Telehealth (or telemedicine) is highly regulated, and as a result, has been difficult to fully adopt. Over the past week, CMS has made changes to broaden access to telehealth services. The new flexibility allows you to see patients remotely immediately using typical commercially available technology (Facetime, Google Hangouts Meet, Skype, Zoom). Reimbursement is the same rate as an office visit. You can also be reimbursed for assisting patients via your patient portal.
POS ANNUAL MEETING and ANNUAL BANQUET
56th Annual Meeting - Cancelled
After much thought and discussion, David Buerger, MD along with the Board of the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society have cancelled the 56th Annual Meeting scheduled for March 20th.
This decision was made in light of recent public health issues due to the corona virus, and acknowledging the request of several guest faculty who expressed their concerns on traveling to Pittsburgh (as well as other travel bans imposed).
Your meeting registration has been cancelled and your payment will be refunded within the next several days.
If you made a hotel reservation, you are responsible for contacting the Marriott at 412-471-4000 to cancel your stay.
Please contact Nadine Popovich if you have further questions. 412.321.5030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE
The 2021 Annual Meeting and Allied Personnel Meeting
will be held
MARCH 12, 2021
2019 - 2020 MONTHLY MEETINGS COME TO A CLOSE
February 6, 2020
The February meeting drew a large crowd as members welcomed Rish Singh, MD, staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute and
medical director of Informatics, Cleveland Clinic; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Singh specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He has authored greater than 60 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease.
Dr. Singh's current work focuses on the electronic medical records implementation, lean process improvement, and decision support modules for clinical practice. He operates the Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record Consulting program. He has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award.
Dr. Singh presented two stimulating lectures followed by a dynamic question and answer session after each presentation. Shelley Mo, MD Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Singh.
Thank you to Thiery Verstraeten, MD, for inviting Dr. Singh and to Dutch Ophthalmics USA for support of the program.
The February meeting concludes the monthly meeting series for 2019-2020. The 2020-2021 meeting series begins in September.
Left to right: Board member, Thierry Verstraeten, MD with Guest Faculty Rishi Singh, MD