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The MSEPS 11th Annual Combined Ophthalmic Convention



When: Friday, May 12, 2017


Where: Hilton BWI Airport Hotel




Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Program Description


The purpose of the MSEPS education program is to provide educational opportunities that enable Maryland ophthalmologists, including members and nonmembers, to improve their standards of medical care.  The purpose of the MSEPS 2017 Annual Meeting is to provide continuing medical education for new approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and surgery for ophthalmic conditions.  The program is to present ophthalmologists with the highest quality lifelong learning opportunities that promote positive change in physician performance or competence, thus enabling such physicians to maintain or improve the knowledge, skills and professional performance needed to provide the best possible eye care for their patients.


Content Areas
The content of the Academy’s CME program emphasizes several Practice Emphasis Areas (PEAs) that have been defined by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and also are reflected in the Academy’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) related educational activities. The content areas are designed to address ABO’s Practice Emphasis Areas and the AAO’s MOC guidelines.

  • Improved access to low vision patients.
  • Corneal Cross-linking for keratoconus and corneal ectasias.
  • Micro-invasive treatment options for glaucoma
  • The role of the IRIS Registry in value-based payment reporting
  • Integration of multi-faceted approach to dry eyes in to clinical practice
  • Applying diagnostic skills in identifying effective treatments for epiphora
  • Use of anti-VEGF agents in therapy for ROP
  • Identifying approaches for success in Merit Based Incentive Payment System
  • Incorporation of amniotic membrane grafts into physician practices
  • Determining cost-effectiveness and efficacy of medication treatments for Diabetic Macular Edema

    Technician Program

  • What is “Lazy Eye” and How Can We Help

  • Ophthalmic Jeopardy                            

  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome
  • Low Vision Electronic Devices
  • Clinical Characteristics of Adult Patients with Diplopia Due to Epiretinal Membrane
  • Dry AMD Patients in a Low Vision Clinic
  • Quality of Life Concerns for Glaucoma Patients




CODEquest 2017

Protect Your Practice from Claim Denials and Audits at Ophthalmology’s Premier Coding Event
Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS


CODEquest STAFF PROGRAM: 8:30am - 12:30pm

CODEquest PHYSICIAN PROGRAM: 1:15pm -5:00pm


With reimbursement rules constantly changing, audits becoming more frequent and codes increasing in number and complexity, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Codequest 2017 is an event you can’t afford to miss. Codequest provides unparalleled, expert instruction to overcome coding challenges practices face daily and help improve patient care. In just four hours, you’ll learn all-new, accurate and authoritative strategies from the leader of ophthalmic education.

Taught by experts with years of ophthalmic experience, Codequest 2017 will cover:

  • Significant CPT and ICD-10-CM changes;
  • Top reasons for claim denials for each subspecialty;
  • New! Learn implementation strategies for coding success under the new Medicare payment system;
  • Top coding pitfalls to avoid;
  • The consequences of noncompliance;
  • Updates to Correct Coding Initiative and modifiers;
  • Testing services guidelines for ordering vs. supervising ophthalmologists;
  • Solutions and advice for your specific situation.

Best of all, Codequest is ophthalmology-specific and state-specific to focus on the coding information you need most. Registrants may email questions in advance to






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