Practice Management & Patient Care Guidance
The AOA is committed to supporting and serving members throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. Below you can find information and resources that help optometry practices navigate the new practice management and care considerations dictated by the nation's pandemic response.
Although Congressional action staved off an immediate 2% cut to providers’ Medicare payments this year, attention now shifts to additional cuts mandated by federal spending controls.
Even as doctors of optometry receive the much-needed funds, the AOA remains committed to advocating for optometry’s inclusion in federal crisis measures. Reminder: the deadline to apply for relief has been extended to May 31.
May 31 is the new application deadline for first- and second-draw PPP loans, with the AOA requesting clarity on whether HHS Provider Relief Funds should be included in gross receipts for assessing eligibility.