PFS Proposed Rule Series, Part 3: Changes to Supervision Rules
In the final installment in our three-part blog series covering physician-focused proposals in recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed regulations, we will discuss two proposals in the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. Read blog.
Direct-to-Customer Care in COVID-19 and Other Public Health Crises
The September/October OFP article, Direct to Consumer Care in COVID-19 and Other Public Health Crises, explores perspectives and evidence for DTC as a business modality, including the advantages and disadvantages of using DTC for health care during a pandemic. Read the full article for more information—or read the entire September/October issue. Then, complete the OFP quiz, for CME credit.
COVID-19 Causes Avoidance of Medical Care
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report dated September 11, delayed or avoided medical care might increase morbidity and mortality associated with both chronic and acute health conditions. Because of concerns about COVID-19, by June 30, an estimated 41% of U.S. adults had delayed or avoided medical care, including urgent or emergency care (12%) and routine care (32%).
IOU Now Available On-Demand
The ACOFP Intensive Osteopathic Update (IOU) is now available on-demand. Learn at your own pace from the convenience of your home or office. Through IOU On-Demand, courses can be purchased individually—or you can purchase full access to all of the sessions and earn over 40 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit. Be one of the first 50 registrants to use promo code IOU200 at checkout and save $200 on your full-access purchase.
Reminder: Awards Open for Applications
There is still time to apply or nominate a colleague for several ACOFP awards recognizing excellence in osteopathic family medicine. View the ACOFP awards page for information and application links to the Educator of the Year, Excellence in Advocacy and Distinguished Fellow awards.
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.
Board Prep Resources
Are you getting ready to take your AOBFP recertification exam? ACOFP has resources in the eLearning Center that can help you prepare. Boost your confidence as you prepare for the board exam with over 150 Online Board Prep Questions. Intensive Update & Board Review Online sessions are recorded from past live events to create self-study modules to update you on the most important areas for your exams while earning 1-B credit.