The DO | Print Archives

April 2008

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Maximizing reimbursement: DOs share insights on enhancing practice revenue

To be financially successful in today’s healthcare environment, osteopathic physicians need to obtain the maximum reimbursement due from third-party payers.

Other features

Next cut is the deepest: AOA steels for Medicare blade

The proposed 10.6% cut in Medicare physician payments set for July will be the largest in the 43-year history of Medicare. The AOA kicked off its advocacy campaign early this year to prevent the cut and work for a payment increase.

History bureau’s essay competition now targets five core principles

To entice osteopathic medical students, interns and residents to study their profession’s past struggles and achievements, the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity is conducting its fourth annual history essay competition.

Departments

Newsbriefs—Pioneering dean Myron S. Magen, DO, dies

The founding dean of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Myron S. Magen, DO, died Feb 13 at the age of 81.

President’s Voice—Due compensation

AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, looks at how DOs can enhance their reimbursement.

Executive Director’s Desk—The rites of spring for DOs: Playing ball in the major leagues of medicine

As baseball season begins, AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, reflects on how "caps" fit into the osteopathic medical profession.

To the Point—Rx: Crucial medical communication

More than 1 million people are affected each year by prescription errors. Arnold Melnick, DO, tells how avoid them.

OMS Spotlight—Building a healthier Harlem: TOUROCOM students reach out to community’s youth

Efren S. Caballes, OMS I, highlights some of TOUROCOM’s achievements in its New York City neighborhood.

AOA at Work

The AOA has nominated Paul A. Martin, DO, to serve as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises the US Congress on Medicare issues.