COA Action alert: Burdensome contact lens rule proposed

COA Action alert: Burdensome contact lens rule proposed

![COA Letterhead](/content/images/2017/01/caoa_letter.png) 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…

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

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…

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ICD-10 changes are coming! Stay in the know

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…

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