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Jan. 20, 2017


The Latest Edition of AOA's Advocacy Newsletter Is Here

The January edition of The ENT Voice is now available online. This month's advocacy newsletter includes:

  • President-elect Trump's push for ACA repeal and replacement
  • New GOP bill that could kill the overtime rule before it takes effect
  • A look at new HHS head Tom Price
  • 4 MIPS tips for 2017
  • Tools to boost efficiency in your revenue cycle

Read the first edition for 2017 on the AOA website.


Next Week: Register for an AAPC-Approved AOA Webinar
Register for next week's webinar - "Fundamentals of CPT Coding in Audiology" - to earn 1.0 AAPC CEU. This presentation will:

  • List common audiology CPT codes and their uses.
  • Define the use of 92700 in audiology.
  • List common modifiers in audiology and their uses.
  • Describe the appropriate use of evaluation and management codes by audiologists working in otolaryngology.

The presentation will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Register online today.

Take 30 Seconds to Tell Us about Telemedicine and Your Practice

The AOA wants to know if your practice offers telemedicine services or if you plan to in the next year. How are you using it for ENT, or how do you plan to implement? Take this quick three-question survey to let us know, and you could be interviewed for an upcoming Oto's Scope article.



Have a Mile-High Pile of Magazines on Your Desk?
As managers, our time becomes more precious every day. Our practices demand more and more of our time, and interruptions can be unmanageable. Yet, it is more important than ever to stay up on trade reading so our knowledge is relevant. Try this technique to identify the relevant reading quickly, then spend time in the details when life gives you the inevitable moment where you have to wait.

Many of our trade journals still come in printed format. The first time you see a journal, scan the table of contents, then flip through the pages with purpose. See an article that interests you? Tear it out and put it in a reading folder. Toss the rest of the journal and move on with your day. Then, when you know you’ll have a moment where you might be waiting (e.g. travel, early to a meeting, doctor visit), grab your reading folder and read the information in full.

Paper is low-tech but very portable. Even if you get journals online, try the same technique and print what you’re really interested in digesting. This’ll keep your reading stack lean and mean.


Oto's Scope Archives
Looking for practice management tips and ideas? Check out the Oto's Scope archives for dozens of terrific practice management articles, coding information, the latest in healthcare, and more. Access the latest edition - "The Winds of Change" - and read the rest of the archives on the AOA website.


Educate yourself and your office with AOA webinars. Learn about several upcoming titles below. Visit the AOA Webinars page to register. Secure your education for 2017 with the 2017 AOA webinar subscription for the low member rate of just $349.

Jan. 25 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Fundamentals of CPT Coding in Audiology" presented by Kim Cavitt, Au.D. EARN 1 AAPC CEU!
Feb. 1 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
AOA 101" presented by Robin Wagner, COPM COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR!
Feb. 8 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
2017 Compliant EM Documentation & Coding" presented by Steven A. Adams
Feb. 15 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Audiology Pricing Strategies" presented by Kim Cavitt, Au.D. EARN 1 AAPC CEU!
Feb. 22 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Understanding Your QRUR Report" presented by Virginia F. Brooks, MHA, CPHQ

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