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CPOE Courses

Important! Please be aware that you will need your username and password to electronically sign each course upon completion. You'll find the signature form on the final slide of each presentation. You'll also need these credentials to take any of the course tests. If you don't know your username and password, use our password recovery page.

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology - Lynn Lawrence (733/2018)

Gain an understanding of the eye and how it works by identifying how the eye works from the source to the brain. This includes all the structures, muscles and their cranial nerves, a tear film breakdown, and the visual pathway to the brain. (Length: 1HR)

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Visual Acuity - Tamara Franklin (752/2017)

A necessary component of all patient exams is measuring a patient’s ability to see. This presentation will address the various ways that vision can be assessed and the importance of obtaining accurate measurements. (Length: 1HR)

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Making the Most Out of Patient History - Blair Lonsberry, OD (739/2017)

An accurate and complete case history is a critical aspect of patient care. The optometric assistant plays a key roll in taking a detailed case history without slowing down patient flow. This interactive presentation will review the key components of a complete case history and some “tricks of the trade” on how to make it efficient and comprehensive. (Length: 1HR)

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Basic Terminology - Diana Graves (736/2017)

Optometry can be a “foreign language” to staff, and even other physicians in other specialties. We will discuss phraseology to help us navigate through ocular terminology so you can “talk” with your doctor. (Length: 1HR)

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The Final Front Tear - Lynn Lawrence (757/2017)

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the tear film, and the ins and outs of dry eye including diagnosis and management. (Length: 1HR)

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Buzzwords for Technicians - Dianna Graves (567/2019)

When patients call, or walk, into the clinic with an eye problem, there are certain phrases, or descriptions, they use that cause us to determine that a patient should be seen sooner than later: “buzz words”. We'll discuss these phrases - and where to put these people on the schedule! (Length: 1HR)

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How to Optimize Your Patient's Retinal Health Over a Lifetime - Damon Dierker, OD (594/2019)

New evidence definitively shows that carotenoid supplementation is beneficial for patients of all ages, regardless of whether retinal disease is present, as it improves visual performance and reduces the risk of future vision loss. This course will explore how to integrate retinal health optimization into everyday clinical practice. (Length: 1HR)

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All About Pupils - Caroline Pate, OD (757/2018)

Pupillary testing is a critical test performed during the optometric examination that may result in the detection of a serious underlying condition. Learn about the proper technique of pupillary testing and recording, as well as causes of “big pupil problems” and “little pupil problems”. (Length: 1HR)

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Performing Thorough and Reliable Visual Fields - Dianna Graves (604/2019)

It is not enough to be able to “do” a visual field – you must be able to do a thorough, consistent and reliable visual field. We will discuss visual field parameters, HVF settings (blind spot monitor, spot size, how to adjust and use the appropriate correction) as well as False Positives and False Negatives, Grey Scale and the different types of HVF available (24-2, Sita, Sita Fast). (Length: 1HR)

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Contact Lens Complications - Adam Gordon, OD (782/2018)

This course will provide an overview of common complications related to contact lens wear. Each complication will be described by clinical presentation (symptoms and signs), diagnosis, and treatment/management. The most frequent complications specific to various lens designs and lens care solutions will be reviewed. Strategies for prevention and long-term maintenance of the ocular surface will be presented. (Length: 1HR)

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Billing Strategies in the Optical Insurance Arena - Peter Cass, OD (563/2019)

Optical income can represent 60% of gross. Proper attention to and management of optical revenue can have a huge effect on profitability. This course will review optical metrics, discuss sales techniques, strategies to maximize vision plan benefits, and pricing strategies. (Length: 1HR)

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E-Scribing and PQRS - Sharon Carter (558/2019)

What are the guidelines for E-scribing? What are the current PQRS codes and modifiers that we will be using in Optometry. This course will identifying the proper code and the compliance measures required to get incentive bonus and avoid penalties in the future as we are required to prove “Meaningful Use” through the Medicare and Medicaid programs. (Length: 1HR)

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Common Diseases and Disorders - Mary Schmidt * (784/2017)

Perhaps there is nothing more amazing than the structure and complexities of the human eye. Attendees will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the eye and, in turn, they will be able to explain its function to patients in easy-to-understand language. (Length: 1HR)

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Intro to Refractive Data Collection - Ryan Gustus, OD (731/2017)

Attendees will learn the procedures of the subjective refraction, including JCC, plus fog, and balancing a prescription. Emphasis will be on determining a plausible end point for the refraction. Para-optometrics performing refractions in the primary- care setting will be discussed, including integration and benefits to the practice. (Length: 1HR)

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Effective Coding and Billing - Zach McCarty, OD (703/2017)

This course will seek to educate optometrists and their staff about the transition from the third-party payor system to a pay-for performance paradigm. Participants will learn about recent changes including ICD-10, new codes and rules for 2017, and most importantly MACRA and MIPS. (Length: 2HR)

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Slit Lamp Lecture - Nathan Stevens, OD (704/2017 )

The goal of this course is to familiarize technicians with the instrumentation of the slit lamp and proper examination technique. We will review common uses of the slit lamp and cover basic safety measures to follow. (Length: 1HR)

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​Lensometry Lecture - Michael Coleman (705/2017)

This course will examine the parts of a manual lensometer, how to operate the lensometer, and how to ‘neutralize’ a pair of single vision and flat-top bifocals with the instrument. (Length: 1HR)

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E-Prescribing and PQRS - Sharon Carter (711/2017)

What are the guidelines for E-scribing? What are the current PQRS codes and modifiers that we will be using in optometry. This course will identifying the proper codes and the compliance measures required to get incentive bonus and avoid penalties in the future as we are required to prove “Meaningful Use” through the Medicare and Medicaid programs. (Length: 1HR)

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Patient Education: The Contact Lens Dispenser's Responsibility - Diane Drake (719/2017)

This course will introduce the contact lens dispenser to the responsibilities of properly educating patients on the proper care and handling of contact lenses, along with potential dangers. Basic methods for insertion and removal will be included. (Length: 2HR)

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A Review of HIPAA Rules - Wartman and Richman (730/2017)

This course will review the new HIPAA rules, along with a review of the potential penalties for violations and how to identify and address any breaches in privacy. (Length: 1HR)

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Meaningful Use - Wartman and Richman (745/2017)

This course will provide the most current updates on what was meaningful use, now called MACRA and MIPS. We will discuss how the quality programs have changed and merged together, along with how to earn maximum bonues and avoid penalties. (Length: 1HR)

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Coding and Billing - Sharon Carter (751/2017)

Insurance is a major source of practice income including both government and commercial payers. You will learn in this course the detailed criteria for choosing the proper code and how to build the proper code so that you can receive the payment to which you are entitled while ensuring compliancy and being audit proof. It is one thing to work for “free” but, to work, get paid, spend the money, and then have to give it back makes for a bad day! (Length: 2HR)

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Common Diseases and Disorders - Mary Schmidt (784/2017)

Perhaps there is nothing more amazing than the structure and complexities of the human eye. Attendees will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the eye and, in turn, they will be able to explain its function to patients in easy-to-understand language. (Length: 1HR)

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