On June 27th, the AOA sent a letter to VSP Global Chairman of the Board Daniel Mannen, O.D. taking issue with several of the company's corporate practices.
In the letter, AOA:
- Called VSP's Premier Provider program "fundamentally misleading to patients, unfair to doctors, and at odds with the delivery of quality care."
- Took issue with VSP's frame policy, which would require doctors of optometry to carry VSP-owned frame lines or face a cut in reimbursements.
- Reiterated AOA's support for the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act (H.R. 3323). The legislation, backed by the AOA and the American Dental Association, cracks down on vision plan abuses.
Yesterday, VSP announced that it was postponing implementation of the frame policy.
We remain vigilant in advocating for vision plan practices that enable high-quality, patient-centered care, and ensuring that vision plans follow all relevant laws and regulations intended to protect your ability to apply all of your skills, education, and professional judgment in the care you provide your patients.
How can doctors of optometry help:
Ask your member of Congress to support H.R. 3323. Use the AOA Legislative Action Center to contact your representative now. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Please do it today.
Contribute generously to AOA-PAC, our political action committee which supports federal candidates who support us. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Please do it today.
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