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News for the Osteopathic Medical Profession

Earn CME With Webinar On Electronic Charge Capture

Electronic charge captureSept. 30: The webinar, which takes place Oct. 9, will explore how electronic charge capture software can improve the accuracy of billing and coding in your practice and provide an alternative to error-prone paper-based processes. Learn more and register.

AOA Voices Concerns Over Release of Sunshine Act Data

Sept. 29: In anticipation of tomorrow's release of data on financial interactions as part of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, the AOA continues to voice concerns over the reports being made public without physicians being allowed ample time to review their data. Read more and find out what you need to know about the Sunshine Act.

Fitness a Priority for AOA, President's Council

DOs and AOA leaders with President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition membersSept. 24: The annual member meeting of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition provided the chance for DOs and AOA leaders to engage with key stakeholders on the difference DOs make in health care, as well as osteopathic physicians' commitment to helping patients achieve healthy lifestyles. Read more and view photos from the event

AOA Advocates for SGR Repeal in DC

Capitol HillSept. 19: AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO, and a delegation of DOs and AOA leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to ask members of Congress to continue work on reforming the Medicare sustainable growth rate. Find out how you can help.

West Africa Ebola Outbreak: Opportunities to Serve

West AfricaSept. 17: Physicians are needed to aid in response efforts to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Most volunteer opportunities involve a six- or eight-week time commitment. Organizations seeking volunteers include Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Partners in Health and USAID. Learn more.

StethoscopeFDA Approves REMS Modification for Victoza

Sept. 16: The FDA has announced a modification to the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for injectable liraglutide, prescribed for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus under the brand name Victoza. Learn more.

Controlling Expenses for Member Services

AOA logoSept. 12: By identifying and transitioning to more fiscally responsible operations, the AOA can enhance the quality and efficiency of the services it offers to members, as well as providing new services to the members. Read more.

How DOs Spread the AOA Message on Capitol Hill

Capitol HillSept. 11: Find out how the AOA and DOs can work together to tell members of Congress about federal legislative priorities and encourage lawmakers to vote on important legislation before recessing again next week. Read more.

Physicians: Review Open Payments Info By Thursday, Sept. 11

September 11Sept. 10: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the deadline for physicians to review and dispute data about their interactions with biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies. The deadline is now Sept. 11, 2014. CMS plans to publish this data on a public website on Sept. 30, 2014. Read more.

 

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