Practice Success Resources
When a law is passed related to the practice of optometry, it’s up to the regulatory process to define the details. Everything from how much Medicare pays for an eye exam to what, exactly, constitutes a prescription verification is determined by the regulatory agencies of the federal government.
As a legislated profession, optometry is defined by the laws governing its practice. However, legislation rarely determines the finer points of the law. Staff and volunteers in the AOA Advocacy Group work with regulatory agencies every day to define the details that determine the impact of legislation on doctors of optometry and their patients. This happens in the form of official comment letters, meetings with federal officials, collaboration with others in the health care community, consultation with doctors regarding the precise details that go into a single Medicare code, the development of an optometric registry and much more.
21st Century Cures and Information Blocking Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ provides needed information for doctors of optometry on information blocking rules.
Compliancy Group provides AOA members with the total solution to the challenges of HIPAA compliance.
Become a successful MIPS participant.
This resource is a list of key considerations developed by AOA based on the principal antitrust statutes. The following description of the antitrust laws is necessarily very general and is meant primarily to raise a red flag regarding prohibitedactivities. The AOA expects Covered Individuals, defined as employees, volunteers, and others acting on its behalf, to observe these guidelines.
This resource was developed by AOA to help doctors of optometry evaluate contracts with third-party payors. It is critical to understand what to look for and what questions to ask when considering a payer contract.
State by State CLIA Requirements
This resource provide state specific requirements related to CLIA.
Guidance for Substitute Physician Arrangements
AOA created this specific practice success resource to provide information for offices that may be getting denials with insurance due to the fact that they have contracted with a fee-for-time compensation arrangement physician. A fee-for-time compensation arrangement physician is the substitute for a physician who is absent. Private payer policies may vary significantly. Some health or vision plans might not accept these arrangements at all.
The No Surprises Act is aimed at addressing situations in which patients receive surprise medical bills when they inadvertently or unknowingly receive care from an out-of-network provider.
Infomation for financial assistance, new telehealth guidelines, reopoening practices and more.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
AOA leader: ‘No stone unturned on behalf of our members’
AOA Immediate Past President Robert C. Layman, O.D., discusses the biggest challenge he faced during his presidency: fighting the devaluation of care by vision plans. Learn how the AOA is prioritizing the issue and how members can engage.
DEA’s new opioid training mandate: What you need to know
Doctors of optometry applying for a DEA license after June 27, 2023, must attest to a new eight-hour education and training requirement for substance abuse identification and treatment. Consult the AOA’s FAQ about these new licensing requirements.
Optometry’s Meeting® announces keynote speaker, special events for Washington, D.C.
Early-bird registration is available through Friday, March 31, so lock-in your low, AOA-member rate for four days of industry-leading education, networking, practice solutions and entertainment in the nation’s capital.