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REGISTER TODAY 
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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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!

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Doctor Membership Application        Student Membership Application        Join or Renew Your Dues Online


NOVEMBER 2014 GENERAL ELECTION
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Montana Senate
Montana House of Representatives

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

 


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.


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AOA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DeVleming1%20James%201%20Compressed.jpgCongratulations to Dr. James DeFleming who was recently elected to the AOA Board of Trustees from Washington and the GWCO Region.


 

 




Photo credit: Jacob Slaton

 

 

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Thomas1%20W.jpgDR.WILLIAM THOMAS OF MISSOULA ELECTED PRESIDENT OF MOA
Dr. William Thomas of Missoula was recently elected president of Montana Optometric Association at its Annual meeting in Billings.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!
 
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Larry G. Obie, OD
Havre Optometric Clinic







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Nicole A. Henriksen, OD
Helena Vision Center

 

 


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


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
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.



CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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

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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June 24-28, 2015
Optometry's Meeting
Seattle, Washington
www.optometrysmeeting.org

 





 
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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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