Practice Management

Stay on top of the issues that affect how you manage your practice.

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?

Are your coding habits up to snuff? AOA HPI provides benchmark data

Time to review your practice’s billing and coding: Access national benchmark data for optometry practices and join an upcoming webinar to learn more about E/M code changes in 2021.

Selling your practice to a private equity firm? Things to think about, ethically and otherwise

Private equity transactions are a trend in health care, including optometry. The AOA Ethics and Values Committee discusses what it might mean from your bottom line to the profession.

Make your practice shine in 2020 through paraoptometric certification

Doctors of optometry may enroll their paraoptometric staff as associate members at no additional membership dues for the AOA-member doctor. Once enrolled as associate members, doctors' staff members automatically have access to the Paraoptometric Resource Center's career development resources.

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‘Optometry always comes together:’ Members support AOA during COVID-19

Despite COVID-19 hardships, some member doctors doubled down on their support of AOA and its professional advocacy by declining the two-month dues waiver.

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Month

September marks Paraoptometric Month, the only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff—so make the most of it.

Virtual Learning Livecast courses debut on AOA professional development hub

About 1,500 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric staff registered for first-ever AOA event. You can now access 54 of the courses.

Appropriate use of modifier 25

Some doctors of optometry are billing claims with modifiers 24 and 25 at a higher rate than other eye care providers.

School’s not out forever: Why ‘back-to-school’ exams are crucial this year

With so many changes in store for the upcoming school year, children’s back-to-school exams should remain the constant, especially as reliance on digital technology increases.