On Call, the newsletter of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine features articles highlighting the work and advocacy to provide and promote greater access to specialty care. In this edition, our newsletter leads off with a physician’s perspective on our most recent virtual advocacy summit where over a hundred specialtydocs logged in to discuss healthcare policy with members of the US House and Senate. Other stories include the Alliance’s letter to the CEO of United Healthcare urging him to abandon all plans to retroactively deny coverage of emergency care, and our individual societies’ advocacy work on Part B drug access and physician workforce.
Our Specialty Spotlight focuses on the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. This well researched article on the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), not only highlights the clinical benefits of OMT following traditional surgeries and trauma treatments, but also bridging the information and cultural misunderstandings between Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and M.D.s.