Integrating the Osteopathic Approach in Medicine


A Little More Demonstration, A Little More Action:


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new demonstration that provides physicians who participate in Medicare Advantage an opportunity to opt out of the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The new Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) demonstration seeks to test whether exempting MIPS-eligible clinicians who participate in certain payment arrangements with Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) from the MIPS reporting requirements and payment adjustment will:


·         Increase participation in payment arrangements with MAOs that meet criteria for Qualifying Payment Arrangements;

·         Incentivize providers to transform their care delivery; and

·         Change utilization patterns among participants in the Demonstration.


Physicians who are interested in participating can apply until September 6, 2018 on the demonstration’s webpage at:



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Principles of Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic Approach – Principles of Osteopathic Medicine

  • The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
  • The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
  • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  • Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.

What is a DO?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but also help prevent disease. Million of Americans prefer this concerned and compassionate care and have made DOs their physicians for life!

The Osteopath should find health. To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.”

AT Still, DO Founder of Osteopathic Medicine

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For more Information on Osteopathic Medicine and DOs in your area, please visit the American Osteopathic Association.

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