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Remember to bill refractions separately

Remember to bill refractions separately
Primary Care Optometry News, August 2017
Charles Brownlow, OD

I have retired from traveling around the country doing live presentations, but I do not think I will ever be retired long enough to not care what is going on in the optometric profession.

Dr. John Rumpakis and I have spent many years helping doctors and key staff people understand the logic of eye care delivery as well as issues related to medical record keeping and keys to accurate choices of codes for reporting eye care services. I am grateful that Dr. Rumpakis continues “fighting the good fight” to help ODs do the right thing.

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Patient reports difficulty recognizing faces

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2017
Laura Goemann, OD; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
A 62-year-old female was referred to the eye clinic from the Behavioral Health Department because she had expressed difficulty recognizing faces. The patient described…
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ODs must ‘stay on top of all things presbyopia’

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2017
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
After completing the examination, I handed my 80-year-old patient his eyeglasses. With a wry smile, he held them up and queried, “Hey, doc, didn’t Ben…
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Clinicians anticipate treating presbyopia with eye drops

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2017
New eye drop therapies under study may help delay presbyopia for the estimated 2 billion people worldwide who typically experience dramatic visual changes in their 40s…
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Diabetic Eye Disease - Volume 2, Number 1

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

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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