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Sept. 8, 2017


Tell Us About Your Practice Challenges

Practice challenges - we all have them.Complete this quick survey to tell us about yours! The results will be used to help shape a Practice Builder Session at AOA-35 in Las Vegas.Take the survey today to give some insight into some of your most challenging practice issues.


AOA Wants YOU!
You can have a say in AOA's future. Remember to vote for this year's AOA Leadership Council positions and proposed bylaws changes. AOA Professional and Lifetime members may vote online until Sept. 19, 2017. Members attending this year's AOA Annual Educational Conference (Sept. 18-20) may choose to vote on-site during the conference. All active Professional and Lifetime members who have not previously cast their votes online can do so during registration desk hours any time before 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Election results will be announced to conference attendees during the closing ceremonies at AOA-35, and an email announcement will be sent to the entire membership following the meeting. Vote now and make your voice heard!


AOA-35 Annual Educational Conference

It's Not Too Late
AOA-35 in Las Vegas is only a little over one week away, but there is still time to ensure that you make it to the largest gathering of ENT practice leaders in the country.It isn't too late - don't miss out on over 18 hours of industry specific education at AOA-35 Annual Educational Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Register today!



The AOA depends on its Executive Partners for education and resources. Learn about one of our partners - Fuel Medical Group - and what partnership means to them in this week's Executive Partner Highlight. 


Fuel Medical Group recognizes the value of our close strategic partnership with the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA). Our goal of improving every patient’s outcomes and achieving every clinic’s potential aligns with the association’s mission to facilitate development of and provide support to administrators leading ENT practices. By applying our expertise in the areas of digital marketing, graphic design, recruitment and program development, among others, we assist the AOA in meeting the needs of administrators across the United States.

Fuel Medical is the leading member-focused advisory company serving ENTs, Otologists, Audiology Private Practices and Universities. It’s in part thanks to our collaboration with the AOA that Fuel Medical has had the opportunity to provide and implement insights, tools and actionable solutions to positively transform practice performance and impact patient outcomes for the AOA’s member population. It is our mission to help administrators realize outsized returns by more effectively managing talent, information and patients, and it’s with this partnership that we have been able to collaborate with many of the nation’s most progressive administrators.



Best Employee Perks on the Internet
While not all of our companies can afford to do this, here’s a sample of some unique employee perks found in companies today.See if there isn’t something cool you can add to increase employee satisfaction and retention:

  • Gym memberships or yearly funds toward employee wellness
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Donation matching program
  • More family leave than required by law
  • Education reimbursement – for job-related training AND non job-related training
  • Kindles for the office to share
  • Cake on your birthday – or the day off!
  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community (also promotes teambuilding)
  • Catered meals on a regular basis
  • Company retreats in great locations
  • Lunch & Learn sessions
  • Transportation or parking allowance or rewards for ridesharing
  • Company logo clothing to wear in the office (and outside too)
  • Free coffee, free snacks, free fruit
  • In house yoga, fitness classes or massages
  • Standup desks


Make the Most of Coding with SuperCoder Products
Did you know that AOA offers some terrific SuperCoder products to members at an exclusive discounted rate to assist in all of your coding needs? We are always adding new SuperCoder products to the AOA Store to help you with coding issues like MACRA, Medicare Part B and more. Check out the items on the AOA Store that can help you and your coders alleviate headaches when it comes to coding and reimbursement.


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.

Recording of "Making Sense of Medicare (Audigy Webinar Series, Part I" presented by Debbie Abel is now available for purchase here. The webinar recording is $49 for members and $75 for non-members.

Oct. 11 @ 1:00 p.m. | "Cracking the Code (Audigy Webinar Series, Part II)" presented by Debbie Abel AAPC APPROVED!!!
Oct. 25 @ 1:00 p.m. |
"Itemizing Hearing Aid Services, Third Party Payers (Audigy Webinar Series, Part III" presented by Debbie Abel AAPC APPROVED!!!

Nov. 29 @ 1:00 p.m. | "Coding Updates for 2018" presented by Teresa Thompson

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