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October 2016


Regulations and MD-owned ASCs
By Thomas A. Ciulla, MD, MBA and Rehan M. Hussain, MD
How do they stack up against complex laws and a demand for cost control?

Ladas IOL formula continues evolving
By Uday Devgan, MD, FACS, FRCS
And increasing in accuracy, as surgeons feed more data into this fusion of sweet spots of other IOL formulae.

Wanted: Staff who know Je; Ojo; Aankh
By Karen Blum, contributing editor
Those who speak ‘eye’ in Creole, Spanish, Hindi and other tongues are a boon to your practice.

‘A different layer of caution’ exists

Three refractive surgeons discuss ways to approach patients who could benefit from a premium product.

How to mold that new associate
By Paul S. Koch, MD
Watch the clock for punctuality; look for calluses; it takes more than med school to mold a good doctor.

Curating the retina surgical tray
By Jorge I. Calzada, MD, FACS
“Time inside the eye” is the main criterion when selecting tools.

Keep your accounts receivable receiving
By Candy Simerson, COE, CMPE, CAHCM
Here is how to stay solvent in an era of rising copays, co-insurances and deductibles.

Mastering IT matters, Part 3
By Peter J. Polack, MD, FACS
To keep IT running, focus on post-EMR continuity, compliance and your IT director

Running on OCTANe
By Christine Bahls, executive editor
Entrepreneurs can find an “accelerator” to bring their innovations to market.


Larry E. Patterson, MD
The surgeon as patient

Quick Hits
By Robert Stoneback, Associate Editor

Enhancing Practice Performance
By Corinne Wohl, MHSA, COE and John B. Pinto
Avoid doctor-to-doctor conflicts

Visionaries and Educators
By Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA, FACS
When you must shutter your practice

Coding & Reimbursement
By Suzanne L. Corcoran
Ready or not, ICD-10-CM updates are here


Lumenis’ Itay Mayer

By Robert Stoneback, associate editor
Imaging device maps new terrain

By Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
Job description: Is it written down?