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CMS, ONC send message on fax’s demise; doctors put them on hold

October 18, 2018
Officials not only called for a ‘No Fax Friday’ among health care last week, but also scheduled fax’s end date. Considering EHR interoperability isn’t up to snuff, is eliminating fax altogether practical?

AOA cautions against email phishing scams

October 17, 2018
ALERT: New email phishing scheme uses fraudulent AOA sender name to target doctors of optometry. Here are four ways to prevent falling victim to phishing scams.

Data breaches cost insurers big but providers more frequently

October 16, 2018
No surprise here: Insurers’ data breaches claim far more patient records but plague individual providers more often. Are you prepared for a threat against your PHI?

Public Health

Community Health Centers  partnering with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the AOA is working to improve access to center eye and vision care services.

Healthy Eyes Healthy People?  is an ambitious public-private initiative to improve the eye and visual health of the American public.

InfantSEE?  affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.

VISION USA  helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund  offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.

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