7th ANNUAL TOMA & TEXAS ACOFP JOINT CONVENTION
June 4-8 | La Cantera Hill Country Resort | San Antonio, TX
Join TOMA & TxACOFP for a fun-filled educational convention hosted at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX on June 4-8. The Convention will offer multiple CME tracks with information on Practice Management, Contract Negotiations and general health topics, plus many social events for you and your family. Join over 350 osteopathic physicians and their families from all over Texas at the 2014 Joint Convention. More details and registration can be found here!
59th ANNUAL MIDWINTER CONFERENCE
February 5-8, 2015 | Omni Dallas Park West | Dallas, TX
Details coming soon!
8th ANNUAL TOMA & TxACOFP JOINT CONVENTION
August 4-9. 2015 | Omni Bayfront Hotel | Corpus Christi, TX
Details coming soon!
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OSTEOPATHY CME EVENTS
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Calender of Events.
AOA SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR HIGHEST HONOR
The AOA is now accepting applications for the AOA Distinguished Service Certificate, our highest honor. The Distinguished Service Certificate is awarded annually during the OMED Opening Session to deserving physicians or individuals for outstanding accomplishments in advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine, education, philanthropy, or other fields of public service. Nominations for the Distinguished Service Certificate must come directly from a state, specialty, or non-practice osteopathic association, or a college of osteopathic medicine. As such, all completed nomination forms must be accompanied by an official letter from your organization's governing board as well as a copy of the nominee's CV. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 16; nominations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. More detailed requirements and instructions on how to submit a nomination are included on the nomination form.
CMS ISSUES MEDICARE ADVANTAGE INCREASE IN 2015
In an unexpected announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued a 0.4% increase in Medicare Advantage (MA) rates for 2015, rather than a 1.9% cut as the agency previously predicted in February. The decision to increase, rather than cut MA rates drew immediate bipartisan praise from lawmakers.
Medicare Part D beneficiaries who reach the donut hole will receive coverage and discounts of 55% on covered brand name drugs and 35% on covered generic drugs, an increase from 52.5% and 28%, respectively, in 2014.
The rate change was announced in the CMS-issued 2015 rate announcement and final call letter, along with a fact sheet, for MA and prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) programs.
A YEAR LATER, THE HEALING CONTINUES IN WEST
Dr. George Smith of West was interviewed by the Star Telegram recollecting his thoughts and action during last year's tragedy: A year later, the healing continues in West - Star-Telegram