Integrating the Osteopathic Approach in Medicine
October 18-19, 2019
Plantation Country Club
Boise, ID



As the official website of the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association, we

provide members with timely updates about important issues in medicine.  IOPA provides a wide variety of Category 1A CME opportunities (including hands-on workshops) in Idaho each year.  We also work closely with state and national organizations (such as the AOA, AMA, ACGME and medical schools) to protect the interests of physicians in Idaho.



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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.

NWOMF Founders Banquet and Award Ceremony 
The Founders Banquet and Award Ceremony will be held in conjuction with the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO) on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 in Portland, OR. 

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Anthem Clinical Validation Policy

In a July 2019 communication to network physicians, Anthem announced it will update the audit process for claims with modifiers used to bypass claim edits by conducting reviews using a pre-payment clinical validation process. Claims appended with modifiers 25, 57, and 59 will be included in the new review process – anatomical modifiers will also be subject to review. The process will be implemented in the 14 states where Anthem operates, with effective dates ranging from Sept. 1, 2019 through Oct. 1, 2019.

According to Anthem, “the clinical validation review process will evaluate the proper use of these modifiers in conjunction with the edits they are bypassing, such as the National Correct Coding Initiative.” To view the communication Anthem sent to its network physicians, please click here.

The AOA is seeking clarification from Anthem on several aspects of the new process. For more information, please contact Jennifer Hersh, AOA Director of Payment Advocacy.

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