• Academy Series of Free Webinars on Payments and Reimbursements

    Academy and AAOE® members are invited to attend these free webinars on new Medicare rules, regulations, and guidelines impacting levels of payments and reimbursements of ophthalmic practices. You may submit questions and receive answers from experts live during the webinars. 

    Each webinar is first-come, first served and limited to 1,000 registrants, so only register if you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend the live event, recordings will be available within 10 business days on AAOE's Video Education page.

    The Financial Impact of the CMS Final Fee Schedule Rule on Ophthalmic Practice
    Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, 5 p.m. PT

    Duration: 90 minutes
    No charge

    Join Academy experts, on a live Zoom webinar, as they dissect the key components of the final rule, including:

    • Impact of budget neutrality and the 2021 conversion factor
    • Changes to E/M and Eye visit codes
    • E/M payments for postop visits
    • Complex care add-on code
    • Artificial intelligence technology coverage
    • Telehealth provisions


    Kayla L. Amodeo, PhD, Academy director of health policy
    Michael X. Repka, MD, Academy medical director for government affairs
    David B. Glasser, MD, Academy secretary for federal affairs

    Moderator: Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, OCSR, Academy director of coding and reimbursement

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    MIPS Reporting for 2021
    Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, 11 a.m. PT
    Duration:  60 minutes
    No charge

    Join Academy experts, on a live Zoom webinar, as they outline the 2021 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final rule. Hear details about reporting quality measures, improvement activities, and promoting interoperability and costs. Also included are what practices must do to finalize 2020 reporting. At the end of this one-hour webinar, you will be able to:

    • Have a better understanding of the 2021 MIPS final rule and the impact of payment adjustments
    • Recognize the minimum scoring requirements and performance category weights
    • Identify your practice roadmap for successful MIPS reporting
    • Locate IRIS Registry resources and find out about important deadlines


    Flora Lum, MD, Academy vice president of quality and data science
    Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH, Academy manager of quality and HIT policy
    Molly Peltzman, Academy manager of IRIS Registry

    Moderator: Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR, Academy coding and practice management executive

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