SEP 2012

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14 EW NEWS & OPINION July 2012 EyeWorld @EWNews Are you a fan of EyeWorld? Like us on Facebook at Find us on social media facebook.com/EyeWorldMagazine September 2012 Follow EyeWorld on Twitter at twitter.com/EWNews ASCRS continued from page 12 membership can advance an eyecare delivery model based on collabora- tion between optometry and ophthalmology. The IOMED model encourages arrangements in which optometrists working within an integrated eye- care practice with ophthalmologists, as well as optometrists employed by the military or industry, play a role in the delivery of eyecare. This Save The Date! patient-centered model encourages greater efficiency and coordination of care with ophthalmologists and optometrists working together to meet the growing demands for serv- ice and address the pending changes in Medicare coupled with the grow- ing number of beneficiaries entering the Medicare program. The IOMED Task Force includes three representa- tives from ophthalmology and five from optometry, and is chaired by ASCRS Governing Board member, Stephen S. Lane, M.D., St. Paul, Minn. "This careful and conservative Sponsored by the Cornea Society APRIL 15-17, 2015 Send us your favorite APP! Have a favorite app that helps you with business or personal activities? Email stacy@eyeworld.org with the app name and how it helped you. SAN DIEGO 2015 Apps selected will be published in Ophthalmology Business and their submitters will receive a $50 iTunes card. You may be selected for a brief interview. approach will lead to a more full in- tegration and collaboration between optometrists and ophthalmologists as we prepare to meet patient needs in a fast-changing healthcare environment," said Dr. Lane. "We are forging a new frontier, and I am proud of the way this committee responded to the call for a high quality, patient-centric eyecare system where ophthalmologists, optometrists, technicians, opticians, and practice administrators work together in a dynamic setting." EW

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