The Oregon Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) is the current professional association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) in Oregon. OAAOM is a revitalized organization that is building upon a strong history of AOM leadership in Oregon and the United States. The presence of AOM institutions of higher education in Oregon for many years has positioned Oregon as a leader in AOM nationally. The OAAOM fills a vital role in enhancing and moving forward the profession within the state.
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HB 2778 effectively puts an end to prior authorization programs. It also has a provision that stops insurer's from charging higher copays/co-insurance/deductibles than what it costs to access physician services. Lastly, the bill has some language amended that will not allow insurer's to request refunds for services rendered when benefits were quoted.
Under our present scope licensed acupuncturists do not have the ability to order lab work. The OAAOM legislative committee is exploring practitioner attitudes and practices related to lab work and will use this information to inform the activities of the Labs Task Force.