AOA MORE Resources

Top 10 Things Paraoptometric Staff Members Need to Know about AOA MORE
(Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare)

Paraoptometric staff members are invaluable resources to optometry practices.  Often, it falls to you to help keep your practice up to date on coding changes, Medicare program requirements, HIPAA compliance and more.  One of the more recent changes on the health care front is the increased use of clinical data registries, such as AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare).  Clinical data registries collect data from practices regarding the number of patients treated, patient demographics, diagnosis codes reported and conditions treated.  Registries, such as AOA MORE, can help practices with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), meaningful use and to better perform under the new Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which may start as early as next year!  We know that as a paraoptometric staff member, your days are busy.  Here are the top 10 things you need to know about AOA MORE and how it can help you to best support your practice:

10. You must be using an electronic health record (EHR) in your office to connect with AOA MORE.
9. AOA MORE is currently integrated with Revolution EHR, Compulink, MaximEyes, Practice Director, Crystal Practice Management and Eyefinity OfficeMate.
8. Once your practice is integrated with AOA MORE, data from your EHR is sent to AOA MORE by your EHR vendor.
7. Data sent from your EHR to AOA MORE is kept completely confidential.  AOA will not have access to your practice's individual data.  AOA will only be able to review aggregate data from across all registry users.
6. AOA MORE can be used to report PQRS, which means no more adding G codes to claims!
5. AOA MORE can be used to meet the specialized registry requirement under the meaningful use program.
4. AOA MORE can help doctors meet the clinical practice improvement activity (CPIA) requirements under MIPS.
3. AOA MORE can help doctors maximize reimbursement under MIPS.
2. AOA MORE will be integrating with more EHR vendors in 2017.  If your EHR is not integrated with AOA MORE, contact AOA today.
1. AOA MORE is included as an AOA member benefit.  There is NO charge to members in good standing; but, you must enroll with AOA MORE to use this service.  Help your doctor enroll today at:  aoa.org/MORE.

If you have additional questions, send an email to QualityImprovement@aoa.org or call 800.365.2219, ext.4270.