmaceuticals offers a complete line of allergy supplies required to diagnose and treat patients with allergy immunotherapy including dropper bottles, skin testing supplies, sterile empty vials, syringes, vials with diluents and vial trays and racks.

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Label Printing Supplies

Edge Pharmaceuticals offers a long list of supplies to match your label printing needs including box labels, vial labels, cartridge transfers and more.

Explore the full list of supplies on our website.

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Allergy Skin and Blood Testing Spotlight

Edge Pharmaceuticals provides clinicians supplies required to perform skin testing on patients, including skin test applicators to deliver allergenic substances, mixing and injection syringes, and diagnostic allergenic extracts. Xtract Immunotherapy Software tracks testing results and integrates with EMR systems for efficiency, security, and organization.

Blood testing is an additional option for patients who show symptoms of allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, blood tests are often used for the following reasons:

  • The patient is taking a medicine that can interfere with skin testing, but cannot be stopped for a few days.
  • The patient suffers from a severe skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Testing with a strong allergen might cause an extra large positive reaction.(2)

Edge Pharmaceuticals provides the Spiriplex finger stick test kit, which can be administered during an office visit. The kit tests for 37 respiratory and 26 food allergies.

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AAOA Disclaimer

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.

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