Save The Date: Paraoptometric Webinairs From AOA And Vision West


American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Section to Offer New Webinar Series

St. Louis, Mo. – June, 2012‐ The American Optometric Association (AOA) Paraoptometric Section (PS) will be offering a series of webinars on the topic of billing and coding beginning Wednesday, July 18, 2012 and will continue on a monthly basis through April 2013.

Billing and Coding: Foundations for Beginners is a nine‐part series that will assist paraoptometric staff in gaining knowledge of billing and coding.

The webinar series was developed through an unrestricted education grant from Vision West, optical buying group Topics include:

 Medical terminology

 Current procedural terminology ‐ history and purpose

 Diagnostic codes ‐ history and purpose

 Evaluation and management services

 Health care procedures classification system

 General ophthalmologic services

 Modifiers/special ophthalmologic procedures

 Claim filing

 Compliance//HIPAA

The webinars are offered free to AOA Paraoptometric Section members and to Vision West members.

Non‐ members may register for $25 per webinar.

One hour of approved Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) continuing education (CE) credit is available upon successfully passing a short quiz after each webinar.

There is a CE processing fee of $10 for PS members, $15 for Vision West members and AOA OD member’s staff, and $25 for non‐members for each hour of CE.

To find out more information or to register for one or more webinars, contact the AOA Paraoptometric Section at, or call 800‐365‐2219, ext. 4108.

Claire Goldsmith MidPage