The ALERT is a quarterly newsletter featuring articles on current billing, coding and reimbursement topics. Each issue includes three articles of interest to ophthalmologists, optometrists and staff members. The feature article discusses a new or challenging issue applicable to most ophthalmologists and some optometrists. The secondary article provides practical advice on a relevant topic. The third article addresses primary care vision services. A short quiz is often added so readers can test their knowledge. Our newsletter frequently includes short announcements of other important news items.