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The MOA Office will be Closed Monday, January 20th in observation of this holiday.


There's Still Time to Register!

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 

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.

Click Here for the full draft agenda.
 

REGISTRATION BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLE:
Click Here to Download.
 


 

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

Image result for victoryAOA/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.


Maine Osteopathic Association Names Amanda Richards Executive Director
Manchester, ME – January 1, 2020

The Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amanda Richards has been named the Association’s Executive Director. Ms. Richards joined the MOA staff in 2016 as a Membership & Events Coordinator, and has served as the Director of Operations since 2018.
Amanda grew up in Strong, Maine and attended the University of Maine at Orono where she earned her Bachelors of Arts and Master’s degrees in Communication. Prior to her nonprofit work, she served in several roles executing private and corporate events. Amanda was a 2019 participant in New Leader's Council (NLC) Institute, a training program focused on developing entrepreneurial and civic leadership. She now serves on the NLC Maine Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Amanda is also an active member of the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors.

MOA President, Dr. David Scaccia, comments, “Amanda has been a tremendous asset to the association since she was hired, and we are thrilled to see her at the helm.”

For further information, please contact MOA President David Scaccia, D.O., MPH at info@mainedo.org


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!


Weekly E-Newsletter:

Welcome to the MOA E-newsletter for January 17th, 2020:

  • MOA News: MOA Office Will be Closed Monday, Jan 20th for MLK Day, There's still time to register for the Midwinter Symposium 2020: Click Here to Register or View the Agenda Below.

  • News to Use: Update from the MOA Legislative Committee-- Call Each Wed. 7:30PM, Save the Date for UNE COM Speed Networking-- March 28th, 5 Trends in Telemedicine: What YOU Need to Know

  • Public Health:  NO on 1 Campaign Update-- Donate Now to Assist in the effort to protect Maine's Children, One in 7 US Adults Physically Inactive

  • Practice Management: ICYMI --AOA/MOA Advocacy Win: Aetna to Disable Automatic Denial of Same Day OMT/EM Claims w/ Modifier 25. Practice Tip from Medical Mutual: E-Communication with Patients, FREE Training foe Behavioral Health Professionals on Tobacco Treatment February 4th

  • Events: 8 Hour Burpenorphine Waiver Course at Maine Medical Center January 27th, Contact Cheryl Harris charris@mainehealth.org to register.

  • Job Posting:  MatureCare Faculty Position Open at UNE COM, Click Here for more details.

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