News from ACOI

Top 10 List for Giving Effective Presentations

I had the honor of giving the “first lecture” in the brand new OCOM (Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine) building recently as part of our faculty development series. My presentation was focused on how to give effective presentations.

Telemedicine and Medicare in 2024

Telemedicine was in use before the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) with specific rules and regulations published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Celebrating 30 Years of Dedication: A Tribute to Susan Stacy, FACOI, on her Retirement

For over three decades, when you think about the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), you think about Susan Stacy, FACOI. Her retirement signals the end to a remarkable journey marking over 30 years of service to the ACOI.

Environmental Justice, Health Equity, and Climate Change

February is Black History Month. Environmental justice will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, and equal access to the decision-making process to live, learn, and work in a healthy environment.

Recognizing Excellence: Nominations Open for the ACOI 2024 Awards

As we embark on another year of celebrating excellence in osteopathic internal medicine, the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2024 Awards.

CMS Finalizes Rule to Curb Prior Authorization Abuse

On January 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a long-awaited final rule that makes improvements to prior authorization practices used by health insurers. Under the rule, Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Fee-for-Service (FFS) programs, Medicaid managed care plans, CHIP managed care entities, and Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuers on the Federally Facilitated Exchanges (FFEs) will be required to streamline prior authorization processes.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Become an ACOI Fellow in 2024

As a physician, you've dedicated years to honing your skills, earning the trust of your peers and patients alike. Now, it's time to showcase your commitment to excellence by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI). Nominations for the prestigious Fellow designation are now open, with the application deadline set for May 31, 2024.

Senate Lawmakers Want to Tackle Physician Payment Reform

A bipartisan group of senators have joined together to tackle Medicare physician payment reform. The senators have committed to investigating shortcomings of the physician fee schedule (PFS) and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) to propose long-term reforms. The announcement of the working group comes as physicians are suffering a 3.37% Medicare payment reduction that took effect on January 1, 2024. Congress still has the opportunity to reverse or mitigate the cut. ACOI encourages our members ask lawmakers to intervene.

Access More Sessions with the Spring Meetings Bundle

This year we’re giving members the chance to choose your own adventure—access to both meetings at a discounted cost. Select the sessions that make the most sense for you. You can keep up with the latest in hospital medicine with the 2024 Clinical Challenges in Hospital Medicine and review core topics with the 2024 Internal Medicine Comprehensive Update.

Caring for Persons with Diabetes - 12-part Course Available

Enhance your patient care and management for patients with diabetes with a new certificate program* on the ACOI Online Learning Center. Comprehensive Care for Persons with Diabetes is a 12-part course encompassing the clinical aspects of diabetes care as well as the supportive social pieces.

February Member News

Read the latest from ACOI members who have received awards, promotions, and other recognitions.

Docs Off the Clock: The Role of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Patient Care

Join Dr. Hermann on this week's podcast and learn how OMT can improve patient outcomes, what additional tools OMT gives osteopathic internists, and more.

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