Here are recorded webinars and podcasts to help ophthalmologists and practice administrators during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Patient Experience in the COVID Era
In this webinar, sponsored in part by a grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, physicians and administrators from three different practices examine how they have changed processes to address patient safety and unknown schedule constraints, triaging patients as offices begin to ramp back up to pre-COVID levels, and balancing medical emergencies with patient’s perceived barriers to coming in.
Update on Federal COVID-19 Financial Relief, Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program
In this webinar, sponsored in part by a grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Michael X. Repka, MD, Academy medical director for governmental affairs; David B. Glasser, MD, Academy secretary for federal affairs; Cathy Grealy Cohen, MHSA, CAE, Academy vice president of governmental affairs; Kayla L. Amodeo, PhD, Academy director of health policy; and Scott Haber, Academy manager of federal affairs, provide an update on federal COVID-19 financial relief, including Medicare accelerated and advance payment program.
COVID-19: Lessons Learned from the Epicenters
Joined by team members, Drs. Royce W. S. Chen, Lisa C. Olmos de Koo, and Shahzad I. Mian provide firsthand stories from the epicenters of the pandemic along with practical advice on how to confront the second wave of the virus.
Sponsored by Novartis
Ophthalmology Learning During COVID for Medical Students, Residents, and Educators
In this 60-minute webinar with Q&A, medical student and resident educators in ophthalmology discuss challenges and best practices when delivering online and virtual education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Leadership During a Crisis
Leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic requires an innovative strategy to identify and manage the unique challenges facing private practice, academia, and large organizations today. In this recording, Drs. Parke, Yeu, Martin, and McLeod share the leadership principles that they have employed to guide them through these specific challenges.
Sponsored by Santen
Update on Federal COVID-19 Financial Relief
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Michael X. Repka, MD, Academy medical director for governmental affairs; David B. Glasser, MD, Academy secretary for federal affairs; and Scott Haber, Academy manager of federal affairs, provide an update on federal COVID-19 financial relief, including changes to PPP loans and HHS Provider Relief.
AAOE Roadmap to Recovery Series: HIPAA and OSHA Considerations in the COVID-19 Era
As practices continue to reopen, ensuring the safety of employees under OSHA and the privacy and security of patient information under HIPAA are critical. Regulatory compliance is a long-term, ongoing effort to implement and maintain. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new concerns into these regulatory arenas and will require action on your part. In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Jennifer Cosey, president of Eagle Associates, and Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Academy coding and practice management executive, outline practical steps for addressing COVID-related compliance issues in your practice.
AAOE Roadmap to Recovery Series: Employee Guidance and Operational Safety in the COVID-19 Era
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Academy and AAOE leaders Joanne Mansour, OCSR, chair of AAOE® board of directors; Aaron Miller, MD, Academy secretary for Member Services; and Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Academy coding and practice management executive, convene for a town hall Q&A on employee guidance and operational safety in the COVID-19 era.
AAOE Roadmap to Recovery Series: Managing Your Practice Finances in the COVID-19 Era
As we reopen practices, assessing and monitoring the financial impact is essential and contributes to the decision-making process. While the crisis will eventually ease, the financial impact will be long-lasting. It is critical to understand and be able to communicate effectively about progress and expectations for the future. In this webinar, Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Academy coding and practice management executive, and AAOE Board members Ann M. Hulett, CMPE, and Arvind Saini, MD, MBA, provide insightful advice on managing your finances in the COVID-19 era. Sponsored, in part, by a grant from Allergan, an AbbVie company.
AAOE Roadmap to Recovery Series: Returning to Work in the COVID-19 Era
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Julia Lee, JD, CEO, Vantage EyeCare, LLC and chair of AAOE® Practice Recovery Taskforce; Benjamin M. Higginbotham, COO, West Coast Retina; and Michael J. Meehan, JD, partner, Fox Rothschild LLP, cover how to respond to staffing and HR concerns about bringing employees back to work, and return-to-work refusals and their impact on relief money.
COVID-19: Townhall Q&A on Getting Back to Practice
Drs. James Chodosh, Cathleen McCabe, and Steven Yeh provide critical updates on the pandemic and answer questions from attendees about practices reopening.
Managing Risk When You Reopen Your Practice
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Linda Harrison, PhD, OMIC director of risk management, and Michael Tigani, MD, chair of risk management committee and OMIC physician adviser, discuss risk management concerns that practices face as they reopen. Topics include potential risks of telemedicine exams, informed consent for rescheduled surgeries and risks of using virtual signatures.
COVID-19: Pearls for Surgical Skills Recovery
In this webinar, Drs. Green and Legault provide practical advice on how surgeons can maintain their surgical skills as they plan to reopen their practices following the current shutdown. Discussion will be led by surgeons who have recovered and sharpened their skills during maternity leave or an extended military deployment.
Update on COVID-19 Financial Relief
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Michael X. Repka, MD, Academy medical director for governmental affairs; David B. Glasser, MD, Academy secretary for federal affairs; Cherie McNett, Academy director of health policy; and Scott Haber, Academy manager of federal affairs, provide an update on COVID-19 financial relief.
The Ease of Implementing Telemedicine into Your Practice
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR, Academy director of coding & reimbursement; Traci Fritz, COE, executive director of Children's Eye Care; and David B. Glasser, MD, Academy secretary for federal affairs will present a step-by-step process for telemedicine implementation. Coding options for a variety of clinical vignettes will be presented.
Retina Community Q&A: Getting Your Practice Back to Capacity
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Michael X. Repka, MD, Academy medical director for governmental affairs; David B. Glasser, MD, Academy secretary for federal affairs; George A. Williams, MD, Academy past president; Cathy Cohen, Academy vice president of governmental affairs; Cherie McNett, Academy director of health policy; and Scott Haber, Academy manager of federal affairs and public health cover the steps needed to get your retina practice back to capacity.
Community Q&A: Things to Consider as You Prepare to Reopen Your Practice
In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Sonny Goel, MD, Academy trustee-at-large; Ann Hulett, AAOE board member; and Albert Castillo, former AAOE board chair discussed what ophthalmologists and practice administrators need to consider as practices begin to reopen. Sponsored by AAOE.
COVID-19: Virology, Current Controversies and Getting Back to Patient Care
Prepare for your practice to reopen with critical updates from Drs. David Parke II, James Chodosh, Steven Yeh and Gary Holland.
ReInvent: Ophthalmology Recovery and Growth Through Digital Innovations
Special extended Eyecelerator session to highlight telemedicine and remote diagnostic companies with introduction by Gregory J. Moore, MD, PhD, corporate vice president of Microsoft Health. Eyecelerator is a partnership of the Academy and ASCRS.
Ophthalmology 2.0: ReBooting the Ophthalmology Marketplace Post-COVID-19
In this one-hour Eyecelerator webinar, industry leaders discuss business opportunities, challenges and the impact on innovation post-COVID-19. Eyecelerator is a partnership of the Academy and ASCRS.
The Rise of Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era
Ferhina Ali, MD; Ehsan Rahimy, MD; and Sarah Read, MD, join for a group discussion on the increasing implementation of telemedicine throughout medical specialties in the COVID-19 era and the long-term ripple effects.
CME: COVID-19 PPE Guidelines for Retinal Specialists
Aman Chandra, MD, primary author on the Royal College of Ophthalmology COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines, and Daniel Chao, MD, primary author on the American Society of Retinal Specialists PPE guidelines, join for an episode discussing PPE guidelines, the rationale behind the recommendations and respond to some of the controversy surrounding these guidelines.
COVID-19 Ophthalmology Journal Club
Drs. Ferhina Ali, Daniel Chao and Ali Khan join the podcast to discuss five recent ophthalmology publications concerning COVID-19.