Updated: Implementing Tele-Ophthalmology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00

 

Description: 

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. CMS recently announced additional policies, including Medicare coverage for telephone services, and significant additions to the list of covered telehealth services, such as emergency visits. ASCRS and ASOA recognize that our members need resources on how to implement telemedicine visits for their practices and patients.

Ranya Habash, MD, Medical Director of Technology Innovation and Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, will provide an updated 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 and ASOA Telemedicine Task Force and ASCRS FDA Committee member will moderate the webinar. 

Speaker(s): 
Ranya Habash, MD, Medical Director of Technology Innovation and Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute