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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.

"Dedicated to enhancing knowledge and skill in the care of the allergic patient."

ADVOCACY UPDATES

NEWS! USP General Chapter <797> Implementation Postponed

The United States Pharmacopeia announced that, due to appeals underway, the previously announced implementation date…

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USP Update

Final Standards for Allergen Extract Compounding under USP Chapter 797 The long-awaited new USP Chapter…

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Impact OF 2019 Physician Fee Schedule on Allergy and Sinus Services

Specialty Impact The conversion factor for 2019 will be $36.0391 and remains essentially flat.  The changes…

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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

12/01/19: Research Grant Cycle
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02/15/20: Crowdsourcing for 2020 Scottsdale
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02/15/20: Call for Proposals
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04/01/20: 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

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

EDUCATION

Here is What You Missed...

2019 New Orleans was an outstanding success?  With over 500 participants, our AAOA members left New Orleans re-energized, re-freshed, and re-engaged.  The program offered something for everyone — from cutting edge clinical content to every day how to’s for practice management efficiencies. Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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

2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
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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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NEW!!! USP 797 Online Module
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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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PATIENT CORNER

Off to College: Tips for Managing Allergies

Heading to college is an exciting time. What are the best ways for students to avoid exacerbation of their symptoms as they enter the hallowed halls of higher learning?

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool

News and Updates

Experience Scottsdale at the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting by Cecelia Damask, DO

Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA is currently serving as Coordinator of Education of AAOA. https://youtu.be/j6zesvHwdzk Cecelia…

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Top research published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR)

Read top research published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, 2018-2019: Top 5 Downloaded…

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Should I Go to Austin?

We get it.  You’ve been to the Advanced Course on Allergy & Immunology, so you…

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CEO September 2019 Update

by Jami Lucas, AAOA CEO/Executive Director

Leap to Moon AAOA CEO Update

Over 500 AAOA members were engaged, learning, and networking with each other in New Orleans.  This is fabulous!

Your AAOA leadership and staff team embarked on an Annual Meeting Re-Design effort for Chicago 2017.  Now three years into the “make-over,” we continue to push the bar higher.  Our overarching goal is to deliver value to our members. 

While this applies to all our member programs and services, the Annual Meeting stands out as the biggest opportunity to not only offer education but to offer networking with peers. 

In today’s digital world with everyone having a computer and Google in their pocket, we know you want more than a regurgitation of the literature.  Education and learning center on what can help me help my patients?  Some of the help is the latest clinical findings and ways to implement new diagnostic and treatment approaches in your practice.  Some of the help centers on practice management and ways to improve efficiency, staff culture, collections, coding, and other techniques to work your focused scope within otolaryngology to the benefit of your payers and patients.

While we would like to bask in the success of 2019 New Orleans, we really need your input to help us build 2020 Scottsdale. Follow this link.

Use the link above to give us you “must include” content items to help us continue to build and deliver a better AAOA Annual Meeting.  Better yet, suggest topics you would like to teach or suggest topics and trending presenters to expand our pool of opportunity.  AAOA’s membership is a wealth of talent and experience.  Sharing your experiences will be tremendous value to your AAOA colleagues.  Consider submitting an abstract for consideration for our 2020 Scottsdale program.

Mark your calendar now — October 23-25, 2020 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

PS…You asked for resort destinations and we acted on your feedback!