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Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Repeals SGR! »
Late last night (4/14/15), the Senate voted (92-8) to approve the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2. Th...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Spring 2015 Oto's Scope Financial Report »
Download Barry Hubert's financial dashboard as referenced in the Spring 2015 Oto's Scope magazine!   You can...
Monday, February 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announced Proposed Plan to Shorten MU Reporting Period in 2015 to 90 Days »
CMS announced today its plan to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentives Program beginning in...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
United Healthcare (UHC) Maintains Coverage of Balloon Sinus Ostial Dilation »
In July, United Healthcare reached out to the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) request...
Monday, January 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Travel to DC? Plan a Local Legislative Visit! »
As the 114th Congress determines its priorities, there are many opportunities to forge long-standing relationships with fe...
Monday, January 19, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Advocacy Opportunities »
The AAO-HNS is seeking additional volunteers for its new state tracker program . The program’s goal is to have each state...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New "X" Modifiers from CMS Effective January 1, 2015 »
United Heatlhcare will also be asking providers to use these new modifiers.   CMS has defined four new HCPCS m...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Final Rule Released: 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule »
On Oct. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2015 Medicare Physicia...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AOA-32 Opening Ceremony Song »
Did you miss the Opening Ceremonies at AOA-32? Check out this original song that was put together just for us! Listen h...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congrats to our Newly Certified COPM's! »
CONGRATULATIONS - GREAT JOB! We are pleased to announce the following members who have recently earned their Certificati...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
New CMS Rule Allows Flexibility in Certified EHR Technology for 2014 »
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule today that allows health care providers more flex...
Monday, September 1, 2014
ASAE Talks About AOA's Free Membership »
What a great honor to have ASAE interview us regarding our Free Membership offering!    Read the Article
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Practices WillJuggle Modifier 59, New Distinct Procedural Service Modifiers Next Year »
You'll need to know when, where, who and what to use the new modifiers CMS created to curb persistent abuse of modifier 5...
Monday, August 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline for ICD-10 allows health care industry ample time to prepare for change »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule last week finalizing Oct. 1, 2015, as the new complia...
Thursday, July 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
8 Things You Should Know about Medicare's Proposed Payment Rule »
Source: AMA Wire If the policies set forth in the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule take effect, phys...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Morale Boosters Gone Wrong: Costly Mistakes Practices Should Avoid »
Like any business, a physician’s office functions best when its employees are happy and engaged. Yet a 2013 CareerBuilder...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Doctor Will Click on You Now, but Can She Feel Your Pain in an E-Visit? »
Health insurers want you to see the doctor, just not in an office or hospital. To cut medical costs and diagnose minor ail...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six Easy Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction »
As patient satisfaction plays a growing role in physician reimbursement, make improving it a New Year’s resolution at your...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you at risk of malpractice litigation? »
Over the last 30 years the link between a doctor’s communication skills and their chance of being sued has been increasing...
Friday, July 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 10 Most Expensive Cities In America For Healthcare »
Sometimes answering one question leads to a landslide of new inquiries. That’s exactly what happened in June when Castligh...
Friday, July 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member Benefit Update: Announcing Fast Practice e-Newsletter Enhanced Features »
Fast Practice - the monthly book club-style e-newsletter from Greenbranch Publishing that is complimentary with your membe...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Doctors shortchanged by insurers’ shift to credit card payments »
Payers issuing plastic and virtual cards to practices instead of depositing funds directly can cut physician pay by as muc...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
US health care system ranks last in new report »
According to a new performance analysis conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, the US health care system consistently underpe...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Surgery Centers Must Keep a Keen Eye on Costs »
The Ambulatory Surgery center can be a profit center for a physician.  In difficult economic times, you must make sur...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
CMS is Accepting Suggestions for PQRS Measures »
CMS is accepting quality measure suggestions for potential inclusion in the proposed set of quality measures in the Physic...
Monday, June 23, 2014
AOA-32 Brochure Is Here! »
The AOA-32 Annual Educational Conference brochure is here! Learn about the sessions, social events and hotel information i...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cigna Reverses Policy Denying Cerumen Removal Claims »
Cigna Reverses Policy Denying Cerumen Removal Claims After learning from members that Cigna, among other payers, was deny...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The AOA has launched a brand-new website and online community where you can connect to fellow members, get the latest AOA...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Are We Headed For A National ACA Exchange? »
With some state-run exchanges struggling, brokers and agents contemplate whether a national   is p...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
AOA-32 Registration Now Open! »
The long-awaited AOA-32 Annual Educational Conference registration is now open for attendees.  Start making your plan...
Monday, June 9, 2014
Attention CT Users: Xoran Wants You to Know! »
Could your workflow be improved by allowing your PAs or nurses operate your MiniCAT? There are proposed revisions to...

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