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Managed Care Programs

    Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) is a system of "managed competition" through which employee benefits are provided to full-time permanent civilian employees of the United States Government. It...

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...

Eye-fographic: Lifestyle of A Claim

From Visionweb Blog . All that work, just to get paid, don't you miss the old days sometimes?

Shamir Relax Is Now Available Through VSP

San Diego, CA – September 2015 – Shamir Insight, Inc. announces that their fatigue relief Freeform® design, RelaxTM, geared toward the millennial generation, is...

3 New Words to Add to Your Optometry EHR Dictionary

Healthcare continues to add more names, more codes to what eyecare professionals need to know. If you haven't read the latest on the VisionWeb...

The Sick Cost Of Medical Paperwork Infographic

There is a growing medical trend in not taking insurance. Back about 5 years ago, we did a post on what it cost doctors...

ACA x EyeCare Professionals How To Build An Online Practice Strategy

January 1st is right around the corner which means big changes are happening in healthcare due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new...

Billing Bytes: New Glaucoma Codes

We are the luckiest people! Sandra Durant CPOC, a certified  Paraoptometric Coder has agreed to do a monthly post for us on Billing and...

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-...

Eyecare Billing Tips to Avoid Claim Denials

Visionweb's blog had a few great reminders on eyecare Billing Tips to Avoid Denials on insurance claims. Denials are costly and time consuming, so...

National Healthcare – A British Experience Part 1

I am in the U.K. right now and have had two very positive experiences with the British Health Care system from a patient's point...

HIPAA Resources for the Optical Professional

What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Billing Bytes: First Pair Of Glasses After Cataract Surgery

Medicare normally pays toward the first pair of eyeglasses after cataract surgery.  But some patients do not qualify for Medicare because of the patient's age...

Making the Most of Optical Managed Care

This post on Making the Most of Optical Managed Care was submitted by ClearVision Optical: Independent optical dispensers are often reluctant to embrace the world...

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