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Timely and relevant ophthalmic information on practice management and coding issues for EyeMDs.

AAOE is an important resource for ophthalmologists and their management staff, as practice management continues to evolve and increase in complexity.

Ruth D. Williams,MDPast Present, American Academy of Ophthalmology and President, Wheaton Eye Clinic, Wheaton, Ill., AAOE member since 2007

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Why Join AAOE?

Managing a practice in this challenging health care and economic environment is complex.

That’s why membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE), the practice management arm of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is beneficial to you and your practice.

AAOE provides physicians with valuable insights on key issues that impact your practice, including business operations and finance, coding and billing, electronic health records (EHR) and meaningful use attestation, e-prescribing, PQRS, human resources and staff management.

AAOE membership will help you:

  • Learn to appropriately code for proper reimbursement.
  • Increase your management expertise.
  • Run your practice in a more strategic way.
  • Discover ways to streamline workflow.
  • Learn best practices to improve efficiency and profitability of your practice.
  • Anticipate and overcome the challenges ahead.

Membership Application

AAOE Membership for EyeMDs

Join today and experience for yourself why AAOE is the leading practice management organization for Eye MDs. AAOE Membership dues are based on a calendar year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Please note: In order to apply for AAOE membership your AAO membership dues must be paid for the current calendar year.

To apply for 2015, join online or fill out the faxable 2015 AAOE membership application for MDs [PDF 237K].

AAOE Membership for the Young Ophthalmologist

Academy members are automatically enrolled to receive complimentary AAOE membership from residency though first year in practice. Those in their second year and beyond, can join AAOE for $250. AAOE Membership dues are based on a calendar year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Visit the AAOE Young Ophthalmologist page for details about the many Academy and AAOE practice management resources for YOs.

To apply for 2015, join online or fill out the faxable 2015 AAOE membership application for MDs [PDF 237K].

Member Benefits and Dues

AAOE Practice Management Express e-newsletter includes:

  • The Coding Bulletin: Current, reliable tips about ophthalmic coding.
  • The Executive Update: Management articles providing best practices on a variety of topics.
AAOE website provides coding and practice management tools, resources and online courses

Listserv access so you can connect and share with other members— Join the AAOE online community!

  • E-Talk — General practice questions
  • E-Retina — Retina practice questions
  • E-Code — Billing/coding issues
Customized answers to your questions about coding, ICD-10 transition, PQRS and EHR planning, selection, implementation and meaningful use
Free EHR contract reviews and user satisfaction surveys on EHR Central
Practice Forms Library: All the forms you need to run a successful ophthalmic practice
Member discounts on products, webinars, online courses and more.
Membership Dues $250*.

*AAOE Membership dues are based on a calendar year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the MD membership category, you must be an active Academy member.