Welcome to the AOMSM website

The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts (AOMSM) is a non-profit professional organization that promotes and protects the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Massachusetts.

AOMSM is only as strong as its members so if you aren't yet a member, please join today. This is a time of important growth in our profession - get involved!!

Current news:

December, 2014

We start a new legislative session in less than a month. AOMSM is preparing for that legislative session and is also planning to continue the work to change MassHealth Regulations so acupuncturists will be able to directly bill for acupuncture.

 

You may remember from our past eblasts that although we did not see our proposed legislation enacted into law. We did see it move successfully through several substantive committees (public health, health care financing, House Ways and Means). Unfortunately our bill was lumped together in a group of other mandate bills and from last year's Massachusetts budget committee it was sent to the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) our bill was sent for statistical analysis of its cosr effectiveness where it has sat since August. We have now been advised by Dan Delaney our political adviser that the work of the CHIA analysis has been delayed due to the substance abuse omnibus legislation that passed earlier this year and that has a number of mandates that they are studying.  


There's much more work to do, and it's important that we use the resources of the AOMSMstrategically. First, we need to expand our membership and base. Second, we need to decide how to allocate our efforts regarding insurance reimbursement, scope of practice protection, and MassHealth regulatory change. Third, we should think more broadly about strategic allies outside of the practice of acupuncture.


The board is presently planning for the upcoming legislative session we are considering submitting two bills this year Bill#1 would be the same bill that we championed last year including all the needling language. Bill#2 would be a bill to cover needling language.


 

To be an effective force for our profession we need every acupuncturists to step up and become a member of AOMSM. To those of you who are members, thank you and please reach out to your colleagues and inform them of the important work we are doing. Please consider sitting on our board or one of our committees: Membership, Insurance Task Force, Fundraising, Dry Needling Task Force. To take a more active role please contact Linda Robinson Hidas.


For those of you who have not yet become anAOMSM member this would be an excellent time to do so. Your new membership will be a tax break, as will any donations made in addition to your membership.


There is much work to be done and we need to build the alliances between us as well as those with the wider community. Please join us and become an active participant.


Donations are much appreciated, there are many necessary expenses associated with this important work.  

 

Donate below to help support our general or legislative fund. Let us know what AOMSM activities you would like to support by indicating general fund or legislative fund.

AOMSM is a 501c6 organization.  Please consult your accountant for tax-deduction purposes. 


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