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Partner News
Thursday, June 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Malpractice Fund Waives Premiums for Providers »
June 18, Wisconsin Health News The state’s medical malpractice fund is waiving premiums for the next fiscal year for p...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telemedicine and Prior Authorization for Outpatient Hospital Services »
Update on Telemedicine Service Codes The following Telemedicine Frequently Asked Questions were published on 5/27/202...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Covid-19 Article Update »
Dateline 4/22/2020   Additional information has been made available requiring an update to the article publish...
Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 and Telemedicine »
Joy Newby, LPN, CPC, Newby Consulting, Inc.  There seems to be a lot of confusion on how to bill telemedicine se...
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...

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, May 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
N95 Decontamination System Up and Running, Other COVID-19 Updates »
Wisconsin Health News, May 11, 2020 A decontamination system that will allow N95 respirators to be reused up to 20 t...
Thursday, April 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Extends Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order »
Governor Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the S...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Legislature Passes COVID-19 Response Legislation »
The State Legislature passed, and the Governor has signed, the state's COVID-19 response package , which includes liabili...
Friday, April 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 Volunteer Program Announced »
Governor Evers announced that the state is seeking volunteers to support Wisconsin's healthcare system during the COVID-19...
Saturday, April 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin Granted Federal Disaster Declaration Due to COVID-19 Pandemic »
Governor Evers announced that Wisconsin has been granted a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Wisconsin, a...

AAO News
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
WAO Board Member Selected to Participate in AAO Leadership Development Program »
The Academy is very pleased to announce that twenty ophthalmologists have been chosen via a competitive selection process...
Friday, April 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Envision Strategies for Your Road to Recovery »
AAO, April 24, 2020 Anticipate the many challenges on the road to COVID-19 recovery and envision a proactive response...
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...

Eye Health
Friday, June 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Pick the Best Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes »
Sunglasses aren't an optional summertime accessory, they're an essential prescription for eye health. Long-term exposure t...
Friday, April 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Six Things Your Ophthalmologist Wants You to Know About Coronavirus »
The Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology share eye health tips and advice to k...
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...