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2016 Meeting Schedule

(see notice below regarding meetings)

 

PROS Brunch
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor Auditorium
Philadelphia PA 19107

7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Understanding Blue Light
Kristina Bertolini, ABOC, COA

9:00 a.m.
Common Errors in Visual Field Testing
Sandra Krebs, COT

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Cataract Surgery Update
Mark F. Pyfer, MD

11:00 a.m.
Donít Forget about the Light: Whatís Really New in Pre-operative Refractive-Cataract Assessment
Todd Hostetter, COMT, CRA

To register, please email mmassini@willseye.org or fax registration form to 215-592-1923
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Wills Eye Hospital is now located at:
840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor, Auditorium
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
(see notice below regarding meetings)

 

The format of our meetings has changed, in order to increase attendance. We will have 10 hours of credit at the annual conference and 4 hours of credit at our fall brunch meeting in September and our spring brunch meeting in May.


Get Certified in 2016!

More important than ever to GET CERTIFIED! This bulletin was sent out by the American Academy of Ophthalmology on October 30, 2014. 

EHR Meaningful Use Update: CMS Comes Out Against Scribes 
Despite Academy efforts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified this week that medical scribes − even those who are certified − are not permitted to enter electronic medication, laboratory, or radiology orders into electronic health record systems. The Academy believes that changes to the criteria for satisfying the EHR Meaningful Use Programís Computerized Provider Order Entry measure lacked clarity regarding appropriate personnel who may perform this task. 

In communication to the Academy, CMS explained that it is not permitting scribes to enter medical data under the CPOE measure. Medical staff entering orders into EHRs for purposes of satisfying the CPOE measure must be, at minimum, a certified medical assistant or equivalent, which includes certified ophthalmic technicians, certified ophthalmic technologists, and certified ophthalmic assistants.

The previous uncertainty raised concerns about appropriately attesting for the Meaningful Use requirements for both Stage I and Stage II. The Academy will continue to push CMS to allow non-certified staff to satisfy the requirements of this measure.

Be eligible for a chance to win $500
Submit a copy of your certificate to
Kathy Santa Maria ksm1735@verizon.net
by January 2016 to be entered in the drawing for a cash prize

Must be a PROS member to be eligible



Meetings are held three times a year (Spring, Fall, and Wills Eye Institute Conference). Meetings generally start at 8:00 or 8:30 a.m. Newsletters are sent out bi-annually. Meetings are held in the auditorium of Wills Eye Hospital, 840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. For more information, please contact one of the officers. If a meeting has to be canceled due to inclement weather, it will be announced on KYW, 1060 AM radio.


If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor of a PROS meeting, please contact Maria Massini at 215-465-8609. PROS is a nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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PROS Message Center: 215-825-4725, Email: pros@eyetechs.org