Modern Medicine Cases

Cataract surgery may raise diabetic macular oedema riskCataract surgery increases the risk of diabetic macular oedema (DMO), medical records from the United Kingdom suggest. An analysis of 4,850 eyes showed that the rate of DMO requiring treatment spiked about 4 months after the surgery.
3 tips to take denials management processes to the next levelAlthough these numbers are common and, most likely, first-hand knowledge among providers, they continue to frustrate medical practices year after year.
Why is there a problem with upcoding and overbilling?The Overbilling Conundrum.
Why I changed what I tell patients about refractive surgery
Why I changed what I tell patients about refractive surgeryRefractive surgery is no stranger to evolving technology and research. Jim Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO, explains how recent research has changed the way he positions laser vision correction with his patients.
Knowing the OD's role in substance abuse
Knowing the OD's role in substance abuseThe significant healthcare dilemmas of substance use pose challenges to our society. Michael W. Ohlson, OD, FAAO, discusses an optometrist's role in substance abuse treatment.
Evolving your practice to meet quality-based reimbursementThere's no one-size-fit all solution, but there are common strategies practices can take to adapt to value-based programs.
It's a mistake if you're not on social mediaAs a healthcare provider, if you're not on social media by now, you should seriously consider it.
This is how not to do healthcare
This is how not to do healthcare It’s time for practical physicians and entrepreneurs to fight for real reform, with low cost direct care for relatively inexpensive outpatient care.
Prior authorization is an occupational hazard"It's an occupational hazard now. I've been diagnosed with 'Prior Authorization Elbow.'"
How the Japanese treat allergic conjunctivitis
How the Japanese treat allergic conjunctivitisMichael Cooper, OD, takes a look at how the Japanese treat allergic conjunctivitis to gain a different perspective on treatments. What he finds is that we aren't so different after all.