Regulatory Issues (HIPAA/Medicare/FCLCA/NPI)

Optometry is not just a legislated profession; it's a highly regulated profession. Issues surrounding patient health safeguards, patient health information security, and practitioner reimbursement are some of the important areas of daily optometric practice subject to federal regulation.

AOA forges and maintains relationships with federal regulators, ensuring proper representation of optometrists and their patients when federal regulators make decisions. AOA also helps make regulatory statutes and decisions clear to AOA members, providing optometric-specific compliance tools and resources.