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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

Changes To E/M Codes Beginning On January 1st

Effective January 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized significant changes to…

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Additional COVID-19 Relief Up in the Air

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to be moving closer…

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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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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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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

New Year, Same Pandemic
January 25-March 25 | On-Demand
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Just the Basics
January 25-March 25 | On-Demand
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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

2021 AAOA Annual Meeting

News and Updates

Today In ENT Allergy: AAOA’s Podcast. Episode 3 –Allergy in Your ENT Practice

In the third episode of the AAOA’s NEW podcast series Today in ENT Allergy: AAOA’s…

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Allergic Reactions Related to Covid-19 Vaccinations in Allergic Patients

Joint Statement by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) and the American…

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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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Living with Allergies

Tips for Exercising with Allergies

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As the weather warms, it is exhilarating to shift your daily exercise routine from inside to outside. Here are some tips to consider to help assure you can stick to your exercise regimen during pollen season.

  1. Consider the weather.

    If it is dry and windy, you should opt for the indoor treadmill. During high pollen season, the best time to exercise outdoors is during or right after the rain.

  2. Consider the time of day.

    In addition to staying out of peak sun, early morning affords the added benefit of dew to keep the pollen at bay

  3. Consider the type of exercise.

    Outdoor yoga is easier than something more strenuous like long runs or crossfit. But Definitely consider your options to maintain your regimen during allergy season.if not shower- to get any lingering pollen off your skin and hair. It is also wise to wash your exercise clothing to remove pollen there too. Consider using nasal saline spray or rinse after outdoor exercise during pollen seasons to remove allergens from your nose.

  4. Pollen exposure can trigger your asthma.

    Exercise-induced asthma is caused by a narrowing of the airways in the lungs that is triggered by strenuous exercise. It can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and other related symptoms caused by bronchoconstriction. Consider some preventative measures such as using your asthma medications (short-acting beta-2 agonists such as albuterol inhaler) 10 minutes prior to exercising. These medications can help prevent the airways from contracting. Another asthma treatment that may be useful taken 15-20 minutes before exercise is inhaled cromolyn sodium, such as Intal or Tilade.

  5. It goes without saying…

    that if you are using over-the-counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Allegra, and Allegra you should use these as directed on the package or by your physician to help manage your allergy symptoms during exercise.

  6. Try to avoid lawn mowers.

    While you may wish to use this tip to get out of mowing your own lawn, lawn mowers kick up a lot pollen and even mold, you should try to steer clear where possible, even if it is just crossing the street.

  7. Consider the type of exercise.

    Outdoor yoga is easier than something more strenuous like long runs or crossfit. Definaitly consider your options to maintain your regimen during allergy season.

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