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A RAM Seen In Jonesville, VA: A Free Clinic Giving Out OMT and Love

Posted 9:29 AM by
Eight second-year VCOM-Virginia students traveled to Jonesville, Virginia, to staff a remote area medical (RAM) clinic. Read more →

AAO at OMED 2016: Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in the 21st Century

Posted 10:21 AM by
The American Osteopathic Association held its annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, California, Sept. 17-20, 2016. At the Academy’s program, which ran Sept. 17-20, attendees learned about emerging concepts in the field of manual medicine, including medical imaging and musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, as they relate to the disciplines of neuromusculoskeletal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine. Read more →

ONMM Review Committee News

Posted 12:00 AM by
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Log System for osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) is now available through the Accreditation Data System (ADS). Residents may begin logging cases in the system as soon as their program has pre-accreditation status. Residents in programs with Initial Accreditation are required to use the system. Read more →

Osteopathic advocacy win: Local coverage determination respects OMT

Posted 12:00 AM by
National Government Services (NGS) has announced that they will continue appropriately paying for OMT along with an office visit as part of the newly revised LCD! This excellent news was announced earlier this morning by Boyd R. Buser, DO, FACOFP, the American Osteopathic Association’s 2016-17 president. Read more →

Save OMT: Tell CMS to exclude OMT codes

Posted 12:00 AM by
This is a crucial time for the future of OMT. Thousands of osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students recently spoke up in opposition to a local Medicare contractor coverage proposal that would create undue barriers for physicians treating patients through OMT. Read more →

Sherri Quarles accepts position as executive director

Posted 12:19 PM by
Sherri L. Quarles has accepted the position as the AAO’s executive director as of Aug. 7, 2016. She has been acting as the interim executive director since February of this year. Read more →

AOA Explains MACRA With This Simple Video

Posted 12:00 AM by
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is designed to reward quality, rather than quantity, of care. This new approach replaces the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that governed Medicare reimbursement in the past. Read more →