How to Join The UOS
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Utah Ophthalmology Society
310 E. 4500 S., Ste. 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
The Utah Ophthalmology Society is the largest state membership association of Eye M.D.s. Eye M.D.s are ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care.
To ensure that the concerns for quality patient care are addressed in the legislature, UOS leaders, with the assistance of the state medical society continue to maintain a strong, positive relationship with our state legislators. By having a “seat at the table,” we can improve our chances of influencing developments in favor of patient safety. As we educate our legislators about the practice of ophthalmology, we help strengthen their appreciation of our issues and foster their support. The UOS is represented at the Utah Medical Association with board positions on the UMA Legislative Committee.
The UOS is accredited by the Utah Medical Association to provide physician CME. Providing 3-4 annual meetings, for an average of 17 hours of CME credit. The UOS Annual Meeting takes place in the Salt Lake City area, in February or March. Typically, over 80% of UOS members attend the annual meeting along with an average of over 200 ophthalmic staff.
Managed Care Representation
Through its representation on Utah's Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and its relationship with many major third party payers, the UOS monitors and provides input and reports to its members on insurance and reimbursement issues. “Flashes” Newsletter provides members with up to date state specific information on new rules, regulations, and changes that affect both the practice of ophthalmology and the quality of medical care delivered to the citizens of Utah.
Coding and Billing Seminars
In conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, UOS sponsors an annual Coding Seminar. The program is designed to assist Ophthalmologists and their office staff in documentation and reimbursement issues. The course text is state specific and is updated each year.
Newsletters, Bulletins and Alerts
Our Newsletter, "INSIGHT" is provided in several content specific formats: Society News and UOS Member Updates, Meeting and Calendar Information, and news specific to our members. These bulletins keep members informed of developments in the rapidly changing health care environment and are sent quarterly throughout the year.
OMIC Premium Discount http://www.omic.com/partners/utah/
OMIC and UOS formed an educational alliance in 2008. Members of UOS earn a 10% OMIC premium discount. To take advantage:
oJoin (or maintain membership in) UOS
oParticipate in one approved OMIC risk management event per year.
OMIC tracks UOS membership and cross-checks with risk management participants to apply OMIC premium discount.
UOS members and their staffs receive a discount on all events and programs sponsored by the Utah Ophthalmology Society.
Liaison with Other Medical Societies
AAO Council - The specific concerns of Utah Ophthalmologists are advanced at the national level by our AAO Councilor, who represents the UOS at the AAO Annual Meeting as well as the AAO Mid Year Forum. The Council meets twice a year to act on and receive status reports on Council Advisory Recommendations formulated by state societies and subspecialty organizations. Utah Medical Society (UMA)—The UOS is represented on the Utah Medical Society's Leadership Committee in order to provide input on issues that impact the practice of medicine. In addition, there is a UOS Representative serving on the UMA Legislative Committee.
Find an EyeMD
The UOS website includes a member database that allows the public to search for an ophthalmologist in their area. This benefit is only available to UOS members.
The UOS has refined and is continuing to update its website to meet the changing needs of our members. Our site includes: patient information; a list of ophthalmologist in Utah; a members only section, which includes legislative updates and member specific news; a calendar of events; meeting information with secure on-line registration. Be sure to log on to www.utaheyemds.org to keep informed about what is happening in Utah that affects your profession.