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    Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Surgical Management
    CME 0.5 General AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    In June 2023, the regional Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) almost uniformly introduced draft policy language indicating cessation of coverage for many minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures, including goniotomy and cyclophotocoagulation. Host Andrew Pouw is joined by Dr. Alan Robin, the first executive vice president of the American Glaucoma Society, and Dr. Pradeep Ramulu, chief of the Glaucoma Division at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, to discuss MACs, clinical evidence for MIGS, and advocacy efforts underway to protect patient access to MIGS procedures.

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    CME Information

    Release: July 27, 2023; expires July 27, 2026

    Planner/Faculty: Dr. Pouw reports no relevant financial disclosures.
    Faculty: Dr. Ramulu receives consulting or lecture fees from
    Ivantis, Johnson & Johnson, Perfuse Therapeutics, and Roche Diagnostics. Dr. Robin receives consulting fees from Nanodropper, Perfuse Therapeutics, and Versant Health.
    Review Panel: Dr. Mazeyar Saboori receives consulting and lecture fees from Aerie Pharmaceuticals. The following reviewers report no financial disclosures: Jeffrey D. Henderer, MD; Danah Albreiki, MBBS; Ashiyani Nariani, MD, MPH; Annie Moreau, MD; and Allison Umfress, MD.

    Learning Objective: Upon completion of this episode, the listener should be able to describe the regulatory issues surrounding MIGS and advocacy efforts they can join to ensure patient access to MIGS.

    Audience: This activity is intended for comprehensive ophthalmologists.

    Accreditation: The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5
    AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Hardware/Software Requirements: This learning activity requires a current web browser and speaker or headset capable of playing streaming audio.