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Prevent Blindness advocates for essential health benefits, children’s vision

August 17, 2017

Prevent Blindness is committed to protecting the children’s vision benefits included in the Affordable Care Act as well as the critical services provided through Medicaid, the group announced in a press release.

“Each Congressional attempt at health care reform seeks to end Medicaid expansion and implement a ‘per capita cap’ federal formula that would limit states’ abilities to provide benefits and services to certain vulnerable populations, especially adults with chronic diseases and aging Americans,” according to a statement from Prevent Blindness on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) debate in the U.S. Senate.

Alaska governor grants optometry board autonomy

August 3, 2017
Alaska’s HB 103 was signed into law by Gov. Bill Walker on July 26, granting the Alaska Board of Examiners in Optometry the authority to write regulations…

New Connecticut law regulates contact lens prescribing

July 25, 2017
Legislation recently passed in Connecticut specifies that an in-person eye examination is required for initial and renewed contact lens prescriptions. Governor

BLOG: The quest for artificial intelligence-driven EHR

July 19, 2017
Many physicians are frustrated by the requirement to document their quality of care through the new MACRA and MIPs quality of care rules from CMS. For most, it is…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 3

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numerous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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