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Complete the state required Human Trafficking course Feb. 6th

Licensees that renewed in 2017 must complete training by renewal in 2019. Licensees that renewed in 2018 must complete training by 2020.


Free patient brochure - "Are Contact Lenses Right for me?"

Introducing a new patient brochure for you to add to your practice, "Are Contact Lenses Right for Me?" This 36-page guidebook with accompanying DVD provides important information for young patients and their parent to inform them about contact ...


MOA announces NEW member health plan

MOA is excited to announce a partnership with TranscendAHP; a new program for MOA members to obtain affordable healthcare coverage with an Association Health Plan (AHP) in 2019.


Healthy Eyes - A Guide to Lifelong Vision Care

Now available a new patient education brochure, "Healthy Eyes - A Guide to Lifelong Vision Care." The brochure, which has an accompanying video, also tells several patient stories.  The brochure is ideal ...


New MOA Benefit: Save on items from cell phones to car rentals

MOA members can receive double digit discounts through AOAExcel’s new group purchasing program.  This new benefit can help MOA members save with hundreds of vendors nationwide.


Professional liability insurance FAQs

Whether you are a seasoned doctor of optometry or just beginning your professional career, having the right professional liability insurance is essential. However, with so many options on the market, selecting coverage can be overwhelming. To achieve peace of mind in your practice’s search for the right coverage, AOAExcel’s insurance program administrator, Lockton Affinity, shares three key questions to consider.


Webinar: Cyber-Security Crash Course for ODs

The increasingly digital healthcare landscape is presenting new challenges for health care professionals across the industry. Understanding how to protect your practice has become an essential part of maintaining your hard-earned reputation. 


Adoption of Revised Standards for New Professional Optometric Degree Programs Seeking Preliminary Approval Preaccreditation Status

At its June 20-23, 2018 Annual Meeting, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) adopted revised standards for professional optometric degree programs seeking preliminary approval pre-accreditation status.  These standards become effective on January 1, 2019.  The AOA Board of Trustees voted ...


MOA Members: Save on everyday practice costs

Through AOAExcel’s group purchasing program, MOA members can access double-digit discounts on vendors they already use. Group purchasing can help reduce your practice’s operating costs through savings on shipping costs, office supplies, calling plans and more.


How to choose the right malpractice coverage

Malpractice insurance, or professional liability insurance, is an essential component in every Doctor of Optometry’s business portfolio. The right coverage will provide protection for the full range of treatments you offer, so you can focus on delivering excellent patient care without worry.


MOA Fall Seminar registration is now open!

The 50th MOA Fall Seminar will take place at the Lansing Center, Lansing on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th. ODs can earn up to 14 hours of COPE approved CE and with an additional fee complete the state required Human Trafficking course. Paras have the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of AOA CPC and ABO approved courses. With 50+ exhibitors in the exhibit hall and quality education this is a seminar you won't want to miss!


Webinar: These Audits Can Save Your Practice

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, it can be difficult to decide where to begin. You may have the start of a compliance program in place, such as employee training or policies and procedures. However, failing to address the full extent of regulations could put your practice at risk. 


How can group purchasing help my practice?

MOA members can receive double-digit discounts through AOAExcel’s new group purchasing program. With no cost to join the program and no spending threshold to maintain participation, group purchasing can benefit your practice in several ways ...


Three Reasons Your Malpractice Insurance Needs an Annual Exam

Like an annual eye exam, it’s important to make sure your malpractice insurance policy continues to fit your needs – and does not contain exclusions that could leave you without coverage. AOAExcel’s


New MOA Benefit: Save on items from cell phones to car rentals

MOA members can receive double digit discounts through AOAExcel’s new group purchasing program.  This new benefit can help MOA members save with hundreds of vendors nationwide including: ...


Webinar: Social Media and HIPAA Compliant Marketing

Whether your practice is using Facebook to attract new clients or your employees are posting about their workday on Twitter, it is important to understand how HIPAA and social media intersect. ...


MOA Members: Does Your Malpractice Policy Have These Common Exclusions?

It’s important to make sure the coverage by your professional liability insurance policy matches the treatment you provide. Your policy may not cover every procedure you perform, even if you are legally allowed to do so under Michigan’s scope of practice.


New MOA Member Benefit: Save on cell phones, office supplies, and more

Access double-digit discounts with vendors you know and trust to provide everyday items for your optometry practice with the new group purchasing program from AOAExcel. Group purchasing provides ...


Register today for the MOA Golf Classic

Rain or shine join us for the 38th Annual MOA Golf Classic at Hawk Hollow Golf Course in Bath, MI.


ALERT: New CL company in violation

It has come to our attention that an new online contact lens supply company  has been soliciting contact lens consumers in Michigan in order to fill and refill their contact lenses prescriptions. Their mode of operation ...


The MOA adopts new Optometric Oath

At the MOA Board of Trustees meeting on March 7, 2018, the MOA board voted to adopt the AOA Optometric Oath for future use. The changes to the revised Oath is minimal. 


Join MOSPPA for the Great Lakes Private Practice Conference

It's time again for the annual Great Lakes Private Practice Conference, hosted by the Michigan Optometric Student Private Practice Association! This year's event will be held on April 21st from 9am-4pm ...


Do you have adequate malpractice insurance? Three steps to evaluate

Malpractice insurance can be a “get it and forget it” obligation, but it’s important to make sure you have sufficient coverage before automatically renewing each year. Use the three key considerations below ...


Emerging Trends in HIPAA Violations – And How to Keep Your Practice Safe

Across the health care industry, new trends are emerging in HIPAA compliance. Secondary penalties associated with HIPAA violations are starting to become more prevalent, and can easily be avoided by implementing an effective HIPAA compliance program in your practice.


SOMI Opening Eyes seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games Opening Eyes program at Central Michigan University May 31-June 2, 2018.


MSA Proposed Policy Change Effects Access to Vision Coverage

MOA Provides Comment, Alerts Membership To Do The Same

In its response to a request by the Bureau of Medicaid Policy and Health System Innovation for public comment on its proposal (Project 1734-HMP-P) to move a segment of participants from the Healthy Michigan Plan ...


Now accepting MOA Board of Trustees nominations

Nominations for the Board are due by March 5, 2018. The slate of nominees will be sent out to all MOA members in good standing for consideration 30 days prior to the MOA Annual Business Meeting.


2017 MOA Award Winners

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 the MOA will honor the 2017 MOA Award Winners during the Awards Luncheon.  The awards program is part of the MOA Winter Seminar.  The luncheon and program will be held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing in Big Ten A.  Congratulations to our winners!