State Library Highlights Services for Visually Impaired During Blindness Awareness Month, October 2016

TRENTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In New Jersey, public libraries are at the heart of their communities and play an important role in reaching out to those with print impairments. The New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) has joined forces with state agencies and organizations focused on serving New Jersey’s visually impaired, to enhance access to assistive technology across the state. To help raise awareness during Blindness Awareness Month, which takes place annual


Emerging trends and hot topics in glaucoma from 2016 ARVO meeting

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting can be overwhelming for a young ophthalmologist, with vast numbers of new studies presented in parallel sessions. On behalf of the International Glaucoma Panel, a young mentoring group, Marcos Muñoz, MD, and Karl Mercieca, MD, share with us their top glaucoma studies presented at ARVO 2016.Anthony Khawaja, PhD, FRCOphth

Pay careful attention regarding evaluation and management services and the global surgery period

From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s physicians and health care executives.The global surgical payment, which applies to many surgical procedures, such as cataract surgery, includes all necessary services normally furnished by a surgeon before, during and after a procedure. The global surgery payment applies in any setting, including inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgical center and physician office. Although the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule would have (Read more...)