AOMSM offers a variety of classes, meetings and events throughout the year. Upcoming and past event details are listed below.

BEFORE REGISTERING: Current and past members have an online membership record with us that you can log into. If you are a current or past member, please log in with your email address and password BEFORE registering. This will ensure that your data syncs with your past history. Current members must also log in order to see/choose member-only rates. You can login below, to the left. A password reset button is also there if you need it.

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Upcoming events

    • 10/22/2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Hampton Inn 736 Southbridge Street, Auburn MA

    Boost Your Billing Skills!

    Whether you are just starting out with billing or need to brush up on the pertinent points, learn what you need to boost your practice in just half a day!

    This class will cover BASIC billing concepts as they relate to insurance claims. It will cover ICD-10 coding, the updated diagnostic coding system and CPT4 coding relevant to the acupuncture practice!

    8:00 am registration and breakfast 

    8:30-9:45 am  

    Front Office Basics: 1st line of defense to denied claims

    1. Contracting overview
    2. New payment methodology for the future
    3. Front desk basics & best practices
    4. HIPPA and release of information

    10:00-10:45 am 

    Insurance & referrals: major payers, billing rules for patients with dual insurance coverage and referrals vs pre-authorizations

    1. Insurance best practices
    2. Patient's with dual insurance
    3. Insurance rules 
    4. Checking eligibility
    5. Referrals vs pre-auth

    11- 12:45 pm  

    Coding Western Diagnoses: how to code diagnoses for insurance claims

    1. General CPT coding for acupuncture
    2. Diagnostic coding: ICD-10 basics
    3. Case Histories > coding practice
    4. Claims submission
    Prerequisites None

    Instructor  Elizabeth Hanka, managing partner of Allied Health Medical Billing Service, will be sharing the latest information about insurance carriers plus great tips and tricks that come from over 25 years in the business of medical billing. Her knowledge of report preparation, proficiency in coding, and tips for best billing practices will enable you to maximize your reimbursements and help your practice run as smoothly as possible.

    Earn CEUs If you are a licensed acupuncturist you can receive 4 NCCAOM PDA points (pending) for attending. Please include your state/lic # or NCCAOM # when registering.

    Register Today
    Early Bird Rates Thru 10/3

    AOMSM Members-All AOMSM members (past and present) have an online account/profile. 
    1. First LOGIN using the email address associated with your membership (to activate the lower member rates and ensure it syncs with your membership record)
    2. Renew your membership if you are not active. If you pay by credit card you can register for the class immediately after. If you pay by check, you will need to wait until your check clears in order to register at the member rates.
    3. Once logged in, return to this class page and click REGISTER
    4. Choose "AOMSM member" and follow the prompts.
    If you are unsure of your member status or email address used, please contact us at

    NON Members-Click REGISTER and choose "Non Member" when prompted.

    Payment You can pay online via our secure credit card processor or mail us a check. Payment needs to be received prior to the class to hold your spot in the class. 

    Cancellation Policy: AOMSM MUST receive all cancellations and changes to registrations in writing at You may be able to make a substitution; please notify us as soon as possible. Full refunds are given for cancellations received prior to September 29th. Cancellations received between September 30 and October 14th may or may not receive a full refund as we need a certain amount of students for the class to take place. No refund will be given after October 14th.

    • 10/26/2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Massachusetts State House: Nurse's Hall


    Come support your profession, network with colleagues and meet legislators.

    This is a great opportunity to help educate our elected officials about the importance of Acupuncture within the healthcare system.

    We are hoping for a LARGE turnout to make this a great event.

    Please bring your patients, advocates for Chinese medicine,and yourselves.

    We will be offering mini auricular treatments and refreshments will be served.

    Please RSVP with the address of your home and office so we can organize visits to the legislative aids that day at the statehouse, or later near your home.

    We look forward to seeing you at the State House.

Past events

07/22/2016 July 22, 2016 Potluck BBQ, Social Networking
04/03/2016 2016 Annual Meeting
02/24/2016 Wednesday February 24/ Day on the Hill
11/17/2015 Legislative Hearing "An Act Relative to the Safe Treatment of Pain" HD2006
10/20/2015 Legislative Hearing HB 930
09/29/2015 Legislative Hearing SB1231
08/29/2015 Basic & Advanced Billing Classes
05/08/2015 AOMSM Visioning Day
03/22/2015 AOMSM Annual Meeting
02/24/2015 Visit Your Legislator Feb. 24 & 25
01/22/2015 Call Legislators ask them to sponsor Bills
10/24/2014 AOM Day October 24, 2014
08/22/2014 Potluck BBQ, Social Networking
07/08/2014 Please call or email your state representative. Ask them to support "An Act Relative to the Practice of Acupuncture"
03/16/2014 AOMSM Annual Membership Meeting
11/19/2013 Bill Hearing-An Act Relative to Acupuncture
11/07/2013 Boston Networking Social
10/24/2013 AOM Day 2013
10/08/2013 Legislative visits, phone or in person, Oct. 8 thru Nov 15
09/28/2013 Acupuncturists Without Borders, "Healing Trauma" Training
05/21/2013 Networking Social
05/14/2013 Networking Social
10/19/2012 TCM World Foundation Conference
07/26/2012 Dry Needling Issue! Monthly Meeting for Board of Registration of Allied Health Professionals
06/02/2012 Acupuncture Without Borders - Healing Community Trauma
05/06/2012 AOMSM Annual Membership Meeting
03/25/2012 AAC Advanced Insurance Seminar--register with AOMSM Discount
10/20/2011 TCM World Foundation Conference
10/11/2011 Showing of "9000 Needles" in Beverly, MA
06/05/2011 AOMSM Annual Membership Meeting
05/15/2011 Showing of "9000 Needles" at the Berkshire Film Festival
05/13/2011 "Whole Medicine: Teaming Up for Our Patients"
04/09/2011 Sharon Weizenbaum Presents: Insight and Skill in the Treatment of Modern Diseases with Chinese Herbal Medicine
10/31/2010 AOMSM Legislative Summit
10/14/2010 TCM World Foundation Conference
06/13/2010 Basic Insurance Seminar
05/23/2010 AOMSM Annual Membership Meeting
05/23/2010 Conscious Acupuncture Marketing

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