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NEWLY ELECTED MOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES AOA PRESIDENT, DR. DAVID COCKRELL

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 (From left to right: Dr. Joseph Vincent, Board Member; Dr. Jason Ricks, 1st Vice President; Dr. Carl Roth, 2nd Vice President; Dr. David Cockrell, AOA President; Dr. William Thomas, Immediate Past President; Dr. Marcus Kelley, President)


MOA DR. HALEY MENGE ON OPENING UP A PRACTICE COLD - from AOA Focus, March 2015

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"Two young ODs share their experiences on opening a practice."

Read full article here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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


OBS%20HIPAA%20Ad.jpgHIPAA 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!

 

 

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. September 23, 2013 was the compliance deadline.

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.


NOVEMBER 2014 GENERAL ELECTION
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 2015 Elected House of Representatives

2015 Elected Senate

For more information on your legislators and upcoming elections, access the My Voter Page or the Secretary of State website.





MOA OD KNOWN AS "PAC-MAN"

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Montana OD Dr. Ron Benner answers questions about the importance of PAC contributions and finding candidates who support optometry in AOA Focus article.

 

 

 

 

 


 CONGRATULATIONS!
 
dr_doug_kimball.jpg2015 Optometrist of the Year
Douglas J. Kimball, OD
Advanced Eye Care

 

 


Dr_Joseph_Vincent.jpg2015 Young Optometrist of the Year
Joseph W. Vincent, OD
Treasure State Eye Care Center

 

 


2014 CODING BOOK NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE AOA MARKETPLACE 
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
AOA'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.


 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 24-28, 2015
Optometry's Meeting
Seattle, Washington
www.optometrysmeeting.org
June 29-July 2, 2016
Optometry's Meeting
Boston, MA

July 22-25, 2015
Northern Rockies Optometric Conference
Snow King Lodge
Jackson Hole, WY
 
www.nrocmeeting.com

July 28-30, 2016
Northern Rockies Optometric Conference
Jackson, WY
www.nrocmeeting.com

September 10-13, 2015
Great Western Council of Optometry
Portland, OR

September 29-October 2, 2016
Great Western Council of Optometry
www.gwco.org
February 25-27, 2016
MOA Winter Conference
Huntley Lodge
Big Sky, Montana

May 3-5, 2017
Annual Educational Conference & Exposition
Crowne Plaza
Billings, Montana

May 4-6, 2016
MOA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition
Hilton Garden Inn
Missoula, Montana
 





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MONTANA OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
Sue Weingartner, Executive Director
36 S Last Chance Gulch, Suite A, Helena, MT  59601
Phone 406.443.1160 
▪  Fax 406.443.4614
E-mail
sweingartner@rmsmanagement.com








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