The updates you need to position your practice to thrive.

Partners in care

A successful practice takes a village—doctors of optometry and paraoptometric staff—to make it work and even prosper. Toward that end, the AOA has created a trove of practice management tools and services that can power practices forward in a profession and health care landscape that increasingly demands doctors practice at their highest levels and creates greater opportunities to develop and empower paraoptometric staff. These days, change is out of necessity.

4 tips for handling payer clawbacks: What the experts say

A recent #AskAOA webinar, hosted by the AOA Third Party Center, offered helpful advice for how doctors can address and respond to clawbacks.

When patients defect: A case study in emotional intelligence

So, your patient is suddenly your associate’s patient—what happened? The latest case study from the AOA Ethics and Values Committee delves into the ethics behind an emotionally complicated situation.

A career choice

During September’s Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, flowers and lunches are great ways for doctors of optometry to show gratitude for the technical skill and care their staff bring to a practice. So is the gift of investing in their future through paraoptometric certification.

Excel Your Career

From the liability insurance you need to begin your career with peace of mind, to retirement planning resources to secure your future—AOAExcel® has the tools for success no matter what stage of your career.

Be proactive: Identifying improper sales programs, financial incentives

Ask these discerning questions to determine whether promotional programs, sales incentives and inducements may be considered improper by federal or state authorities.

Scope of practice and malpractice insurance

An AOA member benefit offers access to guaranteed full-scope practice coverage that will automatically update to reflect any change in your state’s scope of practice. Are you covered?

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Appreciation Month

September marks Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, the only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff. Three ways for doctors to honor their staff and for paraoptometrics to advance their careers.

Is your website in compliance with the ADA?

Website accessibility is still trying to catch up with the Americans with Disabilities Act, first passed 30 years ago. As the courts or Congress work it out, learn how doctors of optometry might navigate the indecision.

Which retirement plan is right for you?

A look at the retirement plans most utilized by doctors of optometry.

Frustrated by payer issues? AOA practice success initiative can help

Members can access new, template appeal letters to assist in payer denials and patient communications, as well as attend an #AskAOA webinar on addressing payer clawbacks and denials.