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6 Tips for Keeping Your Practice HIPAA Compliant

With employees in and out of your practice and new technologies on the rise, maintaining HIPAA compliance in all aspects of your business gets...

Meaningful Use Criteria for ODs: Reporting on CQMs

With stage 1 of meaningful use in full force, and stage 2 just around the corner, we wanted to take some time to to...

HSA’s for Optical

I have written about Flexible health spending and HSA's for Optical before as I think they are under utilized especially for Eyecare. I believe...

Optometry Insurance: Important Information About The CMS 1500 Form

VisionWeb has some information from Emdeon that they would like to share with you  regarding optometry insurance, changes to the new CMS 1500 form, and the ICD-10 delay....

Customer Service and Body Language

What does your body language say about you? How does your body language transmit to your co-worker and patients? In these times of texting,...

Leading Health Systems Form California Alliance

California Health Care Climate Alliance will advocate for climate-smart policies  Amid deadly fires and record-breaking heat waves in California, four of the state’s largest health...

FREE Stuff: 2017 ICD-10 Medical Coding Reference

We probably should have put this up at the beginning of the year, unfortunately it got buried. Here is a Medical Coding website for...

Vision Plan Calculator

We just ran across a Vision Plan Calculator from VPquote.   This is what they say: The vpQuote Vision Plan Calculator was developed to assist Optical Dispensaries...

Medicare Expands MPPR Policy to TC Ophthalmology Procedures

Just in case you missed it on the VisionWeb Blog: Medicare has expanded the Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) policy and, effective January 1, 2013,...

Pros of Out-Sourcing Medical Credentialing

Vision West (the optical buying group) was talking about how excited they were  signing up a Medical Credentialing company as one of their vendors....

Top 8 Ways to Overcome Managed Care in Eyecare

The easiest way to deal with optical managed care is to think, the eyecare customer wants only what is in their plan. The hardest-...

Should You Take Vision Insurance?

There has been some interesting threads on Facebook forums about taking vision insurance. It is also a trend to stop taking any type of...

Taking the Plunge Into Meaningful Use

What exactly is meaningful use and how does it relate to your practice? Common Myths Dedunked. 1. An EHR Will Slow Me Down This concern is...

What is Revenue Cycle Management?

Managing insurance claim reimbursements is a time-consuming, error-prone task. To help optometric practices manage claims more effectively, many companies that offer claim management solutions...

8% Of Insurance Claims Denied?

A great article from VisionWeb on Best Billing Practices:   We all know that rejected insurance claims cost your practice, but how much exactly? An...

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