The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is a voice for osteopathic physicians in Iowa. There are over 1,000 osteopathic physicians licensed in Iowa. There are approximately 61,000 D.O.s in the United States practicing in all areas of medicine from neurology to sports medicine to dermatology to emergency medicine.
As complete physicians, D.O.s are able to prescribe medication and perform surgery. In addition, D.O.s have added training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a hands-on treatment tool that they can use to diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. OMT can be used in conjunction with and sometimes in place of medication or surgery to restore mobility and function.
The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is located at 950 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The phone number is 515-283-0002 and fax is 515-283-0355.
|Today is the National Physician Call to Action Day on Medicare Payment Reform—We Need You!
Congress will be voting this week on a bill that will permanently repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), and enact a new Medicare physician payment system that better aligns with your training as an osteopathic physician. Both the House and Senate will have to act on the bill by March 31 or physicians face a 21 percent payment cut. After 12 years, 17 patches, and $170 billion spent on short-term “fixes,” this could finally be the end of the SGR if members of the osteopathic profession make their voices heard. The bills, H.R. 1470 and S. 810, reflect the policies established in last year's bipartisan, bicameral Medicare payment reform bill that was supported by the osteopathic profession. Get out there for the DOs! Contact your senators and representatives and urge them to vote YES! on the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015, (H.R. 1470/S. 810). Write a letter Send a tweet Make a call
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