News Posts


OOS President's Message - March 2024

As the incoming President of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, I am looking forward to continuing the important work that our outgoing President, Dr. Carla Ford, did to improve the Society’s ability to act as our advocate. 


New Medicare G codes and their role in Ophthalmology Care in 2024

Medicare has created additional codes to support the clinical work provided to patients with a variety of issues from assessment of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) to a complexity add on code and caregiver training care that may be appropriate in the Ophthalmology setting.


2024 Membership Renewals

By now all OOS members should have received their 2024 dues renewal invoice via email.


2024 OOS Annual Meeting

Thank you for attending on Feb. 24, 2024 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Engage your entire clinical staff and make this a day of team learning for your practice!


Coding & Reimbursement Lessons Learned in 2023

Coding expert, Diane Zucker, takes a moment to look at what we have learned over the past year and stresses that we should remember that these lessons will follow us into 2024!


SB 129: Optometric Surgery Legislation Update

As we reported in the summer, SB 129 was introduced that would dramatically expand the scope of practice of optometrist in Ohio including laser and other surgical procedures. We have developed a one-page overview that outlines the specific provisions of the bill and how you can participate.


Using Health Surveillance Data to Assess Barriers to Vision Care in Ohio

As part of a pilot project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Ohio State University, the Ohio Department of Aging, and the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness began working on a collaborative project, using population health surveillance data to identify important barriers to vision care utilization.


Dangerous Optometric Surgery Bill Introduced in Ohio

On June 29, Senator Jerry Cirino with the support of the Ohio Optometric Association introduced SB 129 in the Ohio Senate. This legislation would allow Ohio optometrists to do the following...


We Need Your Help to Challenge CGS Proposal to Make MIGS Investigational

The OOS is concerned that CGS’ proposed policy states that the following MIGS procedures are considered investigational in patients over age 18 for glaucoma management—submit your comments by July 29th!


What is Global Surgery? And Applying Modifiers 25, 57 and 24

One of the biggest conundrums in Ophthalmology concerns global surgery and what this all means when providing related procedures, bilateral procedures and incidental care after a procedure.


Play Hard. Don’t Blink (SuperSpecs) Grant Renewed

We are pleased to report that this program (PHDB) has been funded for another year by the Ohio Department of Health’s Save Our Sight Fund!


Your Well-being Checkup And Referral Engagement Service

August 1, 2022 – The need for well-being support has never been higher, and the OSMA Foundation is supporting Ohio's healthcare workforce with a way to measure factors like personal anxiety, depression and burnout and connect with credible resources who can help.