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Paraoptometrics have key role in scope expansion

Doctors of optometry and paraoptometrics should work hand in hand to meet future demands of patients.Read more >

September 19, 2019

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2020 updates to the ICD-10 code set

September 17, 2019

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ICD-10 Coordination Committee works with stakeholders to revise and update the code set. The new ICD-10 codes go into effect on Oct. 1. Read more >

Animal instincts: Service animals vs. emotional support animals in the practice

September 11, 2019

What would you do if a patient arrived for an appointment at your optometric practice with a service animal? What if the animal is there for emotional support? A new ethics case study addresses potential legal and ethical issues. Read more >

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Week

September 9, 2019

The only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff is Sept. 16-20. Read more >

It's Life Insurance Awareness Month: Are your ducks in a row?

September 5, 2019

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, reminding people to plan for the unthinkable. AOAExcel® offers that peace of mind through group term and individual term life insurance for AOA members. Read more >

What new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers mean for you

August 26, 2019

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, doctors must use new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers instead of Health Insurance Claims Numbers on claims submission and eligibility transactions. Read more >

Medicare’s virtual check-in codes

July 31, 2019

The AOA has long supported appropriate use of telehealth services that rely on an established doctor-patient relationship. CMS believes this new service can help increase efficiency. Read more >