As usual, the Kentucky General Assembly was passing bills right up until midnight on March 28th - the final day of the legislative session. The tax "clean-up" bill and pension bill regarding quasi-state agencies both passed in the final hours. Both are likely to be signed by the Governor. The KOA closely tracked a number [...]
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During this year’s Presidential Luncheon at Spring Conference, the annual KOA Awards were presented. These individuals work hard to promote optometry, as well as volunteer and contribute to their communities. Congratulations to this year's honorees! 2019 Optometrist of the Year: Dr. Brett Abney 2019 Clifford C. Leadingham Award: Dr. Max Downey 2019 Young Optometrist [...]
The Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) is displeased by the removal of routine vision benefits to Kentucky adults in the expansion population. As the state's primary eye health providers, Kentucky optometrists strongly feel the population's overall health will suffer and the costs to KY's Medicaid program will only increase. CMS recently re-approved the KY HEALTH Medicaid [...]
2018 Society Roadshow Recap: We had yet another successful and well-attended series of society road show meetings this past summer - over 185 KOA members attended the meetings across the state. In most instances, we finished the meetings in record time! In fact, we continue to hear how much members enjoyed the social aspect and [...]