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Amplify your optometry school experience and see what it means to get involved in our profession as the annual AOSA/AOA conference, Optometry’s Meeting, comes to the Music City, June 19-22, 2024. Optometry’s Meeting provides students a four-day, immersive experience in career development, clinical and practice management skill building, professional networking and advocacy alongside optometry’s leaders. …

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Optometry’s Place within Hospitals

As we consider our careers in optometry after graduation, one modality of practice that often gets overlooked is that within hospitals. The 2006 AOA scope of practice survey showed that 11% of ODs have hospital privileges. The question becomes what can you as the optometrist do in a hospital setting? There are various roles for …

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Medicare issuing separate 10% EHR bonuses to HPSA practitioners

From the American Optometric Association: Medicare issuing separate 10% EHR bonuses to HPSA practitioners Health care practitioners who qualified for Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentives last year while practicing in federally recognized Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) will be getting an additional bonus payment for their participation in the program – that is, if they …

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Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Threaten ODs; AOA Fully Engaged On Issue

August 30th 2011 – The AOA is back at it again, this time engaged with politicians on capitol hill to prevent a 30% cut Medicare reimbursements that could seriously hurt OD’s and other physicians. It is VERY important that Optometry Students at every optometry school understand what this will mean for our profession. It is important to stay active as an optometry …

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New Pennsylvania Bill to Set OD’s Back?

By: Antonio Chirumbolo SUNY 2013 August 15th 2011 – House Bill 838 is making its way through state legislature. House Bill 838 essentially defines what is and what is not considered ophthalmic surgery, and if passed, would certainly put shackles on any future advancement in the scope of practice for optometrists in the state of …

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Universal Health Care & Optometry – Key Moments In The Debate

This important status update regarding the effects of universal health care on optometry is brought to you by Randolph E. Brooks, O.D. the president of the AOA. He was kind enough to send us SUNY students this message and now here it is for you all. I hope you can all review the article and …

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How Will Universal Health Care Affect Optometry?

At this very moment your states elected representatives in Washington D.C are contemplating the most widespread health care reform bill in American history. You probably thought about the possibility of universal health care affecting your career as an optometrist and perhaps the question was brought up in your interview. This bill has the potential to …

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