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CMS To Hold Teleconference on Health Insurance Marketplace

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold teleconferences in early September on the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchanges), which was created as part of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more. Updated Aug. 29.  

Earn Up to 60 Category 1-B CME Credits with New CAP Modules

The AOA has added three modules to its Clinical Assessment Program (CAP). The CAP PROTECT modules are designed to help you assess your practice's immunization effectiveness; each one also gives you the opportunity to earn 20 Category 1-B CME credits. Learn more and register now. Updated Aug. 27.

Register Now for Free AOA Webinar on CAP for PQRS

On Sept. 19, the AOA will host a free webinar on how to earn this year's 0.5% incentive for participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The webinar has been approved for one Category 1-A CME credit. Learn more. Updated Aug. 23.

Help Kids Learn About Health with AOA's Mini Medical School

The AOA's new online version of its Mini Medical School provides a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about health topics like nutrition and bones. There's also an accompanying lesson plan for teachers. Learn more. Updated Aug. 22.

Oct. 3 Deadline Approaches for Medicare EHR Incentive Program

If you're participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, the deadline to begin the 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for 2012 is Oct. 3. Learn more. Updated Aug. 15.

Learn About PQRS, Win an Emergency Vehicle Safety Kit!

Complete Leg Three of the Are We There Yet? Osteopathic Family Road Trip by Oct. 31 to be entered in the prize drawing for an emergency vehicle safety kit. Leg Three spotlights upcoming changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Learn more. Updated Aug. 14.

DOs, Osteopaths Make a Mark at 2012 Olympic Games

DOs and osteopaths have been providing care to Olympic athletes and teams for more than 100 years, but 2012 marked a historic moment in the profession's involvement in the games. Learn why. Updated Aug. 14.

SOMA Members: Poster Competition Offers Monetary Award!

The AOA Bureau of International Osteopathic Medical and Education (BIOMEA), as part of its 14th Annual International Seminar at OMED 2012, is seeking poster submissions from osteopathic medical students. Posters must have an international focus. Any student can participate, but only SOMA members are eligible to win a monetary prize. Learn more. Updated Aug. 10.

DORxResources Offers AOA Members Free e-Prescribing System

If you're thinking of making the switch to e-prescribing, the AOA has a free resource that can help. DORxResources, an integrated electronic resource center, includes an e-prescribing system that's certified by Surescripts and can be used to qualify for meaningful use incentive programs. Did we mention it's free? Learn more. Updated Aug. 8.

New AOA Mobile App Offers Multitude of Resources

Download our new, free mobile app for instant access to a variety of member resources, from CME reports to the current issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Learn more and download the app. Updated Aug. 3.

Watch OCC Webinar for One Category 1-B CME Credit

Learn about the changes to the osteopathic continuous certification (OCC) process that will debut in January 2013 by watching our "What is OCC?" webinar. If you pass the post-test following the webinar, you'll be eligible for one Category 1-B CME credit. You'll also know enough about OCC to make participating in the second leg of the Are We There Yet? osteopathic family road trip a snap. Learn more. Updated July 13.

Earn a 0.5% Incentive From CMS with the AOA's CAP for PQRS

Physicians who bill Medicare Part B and do not participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will be penalized starting in 2015 based on participation in 2013. Familiarize yourself with PQRS before the penalty kicks in and earn this year's 0.5% incentive by enrolling in the AOA's CAP for PQRS. Learn more. Updated July 12.

Register Now for the AOA's Health Policy Forum in September

Join the AOA and some of the nation's foremost health policy experts at the 2012 Health Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. This one-day event will feature discussions on a variety of topics, including this year's elections and the future of state health insurance exchanges. Learn more. Updated July 10.

CMS Requires Medicare Provider Enrollment Revalidation, EFT

As part of the Affordable Care Act, health care providers and suppliers who enrolled in Medicare before March 25, 2011, must have their enrollment revalidated. In addition, providers who are not currently receiving Medicare payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT) must agree to start using EFT to receive payments. Learn more. Updated July 9.