AOA should represent the private practicing osteopathic physician

Bob Maurer, DO writes the AOA President and President-Elect

Bob and John:

One year ago, at the AOA convention, I asked to meet with Dr. Vinn to give him my perspective on the concerns of the general AOA membership. I came to him as a long time AOA member and NJAOPS leader.

He started off the conversation by calling me a bully and telling me that I do NOT
represent any AOA members. He refused to listen to any of my suggestions.

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Open Letter to All Physicians

D.O.’s and M.D.’s are up in arms about all of the mandates coming down from the federal government, state governments, insurance companies, HMO’s, malpractice carriers, and hospitals.

U.S. physicians are the most over-regulated profession in history.

Doctors, both D.O.’s and MD’s, are particularly disturbed when many of the onerous mandates are instituted by their own parent organizations that were supposed to be representing them.

Let’s work together to turn it around.  AOA and AMA should send a message to all of their members that these membership organizations now actively oppose Maintenance of Licensure procedures that are being promoted by the FSMB.

After that, we can start working on the restrictions created by OCC, MOC, ACGME, ICD-10, CAP, PQRS, Needs Assessment, COMLEX, and all the other burdensome acronyms.

Respectfully submitted,
Robert S. Maurer, D.O, a concerned physician

Are the AOA and ACOFP Crazy?

Dr. Bob Maurer’s response to a colleague asking this question:

They are not crazy. They are power hungry. The AOA leaders and the ACOFP leaders are driven by their own feeling of importance and by their own personal ambition to move up the ladder in their respective organizations.

With their promotion of MOC, OCC, MOL, PQRS, CAP, COMLEX, ACA, Needs Assessment, and other requirements, they have completely lost sight of their mission…which should be to represent the private practicing osteopathic physicians.

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STOP OCC, MOC, MOL: Call to ACTION from Robert Maurer, DO

To ALL concerned osteopathic and allopathic physicians:

This message is urgent. I will try to briefly sum up recent events. My Email list is limited. It is imperative that you spread the word among as many physicians as you can across the country.

Please forward this on to your physician list. Wide distribution is needed for change to occur.

Several of my colleagues have labeled Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), Maintenance of
Certification (MOC), and Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) as essentially EVIL.
Promotion of these mandates will bring about the end of the wonderful and compassionate office based Primary Care Medicine that we and our patients have known for the past 100 years.

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