It's National Sight Week!
This week-long celebration promotes awareness and recognition of Operation Sight, the ASCRS Foundation’s nationwide charitable cataract surgery program, including recognition of the volunteers committed to changing lives in their local community. Head over to the Foundation’s website to read more about this important initiative.
Updated: Implementing Tele-Ophthalmology During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Last week, ASCRS ASOA offered a telemedicine webinar, “Updated: Implementing Tele-Ophthalmology During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” featuring Ranya Habash, MD, Medical Director of Technology Innovation and Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and member of the ASCRS ASOA Telemedicine Task Force. The webinar was moderated by Stephen D. Klyce, PhD, FARVO, Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The webinar includes various use cases, practice workflows and updates to the Medicare guidelines and reimbursement during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Medicare's COVID-19 Advance Payment Program: Frequently Asked Questions
The CARES Act provided the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with expanded authority to make available advance payments to physicians to assist during the COVID-19 emergency. As a result of the quick rollout of the program, there are many questions regarding the procedure to apply for and obtain the funds, as well as the timeline and specifics for recoupment. Recently, the AMA met with CMS senior officials to raise these questions, many of them provided to the AMA by ASCRS and ASOA. Join Nancey McCann, ASCRS Director of Government Relations, for a review of the answers.