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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."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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Congress and Administration Take Aggressive Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic but Providers Continue to Struggle

Congress has passed four pieces of legislation and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Implementation of the new USP General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding — Sterile Preparations is still…

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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

EDUCATION

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

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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

Mission

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

Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
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2020 AAOA Annual Meeting
October 24-29, 2020
Now Virtual
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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

President’s 2020 Update

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

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Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 2 – A Brief Overview of the Otolarygnic Allergy

In the second episode of the AAOA's NEW podcast series Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA's…

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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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AAOA Leadership

Why I joined the AAOA

by Mona Patadia, MD , FAAOA

I completed my rhinology fellowship in 2011 and was anxious, yet excited, to explore job opportunities. I found the perfect fit at a Chicago institution. It was my dream job as a rhinologist in an academic setting. It came with one caveat: I was to restart our Otolaryngology Allergy department. I was elated at the job opportunity, but with one minor problem: I had minimal knowledge of Otolaryngic Allergy. The AAOA was a lifesaver. I attended any and all courses through the AAOA including the basic and advanced allergy course. The AAOA was pivotal in setting me up with connections in the Chicagoland area as well. Soon, I had a good understanding of the basic concepts and had an academy to reach out to for any questions. I was well equipped to start our Otolaryngic Allergy practice from the ground up and continued to hone my skills and knowledge over the years.

Today, nine years later, I am thrilled to see that ever so common “nasal congestion” or “recurrent sinusitis” or “severe allergy” patient. I enjoy taking the patient history, performing the  head and neck exam/possible endoscopy, followed by reviewing any possible imaging. I am able to consolidate that information and present patients with knowledge and options on their medical care. Patients appreciate the holistic approach of offering surgery only when needed, but also reviewing and discussing the role of allergic rhinitis and possible options of  subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy either before their surgery, after their surgery or instead of surgery. I am equipped to provide more realistic expectations for my patients whom I have repaired a nasal septum or nasal valve by identifying the role of allergic rhinitis prior, and reminding them postop that they may continue to need medical management.  I am able to inform patients of possible allergies when the nasal endoscopy reveals polypoid tissue off the head of the middle turbinate. I am able to have a higher suspicion for immune deficiencies or low pneumococcal titers contributing to recurrent acute sinus infections or pneumonias. Patients are thrilled that their problems will be worked up in our office.  They appreciate the thorough evaluation of all aspects of their Otolaryngologic complaints

I am forever grateful for the AAOA and the tools they provided me with to provide excellent and holistic care to my patients. I continue to enjoy the AAOA as a source of continual knowledge and drive to advance our amazing field of Otolaryngic Allergy.