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2022 Legislative Updates

KOA Members, The 2022 Legislative Session ended last evening and there are several positive optometry-related updates to share. A brief summary is included below. The KOA legislative team, led by Dr. John Heltsley, worked tirelessly these past months – in addition to their year-round efforts. A HUGE thank you to all legislative team members and [...]

2022 Legislative Updates2022-10-10T09:15:31-04:00

Dr. Wartman Articles

KOA Members, We are pleased to offer an additional membership benefit - the KOA has partnered with Dr. Rebecca Wartman to assist with third-party issues. The KOA and our leadership committees will continue to assist members as always, yet we recognize there is no such thing as too much help! Dr. Wartman is the third-party [...]

Dr. Wartman Articles2022-07-19T10:27:27-04:00

KOA One Stop Newsletters

April 8, 2022:  Locum Tenens Payment Guidance; RAM Volunteers Needed in Mayfield this May; Payment Processing Tip April 1, 2022:  Covid-19 State of Emergency Expires in KY! Don't Forget to Take the KOA Membership Survey! March 25, 2022:  Keep Reporting Missed Medicaid Appointments! Coding Info for Presbyopia Drops! Final Call for [...]

KOA One Stop Newsletters2022-04-14T16:13:06-04:00

2021 Legislative Updates

2021 Legislative Update: Drivers Vision Testing - Signed by Governor Beshear! House Bill 439 was signed by the Governor yesterday! Effective July 2024, all drivers will be required to pass a vision screening in order to renew their driver's license. For more details on what House Bill 439 requires, please review THIS SUMMARY DOCUMENT! As [...]

2021 Legislative Updates2022-06-01T13:17:49-04:00

Society Roadshows

2022 KOA Road Show Schedule: All meetings held at 6:00 p.m. (social) and 6:30 p.m. (dinner) local time: July 20th -- BGOS (Lexington, KY) July 21st -- GLOS (Louisville, KY) July 26th -- CKOS (Bowling Green, KY) July 27th -- WKOS (Grand Rivers, KY) July 28th -- WKOS (Owensboro, KY) August 3rd -- SEOS (London, [...]

Society Roadshows2022-06-28T17:17:53-04:00

2018 KOA Legislative Updates

The KOA legislative team has consistently spoken about - and monitored - emerging online eye health technologies, and the threats these technologies pose to consumer safety. No standards or safeguards previously existed in Kentucky to regulate these technologies and properly protect Kentucky consumers. The KOA overwhelmingly passed House Bill 191 - The Consumer Protection in [...]

2018 KOA Legislative Updates2021-02-02T16:25:19-05:00

2017 KOA Legislative Updates

The 2017 legislative session is complete and was unlike any prior short session in Kentucky’s history. A record seven bills were passed during the first week and ultimately over 130 wide-ranging bills were passed. Provided below is a summary of the legislation most pertinent to the KOA, along with a link to the actual legislation [...]

2017 KOA Legislative Updates2020-10-22T16:29:18-04:00

2017 Society Roadshows

KOA Members - We had a successful and well-attended series of society road show meetings this summer - over 170 KOA members attended the meetings across the state! For those who attended, KOA President Randy Steele and the KOA welcome your feedback. Provided below is a summary of the information covered in case you were [...]

2017 Society Roadshows2018-11-06T16:03:08-05:00

Third Party

No Surprises Act - January 2022 The No Surprises Act requirements apply to optometrists - make sure you understand what is required and how to comply! As of Jan. 1, all providers and facility types are required to provide uninsured (or self-pay) patients with a “good faith estimate” (GFE) of charges for items and services [...]

Third Party2022-06-21T13:26:57-04:00

Volunteer Opportunities

Mission Lexington (Lexington, KY) - A free vision clinic, housed at Mission Lexington, which will provide exams and glasses on-site to uninsured individuals. Mission Lexington previously only provided medical and dental services. For those interested in volunteering, please contact Dr. Dawn Stratton (Stratton Eyes, J. Galt Eyewear) at dawn@strattoneyes.com.

Volunteer Opportunities2018-11-06T13:04:10-05:00
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