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2014 ASCRS•ASOA Boston Daily News Tuesday

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EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Boston Show Daily April 29, 2014 by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer Ms. McCann delivers legislative and regulatory update N ancey K. McCann, direc- tor of government rela- tions for ASCRS•ASOA, Fairfax, Va., gave a leg- islative and regulatory update on topics including Medicare physician payment reform and the SGR, quality improvement programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), EHR, and the value-based payment continued on page 3 continued on page 3 by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Staff Writer Innovator's Lecture highlights improved accuracy for IOL selection T his year's ASCRS Innovators Session featured enlighten- ing presentations and the 2014 Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture. Moderated by Edward J. Holland, MD, Cincinnati, the session discussed topics like presbyopia reversal, the role of corneal crosslinking in the management of infectious keratitis, developments in excimer laser custom ablation, therapeutics in glaucoma through drug delivery, and the next genera- tion of therapeutic modalities for corneal endothelial dysfunction. Sunil Shah, MD, Birmingham, U.K., Farhad Hafezi, MD, Geneva, Switzerland, Paolo Vinciguerra, MD, Milan, Italy, Gary Novack, PhD, San Francisco, and Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD, Kyoto, Japan, presented on these topics. Dr. Hafezi spoke about the role of crosslinking in the management of infectious keratitis. Most will be familiar with the indication of crosslinking for ectasia but might be wondering about using it for infectious keratitis, he said. Crosslinking is not a technique, it's a physiological principle that can be modified for various purposes. When looking at infectious keratitis on a global level, he said that in developed countries, you usually see it in contact lens wearers. system, and ambulatory surgery cen- ter payment and quality initiatives. There is a new paradigm in healthcare delivery and payment. "The government is looking at a team-based approach with primary care leading the team," Ms. McCann said, noting that that is a bipartisan approach. There is also a focus on transparency and payment based on quality, outcomes, and efficiencies. Ms. McCann urges attendees to voice their concerns to legislators. Dr. Hill gives the 2014 Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture.

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