JAOA Case Report: OMT Resolves Infant's Obstructed Tear Duct
Jan. 30: A 9-month-old boy with persistent dacryostenosis (blocked tear duct) found relief after one session of osteopathic manipulative treatment, according to a case report published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). Learn more and read the case report.
Top Five Takeaways for Health Policy and Practice Leaders
Jan. 29: Attendees at the AOA's annual Health Policy Forum walked away with strategies to help strengthen their advocacy and their practice, including being an innovator and embracing new technologies. Learn the other three top takeaways.
AOA Health Policy Forum Kicks Off in D.C.
Jan. 23: The AOA's annual Health Policy Forum convened today in the nation's capitol with a robust slate of policy experts and noted panelists sharing insights on issues including practice model innovation, global payments and telemedicine. Read more.
DO Testifies in Support of Permanent Physician Payment Reform
Jan 22: In testimony before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health this morning, AOA Trustee Geraldine T. O'Shea, DO, emphasized the osteopathic medical profession's support of finding a permanent solution for Medicare physician payment. Read more.
Philadelphia DO Uses OMT to Help Patients Shake Off the Flu
Jan. 21: Lauren Noto Bell, DO, was recently featured on a Philadelphia newscast demonstrating how OMT can help patients recover from the flu by facilitating the flow of lymph fluid throughout the body. View the video and full story.
Study Finds Age, Sex Important Predictors of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Medically Underserved Areas
Jan. 12: A recent study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found age and sex to be important predictors of musculoskeletal disorders among patients in underserved areas of Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Vietnam. All the patients surveyed as part of the study reported acute or chronic pain in at least one body part. Read more.
New CMS Medicare Enrollment Guidelines Target Debt, Fraud
Dec. 29: Physicians with unpaid Medicare debts, either individually or because they're affiliated with an organization with unpaid debt, can be denied Medicare reenrollment under new CMS guidelines released earlier this month. The changes aim to prevent those with significant Medicare debts from leaving the program and re-enrolling as a new business in an attempt to avoid repayment. Read more.
Physician Payment Reform Update
Dec. 10: The AOA has advocated steadily for Congress to enact permanent, meaningful reform of the Medicare physician payment system. Although it seems likely that this legislation may not be enacted into law before the 113th Congress adjourns, the AOA believes that Congressional leadership can still bring this legislation to a vote. Take a few moments to contact your members of Congress today.