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Blog/News

NMSAAM is committed to keeping you updated about what is happening with our profession. We work with leaders both in the state and nationally to make sure that you have the information you need to advance our medicine into the future.

Agenda for 9/27/20 Annual Meeting

We will begin the annual meeting at 10:00 am on Zoom, and will get elections done right away.  We expect to have plenty of time for DOMs to talk about whatever is of concern.  Although we won't be able to hang out and network as usual, we'll still be able to get...

Insurance Committee Report

This past year has been challenging, but we have still managed to get a few things done. In January 2020 CMS announced the decision to include acupuncture benefits to Medicare patients for chronic low back pain. They will cover 12 visits in a 90-day period with an...

Ballot for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Hello, esteemed current and recent members!We have the slate of candidates for the officers and board of directors ready for Sunday, and for your convenience, here it is.  It's not too late to throw your hat in the ring if you would still like to.  If more candidates...

Message from the President 8/2/20

We are still in the midst of the pandemic. There is still a lot of uncertainty about the future. Our NMSAAM DOM summer survey showed a number of things: DOMs are struggling to get back to work. Not very much telemedicine is being done. Reporting about 41% normal...

Survey from UW on Acupuncture and Telehealth

The following was sent to us by a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington: With growing concern and unrest in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, there is no better time to come together as a community and gain perspective on the acupuncture...

State Guidelines for Reopening Our Offices Now Available

Guidelines from the New Mexico Department of Health for reopening our practices are out at last, as of yesterday, May 20, 2020.  We know that a number of DOMs had been calling the DOH without getting any clear answers. There was a lot of conflicting information, and...