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, …

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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 …

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 “

How to Make Your Eye Care Practice More Efficient

Tips to cut time spent on administrative work and insurance obstacles. Staying on top of administrative tasks and insurance billing is key to making your eye care practice more efficient. 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 …

Paying attention to the details can increase your bottom line.

6 Optometry Practice Billing Mistakes

Paying attention to the details can increase your bottom line. by Christine Schneider, VP of RevCycle Partners Insurance billing is all about the details. Optometry practice billing mistakes can lead to a time-crushing, cash-sucking mistake. All billers—even the best of the best—will miss a few details. But your optometry practice can minimize the missed-details and maximize your efficiency by not …

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Don’t Wait to Get Paid

How a “Pay Up Front Policy” Can Benefit Your Eye Care Practice by Christine Schneider, VP of RevCycle Partners Do you have a pay-up-front policy? Or do you wait until you receive your patient’s Explanation of Benefits (EOB)? You might think it doesn’t matter – you’ll get paid eventually. Or maybe you worry that asking for payment upfront might negatively …