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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...

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 Customer Satisfaction Declines, J.D. Power Finds

Primarily driven by challenges with cost and coverage, overall satisfaction among vision plan members decreases by 4 points (on a 1,000-point scale) to 753...

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...

Important Legislative Updates From OAA- Red Flags and Surety Bonds

DMEPOS Surety Bond- Opticians Are Not Exempt DMEPOS Surety Bond and Accreditation Requirement for Medicare Billing Privileges Per final regulations implemented by CMS, DMEPOS suppliers...

Billing Bytes: Don’t Ignore Electronic Billing Reports

If you're like most eyecare practices, you're up to your ears in claim filing work, so it seems like there's no time to take...

National Healthcare Bill Update From OAA

The Opticians Association of America latest newsletter had these helpful insights as to National Healthcare Bill Reform. Tax Credit: When and the Run Down... Small Businesses qualify...

Managed Care Terminology

The best Guide For Managed Care Terminalogy that we have found is from Pohly's Net Guide It Starts out with: AAPCC - see Adjusted Average Per...

Don’t Refund Money to Insurance Plans

One of the newsletters we subscribe to is Eye Doc News, Ophthalmology Online- the following was a post  by Dr. Ari Weitzner: "Over the years,...

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...

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....

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...

Super Systems Gets Approval For In House Lab For Eye Med

We received this video from Super System- Fast Grind International; John Corsini, President of Super Systems Optical Technologies, shows how the Fastgrind 2200 operates. Fast...

The Vision Council Holds Annual Capitol Hill Fly-In

Meetings held with various elected officials, discussing legislative & regulatory issues of priority to the industry Alexandria, VA (July, 2015) – Joined by representatives from...

The Basics of Coding And Billing in Optometry

Optometry Students made this video on Billing and Coding. This is a basic lesson and it about the difference types of coding. It will...

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