Karla Ellis, CCS-P, COE
During my last 17 years as a member, I have found ASOA to be invaluable. Now, with Meaningful Use, the business digest and other notifications that I receive, it's so much easier to have answers for the doctor before he even asks about something. My physician is very trusting of my opinions and knowledge, but he also knows that I use ASOA as a resource. When I call, support at ASOA is always very helpful. When I email, ASOA gets back to me promptly. As things get harder, with new rules and regulations, I will be turning to ASOA more frequently.
Zachary Cain, COA, OCS
I cannot truly express how beneficial ASOA membership has been to me or our practice. Our practice went through a time without an administrator and, during this period, ASOA resources and access to other administrators were instrumental in allowing managers to safeguard our practice and maintain compliance. Thank you, ASOA!
David Sobczak, MBA, FACMPE
In this constantly evolving future of healthcare delivery, I find that there is always more to know and new developments to stay on top off. There is no better way to keep ahead of the curve than the resources available thru ASOA.
Carole Dumas, MBA, COE
There is such value in ASOA membership, which offers an endless amount of materials and resources available to nurture professional growth. In this industry, it can be a great challenge to stay on top of current trends and issues--ASOA provides up-to-date information and education, in order to facilitate strategic planning and effective leadership. This organization offers a great venue to share expertise, to celebrate accomplishments, provide support, but--most importantly--to network and build relationships. I am so grateful for the knowledge that my fellow colleagues share through the ASOA. Their guidance and encouragement have truly enhanced my knowledge, skill, and self-gratification as a practice manager.
There are so many times when our MDs will ask us to see what other practices are doing. I usually find it being discussed on EyeMail and I can find answers to take back to my MDs. I look forward to checking EyeMail at the end of each day. Also, I have been attending ASCRS*ASOA Symposium & Congress for the last 15 years and I would not miss it. I have learned so much from networking and attending classes. Every year that I attend, I learn more about old subjects and connect with new ones. It is a great organization to belong to. So much knowledge available, just for the asking!
My ASOA membership is an essential tool for learning the aspects of practice operations unique to ophthalmology, such as patient flow, equipment, and testing.
Traci Kim, CMPE
ASOA membership has been invaluable to our practice. Recently, I reached out to my colleagues for advice on selecting a new EMR. I received a wealth of useful feedback, which allowed me to confidently choose the EMR we have today. Members are so generous with their time and expertise. I wouldn’t want to navigate the complex maze of healthcare without the steadfast partnership of ASOA!
Many years ago, when I was promoted to business manager, I was terrified that I wasn’t qualified to handle my duties. That same year, I was introduced to ASOA and attending my first ASOA meeting. When I arrived, I was relieved to discover a course outline that would help educate me on the specifics of running an ophthalmic practice. Today, I am a patient financial counselor. Throughout my career in ophthalmology, I have been grateful for the resources of ASOA, the ASCRS*ASOA Symposium & Congress and the EyeMail.
Trish Daniels, CPC, CCP
ASOA introduced me to the world of ophthalmology. The society has provided educational and networking resources, unsurpassed by none in all categories and management.
Kenneth Woodworth, FASOA, COE, COMT
ASOA’s amazing membership resources keep me abreast of regulatory and operational issues affecting ophthalmic practice. Additionally, ASOA has afforded me leadership opportunities and provided a forum for making lifelong friends.