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Wills Eye Hospital is now located
840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor, Auditorium
(see notice below
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
Certified in 2016!
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.
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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
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
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