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December 2016

Features

Claims errors: the bane of your bottom line
By Kevin J. Corcoran, COE, CPC, CPMA, FNAO
Mistakes will happen; the trick is to minimize them.

Four common SLT misconceptions
By Nathan Radcliffe, MD
The reality: This therapy works for open-angle glaucoma.

IRIS: collecting data, saving money
By OM staff and correspondent reports
Nearly two years old, the Academy’s database is exceeding even its creators’ expectations.

Mission incredible
By Karen Blum, contributing editor
Your skills will never be more needed than they are in these corners of the world.

A new technique to extract soft nuclei
By Ariana Diamond, BS; Jeffrey Yee, MS, MD; Jack Parker, MD
The V-slice offers several benefits: No rotation, no loss of control, little, if any, edema.

Are patients telling the whole truth?
By Wendy Lyons Sunshine, contributing editor
Maybe not. And when they tell half truths about compliance, read between the lines.

A serious issue gets serious attention
By Karl Csaky, MD
Help — lots of it — could be en route via drug delivery devices.

New and notable at the AAO meeting
By OM staff and correspondent reports
October’s Academy meeting proved eye care’s innovation streak won’t end soon. OM’s editorial board and staff highlight the products and technologies that could especially impact your practice.

Departments

Viewpoint
Larry E. Patterson, MD
Too many qualifiers, part II

Quick Hits
By staff and contributing authors

Enhancing Practice Performance
By Corinne Wohl, MHSA, COE and John B. Pinto
Guide mid-level managers to success

MACRA, MIPS start Jan. 1
By Suzanne L. Corcoran, COE

IN SO MANY WORDS

Sun Ophthalmics’ Jerry St. Peter

SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
By Robert Stoneback, associate editor
Eidon confocal scanner

THE EFFICIENT OPHTHALMOLOGIST
By Steven M. Silverstein MD, FACS
My two cent$: The impact of entitlement

THE ENLIGHTENED OFFICE
By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Learning to tango




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