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“Telemedicine: The Time for Optometry Is Now” Webinar Series Scheduled

May 13, 2020

Even as practices open up again, eyecare professionals (ECPs) will still need to continue social distancing. The telemedicine techniques suddenly implemented when stay-at-home directives were put into place will need to continue.

A new webinar series, “Telemedicine: The Time for Optometry Is Now,” will help ECPs fill that need with information about how to incorporate telemedicine in their optometry practices now; how to keep it going to meet safe distancing guidelines; and how to improve patient service while adding a new revenue stream.

Learn how to implement telemedicine now and build it into a thriving part of your optometry practice to serve patients and generate revenue for years to come with the following presentations from Review of Optometric Business. Space is limited; register now

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Part I: May 19: Telemedicine Platforms – What tools are available and how do they work?
At the direction of government officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, many optometrists are utilizing a variety of telemedicine solutions to see patients. While this concept is new to most of us, there are commercially available platforms that have proven to successfully bridge the gap. Learn about some of the most used platforms, how they work and what you should be looking for now and moving forward.

Moderator: Mike Rothschild, Founder and CEO, Leadership OD; Instructor, UAB School of Optometry
Speakers: Jerry Robben, OD, Bowden Eye & Associates, Jacksonville, FL
Lauren White, OD, Eyecon Optometry, Reseda, CA
Brittany J. McMurren, OD, Werner Optometry, El Cajon, CA

Part II: May 21: Getting Paid for Telemedicine Services
Telemedicine services have become a common method of seeing patients who cannot come into the practice during the pandemic. Third-party payers have recognized telemedicine as a proven method of providing high quality patient care for several years and have policies regarding their use. Learn the latest on submitting claims and getting paid for these services.

Moderator: Mike Rothschild, Founder and CEO, Leadership OD; Instructor, UAB School of Optometry
Speaker: Christopher Wolfe, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO, Founder, EyeCode Education

Part III: May 26: Telemedicine in Education – What are the schools doing about it?
While telemedicine is not a standard part of the educational curriculum yet, all optometry students are aware of its impact and realize it could be a significant component of the profession during their career. Hear from two well-respected optometry schools about their plans to educate students about telemedicine and how they are using it in the schools’ clinics.

Moderator: Mike Rothschild, Founder and CEO, Leadership OD; Instructor, UAB School of Optometry
Speakers: Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, President and CEO
New England College of Optometry

Beth Steele, OD, FAAO. Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Gary Y. Chu, OD, MPH, FAAO, Vice President, Professional Affairs, New England College of Optometry

>>Click HERE to register for “Telemedicine: The Time for Optometry Is Now”>>

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