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    Are the ophthalmologist and optometrist considered the same speciality if both are memebers of the same group for defining the 3 year rule of new and established pt.?

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    Please any thoughts?

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    Yes. I wld think so.
    Tiger, CPC, CEMC, CPMA

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    Thank you for your response!

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    Sorry for the late response. I hope it will still be helpful.

    Optometry and Ophthalmology are NOT the same specialty. Never.
    Whether they're in the same group or not. Even if they share the chart, even within 3 years. Not the same specialty.

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