Mississippi Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
August 2016 Newsletter

2015-2017 President Dr. Joel Herring

Dear Colleagues,

The Mississippi Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons is the only state organization dedicated to being your voice in representing ophthalmology at the state government level. Our organization seeks to promote the total visual health in all Mississippians through public and professional education, member services, and legislative advocacy. The importance of maintaining your membership and encouraging other physicians to join MAEPS cannot be overstated.  

It is critical to our practice that MAEPS continues to be our eyes...and our patients' eyes...and ears at the Capitol. If you have not renewed your membership for 2016 yet, you can easily pay online at MAEPS.org
Joel Herring, M.D.

Codequest is an ophthalmology-specific and state-specific training seminar to help you stay up-to-date on coding topics. You learn how to code accurately for the highest allowable reimbursement.  Pictured right, participants look on at Codequest Mississippi 2016.  
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MAEPS Annual Meeting 

MAEPS held its Annual Meeting on August 5th at the State Capitol.  Will Simpson, the Health Policy Director and Counsel to Governor Phil Bryant, was the guest speaker (pictured left).  Mr. Simpson was both informative and entertaining as he spoke with the attendees about health issues in our State.  Thanks to all who participated!
Southeast Eye Conference 2016

Dr. Connie McCaa, MAEPS Councilor and Stephen Clay, MAEPS Deputy Director 
The Southeast Eye Conference 2016, hosted by MAEPS along with the Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana Academies of Ophthalmology, was a wonderful experience for all participants.  Held in beautiful Sandestin, FL, the conference is an excellent setting to build new relationships and stay current on the status of the quality of eye care delivery in the southeast.  The 3-day agenda is carefully planned to maximize the educational experience for physicians, technicians and administrators.  Please join us next year for the Southeast Eye Conference in Sandestin, Florida, July 20-22, 2017. 
Volunteer to be Doctor of the Day at the State Capitol through the Mississippi State Medical Association

Show lawmakers the face of organized medicine. Every day during legislative session, the Capitol Medical Unit is staffed by a full time nurse and an MSMA volunteer physician who provide basic health care services to legislators and capitol staff. Doctors of the Day see firsthand the everyday operations of the Mississippi Legislature and are recognized on both the Senate and House floors at the opening of each day's session. Choose from a half day on Monday or Friday or a full day on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Session begins in January.
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