Welcome to the Montana Optometric Association!

We regret to inform you that the May 2020 Conference has been canceled.

While the national response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the MOA Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference.

  •     Given  recommendations from the White House that Americans cancel or postpone events of 10-plus people and to avoid travel, MOA is not holding any in-person meetings until further notice. If you were registered or planned to exhibit or sponsor at the MOA Annual Convention to be held on May 6-8, you will be refunded or you may request that you be credited for a future event. MOA will explore alternative means of delivering educational content. For more information please contact MOA at mteyes2020@gmail.com

MOA is exploring future CE options to meet your licensure needs.

Coronavirus Information

National Information:

American Optometric Association Coronavirus Updates

    https://www.aoa.org/coronavirus

John Hopkins Dashboard:  https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Practice Compliance Solutions - https://practicecompliancesolutions.com/covid-19

The Vision Council Resources - https://thevisioncouncil.org/coronavirus-implications

AOA COVID 19 ReOpening Information 4.21.2020 - click here

Montana Specific Information

Map of Montana Covid Cases:  https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=7c34f3412536439491adcc2103421d4b

Montana Department of Health:  https://dphhs.mt.gov/

Montana Coronavirus:   https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt

Executive Orders from Governor Steve Bullock:  https://governor.mt.gov/Home/Governor/eo

State of Montana Newsroom (includes Governor Press Releases):  https://news.mt.gov/

Montana Department of Labor: https://dli.mt.gov/

Montana Board of Optometry:  http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/opt

Montana Optometric Continuing Education Requirements:  http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?RN=24%2E168%2E2101

OPTOMETRISTS: DOCTORS ON THE

FRONTLINE OF EYE AND VISION CARE

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye.  Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. 

SIGN UP FOR AOA MORE

Take the first steps toward the future of optometric care today by enrolling online for AOA's milestone clinical registry, a new AOA member benefit.

AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare) by Prometheus Research successfully launched at Optometry's Meeting® and is now open for doctor enrollment.

Read full article here

HIPAA MANUAL HELP

The MOA has endorsed Optometric Business Solutions to help offices with customizing their HIPAA Manual

Click here to learn more!

MONTANA ELECTED LEGISLATORS

For more information on your legislators and upcoming elections, access the My Voter Page or the Secretary of State website.

AOA MEMBER BENEFIT

AOA's staff and volunteers handle thousands of questions from members each month, with many of the questions related to medical records, coding insurance contracts, Medicare and other third party issues. In an effort to provide members with additional resources, AOA has approved the creation of AOA.CodingToday.com, a web-based source of information related to codes and services.  Offices have previously been able to subscribe to this service for $349/year.  AOA members will be able to subscribe at no cost, in recognition of their having renewed their membership.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 24-28, 2020

Optometry's Meeting

[Including AOA on Capitol Hill & AOA+]

Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD

September 17-20, 2020

GWCO Congress 2020

Portland, OR

2020

MONTANA OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION

36 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite A

Helena, MT  59601

Phone:  (406) 443-1160

Fax:  (406) 443-4614