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Coming April 1: Seize the Opportunity to Make the New Retina Specialist Taxonomy Code Work for You Mar 22, 2017
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ASRS and ASCRS Join AMA-led Coalition in Urging CMS and the Administration for Regulatory Relief Mar 22, 2017
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ASRS Provides Further Comments to FDA in Ongoing Quest to Preserve Avastin Mar 15, 2017
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America's Health Insurance Plans to Share New Retina Taxonomy Code with Member Plans Mar 8, 2017
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Ken Lord MD, FACS
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ASRS Joins AMA and Other Medical Groups in Urging CMS and ONC to Delay Adoption of 2015 Edition EHR Until January 2019 Feb 22, 2017
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Been Denied Payment for Anti-VEGF Injections Sooner than 28 Days? Feb 22, 2017
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ASRS Voices Support for AMA-Led Coalition to Reform Utilization Management Programs Jan 27, 2017
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FDA Releases Revised Draft Guidance on Repackaging Biologics Providing Pathway to Extend BUDs Jan 12, 2017
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ICD-10 Snafu Prompts CMS to  Forego Penalties  on Physicians Jan 11, 2017
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Reporting of Post-Operative Visits Required Beginning July 1 Jan 11, 2017
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FDA Issues Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Compounding (503A) Pharmacies Dec 29, 2016
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2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Update Dec 21, 2016
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Update on Denials for Lucentis Treatments Nov 30, 2016
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ASRS Advocacy Efforts Secure Taxonomy Code for Retina Specialists Nov 11, 2016
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ASRS Offers Snapshot to Help Guide Your MACRA Participation in 2017 Nov 2, 2016
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ASRS Advocacy Helps Thwart Burdensome Requirements for Global Service Data Collection but Fails to Reverse Additional Cuts to Retinal Detachment Code 67105 for CY 2017 Nov 2, 2016
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AMA to Host MACRA Briefing Webinars Nov. 21 and Dec. 6 Oct 26, 2016
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CMS Posts MACRA Final Rule, Provides Flexible Options for Physicians Oct 14, 2016
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What's Next for the Medicare Part B Demonstration Project? Oct 5, 2016
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Review CMS PQRS and QRUR Reports Before Review Period Ends Nov. 30 Oct 5, 2016
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ASRS Fights to Protect Payment for Retinal Detachment Codes, Urges CMS to Reassess Global Surgery Data Collection Proposal Sep 7, 2016
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State the Case for Retina During Congressional Recess Aug 3, 2016
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Congressional Advocacy: Materials for Your Meetings Jul 28, 2016
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ASRS Joins Medical Allies in Opposing Veterans Administration Proposal to Allow APRNs to Practice Without Physician Supervision Jul 27, 2016
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ASRS Calls on FDA to Remove Obstacles in Draft Compounding Guidance Jul 20, 2016
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ASRS Signs on in Support of Bill to Protect CME From Sunshine Reporting Jul 20, 2016
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CMS Considering Delaying MACRA Implementation Jul 13, 2016
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ASRS Advocacy Prompts CMS Reversal of 2016 Retinal Detachment Code Cuts for CY 2017 Jul 7, 2016
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ASRS Offers Comment for Senate Finance Committee  Hearing on Part B Demo Jun 29, 2016
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ASRS Weighs in on MACRA With Comments to CMS Jun 29, 2016
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ASRS Urges California Assembly to Vote 'NO' on Optometry Practice Act Jun 22, 2016
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ASRS Joins AMA in outlining 'Must Haves' for Successful MACRA Implementation Jun 22, 2016
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MACRA: Information and Tools for Transitioning Your Practice Jun 15, 2016
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As Compounding Obstacles Increase, ASRS Voices Concerns and Additional Recommendations to New FDA Compounding Chief Jun 8, 2016
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ASRS to Comment at Upcoming FDA Listening Session on Drug Compounding Jun 1, 2016
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Surgical Coding—A Quick Refresher May 25, 2016
Ankoor R. Shah, MD
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House Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing Blasts Medicare Part B Demo May 18, 2016
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ASRS Submits Comment Letter Opposing Part B Demo Project May 10, 2016
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ASRS Continues Strong Opposition to Mandatory Medicare Part B Drug Demo Project: Here's How You Can Help May 2, 2016
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New FDA Guidance Requires Patient-Specific Prescriptions for Drugs Compounded by Traditional Compounders for Office Use Apr 20, 2016
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New "Relationship Codes" Required Under MACRA Apr 20, 2016
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Coming Soon: ASRS-Developed Cost Calculator to Help You Determine How Medicare Part B Demo Project Will Impact Your Practice Apr 13, 2016
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<div>Call to Action</div> <div>Defend Against Attack on Patient Choice: Encourage Patient Groups to Sign-on in Opposition to Flawed Medicare Part B Demo Project</div> Apr 7, 2016
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<div>Call to Action!</div> <div>Tell Congress: CMS Must Protect Patient Choice by Revising Fatally-Flawed Payment Model</div> Apr 6, 2016
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CMS Announced Open Payments Review and Dispute Period Apr 1, 2016
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Register Now: Speak Out for Retina on Capitol Hill During Congressional Advocacy Day Mar 21, 2016
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Help ASRS Prepare its Response to CMS on the Part B Drug Demo Project Mar 16, 2016
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Retina Roundtable Discussion Forum Launched for Practice Administrators! Mar 2, 2016
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ASRS Urges CMS Refinement Panel to Reconsider Cuts to Retina Detachment Codes Mar 2, 2016
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Disability Insurance: Moving Beyond the Basics Feb 29, 2016
Lawrence B. Keller, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU®, LUTCF
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CMS Extends Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline to March 11 Feb 17, 2016
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Attention AllScripts Users–How Does Your Practice Stack Up? Feb 9, 2016
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Call to Action: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Sign Roskam-Lewis Letter to Fight Medicare Cuts Feb 9, 2016
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Help Fight Medicare Fee Cuts Feb 4, 2016
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ASRS Urges USP to Stick with Science for Establishing BUDs Feb 2, 2016
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DuxWare Users - Assess Practice Patterns and Avoid Risk Feb 2, 2016
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Centricity Users–See How Your Practice Stacks Up! Jan 27, 2016
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Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption Application Deadline is March 15 Jan 27, 2016
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Attention NextGen Users–How does Your Practice Stack Up? Jan 20, 2016
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ASRS Supports Proposed Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights Jan 13, 2016
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The Best Resource for Retina-Specific Claims Data Analytics Just Got Better Jan 13, 2016
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Medicare Phases in Cuts to Retinal Detachments and Fixes Global Periods for Laser Codes Jan 12, 2016
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Your Fee-For-Service Claims will be on Hold for up to 14 Days Jan 8, 2016
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Submit Your 2015 PQRS Data to Avoid Significant Cuts to Your 2017 Payments Jan 6, 2016
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Avastin Coding Changes in Effect for 19 States, 3 Territories Jan 6, 2016
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Final Countdown to Medicare Cuts: Tell CMS What You Think <em>Today</em>! Dec 28, 2015
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There's Still Time to Weigh in on CMS' Cuts to Retina Surgical Reimbursement Dec 23, 2015
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ASRS Advocates for Network Adequacy in Federally-Facilitated Exchanges Under the Affordable Care Act Dec 23, 2015
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Update: Help in the Fight Against Medicare's Fee Schedule Cuts Dec 18, 2015
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It's Your Turn-We Need Immediate Help in the Fight Against Medicare's Fee Schedule Cuts Dec 17, 2015
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Aetna Starting to Process OCT Claims for Diabetes Indications Dec 9, 2015
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Coverage of Ocular Photodynamic Therapy for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Coming to Six Additional States Dec 2, 2015
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Video: Preview the 2016 Business of Retina Meeting Dec 2, 2015
Larry Halperin, MD ; David M. Brown, MD
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Medicare Extends PQRS and VM Informal Review Process to December 16 Nov 25, 2015
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Video: CMS Cuts Retina Surgical Reimbursement: What Happened? Nov 18, 2015
George A. Williams, MD ; Larry Halperin, MD
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Video: CMS Cuts Retina Surgical Reimbursement: What's Next? Nov 18, 2015
Antonio Capone, Jr., MD ; Larry Halperin, MD
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ASRS Offers DME Corticosteroid Position Paper to Help Defend Against Third-Party Payer Interference in Your Treatment Decisions Nov 11, 2015
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ASRS Joins AMA in Support of H.R. 3940 Giving CMS Authority to Grant Blanket Meaningful Use Hardship Exemptions to Eligible Providers in 2015 Nov 11, 2015
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ASRS Joins AAO in Expressing Outrage as CMS Releases Final Rules for 2016 Physician Fee Schedule, Reducing Retina Payments More than RUC Recommendations Nov 5, 2015
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Update: ASRS Joins AMA Coalition Letter Urging NAIC to Assure Adequate Networks for Plans and Patients Nov 3, 2015
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Novitas Updates OCT Coverage Policies to Include Missing ICD-10 Codes Oct 29, 2015
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ASRS to Join AMA Coalition of Allied Medical Organizations in Expressing Frustration to Congress Over CMS Plan to Move Forward with Stage 3 Meaningful Use Oct 29, 2015
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Retina Procedures Expected to Fall Victim to Substantial Fee Cuts Oct 29, 2015
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Deadline Looming for Review of Your 2014 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) Oct 29, 2015
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UPDATE: Novitas Alerted to Missing ICD-10 Codes in OCT Coverage Policy Oct 28, 2015
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ICD-10 Problems Affecting Novitas Solutions' OCT Policy and Claims Oct 21, 2015
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Worried About Meeting Your 2015 Meaningful Use Requirement? Oct 21, 2015
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Sound Off: It's Your Turn to Comment on Stage 3 Meaningful Use Oct 21, 2015
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Switching EHR Vendors? There's a CMS Meaningful Use Exemption for That Oct 14, 2015
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Highly Anticipated Meaningful Use Final Rule Falls Short Oct 7, 2015
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Latest OIG Report Highlights the Importance of Retina PractiCare Sep 30, 2015
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New Avastin Coding Requirements Are In Effect Sep 30, 2015
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2016 Physician Quality Reporting System Informal Review Underway Sep 23, 2015
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OIG Recommends Medicare Increase Monitoring of Billing for Diagnosis and Treatment of Wet AMD and Urges Action Against Providers With “Questionable” Billing Practices Sep 17, 2015
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ASRS Fights to Protect Payment for Eye Exam Codes, Urges Greater Consideration of Subspecialists in Medicare's Quality Programs Sep 10, 2015
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FDA's "Know Your Source" Program:  Resources to Assist Physicians Comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act Jun 29, 2015
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Medicare’s Latest Physician Data Still Distorts Retina Specialists Drug Payments Jun 4, 2015
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CMS Releases Physician Medicare Payment Data Jun 1, 2015
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ASRS Urges CMS to Make Its Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements More Flexible May 29, 2015
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Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule Targets Provider Complaints Lay Foundation for Interoperability Apr 22, 2015
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Have You Received a Medicare Comparative Billing Report? Apr 21, 2015
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Take Action to Preserve Access to Avastin Apr 16, 2015
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<div>Farewell SGR:</div> <div>Congress Sends SGR Repeal Bill to the President</div> Apr 15, 2015
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Physicians have until May 20 to Review and Dispute Industry Reported Information Apr 15, 2015
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Increase Practice Efficiency through Scribes Apr 15, 2015
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ASRS Retina PractiCare Inaugural Report Demonstrates the Power of Retina-Specific Data Apr 15, 2015
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Administration Launches New Phase of ACA Implementation Apr 15, 2015
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ASRS Advocacy Efforts Helping Turn the Tide on Network Narrowing by Medicare Advantage Plans Apr 8, 2015
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ASRS Urges Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ to Fix Eylea Claims Processing Mar 19, 2015
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ASRS Gets Help from Leading Democrat on MA Narrow Networks Mar 18, 2015
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MedPAC Considers Changes to Part B Drug Reimbursement: Retina Drugs Highlighted as Justification for Payment Changes Mar 18, 2015
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ASRS Joins Coalition Effort to Allow States to Govern Office Use of Compounded Drugs Mar 18, 2015
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A Permanent SGR Fix Gains Momentum in Congress Mar 18, 2015
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Retina Practice Case Study: Dealing With Noncompliance Mar 18, 2015
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3 on 3: Perspectives on Practice Mar 18, 2015
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CMS to Toughen Enforcement of MA Network Adequacy Rules Feb 20, 2015
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President Proposes Budget With Cuts to Part B Drugs Feb 18, 2015
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HHS Expedites Move to Value-Based Care and Payment Feb 18, 2015
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AMA, ASRS Encourage CMS to Strengthen Patient and Physician Protections in Medicare Advantage Plans Feb 18, 2015
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Second Year of ‘Open Payments’ Data Submission Is Underway Feb 18, 2015
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<div>Have You Been Terminated by a Payer? </div> <div>Protect Your Practice by Putting Data on Your Side</div> Feb 18, 2015
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ASRS Concerned About Short Beyond-Use Dates in FDA Draft Guidance Feb 18, 2015
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Ophthalmology Fighting for a Seat at the Table as FDA Implements Compounding Regulations Feb 16, 2015
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ASRS Continues Fighting Humana’s Step Therapy Policy Feb 11, 2015
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CMS to Ease Meaningful Use Requirements; HHS Seeks Better EHR Vendor Interoperability Feb 3, 2015
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ASRS Launches Meaningful Use FAQ Jan 28, 2015
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NAIC Network Adequacy Model Act Comment Period Closes: States and Feds Await Final Revisions Jan 27, 2015
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Understanding and Qualifying for Meaningful Use Jan 27, 2015
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Updated 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Further Cuts Retina Procedure Payments Jan 27, 2015
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ASRS Advocates on Capitol Hill for Medicare Advantage Changes Jan 27, 2015
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Medicare Asking Providers to Revalidate Enrollment Information Jan 27, 2015
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OIG Reports $22 Million in Potentially Inappropriate Ophthalmology Payments Jan 27, 2015
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UHC Now Requiring Referrals Under AARP MedicareChoice HMO/POS Plans Jan 14, 2015
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ASRS Urges HHS to Incorporate Stronger Patient and Subspecialist Protections Under Exchange Plans Dec 23, 2014
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ASRS Urges Congress to Protect Patient Access to Compounded Drugs Dec 23, 2014
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Medicare’s Payment Advisors Examine Physician Payments Dec 23, 2014
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Buyer Beware: Humana’s Step Therapy Policy Blocks Patient Access to FDA-Approved Drugs Dec 19, 2014
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Insurers Distinguishing Physicians Based on Quality, Cost Dec 19, 2014
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Optometrists Pursue Recognition as Primary Health Services Providers Dec 19, 2014
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ASRS in DC to Fight for Comprehensive Network Adequacy Dec 19, 2014
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Payers Continue Attempts to Restrict Lucentis and Eylea Dec 17, 2014
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ASRS Writes Letter to MedPAC on Potential New Payment Policies That Could Affect Retina Specialists Dec 10, 2014
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UHC’s 2015 Premium Physician Designation Program Assessments Are Rolling Out Dec 3, 2014
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Have You Received Medicare Advantage Plan Change Notifications? Nov 26, 2014
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2015 MPFS Final Rule Cuts Payments to Retina Specialists Nov 26, 2014
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Medicare Increases PQRS Payment Penalties for 2015 Performance Nov 26, 2014
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CMS Phases Out 10- and 90-Day Global Periods Nov 26, 2014
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CMS to Change Physician Payment Rate-Setting Process Nov 26, 2014
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Aetna National Medical Director Supports Physician Choice and Agrees to Fix Drug Underpayments Nov 10, 2014
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Detailed Summary of 2015 PQRS Changes Now Available Nov 5, 2014
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Heavy Payment Cuts to Retina Procedures in 2015 Under CMS’s Misvalued Codes Initiative Oct 31, 2014
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UnitedHealthcare Reverses Medicare Advantage Part B Drug Prior Authorization Requirement Oct 27, 2014
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Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Deadline Extended to November 1 Oct 8, 2014
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First Round of Physician-Industry Data Released to the Public Oct 1, 2014
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First-Time EHR Incentive Program Participants May Be Penalized for Not Meeting October 1 Deadline Sep 26, 2014
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Despite Physician Terminations, Medicare Advantage Contracts See an Increase in CMS’ Star Rating System Sep 24, 2014
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ASRS, Four Other Societies Write Joint Letter to CMS on Proposed Changes to OPPS and ASC Sep 24, 2014
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I Received a Request for Records. What Do I Do Now? Sep 24, 2014
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Open Payments Data Will Be Released on September 30. Are You Prepared for Patient and Media Questions? Sep 24, 2014
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Drastic Fee Schedule Reductions by Private Insurers May Impact DME Patient Treatment Sep 24, 2014
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ASRS Launches Updated Compounding Pharmacy Questionnaire to Assist Members in Evaluating Compounders Sep 24, 2014
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FDA Announces Avastin Safety Labeling Changes Sep 15, 2014
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FDA Alert: Pharmacy Creations Recalls Tropi/Cyclo/Phenyl/Tobra/Flurb Sep 7, 2014
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Have You Registered for Open Payments? Sep 3, 2014
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ASRS Submits Comments to CMS on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Sep 3, 2014
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FDA Alert: Martin Avenue Pharmacy Recalls Compounded Sterile Preparations Sep 2, 2014
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Free Webinar: Medicare Advantage Contract Negotiations: What You Need to Know Aug 27, 2014
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FDA Alert: Customed Recalls Sterile Convenience Surgical Packs Aug 26, 2014
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Detailed Summary of Proposed PQRS Changes Now Available Jul 30, 2014
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2% Jul 30, 2014
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Open Payments Review and Dispute Process Ends August 27 Jul 23, 2014
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Physician Payments Sunshine Act: Have You Registered With CMS? Jul 16, 2014
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FDA Alert: FDA Issues Safety Labeling Change for Jetrea Jul 15, 2014
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ASRS Meets With CMS Officials Jul 9, 2014
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Are You Prepared for the Sunshine Act? Jul 9, 2014
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Despite Guidance Setback, ASRS Continues to Push for Access to Avastin Jul 9, 2014
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Proposed Medicare Payment and Policy Revisions for Physicians and Hospital Outpatient Departments Released Jul 9, 2014
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Despite Guidance Setback, ASRS Continues to Push for Access to Avastin Jul 9, 2014
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Diversification: Is it for You? Jul 2, 2014
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Legislation Introduced to Protect Beneficiaries From Losing Their Physicians Jul 2, 2014
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FDA Guidance on Compounded Drugs Limits Distribution for Office Use to Approved Outsourcing Facilities Jul 2, 2014
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ASRS Call to Action: Ask Congress to Support Letter to FDA on Pharmacy Compounding Jun 19, 2014
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP) Jun 18, 2014
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CMS Agrees to Investigate Medicare Advantage Programs Identified by ASRS as Having Step Therapy Policies Jun 16, 2014
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Sunshine Act Physician Registration Open Jun 10, 2014
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CMS to Launch Online Portal for Physician Payments Sunshine Act May 28, 2014
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ASRS Urges CMS to Enforce Medicare Advantage Programs With Step Therapy Policies May 21, 2014
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ASRS Member Alert: Academy, ASRS Win NCCI Edit Change May 15, 2014
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls Dobutamine Injection (250mg/20mL) May 15, 2014
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American Society of Retina Specialists Cautions Patients Against Making Treatment Decisions Based Solely on CMS Payment Data May 2, 2014
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Are You Ready for Reactivation of CMS’ Injection Bundles? May 2, 2014
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ASRS POSITION: Recent NCCI letter does not adequately address “PRN” or treat and extend protocols that depend on a complete comprehensive exam May 2, 2014
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Update on SGR May 2, 2014
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Are You Ready for Reactivation of CMS’ Injection Bundles? May 2, 2014
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls 0.25% Marcaine (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP) Apr 22, 2014
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls 1% Lidocaine HCl Preservative-Free Injection Apr 19, 2014
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CMS Urges ASRS to Share Names of Retina Specialists Inappropriately Terminated From Medicare Advantage Plans Apr 15, 2014
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NCCI UPDATE - CMS to Resume Bundling Global Surgical Codes with Eye Visit Codes Apr 11, 2014
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ASRS Cautions Patients Against Making Treatment Decisions Based Solely on CMS Payment Data Apr 8, 2014
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Senate Approves One-Year ‘Doc Fix’ Legislation to Stop 24% Medicare Pay Cut Apr 2, 2014
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US House Votes to Delay SGR Cuts and ICD-10 Mar 27, 2014
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FDA Approves Ozurdex Safety Labeling Changes Mar 19, 2014
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FDA Issues Warning Letters to 4 Compounding Pharmacies Mar 12, 2014
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Participate in Medicare ICD-10 Testing: July 21-25 Mar 11, 2014
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ASRS Continues Efforts to Ensure Retina Specialists' Choice of Medication Mar 5, 2014
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Retina Specialists Preparing for Transition to ICD-10 Feb 26, 2014
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SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 Update Feb 26, 2014
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FDA Issues Some Guidance Related to the Drug Quality and Security Act: Long-Term Availability of Avastin Remains Uncertain Feb 26, 2014
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The Ins and Outs of Patient Assistance Programs Feb 26, 2014
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ASRS Opposes Tiered Therapy Policies Feb 19, 2014
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Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline Extended to March 31 Feb 18, 2014
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Study Finds ICD-10 Implementation Costs 'Much More Disruptive' Feb 12, 2014
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ASRS Joins SGR Advocacy Efforts Feb 12, 2014
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Register for ICD-10 Testing Week: March 3-7 Feb 11, 2014
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FDA Changes Lidocaine Hydrochloride and 5% Dextrose Injection Safety Labeling Feb 11, 2014
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FDA Alert: The Mentholatum Company Recalls OTC Eye Drops Jan 17, 2014
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FDA Issues Safety Labeling Changes for Systemic Avastin Jan 10, 2014
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FDA Alert: Baxter Recalls 5% Dextrose Injection, USP and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP Intravenous Solutions Dec 27, 2013
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls Lidocaine HCl Injection 2%, 5 mL Vial Dec 24, 2013
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Medicare Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Changes Will Affect All Retina Specialists Dec 19, 2013
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FDA Alert: Abrams Royal Pharmacy Recalls Sterile Compounded Products Dec 19, 2013
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2014 Medicare Physician Payment Updates Dec 19, 2013
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ASRS Active in Medicare Physician Reimbursement Process Dec 19, 2013
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Popular ASRS Coding Webinar Now Available On Demand Dec 19, 2013
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Prepare Now for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act Dec 19, 2013
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Is Unencrypted Patient Data on OCT Equipment Putting Your Practice at Risk? Dec 19, 2013
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2014 PQRS Changes Will Affect Retina Specialists Dec 19, 2013
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FDA, Congress Seek Stronger Authority for FDA Over Compounding Pharmacies Dec 1, 2013
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Obama Signs Drug Quality and Security Act Nov 30, 2013
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FDA Alert: CLR Medicals International Recalls Viscoelastic Products Nov 26, 2013
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FDA Alert: Nature's Pharmacy & Compounding Center of North Carolina Recalls Sterile Compounded Products Nov 18, 2013
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FDA Alert: Michigan's Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Bevacizumab Oct 21, 2013
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls 1% Lidocaine HCL Injection Oct 5, 2013
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US Federal Government Shutdown Projected to Have Minimal Impact on Medicare, Medicaid Oct 1, 2013
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July 1 National Correct Coding Initiative Edits Rock the Retina World Sep 25, 2013
Sue J. Vicchrilli, COT, OCS ; Richard A. Garfinkel, MD ; Larry Halperin, MD
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ASRS TSC Update: Aflibercept-Related Sterile Inflammation Sep 19, 2013
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FDA Alert: Hospira Recalls Bupivacaine HCL Injection Single-Dose Vials Sep 14, 2013
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Compounding Clarity Act Could Replace Section 503A of Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Sep 12, 2013
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FDA Alert: Leiter's Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Bevacizumab, Lidocaine/Phenylephrine Sep 11, 2013
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FDA Alert: Avella Specialty Pharmacy Recalls Avastin Sep 9, 2013
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FDA Alert: Alaire Pharmaceuticals Recalls OTC Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Solution Sep 9, 2013
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FDA Warns Fluoroquinolones Pose Risk of Possibly Permanent Nerve Damage Aug 15, 2013
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FDA Changes Bactrim Safety Labeling Aug 13, 2013
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FDA Alert: Specialty Compounding in Cedar Park, Texas Recalls Sterile Products Aug 11, 2013
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Revised Senate Compounding Bill Reflects Major Win for Ophthalmology Aug 6, 2013
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Michigan's Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy/Rxtra Solutions Recalls Sterile Injectables Aug 1, 2013
Advocacy & Practice Updates
CMS Implements New NCCI Edits Allowing Unbundling under Certain Clinical Situations Jul 15, 2013
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FDA Changes Eylea Safety Labeling Jul 12, 2013
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FDA Update: Adverse Reactions Reported to Steroid Injections from Tennessee's Main Street Family Pharmacy Jun 7, 2013
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Tennessee's Main Street Family Pharmacy Recalls All Sterile Products May 28, 2013
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Tennessee's Main Street Family Pharmacy Reports Adverse Reactions to Steroid Injections May 24, 2013
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FDA Alert: NuVision Pharmacy in Dallas Lacks Sterility Assurance May 18, 2013
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FDA Alert: The Compounding Shop Lacks Sterility Assurance May 8, 2013
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Potiga (Ezogabine) Linked to Retinal Abnormalities Apr 27, 2013
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Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies Recalls All Sterile Products, Including Ophthalmics Apr 23, 2013
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Balanced Solutions Recalls Triamcinolone Acetonide, Cyclosporin Ophthalmic Apr 22, 2013
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FDA Cites 30 of 31 Compounding Pharmacies Following Inspections Apr 12, 2013
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Green Valley Drugs Recalls Triamcinolone Acetonide Apr 11, 2013
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ASRS Urges CMS to Consider ASC Services in New Patient Satisfaction Survey Apr 9, 2013
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Medicare Sequester Cuts Go Into Effect April 1, 2013 Apr 1, 2013
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Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Go Into Effect April 1 Apr 1, 2013
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Pallimed Solutions Voluntarily Recalls Sterile Compounded Products Mar 25, 2013
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Clinical Specialties Compounding Pharmacy Recalling All Sterile Products Mar 21, 2013
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California Legislation Calls for Sterile Compounding Pharmacy Licensing, Nonresident Inspections Mar 18, 2013
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New Hampshire Bill Would Safeguard Physician Access to Compounded Drugs Mar 18, 2013
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Minnesota Legislation May Require Inspections of Out-of-State Pharmacies, Board Considering Regulations for In-State Compounding Mar 18, 2013
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Clinical Specialties Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Avastin Mar 18, 2013
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Endophthalmitis Cases Reported Mar 15, 2013
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ASRS Member Alert - Endophthalmitis Cases Reported Mar 15, 2013
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Tennessee Compounders Could See More Inspections, Lifting of Patient-Specific Prescriptions Mar 14, 2013
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Draft Legislation on Compounding Pharmacies in Process Mar 12, 2013
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Oklahoma Legislation Could Impact Out-of-State Compounding Pharmacies Mar 6, 2013
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Washington State Board of Pharmacy: Practitioners Can Administer Compounded Products Without a Patient-Specific Prescription Mar 5, 2013
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Only 4 of 37 Massachusetts Compounding Pharmacies Pass Surprise State Inspections Mar 5, 2013
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New Jersey Legislation Would Require Accreditation of Compounding Pharmacies Mar 5, 2013
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FDA Targeting About 30 Compounding Pharmacies With Inspections, Issues Reports on 4 Mar 5, 2013
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FDA Alert: Gilead recalls Vistide (Cidofovir Injection) Feb 19, 2013
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FDA Announces B+L Class I Recall of 27G Cannula and Viscosurgical Devices Jan 24, 2013
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FDA Alert: Bausch+Lomb Recalls 27G Cannula Packed in Amvisc Jan 23, 2013
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New England Compounding Center Meningitis Outbreak Update Dec 17, 2012
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Defend Ophthalmolgy: Invest in Political Action Dec 12, 2012
Larry Halperin, MD
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What is the US Election's Impact on Ophthalmology? Nov 14, 2012
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15 States Tighten Regulations on Compounding Pharmacies Nov 14, 2012
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Compounding Pharmacies: Change in State Regulations Nov 14, 2012
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Two Additional Recalls From New England Compounding Center Nov 2, 2012
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Ameridose, LLC Recalls All Unexpired Products Nov 1, 2012
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FDA Publishes Lists of New England Compounding Center Customers Oct 24, 2012
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FDA Issues Safety Labeling Changes for Ozurdex Oct 18, 2012
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FDA Advises Retina Specialists: Notify Patients Treated with Drugs Purchased from New England Compounding Center Oct 16, 2012
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Compounding Pharmacies—What You Need to Know Oct 13, 2012
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CDC and FDA Caution Retina Specialists: Stop Using Drugs from New England Compounding Center Oct 8, 2012
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ASRS Voices Concern to CMS Regarding Proposed Medicare ASC Reimbursement Changes Sep 5, 2012
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Scope-of-Practice Update 2012: It's Time to Get Involved Jun 25, 2012
Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA ; Harry W. Flynn Jr, MD
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MMWR Notes and CDC Talking Points from the Field: Fungal Endophthalmitis May 4, 2012
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A Review of the Frequency and Possible Pathogenesis of Sterile Endophthalmitis Associated with Intravitreal Injections Apr 13, 2012
Paul Hahn, MD, PhD ; Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD
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Cases of Fungal Endophthalmitis Following BBG-Assisted Vitrectomies Mar 6, 2012
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ASRS Letter to the Indiana Board of Optometry Opposing Rule Seeking to Expand the Scope of Practice of Optometrists to Include Retinal Injections Mar 6, 2012
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Verifying the Source of Compounded Bevacizumab for Intravitreal Injections Mar 2, 2012
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Eylea Alert Feb 13, 2012
Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA
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Accountable Care Organizations and Retina Specialists: Let the Games Begin Jan 17, 2012
George A. Williams, MD
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Recent Avastin Compounding Related Events Sep 7, 2011
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Retina Surgery Shifts Toward ASCs May 31, 2011
Brandon G. Busbee, MD