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The Florida Society of Ophthalmology

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Dear Colleagues,

Thank you.

Thank you for your time and your persistence to ensure our patients continue to receive the safe and high-quality eye care they deserve. Without your help and the help of your patients’ tireless efforts to contact legislators and educate them about the serious dangers presented in the optometric surgery bills, that ill-conceived legislation would have passed.

The FSO Nominating Committee, chaired by Adam Katz, MD, recommends the following slate of candidates for officer positions for the 2017-2018 term. The membership will vote on this slate during the Annual Business Meeting to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in conjunction with the Masters in Ophthalmology 2017 Meeting.

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.

First Coast Service Options, your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for the traditional Medicare program, would like to request your opinion of our service by taking the MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) survey. Your feedback goes directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and helps us understand how we can better service you. This survey should only take about 10 minutes of your time. To take the survey, click on the link below:

https://cfigroup.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WeVjGWpc5NQXOJ?MAC_BRNC=9&MAC=JN – First Coast

Also, thank you for your feedback in 2016. You may read about some of our changes here.

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.

Forms

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.

Upcoming Events

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