This program will feature 18 hours of continuing education for optometrists (9 each day). All will be COPE approved. All will also be submitted to the Florida board for approval and to the Texas board for approval
Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere which is informative, interactive, and free of commercial bias. The topics, content, and delivery of our program are carefully selected to reflect the needs of today's practicing optometrist.
***NEW FOR 2014*** This meeting will feature several hands on workshops such as hybrid contact lens fitting and punctal plugs so you can get comfortable with the particular technology. These workshops will be scheduled throughout the weekend, usually during the breaks, and are included with your registration fee.
This program will include the COPE and FL board approved medical errors course and also offer the option of up to 8 hours of TQ (CEE) courses (each 2hour course will cost $25 in addition to the registration fee).
Here are the scheduled topics and speakers (subject to change). Please check our website as we finalize the agenda
Saturday October 11, 2014 (7:30am to 5pm)
COPE 40826-CL/ FL board 20-447249 1 hr - Peggy Achenbach
Pearls and Gems of Hybrid Lens Fitting
This presentation will outline the new material and designs available in the area of hybrid contact lenses. Fitting techniques for regular and irregular corneas will be presented in detail. Insertion and removal techniques will be detailed. Best tips for fitting as well as most common challenges and solutions for fitting as well as most common challenges and solutions for fitting hybrid contact lenses will be described
COPE 40384 & 40385/FL board pending - 2hr - Robert Rebello
Hot Topics in Medical EyeCare Including ICD-10 Implementation Meaningful Use Audits HIPAA - How to Avoid and Survive Audits. Medical Coding and Billing
This seminar details how you can be properly and accurately reimbursed for medical exams. Too many doctors perform medical exams and are only partially reimbursed. This seminar is updated to reflect recent coding changes, new requirements and limitations. There are more significant and difficult changes impacting Eyecare practices this year than in previous years. ICD-10 will be implemented in 2015. ICD-10 is not a logical extension of ICD-9 and is confusing to many practices. Meaningful Use Incentive Payments - Numerous practices have received incentive payments for from CMS. CMS has hired a firm to conduct audits on practices who have received incentive payments. More practices fail an audit than pass. Many recent changes to HIPAA. Most practices are using out of date HIPAA forms.
TQ COPE 37298-GL/ FL board 20-447251- 2hr - D Gupta
Unravel the Secrets of Managing Glaucoma
This course will provide a comprehensive review and update on properly managing patients suspected of having open angle glaucoma. It will include a detailed discussion of risk factors, proper diagnosis, medical and surgical management, and a few billing pearls. The information will be presented through a series of case studies.
COPE 34101-GL/ FL board 20-447253 - 2hr- Paul Ajamian
The Other Glaucomas
This course will discuss diagnosis and management of the secondary glaucomas, including angle recession, uveitic, phakomorphic, PDS and PXE.
COPE 37645-AS/ FL board 20-447255 2hr - Paul Ajamian
My Favorite Cases
This course will review the important bacterial and viral conditions that affect the anterior segment of the eye. It will take some interesting cases seen in one of the nation's largest co-management centers that will help the practitioner provide better care
Sunday October 12, 2014 (7:30 am to 5pm)
COPE 36678-CL/ FL board 20-447258 1hr - M Lampa
Contact Lens Management of the Challenging Patient
This course will take a systematic approach to managing unique ammetropias, certain disease states and post-surgical outcomes with contact lenses for successful visual and physiologic result. Cases histories will be presented that demonstrate the use and integration of contact lenses in management of the patient.
TQ COPE 37314-PH/ FL board 20-447259 2hr - Melton & Thomas
The State of Therapeutics in Eye Care (Part I)
This course will discuss present the state of the evolving advances in eye care. Challenges of a broad spectrum of conditions and disease processes along with the newest treatment options for each condition will be addressed. This course reaches the cutting edge of medical management involving topical and oral pharmaceutical agents, off label applications, procedures and diagnostic assessments.
TQ COPE 37315-PH/ FL board 20-447260 2hr - Melton & Thomas
The State of Therapeutics in Eye Care (Part II)
This course will include a discussion of current treatment strategies and will cover the latest trends for using topical and oral therapeutic agents to treat a variety of ocular conditions. Advances in therapeutic options for acute and chronic ocular diseases will be addressed. Relevant drug classes and the clinical application of pharmaceuticals are reviewed.
TQ COPE 40331-PH/ FL board 20-447261 2hr - D Gupta
The Cutting Edge: An Optometrist's Guide to Surgery
This course will feature a detailed discussion of many ocular surgeries which optometrists should be aware of. It will include a discussion of cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and surgical options for keratoconus including corneal cross-linking
COPE 41694-AS/ FL board pending 2hr - D Gupta
Ocular Disease Management: Learning From Your Mistakes
This course will describe commonly encountered ocular diseases and their management. The format will be part lecture, part case presentations. This course will be submitted for Florida board approval for approval in the "Medical Errors" category
Please check back periodically for updates and more detailed information at www.psseyecare.com as we develop the agenda
Please check back periodically for updates and more detailed information as we develop the agenda