Medicare Compliance Manual
To help members tackle the often complex and ever-evolving Medicare Compliance rules, the American Optometric Association and sponsors Marchon and OfficeMate offer the only optometric specific Medicare Compliance Manual.
Medicare Advantage Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Training
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to educate their contracted providers on the prevention of Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and to show evidence of compliance. Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training program is typical (http://tinyurl.com/ydesw7d). Each optometrist's office, that has been requested to undergo Medicare fraud, waste and abuse training by an MA plan, should keep a log documenting that both doctors and staff have viewed the materials.
Resource Guide for Employed/Affilliated Optometrists
This Resource Guide contains valuable information about issues related to lease agreements, contract negotiations, and business management for the independent contractor, leaseholder, or franchisee. Although the scope of this Guide is limited to these topics, in some respects it may also be beneficial to doctors employed by optometric or ophthalmology practices. In addition, a variety of other AOA publications cover issues specific to practice management.