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Time to Check In on Your Crew

As I walked into the lecture hall, I spotted my not-so-assigned seat. Familiar faces greeted me while I made my way to the familiar space and time. The standard set up ensued, making room for bags, snacks, and books. That day, I had brought in special banana bread with nuts and chocolate chips to support the appetites and nutrition of my lovely friends and colleagues, who always met me with smiles. I would “break bread" with those in the shared row who quickly became a chosen family.

2024 ACOI Spring Meetings are Available Anytime, Just for You

Take a look at the agendas, including session learning objectives, and register now. Sessions are all on-demand and you can catch up at your own pace. The content will be on-demand through July 31, 2024.

Climate Change and The Problem with Nephrology

Classically, nephrology isn’t about much more than problems of water and salt. The FFS part of nephrology is not so different than any other subspecialty. Except… Dialysis. Let’s face it, dialysis is what separates nephrology from the rest. This is about dialysis for ESRD, or as it is now called ESKD.

Physicians Have Until April 15 to Apply for 2023 MIPS Exception

Physicians have until April 15 to request a 2023 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances exception due to the Change Healthcare cyberattack.

Advice for Future Medical Students at the Nation’s Newest Medical School

A time honored tradition at many medical schools is a presentation where the Dean gives advice to the entering medical students on becoming a physician. In preparing for our inaugural class at the Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine (OCOM), I have often thought about what my advice will be for the freshly-minted medical students at the nation’s newest and most modern medical school.

New Bill Supports Training Opportunities for Osteopathic Medicine

The ACOI is backing new legislation in Congress that would improve medical training opportunities for osteopathic and allopathic medical students in rural and medically underserved areas.  

March Member News

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

Climate Change: Impacts on Gender

March is Women’s Health Month. Understanding the unique effects of climate change on gender can help improve gender-based solutions to climate health equity.

Gratitude

One of the things I have begun to do more of over the past few years is to take the extra few seconds to show gratitude. Whether it be with friends or colleagues, it costs almost nothing, and science suggests there are many very real and measurable benefits both to the one expressing gratitude as well as the recipient.

ACOI Spring Meetings 2024 Are Approaching, April 8-12

Start accumulating credits when lectures launch on April 8-12, and enjoy access to the on-demand content through July 31, 2024, well before the current AOA CME cycle ends on December 31, 2024. Check out some of the highlights from each meeting.

Change Healthcare Cyberattack Information

On February 21, Change Healthcare, which is owned by UnitedHealth Group (UHG), experienced a cyberattack that has taken its systems offline. Change’s IT platform connects health care providers and pharmacies with payers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced physician practices impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack can request advanced Medicare payments to help with cash flow disruptions.

Like Father, Like Son

Peter G. Gulick, DO, MACOI, and Jeffrey A. Gulick, DO, FACOI, and Robert L. DiGiovanni, DO, MACOI, and Ernest L. DiGiovanni, DO, FACOI, are the first father/son pairs in recent history to be inducted as ACOI Fellows and Master Fellows simultaneously. While the Fellows Convocation featured 35 individuals receiving their FACOI designation and 15 DOs receiving their MACOI designation, rarely has an event featured family duos.

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