As the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread domestically and abroad, the AOA’s top priority remains supporting the needs of DOs and osteopathic medical students.
We have assembled a resource page to help physicians and medical students navigate the global health crisis—whether you are caring for patients as a frontline health care professional or supporting in other ways.
AOA staff members are continuously updating this page as new information becomes available. Here are some of the latest updates.
Discounted KN95 and surgical masks available for AOA members
The AOA has reached an exclusive agreement with NEXVOO to provide AOA members with a discount on FDA-certified KN95 and three-ply surgical masks. Reduced pricing is available for KN95 masks purchased in quantities of 100 or 1,000 and for 3-ply masks in quantities of 1,000. Orders in these quantities may also be bundled for greater savings. Learn more.
New loan comparison tool for physicians
SoFi, an AOA Member Value partner, has, through Lantern Credit, built a marketplace for physician practices and other small businesses to shop across multiple lenders and compare financial solutions, including those that are part of the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan Program (PPP). Learn more.
CMS announces changes to Accelerated Payment Program, launches telehealth toolkit
Get the latest CMS COVID-19 regulatory updates from the week of April 27, along with call-in information for this week’s stakeholder calls.
HHS announcements and additional guidance from CMS
HHS announced the release of provider relief funds and launched a new telehealth toolkit, while CMS issued additional guidance on prior authorization and utilization management as well as Medicare enrollment for hospitals. Learn more.
COVID-19 content available for patients
DoctorsThatDO.org, the AOA’s consumer-facing site, has a library of healthy living articles that is updated frequently. DOs are welcome to share this content with their patients as needed.
Some examples of articles covering COVID-19-related topics that can be shared:
- Telemedicine: Staying well in the COVID-19 era
- Managing mental health during a global pandemic
- COVID-19 poses a unique risk to smokers