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04/04/2019

MOA Member Benefit: Unlock savings to everyday items in your practice How to stop paying full price on items in your practice

MOA members can receive double-digit discounts through AOAExcel’s group purchasing program. With no cost to join the program and no spending threshold to maintain participation, group purchasing can benefit your practice in several ways.

03/19/2019

MOA Member Benefit: "HIPAA Compliant Communications for Your Optometry Practice” Webinar

Effectively communicating with your patients is becoming increasingly important to providing quality care. With numerous phone calls and e-mails sent from a practice on a given day, the risk of accidently disclosing patient information is constantly growing.

02/27/2019

Four Ways to Write a Better Career Center Post

If you’re looking to hire an associate optometrist, or even a partner in your practice, you’ve likely considered posting an ad through an industry resource like the AOA’s Optometry’s Career Center.

02/15/2019

Member Benefit: “Prioritizing Cyber-Security and HIPAA Compliance” Bootcamp

In today's digital age, addressing key cyber-security and compliance requirements is now more important than ever as compliance and security go hand-in-hand in protecting your practice. Creating an effective cyber-security and compliance program gives you the tools that you need to document your processes and assess any areas of vulnerability that could lead to potential security incidents and violations.

02/04/2019

License Renewals Begin on May 6 this Year

Optometrists renewing their license this year are requested to take special note of the adjusted timeline in 2019. Traditionally, optometrists had 90 days to renew beginning on April 1 each year. However, with the launch of the new MiPlus system this summer, this year, the renewal period for licensees will be from May 6 to June 30.

01/25/2019

New Year, New Opportunities - Opportunities for ODs and Practices Looking for Top Talent

With a new year brings new opportunities and one of the best times of the year to hire a doctor of optometry.  AOAExcel’s Optometry’s Career Center saves you time and gives your career posting maximum visibility with ODs.  Don’t sift through piles and piles of unqualified candidates, Optometry’s Career Center targets qualified candidates from across the country. 

01/09/2019

New MOA Member Benefit: Save on cell phones, office supplies, and more

Access double-digit discounts with vendors you know and trust to provide everyday items for your optometry practice with the new group purchasing program from AOAExcel. Group purchasing provides an easy way to reduce your overhead expenses by leveraging the purchasing volume from thousands of health care facilities to negotiate discounts with vendors including Verizon, Staples, BioD, Office Depot and more.

01/08/2019

CEXpress is coming to southeast MI - Register today!

CEXpress is coming to southeast MI! Join us on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle in Detroit and earn up to 8 hours of COPE approved CE.

01/07/2019

Congratulations to the 2018 MOA Award Winners

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 the MOA will honor the 2018 MOA Award Winners during the Awards Luncheon. The awards program is part of the MOA Winter Seminar. The luncheon and program will be held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing in Big Ten A. Congratulations to our winners!

12/14/2018

Claims-made vs. Occurrence: Which malpractice insurance is right for me?

When comparing professional liability insurance providers, it makes sense to look at scope of coverage, premium amount and policy limits to make an informed decision. Another important detail that can sometimes be overlooked — is the policy claims-made or occurrence coverage?

11/29/2018

MOA Members: Download Your Complimentary HIPAA Compliance Checklist!

With HIPAA violations, fines, and data breaches making headlines day after day, the average patient is more educated about HIPAA compliance and data security than ever before. HIPAA compliance can strongly differentiate your practice by demonstrating to your patients that you take their data security and privacy seriously — all while fulfilling your federal requirements.

11/20/2018

Complete the state required Human Trafficking course Feb. 6th

Licensees that renewed in 2017 must complete training by renewal in 2019. Licensees that renewed in 2018 must complete training by 2020.

11/16/2018

Free patient brochure - "Are Contact Lenses Right for me?"

Introducing a new patient brochure for you to add to your practice, "Are Contact Lenses Right for Me?" This 36-page guidebook with accompanying DVD provides important information for young patients and their parent to inform them about contact ...

11/15/2018

MOA announces NEW member health plan

MOA is excited to announce a partnership with TranscendAHP; a new program for MOA members to obtain affordable healthcare coverage with an Association Health Plan (AHP) in 2019.

11/07/2018

Healthy Eyes - A Guide to Lifelong Vision Care

Now available a new patient education brochure, "Healthy Eyes - A Guide to Lifelong Vision Care." The brochure, which has an accompanying video, also tells several patient stories.  The brochure is ideal ...

11/01/2018

New MOA Benefit: Save on items from cell phones to car rentals

MOA members can receive double digit discounts through AOAExcel’s new group purchasing program.  This new benefit can help MOA members save with hundreds of vendors nationwide.

10/17/2018

Professional liability insurance FAQs

Whether you are a seasoned doctor of optometry or just beginning your professional career, having the right professional liability insurance is essential. However, with so many options on the market, selecting coverage can be overwhelming. To achieve peace of mind in your practice’s search for the right coverage, AOAExcel’s insurance program administrator, Lockton Affinity, shares three key questions to consider.

10/03/2018

Webinar: Cyber-Security Crash Course for ODs

The increasingly digital healthcare landscape is presenting new challenges for health care professionals across the industry. Understanding how to protect your practice has become an essential part of maintaining your hard-earned reputation. 

09/27/2018

Adoption of Revised Standards for New Professional Optometric Degree Programs Seeking Preliminary Approval Preaccreditation Status

At its June 20-23, 2018 Annual Meeting, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) adopted revised standards for professional optometric degree programs seeking preliminary approval pre-accreditation status.  These standards become effective on January 1, 2019.  The AOA Board of Trustees voted ...

09/07/2018

MOA Members: Save on everyday practice costs

Through AOAExcel’s group purchasing program, MOA members can access double-digit discounts on vendors they already use. Group purchasing can help reduce your practice’s operating costs through savings on shipping costs, office supplies, calling plans and more.

08/23/2018

How to choose the right malpractice coverage

Malpractice insurance, or professional liability insurance, is an essential component in every Doctor of Optometry’s business portfolio. The right coverage will provide protection for the full range of treatments you offer, so you can focus on delivering excellent patient care without worry.

07/27/2018

MOA Fall Seminar registration is now open!

The 50th MOA Fall Seminar will take place at the Lansing Center, Lansing on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th. ODs can earn up to 14 hours of COPE approved CE and with an additional fee complete the state required Human Trafficking course. Paras have the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of AOA CPC and ABO approved courses. With 50+ exhibitors in the exhibit hall and quality education this is a seminar you won't want to miss!

07/24/2018

Webinar: These Audits Can Save Your Practice

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, it can be difficult to decide where to begin. You may have the start of a compliance program in place, such as employee training or policies and procedures. However, failing to address the full extent of regulations could put your practice at risk. 

07/16/2018

How can group purchasing help my practice?

MOA members can receive double-digit discounts through AOAExcel’s new group purchasing program. With no cost to join the program and no spending threshold to maintain participation, group purchasing can benefit your practice in several ways ...

07/02/2018

Three Reasons Your Malpractice Insurance Needs an Annual Exam

Like an annual eye exam, it’s important to make sure your malpractice insurance policy continues to fit your needs – and does not contain exclusions that could leave you without coverage. AOAExcel’s

06/05/2018

New MOA Benefit: Save on items from cell phones to car rentals

MOA members can receive double digit discounts through AOAExcel’s new group purchasing program.  This new benefit can help MOA members save with hundreds of vendors nationwide including: ...