May 13, 2020

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to bring your attention to CME Webinars we are presenting:
May 27 at 6:30 pm: Re-opening: The Basics
June 11 at 7 pm:   OCT Imaging

Also please check in for the Corcoran Webinar on tele-health billing.

Please check the   AAO  and   MedChi   websites for the most current COVID-19 information. For archived versions of these updates visit the   MSEPS   website.

Stay healthy,
Renee Bovelle, MD
MSEPS President
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

Here's what we want to share with you today:


  • CMS will hold their Office Hours Call on Thursday, May 14 at 5:00 pm. Online access is encouraged, or you can call 833-614-0820 and enter access passcode 5688374.


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

Corcoran Consulting Webinars

May 14th & 19th 9:30 am PST
The COVID–19 crisis has brought a lot of uncertainty to our doorstep. Telemedicine offers an opportunity to aid patients, while adhering to social distancing practices to keep everyone safe. This webinar will guide you through the administrative aspects of telemedicine, including the following:
  • Traditional telemedicine and its stumbling blocks
  • New CMS waivers for HIPAA, coverage, audits, and billing
  • Coding, claims submission, and reimbursement rates
  • Representative cases illustrating real-world telemedicine administrative processes

May 21st - 9:30 am PST
Misused or missing modifiers can cost your practice time and money. This webinar demystifies some of the most frequently misused modifiers—25, 59, and 24—for ophthalmologists and optometrists. With plenty of examples to clear up any ambiguity, the program instructs physicians and billers in how to correctly use these modifiers and explains how to put them to their best use.

May 27, 2020 6:30 PM
Covid 19 has caused a tumultuous disruption to our eye care system. We may never return to the same milieu as we were in January 2020. Dr. Robin will discuss the surveyed trends of patient’s attitudes towards health care providers in addition to their beliefs regarding their return to medical care. He will offer suggestions on how to now broach patients, how to prioritize patient care, how to best organize one’s return to work and how to best disinfect the office and equipment. He will supply important resources.

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.

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