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January 2015

Features

Crack the code on efficient staffing in the ASC
BY JENNIFER BLANTON, RN, CHARLESTON, S.C.
Here’s how Physicians’ Eye Surgical Center keeps the schedule flowing smoothly.

Advance your career by demonstrating effective leadership
BY JANE SHUMAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, BOSTON
Learn when and how to step into a management role.

Therapies roundup: Dry eye therapies
BY MARK HAKIM, WORCESTER, MASS.
A primer on drugs commonly prescribed for patients with dry eyes.

It’s more than an interview
BY MARTHA C. TELLO, BA, COMT, AND STEPHANIE D. MCMILLAN, MHA, COA, PLANTATION, FL
With proper preparation, the interview process can become a game changer.

Understand the meaning behind the codes by reviewing ICD-10 basics
BY KIMBERLY BALDWIN, MA, LPC, DENVER, COLO.
Take advantage of the time you have to ease the transition to the new coding system.

Real-time, automated data can help a practice run smoothly
BY DAN CHAMBERS, MBA, COE, DALLAS
Thinking about adopting an RTLS system? Here’s how this tool can change your patient flow.

Get yourself meeting ready
BY LAURIE K. BROWN, MBA, COMT, COE, OCS, CPSS, EUGENE, ORE.
Employ strategic planning to get the most out of ophthalmic society events.

Departments

Viewpoint from the Co-Editor
Bruce Maller, Co-Editor
2015: Everyone needs to lead

Opening Lines
By Lauren Levine, Regional Business Manager for ScienceBased Health

Compliance
BY C. JOLYNN DOBSON COOK, RN
Review documents for a new start

Coding
BY PAUL M. LARSON, MBA, MMSC, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA
Femtosecond laser coding

My Back Page
BILL KEKEVIAN, SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR
BEHIND THE LENS: An ophthalmic technologist uses her camera skills for art, too.




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