Health Law & Policy

How new prior authorization policy affects cataract surgery

Michael Rivers, MD, discusses the impact of Aetna's new policy requiring prior authorization for cataract surgery on ophthalmologists, their workflow, and patients.

Impact of prior authorization for cataract surgery

Michael Rivers, MD, discusses the impact of Aetna's new policy requiring prior authorization for cataract surgery on ophthalmologists, their workflow, and patients.

CMS 2022 Physician Fee Schedule includes payment cut

AAO, Surgical Care Coalition teaming up to ensure the final version of the rule is fair to ophthalmologists and surgeons as one company is expressing its disappointment in the proposal.

AMA unveils newly adopted trainee, resident policies

July 01, 2021

The American Medical Association recently announced policies adopted by physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine on the final day of the Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Implementing, adapting to protocol changes for clinical practice

August 24, 2020

Michael X. Repka, MD, vice chair of clinical practice at Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University) speaks on the institution's latest protocol changes allowing for the resumption of elective surgery as well as the adaptations clinicians have had to make in order to ensure the continuation of clinical practice at Wilmer Eye Institute.

Medicare pay cut delayed (again)

January 01, 2012

Legislators will try to sort out a fair compensation system for physicians after they staved off a scheduled 27.4% pay cut for those who treat Medicare patients.