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Beth Thomas Hertz
ASCRS, ASOA to converge in Boston
This month’s simultaneous meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators will convene in Boston from April 25 to 29.
MOC changes aim to lessen burden on physicians, but debate continues
New MOC standards are intended to make the certification process easier and less costly, but physicians say they don't go far enough.
Antibiotic requests: Tips for physicians dealing with patient demands
Physicians are being called on to change patient expectations about antibiotic use, and experts say it’s about communication.
Walking the walk: Dr. Jeff Levine on 'The Biggest Loser' and inspiring patients to lose weight
Dr. Jeff Levine starred on 'The Biggest Loser' and lost 183 pounds, and now uses that inspiration to help his patients lose weight.
Cardiometabolic syndrome: How to achieve patient buy-in
Cardiometabolic syndrome: How to achieve patient buy-in
Treating cardiometabolic syndrome means convincing patients that small steps lead to big changes.
ICD-10 Countdown: How your practice can get ready
ICD-10 Countdown: How your practice can get ready
The new coding system is coming in October 2014. A lack of preparation could ultimately jeopardize your practice’s income.
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research turns 40
While marking its 40th anniversary this year, the LEITR recognized its many achievements while also laying out its plans moving forward.
‘Telling It Like It Is!’ enhances already-robust lineup
The fourth annual “Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is!” meeting here Jan. 16 to 19, 2014, promises to cover more ground than ever—adding sessions on glaucoma, retina, optical coherence tomography, cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, and practice management.
Start slow with quality-based compensation
Creating a plan to increase pay based performance is a gradual change, not a leap of faith
Sorting through the new reimbursement models
Healthcare providers and payers are experimenting with a variety of new payment methods aimed at improving patient outcomes while lowering costs.

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