Chief Complaints Can Make A Big Difference Often times the distinction in optometry coding medical vs vision exams has to do with the patient’s primary reason for the visit. Common situations that arise typically look something like this: Your patient is concerned that their eyes have been red and dry for many days and [...]
No matter the size of your office, reputation is everything. Hence, it should be a common goal of every doctor to boost optometry customer satisfaction in the practice. But how do you go about boosting optometry customer satisfaction in the most effective ways? Studies have shown that if can make your customers happy and increase [...]
Many will tell you that the key to a successful optometry business comes from glasses sales rather than the exams and services you offer as a provider. The numbers don’t lie, as recent reports have noted that over 60% of an office’s profits come from product sales with the bulk of these coming in [...]
Running a successful practice in today’s competitive eye care industry requires you to be up to date and aware of everything that happens under your roof. From overseeing personnel to payroll and bookkeeping, an owner/practitioner or office manager wears many hats. One of the key areas of practice management that cannot be compromised is [...]
Mobile Phone Statistics Almost all Americans now own a cell phone of some sort. In fact, according the to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project in 2013, 90% of adults own a cell phone and that number is closer to 97% for people under the age of 44. How can your [...]
Optometry offices that screen for, or even treat, medical conditions such as Glaucoma should submit their medical insurance claims with the appropriate medical service code, aka Optometry E/M Coding, for proper reimbursement. The ruling agency for E/M coding is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but other insurances have adopted those same E/M rules. [...]
Have you implemented glaucoma screenings in your optometry practice? If not, then this article will give you some insights as to the benefits and approach of glaucoma management. Currently all states allow optometrists to manage glaucoma, with the exception of Massachusetts. For example, in California, the California Access to Vision Bill (Senate Bill 1406) [...]
But what do these changes mean for your optometry practice?