What’s Up at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology?

We are the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and we invite you to join your state association in 2021. For almost 70 years, the PAO has supported ophthalmologists and we continue to advocate for our profession in the state legislature and in partnership with our national organization.  Our 2020 focus continues to support our members with information on the COVID19 pandemic and the ever-changing guidelines for the CARES Act, HHS, CDC, the PA Dept of Health and preserving patient safety. 

The PAO is energized to provide more member benefits than ever!  PAO paid members are receiving:

·         10% discount on OMIC Ophthalmic Insurance, negotiating power with 3rd-party payers

  • ·         Up-to-date information for your medical practice from newsletters, e-blasts, social media
  • ·         Technical and billing information for telemedicine
  • ·         Educational programs, mentoring programs and physician forums.
  • ·         Practice Administrator’s groups, Young Ophthalmologist Zoom meetings
  • ·         ADVOCACY – Your voice in Harrisburg on issues that impact your profession.  Grassroots instructions and assistance to encourage to actively participate on the state level

You may complete the membership application online ( or pay 2020 membership dues) at the PA Academy of Ophthalmology website:    Full Active membership dues are $545 annually.  Physicians in their 1st and 2nd years of practice are offered a reduced membership fee of $290. 


Codequest “Coding with Clarity in the COVID-19 Era”  Live Webinar on September 10, 8:30-13:30

The most up-to-date information on coding including the new 2021 E/M documentation guidelines.

Click here to register.  You can’t afford to miss it


The PAO is offering 2 free CME courses this fall:

Wednesday, September 16, 7PM  New Generation Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS): Which MIGS for Which Patient?   PAO has partnered with MedEdicus to prove this virtual seminar that will feature Davinder Grover, MD, MPH, Glaucoma Specialist and AAO Diplomate & Jonathan Myers, MD, Chief of Glaucoma Service, Wills Eye Hospital

Saturday, October 3, 10AM – 2PM  Multidisciplinary Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease for the Comprehensive and Specialty Ophthalmologist in 2020    PAO has invited experts from across the country to speak on thyroid eye disease in this virtual conference.

***Full details, registration and CME information are available on our website: ***

“Cocktails & Conversations” Zoom Meetings   PAO hosts biweekly zoom meetings Sunday evenings that are open to all ophthalmologists. These casual meetings allow physicians to discuss and share ideas on a variety of topics from dealing with COVID-19 to provider reimbursements or thoughts on physician burnout.  Our next scheduled meetings are Sept 13th  and Sept 27th at 8PM. Please send an email to to receive the invitations.  We hope you’ll join us.

CodeQuest 2020 - Live Webinar with Sue Vicchrilli

September 10, 2020     8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • 1st Person in a Member Practice – $275.00

    Practice physicians are PAO members and you are the initial person in your practice to register

  • Additional Person(s) in Member Practice – $175.00

    Practice physicians are PAO members and you are the 2nd, 3rd, person(s) from your
    practice to register

  • Non Member – $425.00

PAO CodeQuest Live Webinar

with Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR,

Director of Coding and Reimbursement, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Coding Clarity in the Covid -19 Era

Join the most knowledgeable coding experts in ophthalmology for a half-day of professional education and training. We’ll map out the latest coding updates and steer you through the complex maze of payers’ rules, arriving at successful solutions for preventing claim denials and avoiding penalties.

  You are encouraged to submit specific questions ahead of time to

Important:  To claim CME or other credit, you must be registered for the webinar under you own name. 

If you have any questions about CodeQuest or how to register, please contact Melanie at

Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as patient advocate in promoting preventive eye care, quality medical and surgical care and rehabilitative services for individuals with ophthalmologic diseases and to advance the knowledge, science and practice of ophthalmology, to assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein, and to promote integrity in the practice of ophthalmic medicine.


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