Practice Management

Stay on top of the issues that affect how you manage your practice.

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.

The most important questions to ask about disability insurance

Contrary to popular belief, accidents are not the typical cause of disability. Are you covered?

Excel Your Career

From the liability insurance you need to begin your career with peace of mind, to retirement planning resources to secure your future—AOAExcel® has the tools for success no matter what stage of your career.

CMS releases 2023 Medicare PFS proposed rule, seeks comments

The proposed PFS has implications on several ophthalmic procedures’ RUC values, MIPS and telehealth services, and decreases the conversion factor and reimbursement without Congressional action.

Merit-based Incentive Payment System: What doctors should know

The latest updates on Merit-based Incentive Payment System participation and AOA MORE.

HHS issues guidance on audio-only telehealth, HIPAA rules

The clarification addresses common questions about how doctors can provide audio-only telehealth without running afoul of HIPAA requirements.

A case study in professionalism

In its latest case study, the AOA Ethics and Values Committee raises the thought-provoking question: What does professional mean in optometry today?

How to eliminate bias in the exam

Unintentional, implicit bias can impact the delivery of patient care. An expert shares four ways to recognize and eliminate bias in the exam.

3 tips for managing team stress in the practice

Americans’ stress levels are at the highest point in decades. Discover how you can ease anxiety this Mental Health Awareness Month.