Ophthalmology Business

MAR 2014

Ophthalmology Business is focused on business topics relevant to the entrepreneurial ophthalmologist. It offers editorial, opinion, and practical tips for physicians running an ophthalmic practice. It is a companion publication of EyeWorld.

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Contents Page 20 Fraud: Every business is at risk Page 24 Physician shortages and ophthalmology 6 Want to examine your own eyes? There's an app (or a website) for that Online and app-based services offer screening and therapeutic opportunities for people with glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic macular edema by Tony Realini, MD 8 Important questions for important decisions Questions you should consider as you face the challenges of EHR, the Affordable Care Act, and ICD-10 by William B. Rabourn Jr. 12 Patient conversion to laser cataract surgery Surgeon shares how he has made the transition from traditional to laser cataract surgery in his practice by Keith A. Walter, MD 14 Private practice fellowships Depending on where a resident's interests lie, a private practice fellowship may be advantageous, say three physicians who offer them by Michelle Dalton 16 Fellowships in academic settings A greater number of potential patients and world-class opportunities to collaborate across subspecialties are benefits for residents considering fellowships in academic settings by Michelle Dalton 20 Fraud: Every business is at risk What to look for and steps you can take to protect your practice by Chuck Gallagher 22 Efficiency and customer service practices One practice shares tactics it has implemented to make the organization more efficient and workable for patients, doctors, technicians, and administrators alike by Ellen Stodola 24 Physician shortages and ophthalmology How the dwindling number of doctors will affect eyecare by Vanessa Caceres 4 Ophthalmology Business • March 2014 Page 22 Efficiency & customer service practices Page 8 Important questions 02-19_OB March 2104_Layout 1 2/19/14 11:07 AM Page 4

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