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COVID-19 resources for DOs and students: Practice management webinars, advocacy wins & a new CMS final rule

Learn about the latest tools, news and updates available to help you navigate the global pandemic.


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.

Upcoming COVID-19 webinars

The following AOA/AOIA live webinars can help you adapt your practice and manage your practice’s online presence.

  • May 7 at 7 p.m. CST: How to rebuild your practice now and after COVID-19
    Protect your practice and prepare for the days ahead. Approved for 1.5 AOA 2B credits. Register with CME | Register without CME
  • May 13 at 7 p.m. CST: Managing your online presence
    Learn tips for increasing your practice’s online footprint and attracting new patients. Approved for 1 AOA 2B credit. Register with CME

AOA COVID-19 advocacy efforts

The AOA’s public policy team has advocated on your behalf to secure financial relief, funding for PPE, telehealth expansion and liability protections. Learn more.

CMS releases second COVID-19 interim final rule

On April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a second interim final rule (IFR) along with a press release to further modify and support regulatory changes implemented during the COVID-19 public health emergency. CMS will accept comments on the IFR until June 1, 2020. Learn more.

One comment

  1. Michael

    Does anyone know if asymptomatic covid seropositive(IgG) individuals are included in the covid tally?
    If they are, then why?

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