The insurer noted 99000-series codes are still subject to E/M review; however, the AOA Third Party Center continues to challenge health plans’ downcoding schemes as inappropriate.
Vision plan policy changes that incited swift AOA and affiliate rebuke have come under Congressional scrutiny, while optometry’s advocates score a win for states.
Despite the climbing cost of high-quality eye health and vision care, vision plans’ low fee schedules have remained flat for decades, creating undesirable consequences for patients and the health care system.
Flawed plan, set to go into effect Sept. 1, reduces doctor and patient choice.
Overpower Payer Issues
Insurers’ business practices are limiting doctors’ ability to provide care, and the AOA is taking action to hold them accountable.
More than 200 doctors of optometry take advocacy to the next level at 2019 State Government Relations/Third Party National Conference in Dallas.
AOA’s biennial Health Care Payer Advocacy Conference, Oct. 26-28, convened optometry’s advocates to address the profession’s most pressing challenges with insurers and plans, now and into the future.
AOA supports states’ fights to increase patient access, reduce patient confusion.
Conference helps affiliates confront state, third party challenges ahead.
DOC Access Act to eliminate anti-patient, anti-competitive health and vision plan abuses.