Celebrating Over 75 Years Of Service

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."


COVID-19 Telehealth Coding

Theresa Thompson, CPC one of the featured practice management speakers for the Annual Meeting, has…

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Health Policy Updates tied to COVID-19

HILL UPDATES Senate Republicans released an updated version of the CARES Act on Sunday, March…

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USP Compounding Standards Update

A letter from the USP Healthcare Quality & Safety from March 12th, 2020 Dear Colleague,…

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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

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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04/01/21: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/21: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2021 Basic Course


On Demand Content!

Register now  for the Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond that is still available on demand! It is a great value for rebooting and training returning or new staff. Core Allergy offers 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.  Read More


IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454


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


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

2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Virtual || Free For Members
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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

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

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

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A Message from the AAOA President, Alpen Patel MD, FAAOA

Dear AAOA Members, We are definitely dealing with unprecedented circumstances on so many levels.  As…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool


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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AAOA Member Resource

President’s 2020 Update

Alpen Patel, MD, FAAOA on changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and AAOA member resources and virtual events.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact AAOA at (202) 955-5010 or email to membership@aaoallergy.org.

COVID-19 Resources

Key AAOA leaders discuss hot topics from telemedicine and how to re-open allergy to issues to consider as you re-open your practice from PPE and patient and staff safety to how to re-engage patients and re-build cash flow.

AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

You can download and print the entire AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit and Sample Office Forms or each tool individually.

By viewing or downloading the AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit you understand and agree that the materials presented in this tool kit are intended as resource only and should not be construed as guidance.

Otolaryngic Allergy Start Up Checklist
Staffing Considerations
Staffing Considerations: Supervision
Physical Space & Equipment Needed for the Allergy Patient
Key Impactors of Patient Flow
Tip Sheet for Evaluating Payor Contracts & Policies
Marketing Your Practice
Allergy Coding    
CPT Coding Guidance
SLIT Cost Calculator
USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations
Resources: Gloved Fingertip & Thumb Sampling, Media Fill, Incubators
Section 21. Compounding Allergenic Extracts from USP General Chapter <797>
Patient Resources
Sample Office Forms

USP General Chapter <797> Compliance Resources

AAOA has developed a compliance module and negotiated a reduced AAOA member rate for the gloved thumb/fingerprint and sterile compounding test kits, more information can be found here: https://aaoallergy.org/advocacy-updates/usp-general-chapter-news-media-fill-test-kit/

Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond is on demand! Access it here.

Register for the 2020 Virtual AAOA Annual Meeting. It’s free for all AAOA members.