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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

AHCCCS Comment Period
Volunteers Needed
AZ Opioid Summit
Update Your Profile
District Meetings
Med Sync

DO Day
Recruit an AOMA Member
New Membership Development Manager
Birdies for Charity
Honor Your Peers
Vaccine News
New OnDemand CME
95th Annual Convention

Happy Holidays

AOMA Calendar

AHCCCS Seeking Physician Feedback - Governor's Executive Order to Limit Opioid Prescriptions

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announced an AMPM Policy revision open for an expedited comment period until December 28, 2016. The policy revision includes draft language added to it to address the Governor’s Executive Order on Opioids 2016-06: 7-DAY SUPPLY LIMIT OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOID MEDICATIONS CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 2016-062.

The instructions for providing feedback is provided on the main page of the AMPM Public Comment https://comments.azahcccs.gov/ampm/ site along with access to the form for each policy available below.

Access the proposed policy changes at https://tst.azahcccs.gov/shared/Downloads/MedicalPolicyManual/OpenForPublicComment/AMPM310V.pdf

For those AOMA members who already submitted comments to the AOMA, they will be submitted to AHCCCS for inclusion into the public comments. Thank you for your help.


AOMA 2017 District Meetings - Networking and Policy Discussions

AOMA members are represented by districts to ensure diverse, inclusive representation. Each District meets at least once a year to network with peers, discuss policy, and conduct business
including electing Delegates and Alternates to the AOMA House of Delegates and representatives to serve on the AOMA Board of Trustees. Please plan to attend your AOMA District Meeting.

Don't know your District? Call the AOMA office at (602) 266-6699 or email
teresa@az-osteo.org.

District
Date & Time
Location

1
RSVP HERE



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cucina Tagliani
17045 N. 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308

2
RSVP HERE

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Z Tejas
1525 E. Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014

3
RSVP HERE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Maggiano's
16405 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 8525
4
RSVP HERE

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Aunt Chilada's
2019 W. Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ 85253
5
RSVP HERE

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Aunt Chilada's
2019 W. Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ 85253
6 TBD Tucson, AZ
7 TBD Via Teleconference

Welcome New Membership Development Director

Colleen Zubrycki has joined the AOMA team as the Membership Development Manager. Colleen comes to us after eight years with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). She has a thorough understanding of association work including member services, volunteer coordination, continuing education, events, and project management. Colleen is excited to join AOMA and encourages you to contact her with your membership questions, or just to say hello! You can reach Colleen at 602-266-6699 or colleen@az-osteo.org.

After six years with AOMA as the member services manager, Sharon Daggett has moved on to pursue other career interests. Sharon will always be a close friend and part of the osteopathic family. She will continue providing support for Arizona Osteopathic Charities and at AOMA events.

New AOMA On Demand CME Offerings

Need CME before 12-31-2016? Check out DOCME.org for AOA Category 1-B credit. AOMA has added new lectures recorded during live CME events.

  • End of Life Care for Native American People
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Headache Medicine for the Non-Neurologist
  • GI at FMC: What We See and What We Do
  • Science of Migraines
  • Treatment Options for Multiple Rib Fractures
  • Valley Fever

AOMA members receive a $10 discount on each AOMA-sponsored CME program. Contact the office for the promo code.

Building a Better AOMA - Membership Committee Volunteers Needed

The AOMA Membership Committee is looking for volunteers for an ambitious project to identify new membership benefits that will enhance the professional growth, leadership development, and successful practice of medicine of osteopathic physicians and students. All we ask of you is for a few hours of your time next year to share ideas and discuss ways AOMA can do better a job helping physicians succeed and making membership an exceptional value. If you are interested in joining this reinvigorated committee, please call the AOMA office at 602-266-6699 or send an email to pwertheim@az-osteo.org.

Medication Synchronation Law Becomes Effective 1-1-2017

Beginning January 1, 2017, Arizona health plans and disability insurance coverage with prescription drug benefits will be required to accept early refill and short refill requests using the submission clarification and message codes adopted by the National Council for Prescription Drug Plans or alternative codes provided by the plan on the effective date of this legislation for approved drugs for the purposes of medication synchronization. The patient has the choice to opt in to medication synchronization. This law was passed in 2015 and was supported by the AOMA to improve patient adherence to treatment plans.

We Want Your Two Cents - Literally!

Arizona Osteopathic Charities is a participating charity in the Waste Management Phoenix Open Birdies for Charity. We are inviting your tax-deductible pledge or donation to help Arizona Osteopathic Charities provide free sports physicals for school athletes (TOPS), support DOCARE (international medical outreach), support Camp Paz (camping retreat for children who have suffered a death in their life) and provide scholarships for AZ osteopathic medical students. The pledge deadline is February 7, 2017. To make a pledge online go to birdiesforcharityaz.com.

 

Arizona Opioid Summit: Turning the Tide

Be a part of Arizona's first summit to address the opioid crisis in our state. Co-presented by Drug Enforcement Administration, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Sonoran Prevention Works, MATFORCE, and U. S. Attorney's Office. This event is a place for stakeholders to convene, convey solutions, and begin the change needed to turn the tide of opioid abuse, addiction, and death.

Monday, January 9, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Four Points Sheraton Phoenix North
2532 West Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85029
Cost: $25

Download additional information or visit www.matforce.org.
Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edamp5zj7e057c80&llr=bnpdhybab

AOMA 95th Annual Convention - Save $100 with Early Registration

The AOMA 95th Annual Convention - the largest annual osteopathic medical conference in Arizona - is April 19 to 23, 2017 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas.The theme of the 2017 Convention is Empowering Ourselves Empowering Our Patients. The five-day CME event is expected to offer 35.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A credit. A three-day weekend only registration is also available. Application will also be submitted for AAFP prescribed credits.

Register now at save $100 at www.az-osteo.org/2017Conv

 

2017 DO Day at the Legislature

Reserve your spot to attend DO Day at the Legislature on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.The DO Day at the Legislature provides a great opportunity to get an up close view of the legislative process and to meet your legislators. The day begins with an orientation followed by presentations from key legislators on healthcare issues. AOMA will help you set up individual meetings with your legislators and you will have the opportunity to attend House or Senate hearings throughout the day. Go to www.az-osteo.org/DODayRSVP.

Honor Your Peers - AOMA Annual Awards Nominations Now Online

The AOMA Annual Awards recognize outstanding service and contributions to the osteopathic medical profession in Arizona. Only AOMA members may submit an AOMA Award nomination form. Submit nominations to the AOMA Office by March 1, 2017. The AOMA Awards will be presented at the AOMA Annual Convention.

The online nomination form plus the complete list of AOMA Awards and past recipients is available at www.az-osteo.org/AOMA_Awards.

 

Happy Holidays!

In this time of peace and joy, we wish you the happiest of holidays. Your AOMA staff is honored to serve all osteopathic physicians and students in Arizona.

The AOMA office will be closed Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday.The office will also be closed Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd as we ring in the new year.

 

Help prospective patients find you!

One of the benefits of AOMA membership is the Find a Physician public directory search. Make sure your practice information is up to date by logging in to your member profile on the AOMA website. When you do, prospective patients and potential referring physicians will be able to find you.


Do you know someone who is not an AOMA member... and should be?

Membership in AOMA is an affordable vehicle to keep abreast of national and local issues,protect your professionalpractice,
enhance your specialized skills,
further your career,
and be a part of the future
of osteopathic medicine in Arizona.

 

Refer a new AOMA member and receive at $100 credit. Go to www.az-osteo.org/Recruit

 

 

Not an AOMA Member? Join today!




Arizona
Vaccine News

 

Influenza season has officially started in Arizona with the first locally-acquired case confirmed in October.

It's not too late to get a flu shot. Go to www.az-osteo.org/Shots to find a location.

stopthespreadaz.org

 

AOMA Calendar of Events - www.az-osteo.org

AOMA Board Meeting - January 28, 2017
District Meetings - Beginning February 2, 2017
AOMA DO Day at the Legislature
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Awards Nomination Deadline - March 1, 2017
AOMA 95th Annual Convention - April 19 - 23, 2017

Look sharp in your AOMA polo shirt! Available in theAOMA store.
Visitwww.az-osteo.orgto order toda
y!