Value of NOA Membership

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Protecting Your Profession - NOA and AOA speak as your advocate before governmental bodies as the unified voice of the optometric profession. Optometry is a legislated profession and the NOA and AOA make sure your concerns are heard.   NOA and AOA are continuing to craft new and updated laws ensuring that doctors of optometry will continue to meet the growing needs of their patients.

Promoting Your Profession - The NOA and AOA defend optometry before policy makers and work to elevate the profession in the public perception.  Today's optometrists are on the front lines of not only eye health but community health.   The consumer awareness efforts educate the public on the importance of eye health and the leading role optometrists play in protecting it.  NOA conducts an aggressive, year-round, statewide marketing and consumer education campaign to grow the marketplace for vision care and optometrists' services.

AOA MoreValued at $1,800 per year, AOA MORE is a clinical outcomes registry that satisfies the Medicare payment reform requirements.  AOA is at the forefront in developing clinical tools and best practices to advance and elevate patient care through the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.

AOAExcel®: Your Business Advantage - Position your practice to thrive. AOAExcel offers a number of business resources designed by optometrists for optometrists including exclusive services to help you finance, protect, and grow your practice. Visit aoa.org/aoaexcel to learn more about these and other services:

Business & Liability Insurance Optometry's Career Center ® Educational Loans Group Insurance Healthcare IT Solutions HIPAA Compliance Tools Merchant Processing Practice Financing Retirement Planning

Third Party - NOA is your advocate with insurance carriers, Medicaid, and Medicare when optometrists are treated inequitably or incorrectly regarding reimbursement. NOA provides extensive information and training for doctors and their staff members to educate about reimbursement rates and rules and on proper coding for procedures.

Third party resources include a monthly newsletter and an extensive and indexed third-party website, including training videos, provided and updated regularly by NOA Third Party consultant, Dr. Janet Fett.

An additional resource is insurance assistance with free consultation and advice through NOA Third Party consultant Dr. Chris Wolfe. Dr. Wolfe also provides education for ODs and staff regarding reimbursement rates and rules on proper coding for procedures. 


OD EducationContinuing Education and Staff Development - As a member, you have access to top-quality clinical education to meet your licensing requirements right here in Nebraska.  NOA offers some of the most comprehensive education for optometric staff of any state in the country.  Members can keep their paraoptometrics up to date with the latest clinical, third party and practice management information and skills right here in Nebraska.  

NFCV

Nebraska Foundation for Children's Vision - NFCV is a not-for-profit educational and charitable foundation whose mission is to assure that every child is visually prepared to learn to the fullest extent. NOA Provides in-kind staff support to the foundation and several NOA member doctors serve on the NFCV Board of Directors, and NOA and its members provide the bulk of the financial support to the foundation annually.

NFCV Operates the See to Learn Program, an award-winning public service program which provides free vision assessments by participating optometrists for any three-year-old and which serves as the cornerstone of the foundation's work to promote pediatric vision care by eye doctors. NFCV partners with NOA and a variety of other stakeholders including school nurses, school teachers and administrators, early childhood educators, and other early childhood advocates to spread awareness of the need for vision care for children. NOA marketing efforts are closely aligned and coordinated with the foundation to promote pediatric vision care.


NOA UpdateNews & Information - NOA publishes a monthly e-newsletter to keep you updated on the latest happenings with optometry in Nebraska.  Our Third Party Consultant will keep you current with an additional monthly newsletter.   Occasional email updates with association, legislative, or marketing news are also sent.

NOA Placement CenterNOA Placement Center - This web page is a free benefit for members to post job openings, practices or equipment for sale, or ads looking for a job.