Insurance Policies Discriminate Against Optometrists

Results of a recent AOA survey found that 60% of ODs were denied from a health plan and 30% from a vision plan, often for reasons that don’t apply to their ophthalmology counterparts.

Optometry Fires Back at MIPS Report that Gives ODs So-So Marks

Advocates call out the 2017 data from the first year of the CMS program as skewed.

ACA Made Little Impact on Eye-Related ED Visits

Although Obamacare increased insurance coverage for Americans, that didn’t translate into improved and more equitable access to outpatient ophthalmic care.

Disparities in Eye Care Access Persist in Underserved Populations

Financial, logistical and awareness barriers were the most commonly cited reasons for underutilization.

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October 18, 2022

MORE INSIGHT: A Closer Look at the Latest AREDS2 Data
Location: Webinar
Moderator: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO 
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New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
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Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
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