National Vision Inc. Announces 2016 Vendor Award Winners

DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Vision Inc., one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eye care and eyewear, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 National Vision Vendor Awards. “We are proud to honor this group of outstanding vendors whose valued partnership this year has helped us better serve our patients and customers,” said Reade Fahs, Chief Executive Officer of National Vision Inc. “Most importantly, each of this year’s winners have ultima

Anti-Ang2 combined with anti-VEGF improves visual acuity, central retinal thickness

CHICAGO — Visual acuity and anatomical improvements were achieved at all dose levels of nesvacumab combined with aflibercept in patients with diabetic macular edema or neovascular age-related macular degeneration, according to a study presented here. David M. Brown , MD, told colleagues at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting that observations in a preclinical model of chronic vascular leak showed that nesvacumab, an anti-Ang2 agent, combined with aflibercept, an anti-VEGF, increased duration of anti-leak action of aflibercept. The observation led to the hypothesis that the combined product could produce a (Read more...)

Be accurate, thorough when coding patient visits

LAS VEGAS — Medical professionals should not shy away from using more than one correct Z code to describe a patient visit, according to a presentation at the Cardiometabolic Risk Summit. “This is not about us trying to game the system at all,” Timothy S. Harlan, MD, assistant dean for clinical services at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, said. “This is about us getting paid for the hard work we do.”