Stories - Subject = General News

11/1/2013 SCOPA Alert: Medicare Update - Click here to read more regarding Medicare's request for repayment
10/18/2013 SCOPA Member Update - Fall Issue of the Delineator Now Available
4/26/2013 SCOPA Member Update - Spring Issues of the Delineator
1/9/2013 SCOPA Spring Meeting Registration Now Open - Click here to register on line
10/23/2012 SCOPA Member Update - October Delineator Now Available - click here to read review the issue
10/2/2012 SCOPA Update on Medicare - DMEPOS - click here to read more
9/25/2012 Governor Nikki Haley declares August 24 - 30 InfantSEE Week - Click here to read more
7/26/2012 AOA First Look - Time Remains to Participate in PQRS and Qualify for a Bonus in 2012 - click here to read more
7/13/2012 Nominate a colleague for a 2012 SCOPA Award - click here to read more
7/11/2012 Optometric Practice survey results are now available - Cllick here to review
7/5/2012 Optometrist Physician Status Statement Corrected, Risks Continue with AOS Suit - Click here to read more
6/25/2012 SC Mission 2012 - Get Involved! - Join you Association colleagues
6/11/2012 2012 SCOPA Annual Meeting - Registration Now Open!
5/10/2012 Updated ICD-9 Codes - Click here for a current of approved ICD-9 Codes
5/8/2012 SCOPA Member Update - Second Quarter Delineator Now Available
1/18/2012 SCOPA Member Update - First Quarter Delineator Now Available!
11/30/2011 SCOPA Spring Meeting - 9.0 hours of COPE Approved CE - Click here to Register!
11/17/2011 November is Diabetes Awareness Month - click here for useful campaign materials and tools
10/5/2011 New ICD 9 Codes for Reporting Glaucoma - Click here to read full story
5/19/2011 Select Health/First Choice Update - Select Health/First Choice elects to contract directly with individual optometrists
5/6/2011 SC Mission 2011 Midlands - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - sign up to help on August 5th and 6th
4/4/2011 Medicaid Managed Care Organization Update - April 1st an important deadline for adult vision services
3/26/2011 A MUST SEE VIDEO - Click here to watch the Kentucky interviews!
3/24/2011 BC/BS State Update - click here for full update
3/24/2011 Medicaid Update - click here to read the latest update on SC Medicaid
2/1/2011 Medicaid Update - click here to read more
1/27/2011 Enhancing Patient Care through the Implementation of EHR's - Click here to register!
1/18/2011 January Delineator now available on line - click here to check it out
12/23/2010 Happy Holidays! Your December Delineator is now available - click here to review
12/7/2010 SCOPA now has a group on AOA Connect - click here to learn how you can get connected!
12/3/2010 SCOPA March Meeting - Board Certificaiton Reveiw Course - Registration Now Open
12/1/2010 SCOPA MEMBER ALERT - Medicaid EHR portion of the HITECH Act
12/1/2010 SCOPA Member Survey - Third Party Center - Your input is needed
11/29/2010 SCOPA Alert - Press Release from the ABO - Board Certification Exam Overview Released
11/23/2010 Medicaid EHR portion of the HITECH Act - January 2011 optometrists are eligible to participate
11/16/2010 November is National Diabetes Awareness Month - Click here for more information
10/18/2010 Incentive Payment Update for 2009 PQRI - click here to read more
10/14/2010 October issue of the Delineator is now available - click here to check out this month's issue
5/26/2010 SC Mission 2010 and the SCOPA - August 7th at the Carolina First Center in Greenville - 50 OD volunteers are needed click here to read about how you can help
5/12/2010 May 2010 Delineator - Click Here To Review This Issue!
4/21/2010 SCOPA Medicaid Update - click here to read more
4/16/2010 Passage of Medicare Fee Cut Legislation - Congress Approves 2-Month Retroactive Medicare Pay “Patch”
4/15/2010 April 2010 Delineator - Click Here to Review This Issue
4/12/2010 HPA Summary of Health Reform Laws - Click here to read more
4/9/2010 OMG National and AOA offer a monthly Internet Broadcast - I want my AOA-TV
4/7/2010 Congress Fails to Prevent Apr. 1 Medicare Pay Cut - ODs Urged to Hold Medicare Claims
4/1/2010 Massive Medicare Pay Cuts - effective April 1 - click here to read more
3/30/2010 SCOPA Member Update re Medicaid/MCO's - click here to read more
3/24/2010 March 2010 Delineator - click here to review this issue
2/24/2010 February 2010 Delineator - click here to review the latest issue
2/23/2010 2010 AOA President's Council - President's Council powerpoint presentations now available
12/21/2009 SCOPA 2010 Dues Structure - Click here for a copy of the 2010 SCOPA/AOA Dues Structure
10/22/2009 SCOA Awards - Deadline November 6th - Nominate a colleague for one of the SCOA awards
10/22/2009 SCOA Elections - Deadline October 30th - Read here to find out how to run for a position on the SCOA Board of Directors
10/12/2009 Attention SCOA Members - read here about the vote to amend the name of the Association - SC Optometric Association to SC Optometric Physician Association
10/8/2009 Midlands Society Meeting - Drs. Melton and Thomas presenting - Sponsored by Bausch & Lomb - all SCOA members are invited to attend
10/5/2009 Surety Bond Udpate
10/2/2009 SCOA Elections and Awards - deadlines are approaching - get involved or nominate a colleague!
9/30/2009 Register now for the 2009 SCOA Annual Meeting - New Location - Myrtle Beach, SC!
9/29/2009 Despite Reports, ODs Remain Exempt for DMEPOS Surety Bond Requirement
9/26/2009 September issue of the Delineator - check out the latest issue
9/11/2009 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)
8/25/2009 Optometrists Not Subject to DMEPOS Deadlines - recent article from AOA News
8/11/2009 Minor Surgical Procedures AND Anterior Seg. Courses being offered in September - Space still available in both courses - sign up now!
8/3/2009 CPT Codes for 2009
7/28/2009 Ready for School Satellite Media Tour coming to South Carolina - television interview scheduled in Charleston
7/10/2009 Ready for School Campaign Materials - ready for distribution
7/9/2009 Optometrists now classified as "physicians" by Joint Commission - From the American Optometric Association
6/15/2009 2007 Physician Quality Report Initiative Program Re-Run Frequently Asked Questions - CMS is pleased to announce the posting of five FAQs related to the re-run of 2007 PQRI data.
4/1/2009 Testimony in favor of H.3303 from the March 25th Subcommittee Hearing - View the testimony given in favor of H.3303
3/30/2009 Testimony in opposition to H.3303 from the March 25th 3M Subcommittee Hearing - View the testimony given in opposition to H.3303
3/20/2009 The SCOA and the Oklahoma College of Optometry bringing Laser Course to SC - register now for the Laser Therapy Cor the Anterior Segment course
3/10/2009 Testimony in favor of and in opposition to H3303 - from the March 4th 3M Subcommittee hearing
2/18/2009 SCOA Mid Year Meeting - Registration Open - find out how to register and to make your reservations at the Westin Poinsett
2/6/2009 President Highlights Healthy Vision and Classroom Learning Link as SCHIP Signed Into Law - Doctors of Optometry Cheer Obama's Call to Action on Children's Vision
2/2/2009 SCOA has a new toll free telehpone number - new toll free number for the SCOA office
2/2/2009 2009 SCOA Membership Dues Structure - Revised - Read more here about the 2009 payment structure for your SCOA dues
1/30/2009 Delays to SCDHHS Service Changes - Please read the following update
12/18/2008 Important Medicaid Changes - Please read the following update re: Important Medicaid Changes
9/12/2008 AOA, CMS Partner to Promote E-Rx, Reporting of Quality Care ODs Provide 
9/4/2008 DMEPOS Update
8/29/2008 ABN transition extended from Sept. 1 2008 to March 1 2009
8/29/2008 CMS Reverses Course on DMEPOS Accreditation Requirement
4/4/2008 Advance Beneficiary Notice
4/2/2008 Information regarding HR 983
3/18/2008 Experimental treatment technique May Preserve Eyes, Sight of Some Children with Retinoblastoma.
3/17/2008 Researchers say protein may prevent, reverse damage from AMD, eye diseases
3/13/2008 Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) O
3/11/2008 Verifying NPPES Data
3/11/2008 Information for Medicaid Providers Regarding Written Prescriptions
2/9/2008 SCOA OD Rally - February 13th, 2008
10/1/2007 President delays tamper-proof Rx pad implementation - last-minute push by Congress sets new date 4/1/08
9/10/2007 Tamper-resistant RX Pad Vendors - requirement effective 10/1/07
5/23/2007 NPI is HERE! - Effective May 23, 2007
4/30/2007 Got NPI??? - May 23 deadline approaches
4/17/2007 InfantSEE Resolution passes Senate and House! - Sen. Peeler and Rep. Walker are sponsors
3/14/2007 ODs and Social Security Guidelines - AOA Bulletin 3/14/07
3/21/2006 Beware Marketing Traps! - laws vary by state
2/28/2006 A Great Day to Rally in Columbia! (with photos)
1/10/2006 Medicaid Q's and A's - please share with staff
11/8/2005 Medicaid and the National Provider Identifier - NPI accepted beginning Jan. 6, 2006
8/24/2005 Report Those Violations! - unlawful sale of plano cls
5/12/2005 AOA Bulletin Re: Contact Lens Rule Compliance - ODs urged to report each violation
2/17/2005 FTC Study on CL Market Competition - AOA Bulletin 2/17/05
10/7/2004 Medicaid Reimburses for CPT 76514! - Claims retroactive to 1/1/04
9/22/2004 New law will clear checks faster - takes effect 10/28
9/21/2004 YOUR SCOA at work for you! - State Vision Plan fee increase
8/3/2004 2004 Lecture Schedule for Hilton Head Convention - stellar line-up! variety of topics
7/29/2004 FTC Contact Lens Rule in effect Aug. 2 - follow-up statutes to the FCLCA
6/29/2004 FTC ruling on contact lens law - some good; some bad
6/2/2004 H4821 sent To Governor for Approval! - bill narrowly makes deadline for passage
5/20/2004 Optometric Practice Act Passes Senate - next: House concurrence and Sanford's desk
4/25/2004 Update on the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act - AOA submits opinion
1/30/2004 CMS Medicare News - CMS Announces Standard Unique Health Identifier

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