The updates you need to position your practice to thrive.

The wrong patient communication plan could be costly

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulates some forms of calls and texts sent by businesses. Is your practice, in its communications with patients, complying with the TCPA?

‘Nobody is safe from this’: Cybercrime in health care

One misstep is all it takes to expose your practice’s essential data and protected health information to a costly cyberattack. The threat to health care is growing exponentially as is the sophistication of attacks, and your practice could be next.

AOA faults ophthalmology journal analysis of optometrist, ophthalmologist MIPS scores

The journal’s comparative review of 2017 MIPS scores contains numerous caveats that disqualify it from asserting any connection between MIPS performance and physician quality.

New must-have resource by AOA for MIPS providers

The AOA has just released its new 2021 MIPS Guidebook to help doctors protect their Medicare reimbursement and even earn bonuses for reporting.

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PPP loan deadline extended, AOA pushes SBA for clarity on program eligibility

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.

AOA MORE, optometry’s data registry, takes yearlong pause

The AOA will use the time to evaluate its collection efforts and create a registry for the future that is most useful to improving eye health and vision care. The AOA launched the registry in 2015.

Talking politics in the office? 3 things to keep in mind

Even if you’re choosing to disengage, today’s politics have a way of finding you. What are the ground rules for approaching political debates in the practice?

New rules ahead for patient access to electronic health records

Under new rules for the 21st Century Cures Act, doctors of optometry will need to prepare for changes going into effect April 5. Doctors should check in with their health IT vendor in order to make sure they meet the new requirements.

7 things to know to protect your future

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IRS ruling on PPP loans could raise practices’ taxes, AOA pushing for fix in new COVID-19 bill

The IRS’ decision regarding the tax treatment of PPP loans could turn what was intended to be a tax-free loan into taxable income for 2020.