PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Ethics and Elective Eye Care

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Ethics and Elective Eye Care

Premium lenses and refractive lens exchange potentially increase the medicolegal risk for surgeons. Premium IOLs and laser cataract surgery, as well as other elective and semielective advances, provide additional benefits to patients but also additional costs. For the surgeon, these developments offer the opportunity to better satisfy patients and grow his or her practice, but they also pose unique challenges that can blur the ethical boundaries that were once clearly etched…             Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What’s the Big Idea?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What’s the Big Idea?

Ophthalmology attracts innovators like nectar attracts bees. Big ideas and the innovators who conceived them built the subspecialty that is widely known today as refractive cataract surgery. Giants of surgery—like Charles Kelman, who essentially reinvented cataract surgery with the development of phacoemulsification, José Barraquer, who was responsible for…           Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Enjoy a Slice of Premium Practice Pie

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Enjoy a Slice of Premium Practice Pie

But first, define what it means in your practice. The word premium is a term that shifts meaning in the blink of an eye. When used as an adjective, it means “of exceptional quality or greater value than others of its kind.” When premium modifies practice, it can mean any number of things, but the vast majority of cataract and refractive surgeons would probably say that describing their practice as premium would be accurate…           Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Hindsight is 20/happy. The evolution of cataract and refractive surgery has taken surgeons on a wild ride over the past 25 years. Phacoemulsification revolutionized the removal of cataracts, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services eviscerated reimbursement…               Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What Sets Us Apart?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What Sets Us Apart?

One of these things is not like the others. Since the dawn of refractive surgery, ophthalmic surgeons who depended at least partially on out-of-pocket payments had to establish fair yet competitive pricing and have a system in place to ensure timely compensation. As the business of performing elective ophthalmic surgery evolves, cataract and refractive surgeons can look to cosmetic surgeons, aesthetic dermatologists, maxillofacial surgeons, and others to learn how to flourish in the self-pay environment…         Download the full blog       ...

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