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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.

Optometry’s Meeting® prioritizes impactful, contemporary education

Education with a vision—that’s what Optometry’s Meeting® offers with a modernized curriculum of progressive CE and professional development.

4 office-based surgical procedures courses to help patients achieve a better quality of life

As contemporary optometry evolves, opportunities will open up for doctors of optometry to expand surgical procedures in their practices. A series of courses on these office-based procedures will be offered at Optometry’s Meeting®.

COVID-19 Updates

Congress mulls Medicare’s COVID-19-accelerated telehealth allowances

Momentum builds on Capitol Hill for a permanent expansion of Medicare telehealth criteria—find out how optometry’s advocates are approaching the conversation.

2% Medicare sequester delayed, PAYGO technically still on table

Although Congressional action staved off an immediate 2% cut to providers’ Medicare payments this year, attention now shifts to additional cuts mandated by federal spending controls.

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