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Advocacy from academia

May 4, 2021

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the AOA thanks optometric educators for the impact they make on students and the profession and for preparing the doctors of tomorrow. Read More >

Get involved: 10 minutes to learn optometry’s advocacy

May 3, 2021

A limited-time, members-only course offers an introduction to professional advocacy as optometry’s advocates gear up for Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill, May 23-25. Read More >

Coding ethically: What to do when a coding decision is made incorrectly

April 29, 2021

The AOA Ethics and Values Committee releases topical and timely case study on coding abuse and what to do about it once suspected. Read More >

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Alabama Optometric Association is here to assist you in these difficult times.  We will gather as many resources as we can to assist you in making decisions related to COVID-19.  We encourage you to visit the AOA's COVID-19 website for excellent practice resources and the latest information about relief efforts coming out of Washington. 

VACCINE INFORMATION

The COVID Vaccine is now available to optometrists and their staff.  Click the link below to be directed to a spreadsheet provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health with contact information for vaccine sites. Note that there are tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet that will take you to different regions of the state.

MODERNA CLINICS - COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

MODERNA CLINICS - HOSPITALS

MODERNA CLINICS - PHARMACIES

Alabama Board of Optometry Guidance on COVID-19 (Updated April 28)

American Optometric Association Covid-19 Website

Understanding the New FMLA and Sick Leave Policies

Medicare Telehealth Webinar

Medicaid Extends Telemedicine

Preparing to Apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (COVID-19) Webinar

Alabama Department of Labor (Unemployment Comp)

Medicare Accelerated/Advance Payment Program Fact Sheet

Medicare Accelerated/Advance Payment Program Form

Treasury Department Paycheck Protection Program

Alabama Public Health Order "Safer at Home" (Updated April 28)