KOA SPRING CONFERENCE
The KOA Spring Conference will be April 28-30, 2016 in Lexington at the Hyatt Hotel. The conference will offer 20 CE hours for optometrists and 12 CE hours for paras. The conference will also host an exhibit hall. Click here to see the OD registration materials. Click here to see the Para registration materials. As of 4/27 you must register onsite! Email email@example.com for more information.
KOA SPRING CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS
Any company interested in exhibiting at the KOA Spring Conference on April 29-30, 2016 in Lexington, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a packet.
OPTOMETRIC TAC MEETING
The Medicaid Optometric TAC will have a meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 1:00pm at the Transporation Dept Building in Frankfort.
ETP COURSE JULY 28-31, 2016
The KOA and NSUOK will be offering the Expanded Therapeutics Course on July 28-31 in Lexington, KY. Please click here for registration materials. Email email@example.com for questions.
KOA FALL CONFERENCE
The KOA Fall CE Conference will be September 23-25, 2016 in Louisville, KY at the Marriott East Hotel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the distribution list. Registration materials will be available in late summer.
UPIKE - KYCO WEBCAM
The KY College of Optometry has installed a camera at UPIKE so everyone can watch the construction of the school in Pikeville. Click on the link to watch the real time camera feed. http://hpecam2.upike.edu
HIPAA MANUAL HELP
The KOA has endorsed Optometric Business Solutions to help offices with customizing their HIPAA Manual. Visit www.optometricbusinesssolutions.com to learn more!
KBOE CREDENTIAL FORMS
Click here to view the New Applicant Credential Form (those licensed after June 2011) for Expanded Therapeutic Procedures. Click here to view an Applicant Credential Form for Expanded Therapeutic Procedures. Click here to view the Application to Utilize Expanded Therapeutic Laser Procedures form. Click here to view the Preceptor Approval Form. Click here to view the Preceptor Evaluation of Expanded Therapeutic Laser Procedure form.
MEDICAID MANAGED CARE
The Cabinet for Health & Family Services has created a website specifically to address questions and provide information on the managed-care for Kentucky's Medicaid population. The site is http://medicaidmc.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx . The website contains information for both members and providers, as well as contact information for each MCO (Coventry, Wellcare, Humana CareSource, Anthem and Passport). The KOA has more information on the specific vision contracts in the Members Only Section of the website under the Medicaid tab.
PRESCHOOL EYE EXAM INFORMATION
The new school year is just beginning so that means there are many questions regarding the preschool eye exam law. The KOA wants to help answer your questions, so click here to view a Q&A sheet on the law or click here to see the law & Board of Education letter explaining that the child does have to have the exam until January 1 of their first year of school. The preschool eye exam form is available by clicking here.
UPDATE LICENSE RENEWAL WITH KY MEDICAID
When a KY Medicaid provider receives an updated license, the provider must submit a copy of the license to the KY Medicaid in order to keep their provider information updated. When you renew your license every March, be sure to send a copy of the license along with your NPI/Medicaid provider number to KY Medicaid, PO Box 2110, Frankfort KY 40602.