• Improving Economics, Practice Efficiency and Quality of Care


    (Left to right) Sonny Goel, MD, Purnima S. Patel, MD, and Janice C. Law, MD, participated in the inaugural Ophthalmology Business Summit, where physician leaders and business experts addressed the urgent business challenges facing ophthalmic practices.

    To meet the overwhelming business challenges faced by every ophthalmic practice, the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives® (AAOE), the Academy’s practice management affiliate, has taken the lead in helping ophthalmologists develop strategic solutions that unlock value for their practice and the patients they serve. In 2018, AAOE bolstered its outreach and practice management resources to help you improve profitability, practice efficiency and quality of patient care:

    • Ophthalmology Business Summit — In 2018, the inaugural summit brought together physician leaders, business experts and senior Academy staff to address the urgent financial and operational challenges currently facing modern practices. The second annual Ophthalmology Business Summit is scheduled for March 23–24, 2019, in Chicago. View the curriculum and register today.
    • The Profitable Retina Practice: Strategically Grow Your Retina Practice — Designed specifically for retina physicians and practice administrators, this new downloadable handbook uses real-life case studies and detailed checklists to help retina practices produce steady and healthy growth.

    Protecting practice revenue with new coding tools

    As the premier ophthalmic reimbursement resource, AAOE expanded its offerings in 2018 to match every important coding topic along every learning curve. New resources launched this year include:

    • Coding Audit Success Toolkit — This popular new downloadable resource helps practices stay compliant with payer requirements and proactively prepare for audit situations. Academy and AAOE members can benefit from additional information and continuous updates online.
    • Ophthalmic Coding Specialist Exams — Last year, the Academy introduced the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist Retina (OCSR) exam. The first and only one of its kind, the OCSR exam provides a unique testing and credentialing opportunity for retina physicians and staff. Learn more and take the exam.

    Cultivating new resources for successful MIPS reporting

    In addition to developing the IRIS Registry, which is ophthalmology’s tool of choice for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, the Academy and AAOE developed a rich range of MIPS resources, including: