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The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) installed new officers for 2016-2017 at the annual meeting Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 on Saturday, June 11 in Orlando, FL.

Adam M. Katz, MD was installed as the president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology on Saturday, June 11, 2016 during the Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 meeting.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology announced the winners of five special annual awards at the Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 meeting.

 

(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 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.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) is partnering with JCAHPO and ATPO on an important initiative to recruit new employees as ophthalmic assistants to our members’ practices.

As a valued member of our nationally recognized society committed to the ophthalmology profession, we invite you to be a part of this pilot project. Our goal is to have 100 FSO members help us promote the profession to patients and candidates seeking a new and rewarding career.

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.

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.

All Medicare Part A and B providers are required to recertify the accuracy of their enrollment information every five years through a process known as revalidation. The initial five year revalidation cycle was completed in 2015 and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began Cycle 2 in March 2016.

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

 

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The For Eye Care Foundation (FECF) will be attending the Stroller Daze event on Wednesday, August 24 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. The FECF will be offering FREE vision screenings for preschool aged children.

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
West Palm Beach, FL