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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

Medicare 2022 Conversion Factor Update

Thanks to lobbying efforts from the House of Medicine, Congress took action this month. The…

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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 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

02/15/22: Deadline For Call For Proposals
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02/28/22: 2022 Advanced Course Content Access
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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

12/01/22: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

Have you missed The 2022 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology? Not a problem! The pre-work content and recorded live contenet are available on-demand until February 28th. Register Today

IFAR

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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

2022 AAOA Advanced Course
On–Demand Access until February 28
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2022 AAOA Basic Course - Hybrid!
The Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL
June 30-July 2, 2022
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2022 AAOA Annual Meeting
Loews Philadelphia, PA
September 9-11, 2022
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USP 797 Online Module
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News and Updates

DosedDaily: A Free Resource For Residents

The AAOA has partnered with DosedDaily to offer a free resource for residents to support…

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OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

On Friday, November 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interim final…

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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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PATIENT CORNER

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 Content for AAOA Members, Part II. Written by Jodi Zuckerman MD, FAAOA.

Panelists: Steven Houser, MD; Haidy Marzouk, MD; Paul Neubauer, MD; Nalin Patel, MD; Robert Stachler, MD.

Moderator: Ayesha Khalid, MD.

  • Let Patients and Referring doctors know you are open and in what context
    • Get the word out that you are seeing patients, performing procedures, offering telehealth
    • Have a strong online presence, communication on your website •Policies for COVID precautions
  • Let Patients know you are following COVID protocols and the office is a safe place to come for evaluation
    • From central scheduling to phone, scripts provided to ensure patients of cleaning, masks, spreading out patients and volume
    • Keeping the office safe and these protocols visible to patients
      • Universal masking, PPE for providers
      • Screening over the phone or with text applications of symptoms prior to appointments
      • Extensive cleaning in the rooms
      • Allowing turn over of air in procedure rooms in between patients
      • Air purification strategies
      • Staggered appointments
      • Fewer patients in the office, waiting room at any time
      • Change the flow of traffic
      • Reassurance for the staff and patients that protocols are being followed and the office is a safe place
  • Embracing Telemedicine
    • Pure telemedicine (These visits can save the need or an office appointment and can be done without physical exam at the flexibility of the patient)
      • Post op checks
      • Med Refill
      • Allergy Follow Up
      • Preoperative Consent, Allergy treatment consents
      • Offers opportunity for larger geographic pool of patients that may live a far distance from your office
      • Using tools to try and adjust for the physical absence
      • Pictures, video otoscope, video endoscope
    • Hybrid Approach
      • Use telemedicine to obtain historical information and all other necessary information
      • Have patient come in for a limited time strictly for the procedure or diagnostic study
    • Have handouts that will guide patients how to be prepared for their telehealth visit

View the Re-Engaging Patients During and Post COVID-19 Pandemic Zoomcast.

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