The American Academy of Osteopathy

Moving Osteopathy Forward Since 1937

The mission of the American Academy of Osteopathy is to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.

Call to actionCall to Action: Tell CMS to exclude OMT codes

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The proposal includes plans to identify and review certain services for potential revaluation in the fee schedule. There are 83 CPT codes selected for review, including the five for OMT.

At this point in the process, there are only two options: ask CMS to proceed with revaluing the OMT codes, or ask CMS to exclude the OMT codes from the list of 83. READ MORE

AAO program at OMED 2016
Daniel G. Williams, DO, program chair
Sept.17-19 • Anaheim (California) Convention Center

"Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in the 21st Century," the Academy's program at the AOA's annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition, will address emerging concepts in the field of manual medicine, including medical imaging and musculoskeletel evaluation and treatment, as they relate to the disciplines of NMM, family medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine.

When you register for OMED, be sure to select the Academy as one of the specialty colleges whose lectures you will attend. By doing so, you will automatically earn NMM-specific continuing medical education credit.

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Support the AAO
Since 1987, AAO members' generous contributions to the Golden Ram Society have augmented the Academy's operating budget, enabling the AAO to keep dues and other fees down. AAO member dues, for example, have remained the same for four years. Contact AAO Interim Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles for more information.


In the News

Sherri L. Quarles has accepted the position of executive director of the AAO. Read more.

MACRA Explained: The American Osteopathic Association has created a short, simple video to explain the new payment system.

Attention residency directors and directors of medical education: If you have questions about applying for accreditation in the new single GME system, the AOA can help.

If you attended the AAO's 2016 Convocation, you can download individual presentations now. All presentations that have been sent to the AAO have been posted.

At the AAO's Convocation in March, Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO, assumed the 2016-17 presidency, and Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAO, FAAFP, was elected 2016-17 president-elect.

In 2015, the AAO Board of Trustees adopted a position paper proposing eligibility requirements for anyone entering residencies with osteopathic recognition. 

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Stay up-to-date on the proposed new single GME system.