Join the MOA

At the MOA, we are here to serve our members. From the veterans of the osteopathic profession, to a first year practitioner or an up and coming medical student, we are here to provide you with a network of DO's to connect with and learn from.

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The Michigan Osteopathic Association is working hard for your profession. Here are just a few areas where the MOA is making a difference. 

What we are DO’ing

  • Working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human services on a wide variety of issues.
  • Providing webinars on health care issues
  • Hosting Spring and Autumn Conferences with over 50 AOA Category 1-A CME hours
  • Providing the MOA Learning Center, with over 150 hours of online CME sessions
  • Providing legislative advocacy on issues ranging from Scope of Practice, to vaccinations to how physicians get paid
  • Continuing to work with students and residents, including having one of each as a Board of Trustee of the MOA
  • Representing Michigan DO’s through the American Osteopathic Association, with the MOA sending the most delegates to the AOA House of Delegates
  • Hosting a House of Delegates with Michigan DO component societies
  • MOA members are a force, representing DO expertise on a wide variety of boards and committees that shape your profession and health care practices
  • Providing Science Research Exhibit competitions that illustrate the amazing talent of incoming DO’s 

In 2023, the MOA celebrated 125 years of serving osteopathic physicians, and the communities they serve. We urge you realize the value the MOA provides to DO physicians in Michigan and become a member of the DO family. Invest in your profession, and help the osteopathic physicians of tomorrow. 

Other updates:
- International in scope with the availability of the Fulford Percussion Course that has an international audience
- Developed CME courses to help physicians meet Michigan osteopathic licensing requirements, and working with MI LARA to answer your questions
- Collaborated with American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) to provide OMT Training for physicians
- Joined forces with MHA and MSMS to promote the Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan
- Continuing to partner with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Created Online Learning Center to offer online CMEs year-round to members, now has over 23 category 1-A credits of online CME available on-demand - Added Healthcare Credentialing Services to Health Care Partners of Michigan, our Physician Organization, run by DO physicians
- MOA offers AMA credits in addition to AOA credits as a benefit to our residents. Now, under ACGME our residents can choose to take MD or DO Boards. Those who choose to take MD Boards will require AMA credits

Legislative Engagement
Our legislative engagement team works tirelessly to ensure our elected state officials are informed on some of the most pressing issues facing our state and the healthcare industry. This includes issues like:
- Policy issues, such as: Vaccinations (working with the Parent Information Network), Prior Authorization (ApproveMy Care campaign), Surprise billing advocacy, No-Fault Insurance, Scope of Practice, MAPS/Opioid regulations, Stopping Human Trafficking, Access to Primary Care, Long term care insurance for auto injuries, “MI Insurance Promise” (in partnership with CPAN), Maintenance of Certification, Fighting Human Trafficking, Interoperability/Prior Authorization, Student Loan Repayment issues and Medicaid Reform. As the legislative landscape changes the MOA is working to support our physicians and their patients.
- MOA is collaborating with several stakeholder groups and the Governor’s office for– “Spread Hope, Not COVID”— a public education campaign to unite Michiganders on a common mission to safely reopen the state and keep it open.

Statewide Influence and Leadership
Through relationships with strategic partners, health professional associations, legislators and administrative officials, the MOA has been successful in recommending many of our member physicians to external, statewide leadership positions. The MOA also participates in many coalitions/collaborations to advance the MOA cause and support our members:
- Treatment Court and Healthcare Professional Collaboration
- Michigan Healthcare Stakeholder Opioid Stewardship Collaborative
- MOA Safe Opioid Use Task Force
- MHS Opioid Stewardship Collaborative
- Collaborated and partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to host May COVID-19 webinar
- Collaborated with independent PO’s to seek partnership and promotion of MOA members.

What We DO

Here are some of the values the MOA offers members: 

  • Connections: The MOA serves as the professional family for DO's in Michigan— connecting colleagues, providing assistance and promoting osteopathic medicine in the community.
  • Continuing Medical Education: MOA is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to offer nearly 50 AOA Category 1-A CME credits each year on a wide range of relevant medical topics, including AOA certified specialty credits. MOA members receive CME at a substantial discount for Spring and Autumn Conferences. Other CME opportunities are listed on the Calendar of Events
  • Advocacy: The Michigan Osteopathic Association serves as your voice before the state legislature, when communicating with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and insurance carriers. We represent the osteopathic profession in Michigan.
  • Leadership Development: Serve on one of MOA’S Committees to become directly involved your profession, help write health policies and shape the future of healthcare.
  • Public Relations: The MOA informs the public, other healthcare colleagues, business and legislators of the importance of osteopathic medicine. On community health issues, the MOA works to shape policy and participate in awareness campaigns that directly affect the health of Michigan residents.
  • Staff Assistance: The MOA staff are available to answer your questions as well as assist in issues affecting your medical practice and profession. You can find a particular staff person on the MOA Team page, or use the general Contact Form, or call 517/347-1555.
  • Member Benefits & Resources: Office and financial services, car rentals, subscriptions, cellular phone services and other great services are all available at discounted rates for members. Resources also include a New Physician's Guide to the Future, OMT Coding & Billing guide, It's what we DO and Emergency Medical Record cards.
  • Insurance: MOA members and their staff can participate in various Insurance programs including Health, Vision Services Plan, Delta Dental options, medical malpractice, professional liability, long/short-term disability, group and individual options, with flexible programs that offer quality products at competitive rates. 
  • Communication: The MOA weekly e-newsletter, MOA Pulse, the quarterly journal TRIAD, the MOA Facebook and Twitter platforms, as well as the MOA website, keep you connected on healthcare issues that impact your profession and the communities you serve.