Avoid Billing Detours for Co-Managing Cataract Care

Avoid Billing Detours for Co-Managing Cataract Care

3 Essentials for proper insurance billing. by: Melissa Jacobson, Operations Manager Co-managing cataract care with ophthalmologists is one way you can provide continuity of care to patients before and after surgery. But the logistics of transfer of care can be tricky, and, if not addressed correctly, can slow down the billing process. Here are three things to keep in mind …

2 ODs Share Their Struggles with Benefits and Eligibility Verification

2 ODs Share Their Struggles with Benefits and Eligibility Verification

Why you need a system to improve AR and patient care. Gather a group of optometrists to talk about the challenges of operating an eye care practice, and benefits and eligibility verification will likely crop up. Docs know they should be doing it, but it often is incomplete or sporadic. RevCycle Partners recently chatted with two seasoned eye care practitioners, …

Growing Practice. Growing Pains.

A case study about the benefits of outsourcing your credentialing. By Jon Kettner The Pain: A large optometry practice—with multiple locations, more than 20 providers, and spanning two states—was growing faster than its half-day credentialing specialist could keep up with. Without a dedicated full-time staff, revenue cycle management issues cascaded. The leaders of the practice worried about cash flow implications …

Changes to Medicare in 2020

What you need to know about member IDs, deductibles, and Medigap plans. by Christine Schneider Billing Medicare can be dizzying work because of the multiple updates to policies from year to year, and sometimes even from month to month. In 2020, there are changes to Medicare that will affect your billing if not handled correctly. Below are three changes to …

Cross Your Credentialing T’s and I’s

Make note of these important changes to credentialing for 2020. By Jon Kettner For many optometry practices, the new year is a time when practices ask, “What are my growth goals?” Growth, of course, is tied to healthy revenue cycle management. The new year is the perfect opportunity to make sure you’re aware of changes to credentialing in your state. …

coordinating benefits

Coordinating Benefits for Your Eye Care Practice – 3 Easy Steps

For a better practice – and better patient care. by Christine Schneider, VP of RevCycle Partners Coordinating benefits is complicated. Optometrists have to deal with coordinating medical and VSP benefits. Here are a few guidelines for coordinating benefits for your eye care practice — to streamline billing, increase cash flow, and better serve patients: Know What’s Primary, What’s Secondary A …

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Billing Medicare and Medicaid

A start-to-finish process. by Christine Schneider, VP of RevCycle Partners Billing Medicare and Medicaid can be a messy process. If not handled correctly, it can affect payment and even patients—who might be billed more than expected. There are multiple pain points that begin the moment the appointment is made and end with payment collection. Here are 7 tips to simplify …

Will Outsourcing Your Billing Really Improve Your Cash Flow?

Questions to ask to determine if it will benefit your eye care practice. In “The Review of Optometric Business,” Peter J. Cass, OD claims that you could improve the cash flow of your optometry practice by outsourcing your billing. But will it really? In “