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2016 ASCRS New Orleans Daily Tuesday

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ASCRS•ASOA SYMPOSIUM & CONGRESS, SAN DIEGO 2015 EyeWorld Daily News • The official ASCRS•ASOA Show Daily Tuesday, May 10, 2016 digital.eyeworld.org by Liz Hillman EyeWorld Staff Writer continued on page 3 continued on page 3 by Ellen Stodola EyeWorld Senior Staff Writer compounding, cleaning and ster- ilization guidelines, and proposed health insurer mergers (possible anti-trust issue). Ms. McCann spoke about the details of the newly proposed quality payment program, which includes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and advanced alterna- tive payment models (APMs). Many programs in existence today are more primary care focused, she said. MIPS will probably be "the way to go" in ophthalmology at this time, she said, because ophthalmology N ancey McCann, director of government relations, ASCRS, Fairfax, Virginia, and Ashley McGlone, manager of regulatory affairs, ASCRS, spoke at a Legislative and Regulatory Update. Key issues impacting ophthalmology were highlighted, including implemen- tation of MACRA (quality payment program), minimizing drastic cuts to retina and glaucoma codes, the cat- aract episode grouper, the 21st Cen- tury Cures Initiative, office-based surgical suite cataract surgery, repeal of IPAB, private contracting/ patient shared responsibility, drug Legislative update highlights key ophthalmology topics Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture discusses astigmatism correction and the roots of creativity C uriosity, inspiration, and persistence. These are the 3 things that Graham Barrett, MD, Perth, Australia, thinks are the main ingredients that underlie a person's creativity. It is creativity that underlies innovation, Dr. Barrett said, giving the 2016 Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture on Monday morning. Dr. Barrett is a clinician and innovator who more than meets that definition. In his lecture "Searching for Symmetry: Reducing Astigmatism at the Time of Cataract Surgery," Dr. Barrett brought the audience back to the roots of his interest in astigmatism. "There are many things that have fascinated me in cataract and refractive surgery over the years, but when I think back, the com- mon thread that extends back right to the beginning when I started in ophthalmology was an interest in astigmatism." Dr. Barrett related the principles of keratometry to "all the wonder- ful instruments that we still have today." "Back when I was a resident, I was intrigued about the prospect of using intraoperative keratome- try, and the devices available then were somewhat complex and time consuming to use, and I thought 'A Dr. Barrett (center) delivered the Charles D. Kelman Innovator's Lecture and accepted the award from Edward Holland, MD (left) and Dr. Kelman's wife, Ann Kelman (right). David Brear, MD, Culpeper, Virginia wins 2016 Tesla!

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