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The Florida Society of Ophthalmology

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(Tallahassee) – The Florida Senate confirmed Gov. Rick Scott’s appointment of Dr. Gary Dolin, MD, FACS to the Florida Board of Medicine for a three-year term. Dolin is a former president and Ethics Chairman of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO).

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) nominating committee, chaired by Brad Oren, MD met on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 and recommends the following slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 term.

Crosswalks between ICD-9 lists of covered diagnoses for certain services and the comparable ICD-10 diagnoses were imperfect in some LCDs, such as the Visual Field Testing LCD.  First Coast Service Options was made aware of this problem and corrected the disparities with assistance provided by the FSO Third Party Liaison Committee.

The FSO 2015-2016 Membership Directory is available for members to download online.

 

 

The Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) is the best way to share your opinions of our service directly to CMS. First Coast Service Options is your MAC in Florida.

Fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children. Recognizing this fact, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO)—joined by two Florida senators, Joseph Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach) and Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach) - launched its first-ever pediatric vision screening awareness campaign: August’s Amblyopia Awareness Month, as designated by the Florida Senate.

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There has been a recent change in the Florida law regarding co-management of patients. The new law took effect on July 1, 2013. The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and its general counsel have worked closely with OMIC to develop two sample forms to aid you in compliance with the new law.

Revisit the 2015 Masters in Ophthalmology Meeting with very special presentations recreated in a desktop, laptop and tablet friendly format featuring complete audio and slides from the our main program as well as from our Sunday sub-specialty Workshops.

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Because Florida law currently fails to describe the recognized risks of cataract surgery, a substantial number of "recognized risks" associated with cataract surgery continue to be improperly reported to regulators as "Code 15" adverse incidents.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Edison Food and Drink Lab - 6:30 PM
Tampa, FL
Friday, June 10, 2016 to Sunday, June 12, 2016

Masters in Ophthalmology 2016

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL
Thursday, June 23, 2016
III Forks
West Palm Beach
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ruth's Chris
West Palm Beach