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January 2015

Features

Analyzing ophthalmology’s manpower issue
By Zack Tertel, Senior Associate Editor
How the profession can meet patient demand despite potential shortages.

IOL matchmaking
By Lisa B. Samalonis, Contributing Editor
Know your patients’ visual expectations before surgery to achieve success.

Sure, add ancillary services to your ophthalmic practice
By James D. Dawes
But not before you max out your eye-related services first.

How to code those complicated cataract surgeries
By Paul M. Larson, MBA, COE, Senior Consultant, Corcoran Consulting Group
A billing primer for those rare glitches

Retire early by planning for it now
By Amir Arbisser, MD and Lisa Brothers Arbisser, MD
An early work-exit strategy requires both financial and personal management.

MU Stage 2’s problematic measures
By Daniel Patterson
Why three core measures should be revised or removed.

When Google updates...
By Naren Arulrajah
...Adapt your marketing strategies. If not, be ready to lose new patients when they type ‘ophthalmologist’.

Departments

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
What’s worse than changing the rules?

Quick Hits
By René Luthe, Senior Editor

Coding
By Suzanne Corcoran
Ring in the old, the new — and the reduced

Best Practices
By Derek Preece
Is access to patients the next big challenge?

Ophthalmic Metrics
By Kay Coulson
LASIK’s future is in dire straits but changes may revive it

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Zack Tertel, Senior Associate Editor
Software upgrade improves cataract surgery outcomes

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD
Interdisciplinary meetings help improve treatments

THE EFFICIENT OPHTHALMOLOGIST
By Steven M. Silverstein, MD, FACS
Put emotional intelligence into your practice

AS I SEE IT
By Paul S. Koch, MD, Editor Emeritus
Note to sellers: Show some respect




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