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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

HHS Attestation Update

As AMA reported in the AMA Advocacy Update of May 22, HHS announced that providers need to…

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CARES Act and Public Health Emergency Funds Allocation

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced how it plans to allocate the…

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Additional Information

AMA Updates on CARES Act Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided…

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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

04/15/20: 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

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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EDUCATION

New Virtual Course!

Register now as we build out Part 2 Core Allergy & Part 3 Core Rhinology.   Both promise to deliver clinical content you need.  Core Allergy will offer 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.  Part 1 will launch soon with on demand content to help you balance all your time demands.  Part 2 & 3 will feature live-stream content to give you opportunities to interact with the faculty.  Post live session, this content will also be available on demand. Stay tuned for more details as we finish our program build. Read More

IFAR

IFAR Impact Factor: 2.454

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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

NEW VIRTUAL COURSE! Core Allergy and Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics and Beyond
Learn How to Reboot Your Practice and Freshen Up on Core Allergy and Rhinology Components
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2020 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 9-11 | Orlando, FL
COVID-19 has made it impossible to convene our 2020 Basic Course. We hope you will consider another AAOA CME opportunity

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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USP 797 Online Module
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2021 Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology
July 15-17 | Seattle, WA

News and Updates

Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing Otolaryngologists a guide to resuming safe allergy care…

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Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

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

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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 Practice Resource Tool Kit

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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.

While these tools are meant as resources, we highly recommend seeking input from your practice counsel and local/state medical associations and regulatory authorities, as rules vary between states. Our intention is to offer insights by sharing what others within AAOA do. These are not meant as recommendations.

Our goal is to continually add new content where appropriate. Because these resources are developed for use by our members, we encourage member feedback. By understanding the challenges our members face, we can better support the specialty. Below is the Table of Contents for the full compendium. You have the choice of downloading the full compendium or downloading those resources specific to your needs.

We would like to thank our workgroup who put in tremendous amounts of time to help develop this tool kit:

Douglas Dawson, MD, Chair
Dole Baker, MD
Paul Fass, MD
Melissa Hertler, MD
Steve Houser, MD
Ayesha Khalid, MD, MBA
Adrienne Laury, MD
Andrea Lewis, MD
Alpen Patel, MD
Keith Sale, MD
Kristin Seiberling, MD
Farrah Siddiqui, MD
Robert Stachler, MD
Wesley VanderArk, MD
Christopher Vickery, MD
Kevin Wilson, MD

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

Become a Member-Join Now

As a member, you will be eligible for registration fee discounts on all AAOA CME functions and all of our patient education and practice management resources. These savings alone can offset most or all of your dues. Join Today!

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Please Note

Note: While AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit is meant as a resource, we highly recommend seeking input from your practice counsel and local/state medical associations and regulatory authorities, as rules vary between states. Our intention is to offer insights by sharing what others within AAOA do. These are not meant as recommendations.

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.

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HHS Attestation Update

As AMA reported in the AMA Advocacy Update of…

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Resuming SCIT During COVID-19 Pandemic

This summary is intended to provide practicing Otolaryngologists a…

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