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March 31, 2017

Read the Latest Oto's Scope Online!

The first Oto's Scope of 2017 is officially here! This quarter's theme - "You Are Here" - looks at the various aspects of ENT practice management in today's world. "You Are Here" features articles on:

  • reimbursement and changes in 2017
  • increasing your patient base with in-office procedures
  • tips and tricks on converting from one EHR system to another
  • streamlining your office with help from Google apps

and more! Check out the digital edition online today.


Academic Practice Forum 5th Annual Mid-Year Meeting Recap

Despite a wicked weather front in several parts of the country, 20 members of the AOA Academic Practice Forum community interest group descended upon Emory University/Emory Healthcare in Atlanta March 15-17, 2017 to view clinical facilities at two of Emory’s campuses and discuss relevant topics impacting academic medical center administrators. The two-and-a-half-day session format combined expert guest speakers with time for open discussion to allow for robust, free-flowing conversation among members to share best practices.


The food and activities scene is absolutely thriving in Atlanta and did not disappoint attendees! As a special event, Melinda Franks, Clinical Administrator at Emory, 2017 APF Committee Chair and host of this year’s mid-year meeting, conveyed the rich history between Mr. Robert Woodruff, The Coca-Cola Company, and Emory. Attendees were treated to a VIP guided tour of the World of Coca-Cola experience, a meet-up with the famous Coca-Cola Bear, personalized giveaways, and access to try any/all of the different Coca-Cola soda products from every continent in the world! Committee members already look forward to reconnecting again at AOA 35 in Las Vegas Sept. 18-20, 2017!



This Is No Joke: AOA-35 Registration Coming Soon

The weekend might have been filled with some friendly tricks, but we're not fooling around: The AOA-35 registration is opening soon! The online registration will open by mid-April so you can secure your spot for the only ENT-specific gathering of practice managers in the country. Start planning to be in Las Vegas Sept. 18-20 by checking out our schedule at a glance. If you need support from your physician to attend, use our ROI planner to prove that AOA-35 is a sound investment for your practice. And make sure to book your hotel at the Venetian Resort in the AOA-35 block before it sells out. Cross these things off your list so you can register later this month!



There’s Nothing More Powerful than Peers Teaching Peers
Employee attendance at seminars or other training venues is common practice at many companies. Take this a step further by asking employees who attend training to give a brief in-service presentation to their peers and managers when they return. This serves several purposes: Employees will retain the information better if they teach it to others, and new information is shared. It will also create a supportive environment so that new systems or information learned in training seminars will be more easily integrated.


Don't Be a Fool - Educate Your Staff with AOA University
Ignore the tricks and treat your staff to quality on-demand education with AOA University training modules. We have 18 modules available in a variety of practice management topics. Our suggested module bundles group together similar topics that are great for new employee training, new manager training, training those new to ENT, and annual/on-going education. Don't be a fool when it comes to educating your staff - let your office bloom this spring with AOA University.


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.

April 5 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Sanction Screening & Validation Programs" presented by Tia Lee Daniel, MS, LIP SHRM-CP COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR!
April 12 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Best Practices in Practice Flow & Efficiencies" presented by Larry Brooks, AIA
April 26 @ 1 p.m. Eastern | "
Employment Changes in 2017: What Does the New Administration Mean for Your Office?" presented by Lori Kleiman, SPHR

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