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In this edition:

Maintenance of Certification – We Need Your Input

To: North Carolina Ophthalmologists

At the 2015 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology there was a discussion of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement by the AAO Council. In a breakout session of state society representatives, there was a discussion with the Academy’s CEO, Dr. David Parke II, about MOC and there was consensus that a poll of ophthalmologists on the subject would be helpful.

The NCSEPS is therefore participating in a state-by-state poll to gain insight into ophthalmologists’ views on MOC and we are seeking your input. Please participate in the online survey which can be accessed at:

Please be sure to respond by Monday, January 18, at 11:59pm.

Thank you for your participation.

W. Alan Skipper, CAE
Executive Director

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CODEquest Early Registration Discounts End Tomorrow, 1/15/16

Introduction to Ophthalmic Coding and
CODEquest Ophthalmic Coding Course

Featuring Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro

Earn up to 8 hours of CME, JCAHPO or NBCOE credits!

  1. Download the registration brochure
  2. Choose one or both sessions; Register securely online
  3. Contact the NCSEPS' Marissa Gallo at 919-833-3836 to register by phone


Rooms are available until January 15. Call the Grandover Resort at (800) 472-6301 or (336) 294-1800 and ask for the NCSEPS rate of $169 single or double plus tax.

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Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic Designated as First EyeCare America Office

NCSEPS Past President Dr. James Kesler (Wilmington) and his colleagues at Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic were honored recently by EyeCare America as its first designated EyeCare America Office. EyeCare America provides eye exams through volunteer ophthalmologists. Since 1985, this award winning program has helped more that 1.8 million people.

"EyeCare America has been the ideal platform to facilitate the delivery of quality care in a dignified manner to those Americans who are underprivileged or underinsured."
- James L. Kesler, MD, FACS, Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic

EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify. For more information, visit the How EyeCare America Works page online.

Congratulations, Dr. Kesler and Coastal Carolina Eye Clinic!

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Managing Online Reputation in a Busy Healthcare Practice Webinar, January 19

Managing Online Reputation in a Busy Healthcare Practice

Janet M. Kennedy

North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Managers, invites you to join us to continue the discussion of social media in health care. Managing your professional and practice reputation has become much more challenging in the age of the internet. A difference of one star in an online review has been shown to impact revenue potential from 5% to 9%. There’s more to reputation management than having a LinkedIn profile (although that’s important). In this webinar, Get Social Health social media coach Janet Kennedy will walk you through the basics of establishing, maintaining and protecting the online reputation of your practice and providers.

*Time will be reserved for questions and answers within the last fifteen minutes of the presentation.

Tuesday, January 19, 2015 ~ 12:00 pm to 1:00pm


Janet M. Kennedy, is the host of the "Get Social Health" podcast, sharing best practice stories and interviews about social media in healthcare. She has interviewed medical futurists, healthcare practitioners actively using social media as well as ePatients, digital health advocates and entrepreneurs. Janet has produced and presented webinars on healthcare social media for numerous organizations.

This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early!

After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit to these organizations.

For more information, email the NCMS Foundation.

North Carolina Medical Society Foundation | PO Box 27167, Raleigh, NC 27611 |


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