The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) is now accepting nominations from members in good standing who are interested in serving as an Officer, or as an At-Large Member on the Board of Directors.
Candidates must submit a current curriculum vitae (CV), must acknowledge requirements of service; such as no conflicts of interest with the FSO agenda, must commit to attending and participating at all Board of Directors meetings and conference calls and must remain current with annual dues and a member in good standing with the FSO.
The AmazonSmile Foundation and the For Eye Care Foundation
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The American Society of Retina Specialists (“ASRS”) is addressing building a case for increased the issue of reimbursement for bevacizumab (Avastin) from First Coast Service Options. and we need your help. If you are interested in participating in the ASRS evaluation , assisting in this effort, please contact forward your invoices from Avastin suppliers and outsourcing facilities (without practice-specific information) to Monica Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
At the FSO Board of Directors meeting held this past June, the Board adopted the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s position on the use of medicinal marijuana for the treatment of glaucoma.
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.
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.
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.
The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) is conducting a survey with the goal of identifying top tier/high frequency challenges faced by members when dealing with third party payers affecting productivity and effectiveness. We are going to catalog the issues and then address the top tier items with suggested solutions derived from other members or engage in consultation with other experts. READ MORE