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The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2,700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

CARES Act and Public Health Emergency Funds Allocation

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced how it plans to allocate the…

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Additional Information

AMA Updates on CARES Act Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided…

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Interim Package and Resuming Non-COVID Care

Sharing the latest on the interim package and the news from CMS about resuming non-COVID…

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Changes in MACRA

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Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent cut that will be assessed in 2019 for not participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Read More

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Upcoming Dates

04/15/20: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/20: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2020 Basic Course Learn more

07/15/20: Call for Scientific Papers
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09/11/20: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2020 Annual Meeting and to be eligible for AAOA Member Rate (FREE) for the 2020 Annual Meeting Learn more

12/01/20: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

New Virtual Course!

Register now as we build out Part 2 Core Allergy & Part 3 Core Rhinology.   Both promise to deliver clinical content you need.  Core Allergy will offer what you need to help refresh or add allergy to your practice — everything from the clinical science to the basics of allergy from a better understanding of testing techniques, vial prep, and dose calculations to other practical implications.  Core Rhinology encompassed the highly sought after rhinology content from our former IAR program.  Part 1 will launch soon with on demand content to help you balance all your time demands.  Part 2 & 3 will feature live-stream content to give you opportunities to interact with the faculty.  Post live session, this content will also be available on demand. Stay tuned for more details as we finish our program build. Read More

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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

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Changes in Managing Practices

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Working together with AAOA staff, volunteer leadership and members will enable us to have a positive impact on our members’ practices.

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Live and Online CME

NEW VIRTUAL COURSE! Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
Learn How to Reboot Your Practice and Freshen Up on Core Allergy and Rhinology Components
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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
COVID-19 has made it impossible to convene our 2020 Basic Course. We hope you will consider another AAOA CME opportunity

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 23-25| Scottsdale, AZ
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2020 Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology
December 9-12 | Vail, CO
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AAOA Clinical Insights
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

News and Updates

Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing Otolaryngologists a guide to resuming safe allergy care…

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Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

by Dole Baker, MD, FAAOA, AAOA Socioeconomic Committee Member  Small Business Paycheck Protection Program is…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

PRACTICE RESOURCES

AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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Videos from the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting

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Our 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting explored hot topics — both clinical and practice management. Due to the overwhelming popularity, we are making recordings of the best available to our AAOA members.

Full Videos can be accessed in “Resources” section of your AAOA membership portal. Must be an AAOA member to view. To view, please Sign In 

Contact AAOA: elearninig@aaoallergy.org or (202) 955-5010 with any questions.

The 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting was held at the Loews Philadelphia, PA from September 14-16, 2018. The must-attend event focused on delivering winning practice management strategies based around Otolaryngology practices, interactive sessions for greater attendee involvement and learning, Review of Core Allergy Principles (ReCAP), and even offered discovering parts of Philly itself.

Demonstrating the Value of the Otolaryngic Allergist, presented by Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE, CEO/Founder of ABISA, LLC. Introduction: Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA.
Focus: The healthcare and regulatory environment that physicians operate in is evolving rapidly. Reimbursement for physician services is changing, and compensation for employed physicians is increasingly based on outcomes prioritized by the healthcare organization. Ways the Otolaryngic allergist can begin meeting these challenges are explored.

Expanding Scope of Practice: How to Expand Services Lines to Drive Patient Satisfaction, presented by Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE; Matthew Patterson, MD and Gavin Setzen, MD. Moderator: Chuck Syms, MD, MBA.
Focus: Otolaryngology practices offer some unique areas for expanding scope of practice/service lines. This panel will explore opportunities and challenges around typical service lines such as allergy, balance PT rehab, hearing aids (vs diagnostic audiology), Clinical research, in-office CT scans, sleep, asthma, biologics, balance therapy, and telehealth.

Federal Updates: What’s New in Biologics and at NIH–NIAID, presented at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. NIH Representative: Alkis Togias, MD. Moderator: John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA.
Focus: Discussion highlighting current NIH-NIAID efforts/research focus; What is new with biologics and their role in clinical management of inflammatory disease; Review of new asthma guidelines and what clinicians need to know.

How to Improve Patient Compliance (Immunotherapy & Beyond), presented by a panel of experts Thomas Murphy, MD; Michael Platt, MD and Gavin Setzen, MD. Moderator: Sarah Wise, MD, FAAOA.
Focus: Immunotherapy is only as effective as the patient is compliant. The engaging AAOA panel reviews what the literature says about immunotherapy and compliance and to learn new ways to improve patient compliance and patient outcomes.

SoME and Me – Where Does Social Media Fit in Modern Clinical Practice? presentedby panelists: John Craddock, MD; Sandra Lin, MD; Shena Matsos and Tristin Bates. Moderator: Jennifer Villwock, MD, FAAOA.
Focus: Presenters will show you how your website, Facebook page, patient portal, text messaging and other tools can help you more fully connect with your current and future patients. Dives into what Otolaryngic allergists need to know to succeed on social media.

BJ Ferguson Memorial Keynote Lecture: Asthma, Airway Disease and the Intersection of Biology and Biologics, presented by Sally E. Wenzel, MD, Director, University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC/UPSOM.
Focus: Asthma and the intersection of pathobiology and targeted biologic therapies.

Efficient Work Flow or Log Jam?…Is Your Practice Operationally Sound? presented at the 2018 AAOA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia by Cheyenne Brinson, CPA, MBA.
Focus: This session explores common operational issues, beginning with the schedule, revamping the intake process, patient portal usage, perfecting patient flow, time saving tips for the clinical team, and how to leverage the electronic systems.

Evaluating Service Lines & Practice Flow for Practice Sustainability, presented by Cheyenne Brinson, CPA, MBA. Introduction: Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD.
Focus: This session explores the steps to evaluate your allergy service line from finances to operations including ways to boost the bottom line, ensure an efficient workflow, and determine practice sustainability.

Coding 101: Beyond Correct Coding—Getting Paid for What You Do and Avoiding Billing Blunders, presented by Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CMSCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM. Introduction: David Palmer, MD.
Focus: this session is designed for those who need to better understand coding and its nuances associated with allergy billing and compliance. Insightful overview of current hot topics in coding that includes extra time for questions.

Coding Hot Topics: Coding Strategies for 2018 & Beyond, presented by Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CMSCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM. Introduction: Maria Veling, MD.
Focus: this session will review proven strategies for combating these time wasters with insightful overview of current hot topics for coding and open Q&A discussion with participants.

Note: The highlight videos feature individual presenters and their perspectives. The information is provided for educational purposes only. Viewers are reminded each practice is responsible for confirming coverage, coding, and payment parameters for those payers that affect their practice. Nothing presented should be construed as AAOA policy or recommendations. They do not attempt to define a quality of care for legal malpractice proceedings. They should not be taken as recommending for or against a particular company or its products. They are not meant for patients to use in treating themselves or making decisions about their care. Advances constantly occur in medicine, and some advances will doubtless occur faster than these materials can be updated.  

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*A Member Candidate must have completed the membership application before the Application Deadline (45 days prior to the annual business meeting, approximately July 31st). Learn More

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-transferable. Refunds for paid registrations (less a 50% administration fee) may be considered for cancellations received in writing by the AAOA prior to August 13, 2019.

Cancellations received after August 13, 2019 are non-refundable. 

If you have a disability or require assistance during the course, contact the AAOA at 202-955-5010 or meetings@aaoallergy.org.

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