American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the largest national membership medical association of ophthalmologists–medical doctors (M.D.s) specializing in eye care and surgery including medical, surgical and optical care. More than 90 percent of practicing U.S. Eye M.D.s are Academy members, and the Academy has more than 7,000 international members. The group is based in San Francisco, California.
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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- Total Spent:
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Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Hayworth NanSupport $153,500 John SullivanSupport $57,000 Matheson JamesSupport $48,037 Benishek DanielSupport $43,957 Murphy ChristopherSupport $19,250 David SchweikertSupport $18,339
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount American Academy of Ophthalmology $1,200,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Health Issues,
- Medicare & Medicaid,
- Veterans Affairs
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.451 Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2011 H.R.452 Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011 H.R.531 Access to Frontline Health Care Act of 2011 H.R.1219 Optometric Equity in Medicaid Act S.2 Middle Class Success Act S.668 Health Care Bureaucrats Elimination Act S.1963 Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009 H.R.3216 VHA Ophthalmologic Service Establishment Act of 2011 S.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Spending Control Act S.1963 Mortgage Finance Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 31 dockets; Submitted to 4 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "American Academy of Ophthalmology" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting 2011
- Toggle 1 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
- Toggle 1 HHS Health Information Technology; Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria: Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition 2012
- Toggle 1 FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Responding to Unsolicited Requests for Off-Label Information About Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices; Availability 2011
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 CMS Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2012 2011
- Toggle 3 CMS Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013 (CMS-1590-P) 2012
- Toggle 3 CMS Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs; Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests (CMS-5060-P) 2011
- Toggle 3 CMS Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment; Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Physician Self-Referral; and Provider Agreement Regulations on Patient Notification Requirements 2011
- Toggle 3 CMS Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – Stage 2 "Meaningful Use" 2012
- Toggle 3 CMS Reporting and Returning of Overpayments 2012
- Toggle 3 HHS Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans 2011
- Toggle 2 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
- Toggle 2 FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting 2011
- Toggle 2 CMS Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates; Hospitals’ Resident Caps for Graduate Medical Education Payment Purposes; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers and for Ambulatory Surgical Centers 2012