Breaking: American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates (HOD) affirms member opposition to use of OCC MOC as condition of licensure, hospital privileges, employment, and insurance reimbursement.
Special thanks to delegates:
Jeff Davis DO
Sheila Page DO
Kelli Ward DO
Sam Urick DO
Leroy Young DO
Here’s our original post with details about what the HOD successfully defeated:
Can you say “tone deaf”? It seems the AOA is not hearing the message that physicians and patients across the U.S. continue to drown in a sea of red tape.
While opposing ObamaCare repeal and replace, the AOA is attempting a repeal and replace of its own.
In a brazen act of self dealing, the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists is sponsoring resolution H-227 at the AOA House of Delegates, currently underway at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. H-227 would repeal established AOA policy opposing OCC mandates and replace it with the following:
The AOA opposes any efforts to require OCC as a condition for medical licensure, 12 insurance reimbursement or network participation, malpractice insurance coverage or as 13 a requirement for physician employment RESTRICT THE USE OF BOARD CERTIFICATION AS A MARK OF EXCELLENCE, AND SUPPORTS ITS USE BY ENTITIES TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND ASSURE THE DELIVERY OF HIGH-QUALITY PATIENT CARE.
Click here for a link to the full resolution.
Here are a few powerful ways you can voice YOUR opposition to this harmful change!
- Use Twitter hashtag
#AOAHoD to encourage the HOD to oppose H-227.
- Tweet your opposition to @AOAforDOs.
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