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DOC Access Act strives to end anticompetitive practices by vision plans

March 24, 2017

The Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, which seeks to empower doctors and patients in their dealings with vision plans, eliminate a growing level of anticompetitive practices in health care and help improve overall quality of patient care, was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives March 17.

The bill, also known as HR 1606, or the DOC Access Act, is supported by the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association and the American Dental Association, according to a press release from the AOA. The legislation has been championed by U.S. Reps. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa). Original cosponsors of the bill include: Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) and Paul Gosar, DDS (R-Ariz.).

GOP, Trump pull AHCA due to lack of support

March 24, 2017
Reportedly acting on orders from President Donald J. Trump, House Republican leaders today again postponed a vote that would have overhauled the nation’s health…

ACP: Fight to stop AHCA not over

March 24, 2017
With the postponement of the House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act, the ACP urged Congress to reject the bill and start over in order to develop…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

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COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the Affordable Care Act on…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 1

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DOC Access Act strives to end anticompetitive practices by vision plans

March 24, 2017
The Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, which seeks to empower doctors and patients in their dealings with vision plans, eliminate a growing level…

GOP, Trump pull AHCA due to lack of support

March 24, 2017
Reportedly acting on orders from President Donald J. Trump, House Republican leaders today again postponed a vote that would have overhauled the…

ACP: Fight to stop AHCA not over

March 24, 2017
With the postponement of the House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act, the ACP urged Congress to reject the bill and start over…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the…

GOP leaders postpone House vote on AHCA

March 23, 2017
Lacking enough support from within their own party, Republican leaders in the House today postponed an anticipated vote on legislation to overhaul…

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VIDEO: How a physician can perform well in MIPS

March 23, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a video perspective from the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, discusses the…

AMA urges members of Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

March 22, 2017
The American Medical Association today released a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act, citing…

ACP: New amendments to AHCA ‘even less acceptable’

March 22, 2017
ACP recently sent a letter to the Congressional leadership in strong opposition of the manager’s amendments to the American Health Care Act…

ACP: Ethical use of EHRs must be examined, addressed

March 22, 2017
Electronic health records should facilitate high-quality patient-centered care, assist and enhance clinical reason, and maintain privacy and…

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