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HIPAA MANUAL HELP
The MOA has endorsed Optometric Business Solutions to help offices with customizing their HIPAA Manual.
Visit http://www.optometricbusinesssolutions.com/ to learn more!

 


MOA 2014 ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION

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SAVE THE DATE
ICD-10 & Medical Records Compliance
For Doctors & Staff
Faculty: Dr. Charles Brownlow

Billings - Crowne Plaza - August 14
Missoula - Hilton Garden Inn - August 15
4-8 pm

 


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From the American Optometric Association

AOA Resources Help Members Comply With New HIPAA Rules

HIPAA guidelines are becoming more stringent thanks to recent changes in federal law. Be ready for the September 23 compliance deadline with tips and resources from the AOA.

New HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice forms are available from the AOA Marketplace. To order, email orders@aoa.org. Or call the AOA Marketplace at 800-262-2210 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday. Include your member number to qualify for a discount. Read more about HIPAA compliance under the new rules on AOA.org.



Felstet1%20Tom%20Web%20Only.jpgDR. TOM FELSTET OF BILLINGS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF MOA
Dr. Tom Felstet of Billings was recently elected president of Montana Optometric Association at its Annual meeting in Missoula.

 

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. MARCUS KELLEY
Dr. Marcus Kelley has been appointed by the governor for a 4-year term to the Montana Board of Optometry.  Dr. Kelley's term expires April, 2017.


IMPORTANT LINKS
 Montana Optometry Statutes
 Montana Optometric Administrative Rules
 Medicaid Provider Manual for Optometric & Eyeglass Services


OPTOMETRISTS:  DOCTORS ON THE FRONTLINE OF EYE AND VISION CARE
Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye.  Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.
      
Doctors of Optometry and their Education
      Ethics & Values


2013 CODING BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE AOA MARKETPLACE 

  • 2013 AOA Codes for Optometry (available formats: book or CD)
  • 2013 AMA CPT Standard Edition (book only)

Available bundled as a set or sold separately; get a great bargain by taking advantage of your AOA-member discount.  To place an order, visit www.aoa.org/onlinestore (log-in required) or call the AOA Marketplace at 1-800-262-2210 to order by phone.


AOA MEMBER BENEFIT
aoaCTLogo.gifAOA's staff and volunteers handle thousands of questions from members each month, with many of the questions related to medical records, coding insurance contracts, Medicare and other third party issues.  In an effort to provide members with additional resources, AOA has approved the creation of
AOACodingToday.com, a web based source of information related to codes and services.  Offices have previously been able to subscribe to this service for $349/year.  AOA members will be able to subscribe at no cost, in recognition of their having renewed their membership for 2010.

Not yet renewed your membership?  Renew with MOA to gain access to AOACodingToday.com.
 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 30-May 2, 2014
MOA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition
Holiday Inn Grand Montana
Billings, Montana

August 14, 2014
ICD-10 and Medical Records Compliance
Crowne Plaza
Billings, Montana

August 15, 2014
ICD-10 and Medical Records Compliance
Hilton Garden Inn
Missoula, Montana

February 26-28, 2015 (tentative)
MOA Winter Ski Conference
Huntley Lodge
Big Sky, Montana

April 29-May 2, 2015
MOA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition
Red Lion Colonial Hotel
Helena, Montana
May 4-7, 2016
MOA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition
Hilton Garden Inn
Missoula, Montana

June 25-29, 2014
Optometry's Meeting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
www.optometrysmeeting.org

July 24-26, 2014
Northern Rockies Optometric Conference
Snow King Resort
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
www.nrocmeeting.com

October 9-12, 2014
Great Western Council of Optometry
Doubletree Hotel-Lloyd Center &
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
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Sue A. Weingartner, Executive Director
Montana Optometric Association
(406) 443-1160
36 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite A
Helena, MT 59601

sweingartner@rmsmanagement.com

 




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