March 2016 Vol. 2

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WOA Board

Lynda Jones- President
Brandi Bilyeu- President-Elect
Joe Maycock- Treasurer
Scott Neuman-Secretary
Nate Edwards-Director
Chris Jons-Director
Jonathan Hartley- Director
Dana Day- Past President

WOA/AOA Dues

Thank you to all who have paid their WOA/AOA dues!  Your AOA portion has been submitted.  Your support of the WOA is greatly appreciated and your membership matters.                        

NROC Registration Information



It's time again to register for the 2016 Northern Rockies Optometric Conference!  Last year we had a great turnout which generated $17,000 for the WOA.  Please consider joining your fellow optometrists from WY and around the country for this great opportunity to learn and network.

July 27-30th
Snow King Resort and Conference Pavilion

Featured Speakers:
Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Richard Managan, OD, FAAO
Jay Henry, OD, MS
Also featuring Lynn Lawrence for Staff courses

For more information:  NROC
 

New Round of HIPAA Compliance Audits Underway

Doctors of optometry may be selected for a new round of compliance audits under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). According to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Phase 2 of its HIPAA audits is underway.AOA members should check their email inboxes—including their spam folders—for messages from the OCR seeking their contact information. After OCR receives responses to this initial email, it will send a "pre-audit questionnaire," asking respondents about their organization's size, type and operations. Based on the questionnaires' results, OCR will create a pool of potential candidates to be randomly selected for audits. This pool will represent a wide range of entities covered by HIPAA's Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules."

Ignoring the requests won't get you out of an audit. Responses are expected in a timely manner.

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WOA in the Community

The members of Cheyenne Vision Clinic delivered eye care under the Essilor Vision Foundation for title one schools in Colorado.‚Äč



We want to hear from you!  Please submit your photos and what you are doing in your community!  Send it to:  director@wyomingoptometricassociation.com
 

Fast Track Your Optometric Pathway

WOA Newsletter - March 2016 Vol. 2