American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Help Define the Value of OMT

This e-alert was sent to AOA members on Oct. 13, 2010:

Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard!

The AOA needs your help in conducting a survey of osteopathic physicians to develop accurate and unbiased information on the relative value for physician work utilized in performing osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).

In order to meet the requirements of the Relative Update Value Committee (RUC) for a valid survey, the participating physicians must be randomly selected. If you are selected to participate, the survey will be provided to you, and we ask that you please complete the survey by Nov. 15, 2010

The Survey:
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. We understand that we are asking you to make a serious commitment, but we assure you that the time you invest in this project is necessary for the osteopathic medical profession and the patients we serve. 

In preparation for the actual survey, the AOA is hosting an RUC OMT Survey process educational webinar. The webinar will be held on Tuesday Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. (EDT). Register for the free webinar

Please contact Kavin Williams, CPC, CCP, AOA Health Policy Reimbursement Specialist at (800) 621-1776, ext. 8194 or