Changes in coding and reimbursements worth knowing. Meanwhile, with the clock winding down on 2024, the AOA continues to press for Congress to act on reforms that would give doctors of optometry an annual, permanent inflationary Medicare payment tied to the Medicare Economic Index.
Lean into the experience your practice offers patients.
Medicare’s final rule reduces the calendar year 2024 conversion factor and affects quality performance measures reporting, physician enrollment and starts implementation of a new add-on code.
The AOA’s Center for Independent Practice (CIP) was created to help students and practitioners develop strong partnerships, optimize practice resources, create business strategy and utilize the fundamentals of professional practice advocacy. AOA members of the CIP Committee share how they make their practices thrive.
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The federal government and private payers are heavily scrutinizing the use of modifier -25. When used appropriately, it can help to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment and that doctors of optometry are reimbursed appropriately for their service. If you believe a claim that includes modifier -25 was inappropriately denied, follow appropriate criteria when appealing.
Use your voice to inform patients of the importance of eye health and vision care provided by AOA optometrists.
In the final installment of the AOA Focus series on communication, AOA members share how they reach and educate the public.
The AOA’s new micro-credential program for optometric surgical assisting delivers big with a thoughtfully designed course that equips your clinic staff with specialized knowledge and skills.
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