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An Update on Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)
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An Update on Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

By Mark Ridenour, OOA Consultant – Medicare now contracts with more than 360 ACOs nationally, each covering at least 5,000 patients for three years with Shared Savings. Ten ACOs are in Ohio; here’s a link to Medicare’s website where you can search for those organizations serving Ohio: https://data.cms.gov/ACO/Medicare-Shared-Savings-Program-Accountable-Care-O/ay8x-m5k6 Medicare rules include that patients are informed … Continue reading

The Affordable Care Act and Optometry
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The Affordable Care Act and Optometry

By Erica Keller, Ohio State University, AOSA Trustee-elect – Recently, Rick Cornett, Executive Director of the Ohio Optometric Association, came to speak at The Ohio State University College of Optometry about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obamacare and how it will affect optometrists, both positively and negatively. More than 150 students came to listen, making it … Continue reading

May 7th Practice Management Institute Features Two Tracks
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May 7th Practice Management Institute Features Two Tracks

The annual OOA Practice Management Institute (PMI) – an excellent team-building event for doctors and staff – is May 7 at the Columbus State University Conference Center. This year’s PMI features four excellent speakers in two tracks: Track 1 Practice management expert Laurie Guest will lead the workshop on the “Evolution of the Patient Experience.” … Continue reading