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MOA's 2020 Midwinter Symposium: Register Now!

Dates: February 7-9th, 2020 
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME

Credits: 21.75 AOA Category 1-A , AMA PRA Category 1 and AAFP Prescribed Credits Anticipated

Please view the DRAFT AGENDA here.
MOA staff apologize for a technological glitch disrupting our event page this week. Click the link above for the most current agenda. And please do not hesitate to call the MOA office should you have any questions or difficulty registering online!
 
Don't forget to visit our Research Forum on Friday, February 8th 2-4pm! See the full list of student poster titles here.


 

Download the registration brochure HERE.

Our annual Midwinter Symposium will feature clinical updates, case presentations and exciting keynotes tailored to the PCP and related specialists. Please join us for a full weekend of learning, networking and fun with our Maine DO Family!

Hotel information: Call 207-775-2311 to book your room for the symposium. Rates start at $124.00. Please mention our event to get the group rate.
 

REGISTRATION BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLE:
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Did you know that you can get AOA Category 1-A Credits Online?

Osteopathic educational programs in all specialties can be found at DOcme, a collaboration between many state osteopathic associations like the MOA. Get your credits on your own time!

Visit: ​https://www.docme.org/

308 Osteopathic CME Programs are now available via this site!

MOA News

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MOA Congratulates Kaitlyn Brough, new UNE COM SGA President and welcomes her to MOA Board of Directors as Student Representative

Student Doctor Brough has been an active member of the UNE COM SGA as Junior Secretary/Treasurer. Current president, Valerie Pendleton, COM '22, will help mentor Brough and prepare her for her new role on the SGA and on the MOA Board.


AOA/MOA Announce Aetna Modifier 25 Win

In a significant win for DOs and their patients, Aetna has agreed to disable automatic claims denials of E/M services billed on the same day as OMT and appended with modifier 25. The AOA worked closely with our physician liaison at Aetna to implement the change, which allows E/M services billed on the same day as OMT codes 98925-98929 to bypass claims edits that previously triggered the denials. The Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) also provided important advocacy support.

The change is effective for services rendered on or after January 1, 2020. For denials prior to this date, the AOA urges members to exercise the right to appeal unfavorable payer decisions. If Aetna rejects a claim for E/M services billed on the same day as OMT and appended with modifier 25 for services provided on or after January 1st, please contact AOA Physician Services for assistance.

For more information, visit the AOA’s Private Payer Advocacy page.

 

Image result for we need youGet Involved! MOA Legislative Committee Calls on Wdnesday Nights at 7:30PM -- Open to ALL MOA members (including students and residents)

In order to assure a diverse array of specialties and opinions are involved in our advocacy work, we need your input!  

Join the calls! 
To join the email list and receive call information and other updates, please send an email to Amanda Richards at arichards@mainedo.org

Have some time during the week?
Sign up to be a Doctor of the Day! Be an honored guest at the Maine Legislature-- meet your Senator, Representative and get to see the legislative process up close. You will be expected to be at the State House in Augusta from 9:30am until at least 12:00pm. (Stay in the afternoon for Public Hearings and Committee meetings if you like). Your child(ren) can also volunteer as a page. Email Amanda at arichards@mainedo.org to get more information or to sign up!


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Welcome to the MOA E-newsletter for January 24th, 2020:

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