Tag: Managed Care

A 4-post collection

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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Managed Care News Nov 2016

2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program (Modified Stage 2) 90 day reporting period in 2016 (recently changed from a full year of reporting): SAME 10 objective measures as 2015 Here is a link to a PDF with the details of 2016 meaningful use, Patient Nondiscrimination Posting Now Required Most doctors of optometry now need to comply with new regulations required by the pat...

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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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