January 2020

January 2020

January 2020 Issue

Features

  • The onboard formula for new techs

    By MARTHA C. TELLO, COMT, OSC, BGS
    PHOTOGRAPHY BY DONNA VICTOR PHOTOGRAPHY

    A formal onboarding program can help practices retain ophthalmic professionals who reach their highest potential.

  • Advances in glaucoma surgery

    By BRIAN A. FRANCIS, MD, MS

    How ophthalmic staff can assist with MIGS and cyclophotocoagulation procedures.

  • Efficiency in glaucoma testing

    By OPHTHALMIC PROFESSIONAL STAFF

    Technicians’ understanding of diagnostics tests can be crucial in diagnosing and managing the disease.

  • Smooth the way for SLT

    By JENNIFER KIRBY, FEATURE WRITER

    Tips for incorporating this procedure in practice as a first-line treatment choice

  • Introduction to gene therapy

    By THOMAS A. CIULLA, MD, MBA, AND MICHAEL GEMAYEL, MD

    A review of the basic principles of genetic testing, types of gene therapy, and administration.

Departments

  • Viewpoint from the Editor

    By Bruce Maller, Co-Editor

    A year of celebration

  • Opening Lines

    Technician’s donation benefits patients of pediatric cancer

  • Compliance

    By ELIZABETH H. CIFERS, MBA, MSW, CHC, CPC

    Are you compliant with medical records requirements?

  • Customer Service

    By ELIZABETH MONROE, COE, PHR, CPSS

    Put patients first

  • Coding

    By PAUL M. LARSON, MBA, MMSC, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA

    What’s new for extended ophthalmoscopy in 2020

  • My Back Page

    By LYNN GIRDLESTONE, COA, OSA, OSC

    Helping Seattle see