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HB 1037 was on the agenda for the House Health and Human Services Committee for April 20, but ended up being temporarily postponed (TP). We will keep members and patients updated on this important bill as we hear more information from our lobbying team. We are encouraging members and patients to still contact their legislators to tell them to VOTE NO against HB 1037. Click here to write to your legislator.

Be on the lookout for more updates from the FSO regarding this dangerous legislation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates. Also, please like the Safe Surgery Florida Facebook page and share this with your friends, colleagues and patients.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) is now accepting nominations for the annual awards that will be announced at the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 meeting being held June 2-4, at National Doral Miami in Miami. To recognize the achievements of your colleagues and fellow members, please submit your nomination by Friday, April 28, 2017.

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.

FSO 2016-2017 Member Directory

The FSO 2016-2017 Membership Directory is available for members to download online.

 

Meeting highlights from the Masters in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting held June 10-12, 2016 in Orlando are now available!  Don't forget another great FSO member benefit is that you have member only access to download slides and recordings from the Masters in Ophthalmology 2016 Annual Meeting. Click here and login using your username and password. View several of the highly rated presentations synced with audio. 

If you need help with your username or password, please contact membership@mdeye.org.

The Academy and 60 other ophthalmic societies, including FSO, have issued new, more patient-centric guidelines for postoperative co-management of ophthalmic procedures.The Comprehensive Guidelines for the Co-Management of Ophthalmic Postoperative Care contains substantive changes to existing guidelines based on over six months of thoughtful review by an Academy-led Task Force on Co-Management Principles, the Academy Council and Board of Trustees.

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.

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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.

(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).

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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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017
Renaissance Downtown
Washington, DC
Friday, June 2, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 2-4-Scientific Sessions
June 2-3- JCAHPO Ophthalmic Technician Program
June 2-Coding and Reimbursement Course
June 3-Office Administrators Course

Trump National Doral
Miami, FL
Friday, August 4, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Orlando, FL