Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have significantly altered their guidelines and codes for phone- and internet-based telehealth visits/consultation. The guidance is rapidly evolving and the American Academy of Ophthalmology has published an excellent overview of the changes.
Message from NMAO on COVID-19
The NMAO is recommending that all NM ophthalmologists and optometrists follow the current CDC guidelines issued on March 17. These recommendations are regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and we ask that all members comply and also help us to urge the leadership of the NM optometric society to act in a similar fashion in order to reduce the rate of transmission and conserve scarce personal protection equipment or PPE in our state. Please communicate these recommendations in the spirit of cooperation, directly to the optometrists that you work with on a regular basis and also feel free to communicate, again in a kind way, to the optometric society leaders directly by …
New clinic for inherited retinal diseases
Dr. Joaquin Tosi is now offering a clinic at the University of New Mexico for patients with inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, More information is available here. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tosi, please call the University of New Mexico Eye Clinic at (505) 272-2553 or visit their website.