May 20, 2020
Sponsored by Sight Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the latest updates from MedChi. We recommend viewing their video with Medical Business Partners titled: " Keeping your Practice Viable During Covid". This video and our Virtual Events section provide the latest information about reopening.

Did you know that MSEPS has a Facebook group? Join our group and follow us on our Facebook page for added connection to fellow eye physicians and to see up to date information on what MSEPS is doing.

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
May 20, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

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



  • MedChi has collected resources for acquiring PPE for health care facilities that are resuming operations. Note: MedChi has done some vetting of these resources, but we urge all practices to do their own due diligence on researching their options. Some companies are providing discounts to our members but we are not receiving royalties. All companies are American-based/American-made.

  • The AMA has shared a patient screening script to help practices safely and sensitively navigate the complexities of pre-screening patients before office visits.

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

May 18, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Here's what we want to share with you today:


  • Our President, Michele Manahan, MD, will participate in a panel discussion with Congressman John Sarbanes on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 pm hosted by the AARP. To listen in, call 877-229-8493; PIN = 14084.

  • MedChi and Medical Business Partners are hosting a telehealth billing webinar on Thursday, May 21 at 1:00 pm. The webinar will present the most current updates for coding and billing telehealth services during COVD-19 pandemic. It will discuss current regulations, documentation requirements, best practices, and in-depth protocol by each major insurance payer in Maryland. It will also include recommendations for ways to incorporate telehealth, requirements for re-opening offices and facilities, and tips for maximizing cash flow. This short video highlights some of the key topics that will be discussed.  To RSVP and receive the Zoom links, please email Jenine Feaster.


  • We'd like to share a few resources for acquiring PPE and sanitation services for your practices. MedChi has vetted these services to the best of our ability, but each practice should practice due diligence in researching each company. MedChi does not have formal agreement with any of these companies. More resources will be shared soon.
  • Barefoot Ventures - facility disinfection services
  • Sonicu - medical masks (receive at 15% discount by using MedChi's link.)
  • Handcraft Healthcare Linen & Uniform Service (discounts available)
  • Maryland Department of Health Manufacturing Network (for coronavirus-related care only)

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
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Virtual Events

Corcoran Consulting Webinar

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.

MSEPS Webinars

June 3, 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.

June 18, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Registration open soon
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.  
Telehealth Resources

Backline from Dr. First is a Telehealth platform used by MedChi's CTO and can be used by any physician.

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