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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...

Health Reform Bill Update

Health Care Reform Bill Moves to Senate Floor for Debate Senate Democrats managed to push health care reform legislation past a key hurdle on Saturday...

House Passes Health Care Bill – What about Vision Care?

The House health care bill passed Saturday 11/7/09  would: Require most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. Expand health care coverage to 36...

Health Care Reform Package and Vision Care

We are receiving  a lot of correspondence from our readers about Health Care Reform and Vision Care. For example, Eric White, OD has some...

Health Care Reform Updates for the Optical Industry

How will Health Care Reform affect all of us in the optical industry? This will be an ongoing question for some time to come....

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...

Know Your Billing Codes by Eye Doc News Blog

One of the Blogs we subscribe to is EyeDocNewsBlog: Here is their update about billing codes: Modifiers Your New Friend- By Dr. Ari Weitzner If you...

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,...

Breaking News – VSP Updates to Contact Lens Care Program

We have some breaking news for VSP member doctors regarding updates to the Contact Lens Care Program, effective July 1, 2009. What's Changing? VSP is increasing...

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...

Medi-Cal Stops Adult Eyewear in California

We received this email about a new California State Mandate for Medi-Cal Recipients and a possible Solution from Vision Plan of America.  Apparently Vision Plan...

Physician Costs of Health Care Plans

From BNet May 17th-BNet Health Care  The largest and most detailed national survey of physician practices about their costs of dealing with health plans found...

Vision Service Plan Changes for VSP Optical Providers

Vision Service Plan announced Plan changes for VSP Optical Providers effective from July 1, 2009. These changes effect competitive product and reimbursement changes include: Eliminating...

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-...

Health Care Reform and The Optical Industry

I know that Health Care Reform is a huge political issue. Little did I know that if you google- health care reform you will...

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