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Know the benefits of adopting neuroimaging
Know the benefits of adopting neuroimagingNeuroimaging can help ODs better treat patients with possible tumor, vascular disorder, or demyelinating disease. CT scans are used for bone fractures and vascular disorders as well as orbital and pituitary tumors. MRIs are best gliomas and menigiomas and screening for vascular disorders. Communicate to radiology patient history and what you are trying to rule out when ordering tests.
Experts offer top allergy tips
Experts offer top allergy tipsWe asked industry experts for their top suggestions to colleagues on how to best manage allergy.
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA rule
Physicians ready practices for 2018 MACRA ruleMedical groups, experts weigh in on Medicare payments for 2020.
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?
How can physicians combat industry shortages and meet patient demands?In the next few years, a major shortage of primary care physicians will sweep across the United States. By 2025, the number of physicians needed will fall short by 46,000 to 90,000, according to a recent study from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
A tale of two state boards
A tale of two state boardsEvery summer I think about the most recent brigade of freshly minted ODs who have survived four years of optometric boot camp and a challenging gauntlet of National Board Exams. I picture students charging forth across the “no-man’s land” of changing healthcare landscape, lugging their backpacks full of six-figure student debt. My “tale of two state boards” is dedicated to these young comrades in arms.
Are you ready for MACRA?  Scorecards can help
Are you ready for MACRA? Scorecards can helpWith Congress attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the president issuing executive actions to roll back portions of the ACA, some in the medical community have been wondering whether the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) also faces an uncertain future.
A call for physicians to denounce third parties once and for allI appeal to my fellow physicians, let us denounce with a single voice practices by third parties.
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018
10 things physicians need to know about MACRA in 2018CMS adds cost to MIPS score, exempts more physicians in rules for Quality Payment Program next year.
How generic cyclosporine might affect optometry
How generic cyclosporine might affect optometryI foresee every dry eye script I write to be “changed” to generic cyclosporine. This means optometrists will be straddled with more burdensome prior authorizations and delays for the patients.
How I am embracing the medical model in optometry
How I am embracing the medical model in optometryAs we continue to grow as a profession, remember we are treating the whole patient, not just the eye alone. Incorporating lab work and imaging into your comprehensive eye care will improve patient outcomes and continue to grow your practice.