03.24.20

ASCRS to Host Webinars for Eye Care Professionals Dealing With COVID-19 Outbreak

Source: ASCRS

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) will host two webinars this week for ophthalmologists and eye care professionals to help deal with the manifestations of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, March 25, ASCRS will host a complimentary webinar on “Neurotrophic Keratitis and Managing Ocular Manifestations of COVID-19.” The webinar will use an interactive case-based approach to present various clinical presentations of neurotrophic keratitis, review risk factors for neurotrophic keratitis, and discuss how to diagnose and review updated management protocols. 

Manifestations of COVID-19 in the ophthalmic practice, the latest guidelines for ophthalmologists, and treatment drugs under investigation will also be discussed.

Sponsored by the Cornea Clinical Committee, with webinar will be led by moderator Marjan Farid, MD, panelists Kenneth Beckman, MD, and Karolinne Rocha, MD, as well as facilitator, Francis Mah, MD.

Register Here and use discount code J1482 when registering.

On Thursday, March 26, at 3 pm ET, join ASCRS for the webinar, “Implementing Tele-Ophthalmology During COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Recent government action has expanded telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries nationwide, temporarily waiving penalties for HIPAA violations, and will reimburse physicians for telehealth services at the same rate for face-to-face services. ASCRS said it recognizes that its members need resources on how to implement telemedicine visits for their patients.

Ranya Habash, MD, Medical Director of Technology Innovation and Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, will provide an overview of tele-ophthalmology, sharing various use cases, practice workflows, and updates to Medicare guidelines and reimbursement during the COVID-19 outbreak. She will also share telehealth best practices used at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute during this critical time. Stephen D. Klyce, PhD, FARVO, Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, chair of the ASCRS ASOA Telemedicine Task Force and ASCRS FDA Committee member, will moderate the webinar. Following the presentation, audience members may participate in the Q&A session.

This webinar is free to all ASCRS and ASOA members. Register here.

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