June 2-4-Scientific Sessions
June 2-3- JCAHPO Ophthalmic Technician Program
June 2-Coding and Reimbursement Course
June 3-Office Administrators Course
Statement by Adam Katz, MD, President of the FSO, on the Filing of Optometric Surgery Bill (SB 1168)
"This proposed legislation puts the health and well-being of millions of Floridians at risk. This bill would grant broad and unprecedented surgical privileges to optometrists who are not medical doctors, never attended medical school, and who are certainly not adequately trained to perform scalpel surgery, laser surgery, or prescribe narcotics.
Despite what they may want you to believe, there is no medical crisis or shortage of ophthalmologists in the state of Florida. There is no cost savings in permitting less qualified practitioners to perform a procedure that gets reimbursed at the same exact rate by insurance companies.
The FSO is now accepting nominations from members in good standing who are seeking to serve as an officer or as an at-large member on the Board of Directors.
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.
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.
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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.
(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).
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.
June 2-4-Scientific Sessions