Medicare Denials for Glasses

Medicare Denials for Glasses after Cataract Surgery

By Amanda Kissinger, Billing Services Group Manager Medicare Denials Medicare denials are perplexing. And frustrating. One small detail missed—and a service won’t be covered. Particularly frustrating are Medicare denials for glasses after cataract surgery—even though you are credentialed with Medicare. What’s going on? Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to ensure you don’t have to deal with Medicare …

Improve Your AR with Electronic Payments

Improve Your AR with Electronic Payments

Mail Delivery is Sluggish Blame it on the Covid pandemic or the politicization of the system, but the United States Postal Service’s delivery rate bottomed out at 62 percent—the lowest in years. It rebounded a bit by March of 2021 to 84%. But even that number falls short of the agency’s target of 96%.If your optometry practice receives a bulk …

The Hidden Complexities of Credentialing New Doctors

The Hidden Complexities of Credentialing a New Doctor

By Christine Schneider, VP of Operations Credentialing seems simple. But even practices that pride themselves in being on top of credentialing can find themselves floundering with one small oversight. One area practices often get tangled up in is credentialing a new doc who recently graduated. Take, for example, an established community optometry practice in Kansas that signed on a new …

6 Vexing Insurance Billing Questions for Eye Care Practices

By Christine Schneider, VP of Operations If you’re an insurance biller for an optometry practice, you’re a master problem solver. Each patient is unique, their needs and their coverage. But even the most experienced billers run into vexing billing questions. Here are a few common insurance billing questions that stump the best of us — and their answers to help …

Take the Pain Out of Credentialing

Take the Pain Out of Credentialing

How Eye Care Professionals Benefit from CAQH No doubt you are aware of CAQH (the Council For Affordable Quality Healthcare). But here is what you need to know about CAQH. It is the go-to data bank for storing health care provider information. Providers grant access to their information to insurance companies, who then decide whether they will approve providers for …