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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015

The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post.

“Testing allows us to identify areas of improvement, and we will work with outside entities and stakeholders to improve those very small deficiencies identified,” Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator for the CMS, said in the post. “And we will continue to do testing, especially in those areas we identify as needing improvement.”

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Eylea receives approval for macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion in Europe

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Turkish study investigates effects of heavy smoking on corneal biomechanics

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Comparison of Higher-Order Aberration Induction Between Manual Microkeratome and Femtosecond Laser Flap Creation

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2015, Volume 31 Issue 2
To compare the mean change in aberrations produced by a mechanical microkeratome and femtosecond laser.This was a…
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Diabetic Eye Disease: Implications of Early Recognition, Treatment, and Continuity of Care

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of new cases of legal blindness among working-age Americans. Initially…
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VIDEO: Speaker discusses phakic IOLs in keratoconus patients

February 25, 2015
ISTANBUL – At the ESCRS Winter Meeting, Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD, talks about his experience with phakic IOLs in…
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