News in brief

COVID-19 resources for DOs: Legal advice, Medicare payment changes, Hilton extends discounts through June

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, 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 webinar on June 23: Legal advice to help you restart your practice

At 7 p.m. CT on June 23, get the custom legal advice you need to restart your practice during the COVID-19 crisis. A panel of attorneys from the McDonald Hopkins law firm will be available to answer your questions during this free webinar. Submit your questions now to physicianservices@osteopathic.org. Get the information you need to pivot your practice during this challenging time.

Sample topics could include:

  • HR management, including leaves of absence, layoffs and furloughs
  • Physician and key executive compensation
  • Employee benefits considerations
  • Telemedicine

Register (free for members, $30 for non-members) on AOA Online Learning for 1.5 credits of category 2B CME, or watch for free, with no CME, on Zoom.

Upcoming webinar on June 24: Medicare physician payment changes in the age of COVID-19

At 7 p.m. CT on June 24, learn more about the flexibility and waivers Medicare is offering in response to the pandemic. This webinar will share the payment changes CMS has implemented for Medicare payment models and quality programs. The presenters will also explain changes to the MIPS reporting timelines and how to take advantage of the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy.

Register (free for members, $30 for non-members) on AOA Online Learning for 1.5 credits of category 2B CME, or watch for free, with no CME, on Zoom.

Hilton offers discounted hotel nights to COVID-19 responders through June

Hilton and its owners are offering hotel rooms at a significant discount for COVID-19 responders through June 30. Learn more (member log-in required).

Regulatory updates from CMS and the CDC

Last week a busy one for COVID-19 regulatory changes, with new information coming out on CMS value-based payment models, modifier usage and lab reporting for COVID-19, along with new CDC guidance for clinicians, and information about additional funding for health care entities. Learn more.

Leave a comment Please see our comment policy