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Greetings ,
Welcome to the Maine Osteopathic Association Online!

Our mission is to serve the Osteopathic profession in the state of Maine through a coordinated effort of professional education, professional advocacy, and member services in order to ensure the quality of osteopathic care to the people of this state.



It’s here—National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week. NOM Week, April 16-22, is a time for members and supporters of the osteopathic profession to come together to educate the public about DOs and osteopathic medicine. Here's how you can join the effort!  

 

Are you an MOA Member? 

Our next membership cycle runs from June 1st, 2017 to May 31st, 2018.
Make sure you renew your membership to continue access.
Login to your account to pay your dues! Or call the MOA for assistance 207-623-1101.

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​Member Benefits Include:

  • High quality discounted CME programs through the Midwinter Conference and Annual Convention. If you join the MOA, the fees discounted from the CME conferences pays for the membership!

  • Representation of the osteopathic profession at the Maine State Legislature, and advocacy on legislation at state and national levels. Enclosed are several new handouts for advocacy efforts.

  • Discounted products and services through our Preferred Business Partner Program, including dental insurance, medical supplies, bill collection, telecommunication services, financial planning and other many benefits.

  • Up-to-date information through the MOA website and weekly E-news briefs focusing on key policy and practice issues.

  • Networking and referral contacts with the brand NEW Membership Directory both printed and on-line at www.mainedo.org. Only MOA members will be included and have access to the directory!

  • Assistance with effectively resolving reimbursement issues, coding & practice management guidance including audits

Click here to download our member application.


 
 

CME By the Sea: MOA's Annual Seaside Convention
Online Registration: Click Here
or Click here to download the registration brochure.


To book your accommodations at the Samoset Resort:
Call 800-341-1650
OR
Click here to book online: Use group/block special code OSTEP2017​


DO, MD, NP, PA and all other Prescribers:
Did you know that 3 Hours of CME on opioid prescribing are now required?
Read the Notice from the Maine Boards of Licensure Here. 

The Good News?
MOA Has you covered. Get the credits you need! Attend our afternoon opioid prescribing CME session. 


**Important Note: This session is included in the MOA Annual Convention. If you have registered or plan to register for the full convention,
there is NO NEED to register separately for the opioid session. It will be included in your convention registration.*
*


Click here to register online.


MOA News 


Angela Cole Westhoff, MOA Executive Director, Receives AAO Academy Award

Angela Cole Westhoff, MA is the 2017 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a non-physician. Ms. Westhoff received the AAO’s Academy Award at Convocation in Colorado Springs on March 23. Angela has served as the Executive Director of the Maine Osteopathic Association since 2008 and she is the current president of the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED).

The AAO’s Academy Award recognizes individuals outside of the Academy who have profoundly contributed to the profession by demonstrating commitment to osteopathic principles and to the osteopathic profession; exhibiting outstanding efforts or special contributions to promote osteopathic medicine; continuously showing support of and collaboration with osteopathic organization; and having a vision that is complementary to the Academy’s mission.

Ms. Westhoff was recognized for her advocacy efforts on behalf of the osteopathic profession and for her work on reimbursement issues related to osteopathic manipulative treatment in the Northeast region of the US. Please join the Maine Osteopathic Association in congratulating Angela on this well-deserved recognition. 


MOA Executive Leadership Role Change

Angela Cole Westhoff will be moving into a consultant role for the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) in early April. Ms. Westhoff has more than 16 years of experience managing nonprofits in health care and public health in Maine and has been with the MOA for nearly nine years. Angela recently began her own consulting business, Cole Westhoff Consulting, LLC. She will continue to lead strategic planning efforts for the MOA and serve as the lead spokesperson/ lobbyist.

Ms. Westhoff earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in communication with concentrations in health communication and public relations from the University of Maine at Orono.

Angela was also recently named as Executive Director of the Maine Dental Association. She will be splitting her time between the two associations and assisting the MOA with a transition plan.


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Choosing Wisely: Choosing Wisely centers around conversations between providers and patients informed by the evidence-based recommendations of
“Things Providers and Patients Should Question.”
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Maine Osteopathic Educational Foundation 
Distinguishing Ourselves:  Preserving the Past and Preparing for the Future
D.O. Fundraising Campaign "Promoting Osteopathic Medicine for Generations to Come"

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The History of Osteopathic Medicine:

Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of "wellness" and recognized the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Read More
 

 
 

 

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