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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

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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USP General Chapter <797> News. Media Fill Test Kit

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

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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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 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

President’s 2020 Update

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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 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

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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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President’s 2020 Update

Alpen Patel, MD, FAAOA on changes caused by the…

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CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

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