PFS Proposed Rule Series, Part 2: Updates to E/M Services
Read this week’s blog post, PFS Proposed Rule Series, Part 2: Updates to Evaluation and Management Services, to learn about key CMS changes proposed for 2021, their possible impact on family medicine, conversion factor reduction and the overall outlook for primary care services.
Treatment Modalities for Notalgia Paresthetica Including OMT
Notalgia Paresthetica (NP) is a rarely reported condition that presents with chronic neuropathic pruritus, commonly localized to the interscapular borders and paravertebral regions with episodic exacerbations and remissions. The September/October OFP article titled Treatment Modalities for Notalgia Paresthetica Including OMT covers treatment methods and results of several options. Read the full article for more information and then complete the OFP CME quiz for 1-B credit, free to ACOFP members.
ACOFP Leadership Attends Virtual Advocacy Day
On September 10, physician leadership from ACOFP attended a virtual advocacy day co-hosted with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and 30 other osteopathic affiliates. After receiving advocacy and issue training, leaders were able to virtually meet with their members of Congress to advocate for ending the practice of surprise medical billing, reforming the prior-authorization process, and supporting mental health resources for health care professionals. These meetings came at a critical time as Congress is currently debating all three topics. We want to thank the physicians who attended on behalf of ACOFP for their work to help advance meaningful health care policy and their ongoing advocacy efforts.
Resident Spotlight: Brett Prestia, DO
For the latest in the series of spotlight interviews with residents, students sat down with Brett Prestia, DO, to learn more about his residency program, what being a part of ACOFP means to him and what advice he has for students.
Update Your Member Profile and Win
In order to maintain access to key membership benefits, your member profile needs to be up-to-date. We know you are busy and that updating your profile—while quick and painless—may not be your top priority, so ACOFP is offering five fabulous prizes to sweeten the deal. For your chance to win, complete and save the member update form, and your name will be entered in the drawing.
OMED Open for Registration
OMED 2020 has gone virtual. Don’t miss a moment of the must-attend virtual CME event of the fall, October 15–18, 2020! Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 30 hours of Category 1-A CME credit selected from more than 100 hours of programming focused on clinical practice, advancements in medicine, and COVID-19 treatment and care. Use promo code ENVISION20 at check out to save $100 on main conference registration fees.