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Maine Osteopathic Association achieves victory for the profession

MOA’s advocacy efforts lead Consumer Reports to add OMT to its Choosing Wisely initiative.

Osteopathic medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) will now be included on the Consumer Reports Choosing Wisely website for treatment of low back pain, thanks to advocacy work led by the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA). Choosing Wisely is a national campaign sponsored by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports.

The AOA provided current literature on OMT and low back pain while MOA connected the right people, and delivered the right message at the right time to ensure OMT was included.

The MOA plans to build out its website to have a Choosing Wisely resource section for physicians and patients.

More state advocacy victories

Maine is the latest state to achieve advocacy victories for the osteopathic medical profession. Read more in the following articles:

Tennessee changes regulation to recognize DO pain credentials.

Advocacy wins buoy osteopathic physicians in Minnesota.

Advocacy in action: Osteopathic groups score victories in two states.

Advocacy in action: Massachusetts changes regulations to recognize DOs.

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