Your source for fresh news updated daily on topics ranging from clinical eye care to advocacy to practice management tips.

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.

This AOA member benefit can help you hire the highest-quality candidates

The AOAExcel® Career Center is designed to support AOA members. Get six tips for crafting an effective job posting.

What your colleagues are asking about coding

For all your billing and coding head-scratchers, the AOA’s experts are available to help.

ACOE expands council to manage increasing demands for residency programs

In June, the AOA House of Delegates approved changes to the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education that increased the number of members on its board from 11 to 13. The council also announced the passing of the baton to new leadership.

Advocacy updates

Aetna reverses AOA-opposed cataract surgery pre-approval policy

The prior-authorization requirement ended July 1, 2022, for all patients—except Medicare Advantage in Georgia and Florida—a year after the AOA and other groups decried Aetna’s decision.

Medicare sequester cuts take effect as AOA fix expires; more cuts looming

The second of two Medicare sequester cuts took effect July 1 with up to 2.75% of Medicare physicians’ pay affected in 2022. Even more significant cuts are scheduled in 2023 without Congressional action.

AOA Focus

AOA Focus is the magazine for AOA members. AOA Focus delivers a blend of updates, in-depth analysis and personal stories from doctors of optometry across the country on topics that matter most to the profession. This big-picture view is the perfect complement to the daily updates members get at AOA News.

AOA Focus