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Partner News
Monday, November 20, 2017
Society Selects New CEO »
The Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors has named Clyde “Bud” Chumbley, MD, MBA, chief executive officer of the W...
Monday, May 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Wisconsin Health News Conference »
Get the full story on the twists and turns of federal health reform and what it means for Wisconsin at this year's Wiscons...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHA Offering Education on Newly Available Expedited Physician Licensure Process »
With the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact’s voluntary expedited licensure process becoming operational this month, WHA...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Society Resource Addresses ePDMP FAQs »
Effective April 1, 2017, Wisconsin Act 266 requires all Wisconsin-licensed physicians and other prescribers to review a pa...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Wisconsin Health News Conference »
While Republicans may have walked away from the American Health Care Act, the healthcare debate is certain to continue. Wi...

WAO News
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
A message from WAO President, Heather Potter, MD »
Fellow ophthalmologists in Wisconsin, This is a time of fear, stress, and anxiety, but also a time of community, empowe...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coding for Telemedicine and other Communications-based Technology »
The following more detailed coding information was developed by the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology. We share it in...
Friday, October 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HWZ to Provide Lobbying Services to WAO »
The Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology is pleased to be partnering with Hubbard, Wilson & Zelenkova LLC (HWZ) for lobb...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
WAO signs onto AAO Prior Authorization Letter »
The Wisconsin Academy has joined AAO and a number of other states in supporting a letter to Congress sharing our concerns...
Thursday, July 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
WAO Member Spotlight - UW, MCW researchers collaborate on retinal imaging »
 Article from Wisconsin Health News, July 17, 2019 A University of Wisconsin and the Medical College...

Legislative Updates
Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Issues Order to Expedite Expansion, Enhance Efficiency of Healthcare Workforce »
March 28, 2020 Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Election Update »
By Eric Jensen, Jensen Government Relations, LLC November 7, 2018 Searching for a word to summarize last night’s...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Upholds Cap on Noneconomic Damages »
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its ruling today in the Ascaris Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compens...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Opportunity Available for Limited Time »
Physicians who were previously ineligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program may now qualify under a temporar...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs WAO Legislation »
The Governor signed the Early Eyedrop Refill Bill into law on April 16.   The bill was an initiative of the Wisconsi...

AAO News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Extends Deadline for 2019 MIPS Reporting »
Health care providers have an extra month to submit data for the 2019 Merit-Based Payment System after the Centers for Med...
Thursday, April 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anthem's Cataract Anesthesia Guidance »
April 26, AAO Update AAO recently shared an update with states on Anthem’s policy on Cataract Anesthesia ( AAO lett...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Academy stops 12-state cut that could’ve delayed care, threatened physicians’ livelihoods »
Academy stops 12-state cut that could’ve delayed care, threatened physicians’ livelihoods...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protectio »
Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection   On-t...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Contribute to the Surgical Scope Fund to Provide Every State with Resources to Defend Patient Safety »
Contribute to the Surgical Scope Fund to Provide Every State with Resources to Defend Patient Safety  ...

Eye Health
Friday, January 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
7 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Age-Related Macular Degeneration »
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness over age 50, affecting about 2.1 m...
Friday, December 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
January EyeSmart - Lifestyle Choices May Help Galucoma Patients Preserve EyeSight »
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because the...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams »
People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-s...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consult an Eye Care Professional if Your Halloween Costume Includes Scary Eyes »
Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses with...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy »
According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology , nearly two out of three American adu...