Embracing Outsourcing as a Strategy

Is it time to rethink your strategy now that you are reopened? When it comes to outsourcing your optometry office’s functions, it’s natural to look only at the direct costs. You analyze your in-house staff wages. And then compare them to a vendor’s fees. But there’s more to it than a basic wage to fee comparison. And it’s not an …

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 Eligibility and Benefits 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 their struggles with eligibility benefits  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 …

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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 …

Outsourcing to Improve the Cash Flow of Your Practice

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 practice by outsourcing your billing. But will it really? In “Improve Cash Flow by Outsourcing Billing and Coding”, Coss offers a series of questions to help you …

Want a More Efficient Eye Care Practice?

Tips to cut time spent on administrative work and insurance obstacles. Staying on top of administrative tasks and insurance billing is key to making a more efficient eye care practice. And that means you’ll likely more profitable. There are a bundle of tasks to do so your practice stays on top of the rapidly changing healthcare system. When you’re on …

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How to Release a Patient from Your Optometric Care

8 tips to ensure you are protected from liability. If you’re wondering how to release a patient from your optometric care, you’re not alone. It is a weighty decision. And it should be handled with extreme care. As the AOA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct states, “Optometrists should strive to ensure that all persons have access to …

Do You Have Time to Be Present with Your Patients?

An essayist discusses the challenge of making more time for face-to-face interaction in a tech era. Staying on top of your optometry practice’s details–whether filling out electronic records or tending to details related to insurance billing and credentialing–has a way of making you feel like you don’t have time to be present with your patients. In the article “Be Present …