Let’s face it. You don’t want to come to New Orleans for the Annual Meeting and waste any of your precious time eating at a bad restaurant or drinking at some boring bar. In this month’s YO Info
, local ophthalmology residents pull back the curtain and give you an insider’s take on the places to eat that definitely won’t disappoint.
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News in Brief
YO Named Among Finalists for Call to Service Medal
YO Info editorial board member David E. Vollman, MD, was announced as a finalist for the Service to America program's Call to Service medal. Dr. Vollman, who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs, was nominated for his work on cataract-surgery data. The medal recognizes younger federal employees for their contributions to public service.
Juliette RP Vision Foundation Offers Retina Research Grant
Residents and fellows researching retinitis pigmentosa have until Dec. 1 to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Juliette RP Vision Foundation. The award amount can be used for research expenses and/or travel related expenses to a scientific conference. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application; deadline to apply is Dec. 1.
Conquering ICD-10: How to Survive Coding’s Biggest Change in Decades
Physician practices have just under a year to prepare for the biggest change to coding in 30 years: the implementation of the ICD-10-CM code set, which takes effect Oct. 1, 2014. With the change, the health care system moves from ICD-9’s 14,500-code set to nearly 70,000 codes. To help your practice switch to ICD-10 successfully, the Academy and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) have developed a number of resources to guide you through the transition. Learn more at aao.org/icd10.
Display Your Badge of Honor
Show your patients and the public that you’re proud to be a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Add the special Academy member logo to your CV, biography and award acknowledgements, or use it for promotional items like your practice website, business cards, office letterhead and presentations. Using the logo is easy:
- Visit aao.org/memberlogo. You’ll need to log in for this special member benefit.
- Review the usage guidelines for suggestions and how-to instructions.
- Download the logos best suited for your needs.
Demonstrate pride in your membership and your profession. Visit www.aao.org/memberlogo.
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View Oct. 7 Webinar on Effortless Quality Reporting with the IRIS Registry
More than 350 ophthalmologists, practice managers and industry professionals registered to attend last week’s webinar about the IRIS™ Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) – the nation’s first comprehensive, eye disease clinical registry. During the webinar, Academy leaders William L. Rich III, MD and Michael F. Chiang, MD discussed how the IRIS Registry will enable physicians to improve care delivery and patient outcomes, and benefit practices by automating and streamlining quality reporting to Medicare. Presenters also answered questions on topics such as the ease of integration with electronic health record systems; data security; reporting Physician Quality Reporting System measures and how to participate without an EHR. View the webinar at www.aao.org/irisregistry. Learn how YOs can benefit from the registry. Email questions to email@example.com.