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Archive for November 2018

Drug Recalls

Lots of press lately related to drug recalls. Two links that you might be interested in are the FDA’s official list of recalled drugs, and RecallGuide.org which will notify you if your specific medication gets recalled. Of course you need to create an account, and enter the meds that you’re on, including manufacturer. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugRecalls/default.htm https://www.recallguide.org/

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Overcoming Obstacles: Building an Insurance Strategy

By Vision Trends Special to SECO University “Do you take my insurance?” Cue the inward groan we’ve all had. Dealing with vision insurance can be a pain and most of us would rather not, but the fact is, the number of patients walking into an independent optometric practice with vision insurance continues to increase. Vision…

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Watch tiny robots swim through an eyeball to deliver medicine

From ScienceMag.org: Although the mere thought of a swarm of microrobots burrowing into an eyeball is enough to make some people squirm, scientists believe tiny, controllable delivery vehicles could be the future of eye medicine. Now, researchers have developed a tiny, rotini-shaped spiral that could one day be deployed in the thousands for targeted drug…

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HIPAA laws: What employers don’t know can hurt them

From Smart Business O: When it comes to the issue of privacy concerning employees and their health care benefits, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is one of the most misunderstood and miscommunicated laws for both employers and employees alike. http://www.sbnonline.com/article/hipaa-laws-what-employers-dont-know-can-hurt-them

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SECO 2019 Digital Brochure Now Available

Set your eyes on success and download the #SECO2019 digital brochure that’s filled with all of the exciting happenings and what’s on the horizon for SECO 2019—View the brochure here: https://bit.ly/2q7H31Z

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BREAKING: CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule

From Healthcare Informatics: The final rule includes provisions for reimbursement for virtual care; CMS modified its proposed changes to E&M coding.   Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment…

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month—which aims to educate on how diabetes affects vision, risk factors and treatment options. How are you generating awareness to your patients and our communities at large? Join us at #SECO2019 with courses dedicated to the diabetic eye and learn ways that patients can take to prevent the onset of any…

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