KOA SPRING CONFERENCE
The KOA Spring Conference will be April 23-25, 2015 at the Hyatt Hotel & KICC in Louisville, KY. The conference will offer 20 hours of CE for Optometrists and 13 hours of CE for Paras/Opticians/Staff. There will be an exhibit hall on Friday and Saturday. ODs and Paras can register onsite if needed.
There will be an Optometric TAC meeting on May 19th at 2:00pm (est) at the KOA Office located at 514 Capital Ave, Frankfort KY 40601.
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.
Vantiv Merchant Co
The KOA endorses Vantiv Merchant Company for credit card processing. For more information on Vantiv call Becky Beverung at 513-900-3634.
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.