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Your documentation will determine the outcome of an audit

March 5, 2015

ATLANTA – Knowing and following your local and national coverage determinations and the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice Patterns could help your practice successfully survive an audit from a CMS recovery audit contractor, according to a speaker here at SECO.

Recovery audit contractors (RACs) detect and correct past improper payments so that CMS and insurance carriers can implement actions that will prevent future improper payments, Carl Spear, MS, OD, MBA, said.

BLOG: Collaborative care payment models for optometry

March 2, 2015
As one of the leading advocates for optometry providing primary health care in addition to traditional eye care, I am often asked how we will be paid for the additional…
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FDA panel recommends approval of riboflavin, UV for keratoconus, corneal ectasia

February 24, 2015
Amid concerns about study data and labeling, a joint panel of the FDA’s Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee and Ophthalmic Devices Panel recommended…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: Things to remember when billing for CCM

February 18, 2015
Beginning this year, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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VIDEO: Regulatory advances show promise in future of ophthalmology

December 7, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, discusses the latest ophthalmic regulatory accomplishments.
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Your documentation will determine the outcome of an audit

March 5, 2015
ATLANTA – Knowing and following your local and national coverage determinations and the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred…

BLOG: Collaborative care payment models for optometry

March 2, 2015
As one of the leading advocates for optometry providing primary health care in addition to traditional eye care, I am often asked how we will be paid…
FDA News

FDA panel recommends approval of riboflavin, UV for keratoconus, corneal ectasia

February 24, 2015
Amid concerns about study data and labeling, a joint panel of the FDA’s Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee and Ophthalmic Devices…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: Things to remember when billing for CCM

February 18, 2015
Beginning this year, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face…
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BLOG: Primary eye care is not primary care

February 9, 2015
“Primary care” is common term in the health care arena. It is considered to be the lynch pin of a better health care system for America…
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InSite, Nicox enter licensing agreement for AzaSite, AzaSite Xtra and BromSite

February 5, 2015
InSite Vision and Nicox have entered into a licensing agreement for the development and commercialization of InSite’s AzaSite, AzaSite Xtra and…
FDA News

FDA approves anti-allergy agent from Alcon

February 2, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted U.S. marketing approval to Pazeo, a solution for ocular allergy itch relief from Alcon. Pazeo…

New CPT code published for corneal hysteresis

February 2, 2015
A new CPT code for measuring corneal hysteresis has been published, according to a press release issued by Reichert Technologies, which manufactures…
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FDA approves two Tecnis multifocal IOLs from Abbott

January 30, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Abbott’s +2.75 D and +3.25 D Tecnis one-piece multifocal IOLs, according to a press release.The new…
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Iluvien receives marketing authorization in Finland, Luxembourg

January 27, 2015
The Finnish Medicines Agency in Finland and the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg have granted Iluvien marketing authorization for the treatment of…
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