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IEOS OM 2017

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COA Action alert: Burdensome contact lens rule proposed

Dear Colleague, I need your help this month. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing regulation that will negatively impact all of us who prescribe contact lenses. Now is the period of public comment, and the FTC has provided an easy to use portal for direct response, including a method of uploading a letter. I thank all of you who have already responded to...

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Proposed Contact Lens Rule misguided; AOA encourages doctors’ comments to FTC

Proposed Contact Lens Rule revisions add new prescription requirements that the AOA believes are imbalanced and do little to address patient safety concerns, prompting a call to action for doctors' comments. Posted in the Federal Register Nov. 10, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) notice of proposed rule making introduced a new stipulation that prescribers must o...

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NBEO Announces New OE Tracker Number System For Optometric Board Exams

VMail Extra  (11/4) reported that the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) announced in a statement that it will no longer use the full social security numbers of “students taking optometric board exams following an optometry-wide data breach earlier this year” and will instead use an “OE Tracker number system.” The article points out that this change comes...

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AOA asks NBEO on data safety

Several of us have been affected by Data breach. Here is update from AOA. AOA asks NBEO for assurances on student data safetyLacking new information concerning an apparent data breach, it's imperative that students receive reassurances of privacy when sharing personal information for board examinations, AOA implores. AOA petitioned NBEO to reassure students and recent...

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ICD-10 changes are coming! Stay in the know

After one year acclimating to the paradigm shift in medical billing and coding that is ICD-10, doctors should be aware of significant changes scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, 2016, and the AOA resources available to ensure this smooth transition. Although the ICD-10 compliance deadline was Oct. 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted do...

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Child Eye Exam AOA

Share the great message from AOA regarding pediatric eye examination as part of Back-to-school checklist on US-News here. Why a Child Eye Exam Belongs on Your Back-to-School ChecklistYou don't have to wait for back-to-school time to get your child's eyes examined. But if your kids haven't had their yearly eye checks yet, make an appointment. Eye exams detect unsuspect...

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