Lima District 2
John C. Biery, DO, President
P.O. Box 326
Ohio's favorite son, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, of Cleveland, was installed as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association, July 20, telling more than 600 members of the AOA House of Delegates, "I am so incredibly proud and humbled to be your AOA president at this historic time for our profession."
This decision clears the way for DO and MD granting medical schools, hospitals, and community health centers to develop a single standard for residency program training. Graduating students from DO or MD schools can now become board-eligible, practicing physicians in the United States through a single accrediting system.
The best opportunity in decades to permanently repeal Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was within Congress' reach, and they let it slip away by opting instead to patch a broken payment system.
The new services includes a free check up and report on IT infrastructure for all OOA members.
The OOA and other physician organizations continue to advocate for an educational approach to solving the problem, while the legislators, impatient with results to date, continue to press for penalties and more stringent laws to get the attention of the physician community.