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How to Appeal a Decision by Your Health Plan Issuer

The Ohio Department of Insurance has released a graphic depicting Individual/Patient/Member appeal rights and process flow, including external review.  You may find this helpful to supply this to your patients when you are aware they are not in agreement with their health insurer.  It may also help complement and reinforce an appeal you as a provider … Continue reading

SB258 Passes
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SB258 Passes

By Dr. Beth Muckley, OOA Legislative Committee The Ohio Optometric Association is pleased to announce that optometric prescriptive authority for Hydrocodone and Tramadol has been restored.  On December 2 the Ohio Senate passed SB258 by a vote of 31-0.  SB258 included the amendment brought forth by the Ohio Optometric Association to fix the changes in … Continue reading

Top Five Reasons Why the 2014 EastWest Eye Conference is a “Must Go!” Event
Conferences / EastWest

Top Five Reasons Why the 2014 EastWest Eye Conference is a “Must Go!” Event

By Dr. Tom Quinn, Conference Chairman 5 – Exhibitors in the Vendor Showcase that will save you money, potentially much, much more than the cost of EastWest fees: Come prepared to competitively shop your materials, prices, cost of doing business such as insurance and much more. 4 – Are you ready with your Electronic Health … Continue reading

The Sunshine Act – What Optometrists Need to Know
Clinical Practice / Third-party

The Sunshine Act – What Optometrists Need to Know

By Elizabeth Muckley, OD – Overview: The Sunshine Act, also referred to as the “Open Payments” Initiative, requires certain manufacturers that produce drugs, medical supplies and devices to publicly report payments or “other transfers of value” they made to physicians (including optometrists) and teaching hospitals.  Certain Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) will also be required to report … Continue reading

Changes in Prescribing Narcotics
Clinical Practice / News

Changes in Prescribing Narcotics

By Elizabeth Muckley, OD – Ohio Optometrists need to be aware of new regulations in Ohio regarding prescription pain medications. Ohio professional licensing boards, including the Ohio Board of Optometry, have been active participants in the various working groups led by the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT) in efforts to address public safety concerns … Continue reading