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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

United Healthcare Home Immunotherapy Policy Change

United Healthcare has recently announced a policy change. Effective January 1, 2023, UHC will no longer…

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Medicare 2022 Conversion Factor Update

Thanks to lobbying efforts from the House of Medicine, Congress took action this month. The…

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CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, 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

12/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/24: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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06/01/24: Research Grant Cycle
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06/25/24: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2024 Basic Course

07/01/24: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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EDUCATION

2023 AAOA Annual Meeting

Register Now to access over 19 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification through our 2023 Hybrid Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Nashville and virtually from September 29 - October 1, 2023. On-Demand post course access will be open until November 14, 2023. Learn More

RESIDENTS

For information about Resident opportunities, DosedDaily, research grants, and other resources. Learn More

IFAR

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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

Changes in Managing Practices

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

2023 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
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2024 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
February 8 - 10, 2024
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
(outside Albuquerque)
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2024 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
July 25-27, 2024
The Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida
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2024 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
November 8-10, 2024
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

USP 797 Online Module
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AAOA Educational Stacks
Next Availability - November 1, 2023

News and Updates

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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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PARTNER RESOURCE CENTER

AAOA has launched a Partner Resource Center to bring you partner resources that can assist your practice and patient care.

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PATIENT CORNER

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AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

Practice Resources

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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!

Important Information

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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