Insurance

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.
09/26/2022

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.
05/19/2021

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.
05/06/2021

Disparities in Eye Care Access Persist in Underserved Populations

Financial, logistical and awareness barriers were the most commonly cited reasons for underutilization.
04/08/2021

Upcoming Events

October 18, 2022

MORE INSIGHT: A Closer Look at the Latest AREDS2 Data
Location: Webinar
Moderator: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO 
Presenters: Rishi P. Singh, MD, Jeffry Gerson, OD, Emily Chew MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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