June 10, 2020
Sponsored by Sight Sciences
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
This week on MSEPS Presents: The Ophthalmology 20/20 CME Webinar Series. we will have Dr. Jaclyn Kovach presenting "OCT Imaging: Basic Interpretation and Clinical Applications". We hope you can join us on June 11, 2020 for her webinar. Registration is open now! We are thrilled to offer this excellent programming for both members  and  non-members.

We have also added to our series a webinar on employment law titled " Revamping Your Eye Practice to Thrive During COVID-19: Business and Legal Considerations" with employment law attorney Jamaal (Jay) Stafford and his colleague Julia Konovalov. Join us on June 24, 2020 at 6:30 PM for this insightful program about how COVID-19 has impacted employment law. Registration is now open!

APPOS has put out a call for volunteers for their All Children See pilot program. Scroll down below for more information, or go here.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology is asking for ophthalmologists to participate in a registry of eye injuries during civil protest to help document the type and severity of eye trauma. Go here to participate.


Please check the   AAO  and   MedChi   websites for the most current COVID-19 information. For archived versions of these updates visit the   MSEPS   website. We appreciate our sponsor Sight Sciences. Please visit their website here.
 
Stay healthy,
Renee Bovelle, MD
MSEPS President
Send Us Your PPE Selfie
Things are finally starting to open up again and we want to showcase Maryland Ophthalmologist getting back to caring for patients. Email your photo to Sophie Pumphrey at spumphrey@medchi.org.

Dr. Basil Morgan
The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology Registry of Eye Injuries
The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology is asking for ophthalmologists to participate in a registry of eye injuries during civil protests to help document the types and severity of eye trauma. Go here to participate.
Call For Volunteers: All Children See Pilot Program

The Children's Eye Foundation of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus' (AAPOS) is starting a direct patient care program, called All Children See (ACS). This program is modeled after the AAO EyeCare America program, but it is a separate program dedicated solely to underserved children. We need comprehensive ophthalmologists to volunteer for ACS, just as pediatric ophthalmologists volunteer for EyeCare America for underserved Seniors. You would have the opportunity to limit any patient based upon the age you are comfortable seeing, if you would like to only see children over a certain age.

ACS will begin its pilot program in our pilot region (DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia) as soon as we have a core group of volunteers. We need YOU!!

To launch ACS, we need external funding support. To secure this, we need to demonstrate the support of ophthalmologists who have volunteered to participate in this program - either now or in the future.  Please go   here   to learn more about the program and  sign up to volunteer  
June 10, 2020

Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS



THE LATEST NEWS, INFORMATION, AND RESOURCES




  • MedChi has heard from several physician practices about business interruption insurance claim denials. We want to help these physicians and other health professionals. We hope to provide you with direct assistance, referrals, or other support. We can also develop a broad advocacy plan – but first, we need to learn more about who and how many physicians are impacted by these denials. If you have experienced a business interruption insurance claim denials, please email me to discuss.  


  • Keeping sending us your photos for our #MaskUpMonday social media campaign to encourage everyone to wear masks in public. Please send us a selfie or other photo of you, your family, and/or your colleagues wearing masks and tell us who you are "masking up" for (your patients, your family, an at-risk friend, etc). Let's share with the public why physicians encourage and participate in universal masking during this pandemic. Please send your photos to cjohannesen@medchi.org.

We are your advocate and your resource, and  we're here for anything you need  . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
June 9, 2020

Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the release of additional CARES Act Provider Relief funds for Medicaid and CHIP.
Highlights of the announcement:

  • Approximately $15 billion will be distributed to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution.
  • An additional $10 billion will be distributed this week to safety net hospitals that serve the most vulnerable citizens.
  • To be eligible for this funding, health care providers must not have received payments from the $50 billion Provider Relief Fund General Distribution and either have directly billed their state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans for healthcare-related services between January 1, 2018, to May 31, 2020.
  • Close to one million health care providers may be eligible for this funding.
  • View the terms and conditions here.
  • We will share more about how to apply for the funds once the information is shared by HHS.



We are your advocate and your resource, and  we're here for anything you need  . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
June 8, 2020

D ear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:
 
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS
 
 
THE LATEST NEWS, INFORMATION, AND RESOURCES
 
 
 
 
 
  • Keeping sending us your photos for our #MaskUpMonday social media campaign to encourage everyone to wear masks in public. Please send us a selfie or other photo of you, your family, and/or your colleagues wearing masks and tell us who you are "masking up" for (your patients, your family, an at-risk friend, etc). Let's share with the public why physicians encourage and participate in universal masking during this pandemic. Please send your photos to cjohannesen@medchi.org.
 

We are your advocate and your resource, and we're here for anything you need . Please don't hesitate to reach out.
 
Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.
 
Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
Virtual Events


June 11, 2020 7pm
An analysis and interpretation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging is critical for the diagnosis, monitoring, and evaluation of treatment response in retinal disease. This lecture will review the fundamentals of OCT interpretation and highlight the characteristic OCT features of common diseases. Basic OCT angiography interpretation will also be reviewed. Participants can earn 1 CME Credit.


June 15, 2020 7:00pm
Dr. Steve Arshinoff, from Toronto, will present on Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery. Participants will earn 1 CME credit. For more information email Mark Johnson.

Disclaimer: MSEPS does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites or events, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.  

June 18, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join MSEPS and Dr. Jesse Richman, Dr. Thomas Johnson, and Dr. Alan Robin as they discuss Glaucoma home monitoring tools and techniques.


June 24, 2020 6:30 PM
Participants will gain knowledge about the employment laws related to the workplace and COVID-19, learn about various employment related policies and procedures that should be implemented in their healthcare practice to minimize the risk of employment litigation,understand new ways to increase revenues, and gain knowledge about ways to improve patient experience. 

Telehealth Resources

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