This edition of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today surveys a variety of technologies and concepts that should play a role in practices at the forefront of ophthalmic care. Some may seem obvious, such as electronic health records, which all practitioners will soon be required to use. Others may seem more abstract such as the language used with patients and the use of integrated software platforms and patient portals.
As a companion to this series, this month’s Premium Practice Today discusses adding ancillary services to the ophthalmology practice (see page 49). There are many opportunities available to boost the bottom line, from optical and hearing services to nutriceuticals and cosmetics.
As the 21% cut to Medicare reimbursement approaches, ophthalmologists can prepare themselves for economic stability or even growth by optimizing their practices and re-examining their options. Enjoy!
—Gillian McDermott, MA
Conni Bergmann Koury