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Welcome to the MOA E-newsletter for August 23rd, 2019:

  • MOA News: Photos from our August 20th Member Outing at the Sea Dogs, We're Hiring! Please Share our Job Description.
  • News to Use: CT Medical School Planning Northern Maine Medical Residency Program, AOA Announces New CAQ Addiction Medicine Pathway will soon be available
  • Practice Management: Anthem Clinical Validation Policy Announced July 2019, AOA Webinar on Defending Recoupments, Repayment Demands and SIU Audits scheduled for Oct 9th-- Register HERE!
  • New CME & Training Events: Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all'-- Monthly lecture series from Catherine Krouse, DO begins September 18th-- RSVP to info@empoweredmaine.com  

MOA News

MOA Members and staff enjoyed the Sea Dogs Game on Tuesday, August 20th!

Special thanks are due to the CLYNK Cheers for Charity program, which allowed us to offer FREE tickets to members for this games. Stay tuned for more member events like this!

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Left to right: Bruce Bates, DO with wife Charlotte; UNE COM Students Riley Heroux, Erin Clark;
Kat Brandt, DO with her children Nathaniel, Fiona and Meridith


We're Hiring!

To better serve our members, the MOA is looking for an Office Manager & Membership Coordinator to join our small staff team.

Please share our job description: Click here to access.
Link to Job Posting on Indeed.

Applicants should send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Amanda Richards, Director of Operations at info@mainedo.org or apply online via Indeed. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Desired start date as soon as possible, preferably before October 1st.


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Change to Online CME Program Access via DOcme

Due to a change in service provider, please note that MOA online CME programs can now be found at
https://docme.ce21.com/category/moa 

308 Osteopathic CME Programs are now available via this site!
Here is one of the MOA's newest online programs:

Goals of Care Conversations, Hospice and Medications in Advanced Illness
Category: Family Medicine |  1-A AOA CME |  Continuing Education |  General Practice |  Geriatrics |  Hospice/Palliative Care |  MOA |  Patient Needs |  Primary Care
Faculty: Elizabeth Hart |  Nathan Harmon DO
Credit:1 Category 1-A AOA Credit
Price: $40.00
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News to Use

CT Medical School Planning Northern Maine Medical Residency
By AP • AUG 13, 2019

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The federal government is providing a Connecticut medical school with a grant to help develop a medical residency program in far northern Maine.

Quinnipiac University says its Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is getting the $750,000 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The university says the money will help fund its first family medicine residency program, which will be located at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, Maine, and Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle, Maine.
 
Quinnipiac says the grants will train residents to help with the shortage of physicians in rural parts of the country. Northern Maine Medical Center president Peter Sirois says he hopes the residents "will develop a passion for rural medicine.''



Initial steps taken to meet DO demand for addiction medicine certification to combat substance use disorder epidemic.
The DO. By AOA STAFF Email, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2019

AOA Certifying Board Services is beginning work to establish a clinical pathway to board certification in addiction medicine.

The AOA entered into a cost-sharing agreement with the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) to start the process of opening the clinical practice pathway for initial osteopathic board certification in addiction medicine.

The move comes after the AOA House of Delegates adopted the Addiction Medicine CAQ resolution (H-232/A/2019) during its Annual Business Meeting in July. The resolution calls for a clinical practice pathway to be developed and approved by the AOA conjoint examination committee in addiction medicine. When complete, the pathway will remain open for three years following the administration of the first exam

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration agree that there is a severe shortage of addiction medicine specialists to treat the nation’s epidemic of opioid and alcohol addictions.

In response to this need, the AOA is committed to credentialing skilled physicians in the area of addiction medicine who can help meet the demand for high-quality healthcare among patients with substance use disorder, said AOA President Ron Burns, DO.

“Addiction is disrupting the lives of millions, with far-reaching impacts on their families and their communities. Osteopathic physicians are eager to bring our whole-person approach to treating substance abuse disorder, helping to heal the minds, bodies and spirits of patients facing this struggle,” Dr. Burns said.

In April, AOA partnered with the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine to survey more than 20,000 practicing physicians across the full spectrum of specialties and practice stages. Survey results indicated a strong level of interest in a pathway for certification in addiction medicine.


Policy fellowship application deadline August 25th: Fellows will learn about advocacy strategies and gain a greater understanding of how to be an effective advocate for their patients and for the profession.
The DO. By AOA STAFF Email, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2019

Apply now for the AOA’s Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) Fellowship, a program designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in health policy.

The American Osteopathic Foundation fully funded this one year program, offered at no cost to participants.  The program provides residents with an understanding of current health policy issues and helps them build skills necessary to speak up on behalf of their patients and tackle complex public health challenges through policy.

Participants will get to engage with experts in the field of health policy, build their writing skills, and take part in exciting leadership opportunities.

Learning objectives

  • Policy analysis: Fellows will enhance their analytical skills by reviewing policy proposals and evaluating their impact, as well as through developing their own proposals.
  • Data translation: Fellows will hone their ability to translate research and data into usable information for policymakers.
  • Writing for policy change: Fellows will develop a policy paper during the fellowship to adapt and apply their writing abilities to the public policy environment.
  • Leadership and advocacy: Fellows will learn about advocacy strategies and gain a greater understanding of how to be an effective advocate for their patients and for the profession. Fellows will also have the opportunity to engage with professionals in the health policy field.
  • Meeting participation
  • TIPS participants attend seven fellowship sessions, including four in-person events, throughout the year to discuss important health policy topics such as physician payment models, the opioid epidemic, comparative effectiveness research and how the results of the 2020 elections will influence health care policy.

Fellows will have transportation and one night of lodging covered to attend the 2019 and 2020 OMED conferences, LEAD Conference, and DO Day on Capitol Hill. The AOA will cover costs related to travel for the in-person meetings in accordance to its travel policy.

All osteopathic physicians who have completed one year of postgraduate training and remain in an active AOA- or ACGME-accredited training program are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is on August 25th. More information, including the 2018/2019 agenda and 2019/2020 application, can be found on the TIPS webpage.


Public Health Updates

Doctor talking to a patient.August is Vaccine Awareness Month-- New CDC Video Series 'How I recommend vaccination' gives pointers
Maine Medicine Weekly Update, August, 19, 2019

August is Vaccine Awareness Month...and in Maine, signature gatherers are hitting fairs, festivals, farmers' markets, and other public gatherings trying to collect enough signatures for a "People's Veto" vote next spring. They claim it's a vote for "medical freedom," and they argue that people should sign the petitions even if they believe in vaccination. Supporters of Maine's new immunization exemption law have been engaging the collectors in conversation about the issue and the referendum.

 Meanwhile, in New York, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and attorney Michael Sussman are in court (with vaccine skeptic supporters outside) arguing that the recently passed New York law (similar to Maine's LD 798) eliminating non-medical exemptions is unconstitutional, an argument most constitutional scholars believe was put to rest in the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts. The State of New York has issued new emergency immunization regulations seeking to prevent a flood of "bogus" medical exemption claims as happened in California. You can read more about that story here.

The US CDC has developed a series of videos to help pediatricians and other health care professionals talk with their patients about vaccines. The series is called "How I Recommend Vaccination" and has different videos appropriate to various ages. They address such issues as safety, side effects, and how to deal with vaccine hesitancy.


Registration Open for the 7th Annual Health Care for Maine Conference!

 
Time to register for Health Care for Maine's 7th annual conference, A New Day for Health Care in Maine October 3, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center.
 
This year's 7th annual Health Care for Maine (HC4ME) conference, A New Day for Health Care in Maine, is designed to blend celebration with resolve and commitment. Progress being made to improve access to quality and affordable health care in Maine will be celebrated. At the same time, the conference will highlight the need to protect, preserve and build on gains made to expand access to affordable coverage, preventative care and other health care including prescription drugs. By bringing Mainers together, including people in need of care, advocates, policy makers, health care providers and other stakeholders, we resolve and commit to continued collaboration and working together to address barriers many still face in accessing the health care they need.
 
Details for the day are still being worked out but we are truly excited that we will be joined by Margarida Jorge, Executive Director of Health Care for America Now!
Don't miss out - register now! 

Maine Public Health Association Fall Conference: One Maine, One Health

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME 04330
    • ​Featuring Keynote Speaker Nirav Shah, MD, JD-- Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Sixteen States Now Reporting 153 Cases Of Vaping-Related Respiratory Illnesses

The New York Times (8/21) reports that 16 states “have now reported 153 cases of serious, vaping-related respiratory illnesses in the past two months, and many of the patients are teenagers or young adults.” In a statement on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “said that all of the cases occurred in people who acknowledged vaping either nicotine or tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC.” Federal and state officials “say that they are mystified as to what is causing the illnesses, but that it does not appear that an infectious disease is responsible.”

        The AP (8/21) reports that doctors “say the illnesses resemble an inhalation injury, with the lungs apparently reacting to a caustic substance.”

        CNN (8/21) reports the cases “have popped up in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.”


Practice Management 

Anthem Clinical Validation Policy

In a July 2019 communication to network physicians, Anthem announced it will update the audit process for claims with modifiers used to bypass claim edits by conducting reviews using a pre-payment clinical validation process. Claims appended with modifiers 25, 57, and 59 will be included in the new review process – anatomical modifiers will also be subject to review. The process will be implemented in the 14 states where Anthem operates, with effective dates ranging from Sept. 1, 2019 through Oct. 1, 2019.

According to Anthem, “the clinical validation review process will evaluate the proper use of these modifiers in conjunction with the edits they are bypassing, such as the National Correct Coding Initiative.” To view the communication Anthem sent to its network physicians, please click here.

Concerned about this policy? Please feel free to reach out to the MOA 207-623-1101! And see an update below from the MOA Medical Economics Committee, which is conducting ongoing work with payors, advocating for fair and appropriate reimbursement.


Webinar Opportunity: Defending Recoupments, Repayment Demands and SIU Audits
AOA Live Webinar on October 9, 2019 at 6:45PM Central Time (US and Canada)

This activity has been approved for 1.0 AOA Category 2B CME credits. 

Duration: 60 minutes
Panelist: Thomas Force, JD
Cost: Members $30.00/Non-Members $45.00
Post-test available until: October 16, 2019 at 11:59PM CST

Register HERE.


CMS Change to Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

 

60 Day Comment Period is OPEN (Comments due September 27). Click here for more information on submitting comments and the full text of the proposed rule.


CMS Understanding 3 Key Topics Listening Session: Monday, August 12th View Slides here.

Want more info? Read up on articles from MedScape and the AOA's publication The DO


MOA Medical Economics Committee Update-- July 19th, 2019Image result for denial graphic

The Maine Osteopathic Association’s Medical Economics Committee (formerly Payor/Payee Committee) has received a number of recent calls and emails from members regarding concerns about osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) payment policy. The MOA Medical Economics Committee and staff review these complaints which are typically sent via the MOA Hassle Factor Complaint form.

The complaints have largely focused on the issue of Evaluation/ Management codes billed on the same date of service with OMT codes using Modifier 25. The MOA has met with private insurance companies (including Anthem, Aetna and Harvard Pilgrim) to discuss these concerns and share information about standard coding conventions. We have also provided background information to representatives from insurance companies regarding how osteopathic physicians practice and how OMT codes are valued.

We know that members are concerned about the volume of denials they are receiving. We are actively educating and advocating for fair and appropriate reimbursement. We are making slow progress.

We encourage members to review all denied claims. Be sure to follow instructions regarding re-submitting the claim and providing documentation upon appeal. We would also remind you to keep detailed records. We understand that these changes in payment policy create additional administrative burdens and can also negatively impact patient care.

The MOA is collecting information, continuing our educational efforts, are looking to organize a billing and coding workshop this fall. We will keep the membership updated on our progress on meeting with insurers. If you have concerns about medical claims being denied, feel free to complete the MOA Hassle Factor Form and/or call the MOA office at 207-623-1101. This information helps us to track trends and changes in payment policy.

AOA Members: You can also contact the AOA Physician Services team for assistance by email at physicianservices@osteopathic.org


 

Upcoming Events

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SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020 CME EVENTS:

MOA Midwinter Symposium
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
February 7-9th, 2020

109th Annual Convention
The Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME
June 5-7th, 2020


 

Upcoming MICIS webinars:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 12pm

2019 Clinical Opioid Update

Presenter: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXo9abGPS6Wi8zQ996WCDQ

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 12pm

2019 Legal Opioid Update

Presenter: Peter Michaud, J.D., R.N., Maine Medical Association

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gfx_fKyXReiCGQZKdNJCYA

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 12pm

Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk

Presenter: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NI2Y0kMXQ0KVGY1O-pZUTg


 

VA MAINE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

 

Community Mental Health Summit Medication Assisted Treatment

 

        -M.A.T. Saves Lives- 

 

By attending this Summit, you will learn about:

 

  • VA’s response to the Opioid Crisis
  • How Veterans with Opioid Dependence can access care
  • VA Veterans Justice Outreach Program

 

  • Current research on Substance Dependence and Suicide

 

    

 

      Wednesday, September 11, 2019

 

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

                1 VA Center, Augusta, ME             

 

  Building 210, Theater (Togus)

Limited Seating. Register Early https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mh-summit-2019-registration-67038898149


Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th 

What: Monthly Lecture Series (1.25 AMA PRA category one CME credits per lecture for 12 months for a total of 15 CME credits) 

When: Lecture #1- Wednesday, September 18 from  6:00pm - 7:15pm

Where: 66 Leighton Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

Who: Catherine Krouse, DO 

Why: Obesity continues to skyrocket and most patients are not getting the help they desperately need.  Join us and learn the science behind obesity and current clinical guidelines in treating it.  Understanding the physiology of weight regulation will help open lines of communication with your patients in unexpected ways, and help guide patients towards treatment options with the best evidence for long term success.

COST: $40 per lecture OR $360 for the entire series (15 CME)

RSVP: info@empoweredmaine.com


ABMS CONFERENCE 2019
September 23–25
JW Marriott Chicago

ABMS Conference 2019 is your premier opportunity to learn about innovations in physician assessment, learning and improvement. At this national conference you will expand your knowledge, share best practices, connect with your peers, and engage in professional development opportunities.

Join more than 500 professionals from across the health care community who will accelerate the transformation of Board Certification and the delivery of quality patient care. Visit www.abmsconference.com


Integrated Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians

The Integrated Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians features hands-on training on real patients by world renowned master, Kiiko Matsumoto, and other recognized experts in acupuncture. Learn how to integrate acupuncture into your busy medical practice.

The course runs September 23, 2019 - June 8, 2020 at the AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Cambridge in Cambridge, MA. Unique access to web-based learning with 4 live weekend sessions in the beautiful and historic Boston, Massachusetts.

300+ AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM and AOA Hours

In the course, you will learn how to:

  • Combat the opioid crisis and develop skills to offer patients effective alternative treatments, Become an expert in dry needling, Incorporate basic osteopathic methods of assessment and treatment into your practice, Acquire techniques for rapid treatment of emergency medical conditions, Acupuncture practice management

  • Help your patients effectively manage a variety of complex problems including Pain, OB/GYN, Hormonal, GI, Cardiovascular, Neurological and Psychiatric, Structural and Orthopedic, Autoimmune and Autonomic, etc.

  • Learn a variety of treatment strategies and acupuncture techniques, including Ear Acupuncture, Scar Treatment, Myofascial and Neuroanatomic Treatments, Dry Needling, Electroacupuncture and Laser techniques, Osteopathic Assessment, Nutritional Integration , Cosmetic Acupuncture and more!

For more info visit us today at www.AcuMed.org.

Learn more about the course details or print a course schedule.

Address

AC Hotel By Marriott Boston Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

Sponsored by AcuMed and the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine


8th Annual Let's Go! National Obesity Conference

WHEN
September 26 & 27, 2019
(Check-In & Breakfast start at 7:30 AM)

WHERE
MaineHealth Conference Center
110 Free Street, Portland, Maine 

FEE
$400.00 per person
*Early bird rate of $325.00 - Register by July 1*

RSVP by choosing one of the options below

Conference Details
Learn more about what this conference has to offer you.
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Registration Open for the 7th Annual Health Care for Maine Conference!

 
Time to register for Health Care for Maine's 7th annual conference, A New Day for Health Care in Maine October 3, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center.
 
This year's 7th annual Health Care for Maine (HC4ME) conference, A New Day for Health Care in Maine, is designed to blend celebration with resolve and commitment. Progress being made to improve access to quality and affordable health care in Maine will be celebrated. At the same time, the conference will highlight the need to protect, preserve and build on gains made to expand access to affordable coverage, preventative care and other health care including prescription drugs. By bringing Mainers together, including people in need of care, advocates, policy makers, health care providers and other stakeholders, we resolve and commit to continued collaboration and working together to address barriers many still face in accessing the health care they need.
 
Details for the day are still being worked out but we are truly excited that we will be joined by Margarida Jorge, Executive Director of Health Care for America Now!

Don't miss out - register now! 



The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs – October 9 

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative will be offering two training programs in 2019. The first will be June 21 in Waterville at Colby College. And the second on October 29 in South Portland at the Double Tree hotel as the Youth Concussion track at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. Online registration will be available in September.

Level 1 is the Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management. Level 2 is Advance Concussion Management that includes interpreting neurocognitive tests. Level 1 will be held in the morning and Level 2 will be held in the afternoon. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2.

MCMI training is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neuro-psychologists, school nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic administrators/directors, and coaches.

For more information or to register:

2019 General Information sheet

2019 Registration form

At this time online registration through the MCMI website is not available – you will need to mail in your registration and payment. For any questions – please contact: Jan Salis, PT, ATC, at jsalis@aol.com or 207-577-2018.


FDM Module 1: Shoulder, Ankle and Knee @ UNE COM Oct 18-20, 2019-- 20 Hrs CME

What is FDM?  FDM is an osteopathic model of assessment and treatment. It teaches the pattern recognition of patients’ subtle, and often subconscious hand gestures of HOW they describe their symptoms. FDM identifies six patterns of hand gestures, each with a signature presentation and clinical progression.
Manual treatment for each pattern can lead to faster resolution of symptoms, increase in ROM, and improvement in patient function.

Register at bit.ly/FDMUNE Enter Code EARLY10 for 10% off until Sept 20th


14th Annual University of Maine Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovations in Dementia Care

Click here to register for the Geriatrics Colloquium on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Want to learn more? Click here to view the program of the day, and click here to visit our webpage with a link to register as a sponsor, exhibitor, or participant.


Osteopathic Cranial Academy CME Offerings

 

November 8-10, 2019

Visual Somatic Dysfunction – Diagnosis and Management

Course Director: Paul Dart MD FCA

Eugene, Oregon

 

February 15-19, 2020 Midwinter Introductory Course in

Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

Course Director: Zina Pelkey DO FCA

Associate Director: Therese M. Scott DO

Hilton Norfolk The Main

Norfolk, Virginia

 

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy

3535 E. 96th Street, Suite 101    Indianapolis, IN 46240

(317) 581-0411    FAX: (317) 580-9299

E-mail: info@cranialacademy.org   

Web site: www.cranialacademy.org


 

Healthcare Quality and Safety 2019 Conference - The Conference for Professionals Who Plan, Manage or Support Quality and Safety Initiatives

November 6 – 7th, 2019

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill Hotel, Boston, MA                      

To learn more about this event, visit our website: http://quality.bwh.harvard.edu/

 


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Classified Ads & Job Postings 

ONMM Faculty Physician, Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

At the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency you will find a close-knit community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians who love to teach. We are seeking an NMM-certified osteopathic physician, also boarded in family medicine or internal medicine, with comprehensive skills in direct and indirect manipulative techniques and a passion for teaching, to join our one-year osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) residency as faculty. This position combines clinical work with protected time for teaching and research. Our unique collaborative care center blends osteopathy, behavioral health, and integrative medicine for a holistic and patient-centered approach to care. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, flexible, and dedicated to high quality patient care. Experience in multiple modalities and interest in consultative inpatient and specialty outpatient practice is a must. Maine-Dartmouth is located in central Maine with easy access to the mountains, lakes, and coast. We offer a very competitive benefit package that includes loan repayment and paid sabbatical, and a welcoming work environment.


For more information see www.mainedartmouth.org or contact Michelle Bragg at 207- 626-1891.  To apply, please email cover letter and CV to Michelle Bragg atMichelle.Bragg@mainegeneral.org.


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Registration Open for the 7th Annual Health Care for Maine Conference!

 
Time to register for Health Care for Maine's 7th annual conference, A New Day for Health Care in Maine October 3, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center.
 
This year's 7th annual Health Care for Maine (HC4ME) conference, A New Day for Health Care in Maine, is designed to blend celebration with resolve and commitment. Progress being made to improve access to quality and affordable health care in Maine will be celebrated. At the same time, the conference will highlight the need to protect, preserve and build on gains made to expand access to affordable coverage, preventative care and other health care including prescription drugs. By bringing Mainers together, including people in need of care, advocates, policy makers, health care providers and other stakeholders, we resolve and commit to continued collaboration and working together to address barriers many still face in accessing the health care they need.
 
Details for the day are still being worked out but we are truly excited that we will be joined by Margarida Jorge, Executive Director of Health Care for America Now!
Don't miss out - register now!