POA Fall Educational Conference

In order to receive the discounts, please register all attendees at one time.

November 1 - 2, 2024
Wind Creek Bethlehem
77 Wind Creek Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Friday, November 1, 2024

3:30-4:30 p.m.
House of Delegates


5:30-7:00 p.m.
Reception with Exhibitors/Installation of Officers


7:15-8:30 p.m.
PeriOcular Dermatology: Review of Skin Lesions for Optometrists

Scott Goldstein, MD (1.5 CE credits)


Saturday, November 2, 2024

8:00-8:45 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors


9:00 a.m.-Noon
Combined Education for Doctors and Staff

Compliance: Why Can’t I Just be a Doctor Anymore

This course will cover the four major compliance areas that impact every health care provider which include HIPAA, Human Resources, Hazard OSHA, CDC, CLIA, and Fraud Abuse as well as touch on newer issues related to co-management, CE provided by ophthalmology, patient discrimination and disability and fee transparency.                                             

RCM Management A-Z

Everything coding and billing - from the chief complaint to medical directives.

Joe DeLoach, O.D.


Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Exhibitors


1:00-4:00 p.m.
Doctors-Only Education

Treading on Thin Ice- Embezzlement in the Workplace

Doctors are prime targets for people who want to take their money.

HR For Small Business

This course reviews the human resource legal landscape and changes in human resource laws. There is a focus on the future challenges facing small businesses in complying with the ever-changing employment regulations.                                     

OD-OMD Inducement

The Department of Justice is focusing on co-management and patient inducement - the rules are clear but most current relationships are not legal. This course will cover aspects of co-management including rules and guidelines for Optometry and Ophthalmology.

Joe DeLoach, O.D.

BJ Avery


1:00-4:00 p.m.
Staff-Only Education

Is This Job Right For Me?

How to evaluate medical and vision plan contracts and how to decide to add them to or remove them from a practice.

Follow the Leader - Leadership and Diversity

Leadership and diversity on your staff and in your workplace

Social Media – What’s Hot and What’s Not

Focus on the laws related to patient communication, employee oversight and practice applications when using social media

Joe DeLoach, O.D.

BJ Avery


Join Us At Wind Creek® Bethlehem

We are excited to be meeting at a brand new location for the POA! Reservations at the POA group rate will be available at Wind Creek Bethlehem for $209/$219 night. Reserve your room here.

Wind Creek® Bethlehem’s AAA Four-Diamond hotel is a luxury escape. Room sizes and rates vary, but everyone receives a first-class stay at one of the area’s premier hotels. Relax in their deluxe rooms or treat yourself to a stylish suite. All rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and other fantastic amenities.

Extend your stay and then leave your stress behind at Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon where you can receive relaxing massages, facials, nail care, and more.

Bringing the kids? There’s fun around every corner at Kids Quest. Children can play together in a safe and fun environment that includes a rock-climbing wall, arcade games, puzzles, books, and other activities. The Tiny Tot Room is a special childcare area for infants and toddlers. Wind Creek also has a small indoor pool.

Upscale yet affordable, The Outlets at Wind Creek® Bethlehem has big name brands for big time deals. Get yourself something nice from the two-level shopping experience that connects the casino and hotel.

Wind Creek® Bethlehem includes a variety of superb dining options including two favorites: Chop House at Wind Creek and Urban Table. Reservations are recommended for both. Chopstick serves up the flavors of Asian traditions. Steelworks Buffet and Grill offers classic dishes in an all-you-can-eat buffet or from their à la carte menu. If you’re looking for a quick bite in between games, The Market Gourmet Express has burgers, pizza, salads, sushi, desserts, and a coffee bar.

Our group room rates are $209 in the South Tower and $219 in the North Tower. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Each registered guest must be at least 21 years of age since there is a Casino located on premise. The cut-off date for these rates is October 2.

Reservations can also be made by contacting the hotel at 877-726-3777 and letting them know you are with the POA group.


Exciting Events in the Exhibit Hall

Our vendors are so important to the POA and we encourage you to mix business with pleasure during our opening reception and breakfast and lunch in the exhibit hall on Friday evening and Saturday. Bring along your business cards for drawings sponsored by our exhibitors.




The last day for online registration will be Monday, October 28. In order to receive the discounts, please register all attendees at one time.



Handout Information

Handouts for the OD educational programming for this meeting will be available on this webpage for download after October 1. Please print the handouts that pertain to your courses and bring them along to the meeting or download to your device.



Cancellation Policy

There will be a $50 cancellation fee if received by the POA by October 14, 2024. There is no refund available after that date. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Cancellations must be received in writing by the POA via mail, fax, or email to Ilene@poaeyes.org.




Our Presenters

Practice Compliance Solutions was founded by doctors who know about the immense risks of non-compliance and dedicated their careers to building a team to study every aspect of practice compliance. They learned the handbooks back-to-front and immersed themselves in all the policies that relate to the eye care industry. They built and implemented these solutions in their own practices. Then, they developed user-friendly, affordable software that helps doctors stay compliant without thinking twice about it.


Joe brings a diverse background that includes a prior highly successful private practice, managing one of the nation’s largest referral centers, and most recently as a full time educator and Clinical Director of the University of Houston Eye Institute Dallas.

He is a noted national authority and lecturer on many aspects of practice including medical billing and coding, documentation of medical records, HIPAA compliance, and management of ocular disease. He has served in numerous capacities with his state association where he was recognized as on of the few recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. Joe also continues to serve as an advisor to Medicare.




Bj brings 25 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge about human resource management to our team. She has a unique understanding of third party payer, insurance and regulatory issues such as HIPAA.

As the former Executive Director of a professional state association, no one has closer contact and better understanding of the challenges facing healthcare practitioners today

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