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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

Congress Makes Changes to MACRA

The second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and…

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CMS Extends the MIPS 2017 Data Submission Deadline from March 31 to April 3 at 8 PM EDT

If you’re an eligible clinician participating in the Quality Payment Program, you now have until Tuesday, April 3,…

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Congress Moves Closer to Close the Books on FY 2018 Appropriations

In a span of 4 days, Congress passed legislation to fund the government through March…

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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

02/01/20: 2021 Annual Meeting Crowdsourcing
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01/15/2021: Call for Proposals
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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

07/15/21: Call for Scientific Papers

09/01/21: Membership Application Deadline to be voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting

12/01/21: Research Grant Cycle
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EDUCATION

Allergy & ENT: Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!, presented at the AAO-HNSF 2020 by Keith Andrew Sale, MD, Alpen A. Patel, MD, Glen Porter, MD, and Wesley D. Vander Ark, MD can be viewed here. It will be avialable through Friday, October 30, 2020.

Register Today for the 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting to earn up to 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the live activity plus 8.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for the on demand content.

PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR YOUR REGISTRATION TO BE PROCESSED FOR YOU TO RECEIVE THE LOGIN/ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS.

For those member and nonmembers who register for the AAOA 2020 Annual Meeting Oct 24-29 (live stream) before October 15th, you will be offered complimentary registration to participate in the AAO-HNSF “Comprehensive Otolaryngology Week” component of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Access to the Comprehensive week – Each registrant will receive a welcome email with login instructions once the AAOA Annual Meeting Registration list is imported. The deadline to register to get the access is October 15th.

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IFAR Featured Content: COVID-19 - Free Access
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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

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

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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The Excitement of the Recent AAOA Annual Meeting is Still Upon Us…

The AAOA is an organization committed to your professional growth and provides you with the knowledge and tools to make a meaningful impact for the patients you serve.
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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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AAOA Leadership

The New AAOA Mission Statement

From the AAOA President, Aplen Patel, MD, FAAOA
I hope this message finds you healthy and well. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, both personally and professionally. The impact of this virus outbreak has been far-reaching. How we live and interact with others will be very different, at least for the immediate future. As we return to our practices, uncertainty abounds, and questions remain to be answered. To help support our members during this transition, the AAOA has developed many resources.

During this crisis, many of us have found ourselves evaluating and managing patients remotely for the first time in our careers. Although difficult to perform a useful exam via telemedicine, the virtual encounter seems to be well-received by our patients. The AAOA Telehealth Toolkit was designed to help our members understand the rules, requirements, and reimbursement surrounding telemedicine. This toolkit will continue to serve as a valuable resource as we move forward since telemedicine is here to stay.

Many practices have temporarily suspended allergy testing and/or immunotherapy due to the crisis. The AAOA has created a guidance summary “Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic.” Based on available scientific data and expert opinion, this document helps members to resume
safe allergy care as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

We continue to expand our resources to help members during these hallenging times. Many of you have already tuned in to our new Zoomcast series Just in Time Content.

Key leaders within the organization discuss hot topics such as how to re-open practice with new safety measures and workflows, COVID-19 and anosmia, and physician wellness.

Due to our concern for your safety during this COVID-19 pandemic, the AAOA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the upcoming Basic Course. Instead, we are excited to offer you the AAOA’s first virtual course, Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics & Beyond. We will provide the same high quality content from leaders in the fields of otolaryngic allergy and rhinology. Wherever you are in the world, you will be able to attend this course from the comfort of your home or office enjoying unprecedented access to both live and on-demand content. We remain committed to delivering a virtual meeting that exceeds your expectations.

For those members who are required to participate in Part II-Lifelong Learning and Self- Assessment as part of the Continuing Certification process (formerly MOC) of the American Board of Oto-HNS, I am proud to announce that all of our CME programs, including the new virtual course, our live courses/meetings (Annual Meeting and Advanced Course), and our online Clinical Insights Modules qualify to meet this requirement.

At our Strategic Retreat earlier this year, the AAOA leadership focused on how to engage members, what drives members, and what the AAOA can do to better meet member needs. To align our organizational goals with our overall vision, the Board approved changing our mission statement to: Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery through training, education, and advocacy.

I encourage you to stay positive as we work together to overcome the new challenges we face. Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you at the AAOA Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, October 23-25.

The 2020 AAOA Annual Meeting is now virtual. Lear more here.