• Here are recorded webinars and podcasts to help ophthalmologists and practice administrators during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Upcoming Webinars

    AAOE Roadmap to Recovery Series: Employee Guidance and Operational Safety in the COVID-19 Era 
    Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 4 p.m. PT
    Join Academy and AAOE leaders Joanne Mansour, OCRS, 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, for a town hall Q&A on employee guidance and operational safety in the COVID-19 era. 
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    AAOE Roadmap to Recovery Series: HIPAA and OSHA Considerations in the COVID-19 Era
    Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 4 p.m. PT

    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. Join Jennifer Cosey, president of Eagle Associates, and Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Academy coding and practice management executive, for a webinar that will outline practical steps for addressing COVID-related compliance issues in your practice.
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    Recorded Webinars

    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.

    Q&A with Solos and Small Group Practices on the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic  
    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 and public health. 

    COVID-19 Financial Practice Supports—PPP and EIDL
    In this AAOE-sponsored webinar, Michael X. Repka, MD, Academy medical director for governmental affairs; Scott Haber, Academy manager of federal affairs and public health; and attorney Michael Meehan, partner, Fox Rothschild, cover the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. 

    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.

    Podcasts

    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.