PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

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Hindsight is 20/happy.

The evolution of cataract and refractive surgery has taken surgeons on a wild ride over the past 25 years. Phacoemulsification revolutionized the removal of cataracts, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services eviscerated reimbursement…

 

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Electronic Health Records in Ophthalmology: Case Study on Successful Implementation at The Eye Center of Central PA

Electronic Health Records in Ophthalmology: Case Study on Successful Implementation at The Eye Center of Central PA

Electronic Health Records (EHR) is a subject that has been controversial within medicine and especially within ophthalmology. Vendor claims of improved efficiency, “paperless” office environments, and government reimbursement too often fail to meet expectations among physicians and administrators….

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Premium IOLs: Vital Eyes

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The next best thing to being young again? Seeing young again!

Five years ago this month, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today published an article in which I talked about the baby boomers’ turning 60 and what this would mean to refractive and cataract surgeons. Now, those same baby boomers are entering the Medicare system at a rate of nearly 8,000 people per day…

 

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Beyond Quality and Toward Experience

Beyond Quality and Toward ExperienceOnly the serious need apply.

What composes your typical day? For most of you, a workday starts with treating patients but quickly gets consumed by signatures, phone calls, e-mail, postal mail, chart reviews, managerial issues, and a detail rep who wants a few minutes of your time. With facilities issues, instruments breaking down, computer glitches, phone calls from referring doctors, billing discrepancies, delayed Medicare payments—the litany of intrusions on the doctor-patient interaction seems endless…

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The Brave New World of Refractive Cataract

The Brave New World of Refractive CataractA message to cataract surgeons who are going refractive.

The most important governmental approval in ophthalmic medicine in recent times did not come from the FDA but from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when it voted to dismantle a law that prevented consumers from making their own decisions about their eye care. Specifically, the CMS changed its rules to allow ophthalmologists to bill separately from cataract surgery for the implantation of presbyopia-correcting IOLs…

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