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

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). 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 in-network contracts. Ninety percent (90%) of insurance companies use CAQH …