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ASOA webinars are offered on a monthly basis and cover a variety of topics. Presentations dealing with certain topics in government relations are offered FREE to ASOA members with other webinars available for a nominal fee. After the presentation, all webinars are housed in the ASOA MediaCenter and are available free, or for purchase (if applicable), and are available for immediate download. All webinars qualify as either 1.0 Category A or Category B COE credit (depending upon the content of the presentation).
These 60-minute webinars provide an interactive venue to learn about the latest in legislative and regulatory compliance in addition to a host of other informative subjects relating to practice management. Have a topic or a speaker you would like to see included in the webinar series? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a listing of archived webinars, please visit the ASOA MediaCenter.
Starting in 2017, physicians are required to transition to the new programs under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which include the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). ASCRS/ASOA Director of Government Relations Nancey McCann will present an overview of the MACRA law and the options ophthalmology practices have to participate in the program in 2017, to impact 2019 payments. Reserve your place now for this webinar to ensure you are prepared for what’s ahead in 2017.
This webinar will provide attendees with details of the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule changes, the ASC fee schedule changes, and new and revised CPT codes. It will also include the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan issues affecting ophthalmology in 2017.
Effective October 1, 2016, practices must begin reporting specific ICD-10 diagnosis codes to Medicare at the highest level of specificity. In addition, the 2017 ICD-10 diagnosis coding manual includes over 200 new ICD-10 codes for ophthalmology. Most of the changes deal with laterality, but there are quite a few additions and changes as well. The webinar will discuss the changes and provide examples of how some of the new codes should be used.
There can be minefields to navigate in making the transition to management, but who better understands the work ophthalmic practices do than a technician? Technicians have great perspective of how to provide the best ophthalmic care which needs to be the cornerstone of all practice activities. Learning all the other support operations and maximizing efficiency, accuracy and cost-effectiveness is a steep learning curve. Lessons learned will be shared by clinical personnel who have successfully made the transition into management.
There are many factors that contribute to the time each patient spends in the office. One of these is the master schedule. During this webinar we will discuss issues to consider when creating or changing templates, the advantages of consistent appointment types, and how one doctor’s schedule may affect the others. Also to be considered are staffing needs and scheduling diagnostic tests appropriately.