Voice of Your Profession
AOA works side by side with other organizations and governmental agencies to benefit your practice. The AOA proactively interacts on behalf of our membership and the ENT industry with Congress, federal agencies, state legislative and regulatory bodies, and we educate members about regulatory and industry developments that may create challenges or opportunities for their businesses.
Resources - When You Need Them
AOA has more than 3,000 policies & procedures, booklets, plans, and customizable forms available to you under the members-only tab of this website. Members also have access to the AOA Discussion Forums to ask questions, share ideas and respond to fellow professionals with your expertise and advice. AOA also offers a plethora of resources and manuals available at special discounted member pricing.
Expand Your Network
Do you need to find a colleague in your state or someone with your same EMR system? Are you new to the industry and looking for advice from a seasoned professional? AOA offers networking opportunities galore! Peer-to-peer networking opportunities allow AOA members to enhance their understanding of practice trends and find solutions to their professional challenges.
Industry News and Information
Members receive the weekly AOA Now newsletter, packed with association and ENT news, as well as legislative alerts when announcements that affect otolaryngology are made. The quarterly Oto’s Scope magazine provides in-depth practice management information in longer feature stories.
AOA educates thousands of ENT business professionals annually through continuing education opportunities:
Tools for the Office and Staff
We know that finding time to educate staff is a difficult but important part of your business. AOA has several tools and resources at discounted pricing to make your job more efficient and effective:
- AOA University training modules on topics such as Bloodborne Pathogens, Fraud & Abuse Compliance, and Basic Finance
- ENT-specific Salary and Benchmarking Surveys to ensure your practice is on target
- AOA Resource Manual, a one-stop resource for all things practice management
- and many more!
The Certification in Otolaryngology Practice Management (COPM) is the only certification specific to ENT. The COPM exam is a knowledge-based test that examines six core areas related directly to otolaryngology practice management. Take the step to advance your career through our Pathway to Certification to demonstrate your commitment to the profession and lifelong learning.
Join the AOA today!