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.
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 email@example.com
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