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November 27, 2019Back Office, Front Office, Leadership, Patient Care, Practice Management

Top 5 Fears of Switching Optometry EHR Software

VP of Sales, RevolutionEHR If you’re like 70% of optometry practices, you have software in your office that encompasses everything an eye care business needs, from scheduling and billing, to optical and exams. Likewise, you might also ...

October 28, 2019Patient Care, Practice Management

3 Common Misconceptions About Patient Engagement

Director of ECP Services, RevolutionEHR Creating bonds between your practice and your patients has never been more important than it is today. Local competition has always been a consideration, but today’s eye care consumer is subjecte...

June 24, 2019Billing and Coding

What Do BTS, Parkways, and ICD-10 Have in Common?

Director of ECP Services, RevolutionEHR If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering three things right now: 1) Who is BTS and why are they so popular, 2) Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway, and 3) What changes might...

January 15, 2019Billing and Coding, Patient Care, Practice Management

CPT and HCPCS Updates for 2019

Director of ECP Services, RevolutionEHR We’ve all heard the story of the ICD-10 fairy. As lore has it, each year she sneaks into EHR databases, adds a bunch of new codes, renames others, and even deletes a few with hopes of making our ...

December 24, 2018Practice Management

3 Keys to a Successful Optometry EHR Switch

Wichita Optometry, PA, Wichita, KS At some point in our lives, we all have to make a decision to end something – whether it’s good or bad. In his book, Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Ha...

October 15, 2018Practice Management

Cause Marketing – A Smart Strategy for Your Practice

We’ve all been there…a patient asks you to sponsor the upcoming 5K and put your logo on the event t-shirt or place an ad in the yearbook or the homecoming program. Why do we say yes when we really want to say no? What if we could say...

October 12, 2018Eyewear, Patient Care, Practice Management

4 Ways to Increase Your Profits Through Multiple Pair Sales

twelve84 Success Consultant Every person with an optical prescription should have more than one pair of eyewear, whether it's a pair of sunglasses, readers, or a backup pair of glasses. It's easy for eye care providers to identify the ne...

October 3, 2018Patient Care

Caring for Patients with Dry Eye: Tips and Tricks

Warren Eye Care, Racine, WI We all know that there are many types of dry eye, from good old evaporative dry eye to dry eye related to poor meibomian gland dysfunction, inflammatory dry eye. The treatment for each is similar but yet sligh...

July 17, 2018Billing and Coding

MIPS 2019 – Your Path to a Raise from Medicare?

Director of ECP Services, RevolutionEHR For many, the end of Meaningful Use (MU) and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) represented a time to breathe a sigh of relief. “Finally,” many proclaimed, “I can stop worrying abo...

June 15, 2018Billing and Coding

ICD-10 Update: The Year of The Eyelid

Director of ECP Services, RevolutionEHR Ask people here in the northeast part of the country to name their favorite season of the year and you’re likely to hear many pick fall. Something about the leaves changing, the World Series, and...

May 23, 2018Practice Management

Maximizing Efficiencies with Multiple Locations

Wichita Optometry, PA, Wichita, KS The mindset of many colleagues who are optometrists first and then business owners, is that adding locations only adds problems and doubles expenses. Conversely, I’ve found that a second location allo...

May 16, 2018Practice Management

Don’t Ignore the Needs of a Growing Practice

Wichita Optometry, PA, Wichita, KS One thing I’ve learned as a parent is that you can’t ignore the needs of a growing child. From purchasing bigger shoes and clothing to fit their growing bodies to stocking the fridge and pantry with...

April 18, 2018Practice Management

Technology Time Savers

Midwest Vision Care of Columbia, LLC These days the to-do list is never ending. To spend any quality time doing enjoyable things, it is important to be as efficient as possible. Using technology in your practice is one way to shave off t...

March 18, 2018Billing and Coding

Storytelling in the Medical Record

InSight Eye Care, Oshkosh, WI A medical record is intended to be an accurate and complete legal document describing a single patient’s medical history, exam findings, and treatment plan by a provider. We, as the providers, need to unde...

February 12, 2018Billing and Coding

How to Become a Documentation Expert

InSight Eye Care, Oshkosh, WI I attended a meeting in Fort Worth, Texas a couple weeks ago. During a conversation with some colleagues, I was asked, “How did you become a coding expert?” My first thought was, “Expert?! That sounds ...

February 2, 2018Practice Management

5 Best Practices for Scheduling Patients

Midwest Vision Care of Columbia, LLC As business owners it is easy to spend the day running around being the telephone repairman, janitor, HR department and accountant. With so many hats, small things can slip through the cracks. However...

January 10, 2018Billing and Coding

Back to Basics

InSight Eye Care, Oshkosh, WI A little over a year ago, a wave of letters from United Health Care (UHC) started showing up in doctors’ mail boxes across the country. And to no one’s surprise, another wave appears to have just been se...

December 21, 2017New Practice

Top 10 FAQs for Opening a New Optometry Practice

RevolutionEHR Director of Professional Relations Along with the excitement of going into business for yourself, there’s often a bit of apprehension. Sound guidance and tips from someone who's already successfully traveled the journey o...

December 11, 2017Billing and Coding

Strategic Coding

InSight Eye Care, Oshkosh, WI With a new year, we typically find ourselves making commitments to “do better” in life, exercise more, spend more time with our family, etc. Could we maybe add proper coding of our medical records to the...

October 24, 2017New Practice

Starting from the Ground Up

A Guide to Opening a New Optometry Practice Opening a practice cold or buying a practice is a very challenging, yet rewarding adventure. There are many ways to go about this business opportunity, however you must have two key elements to...

August 29, 2017Practice Management

Top 5 Scheduling Tips for a Busy Optometry Practice

Complete Eye Care of Medina, Crystal, MN In practices today, efficiencies must constantly be analyzed for greatest profitability. One of the biggest inefficiencies is the come-and-go of patients. Schedule them too closely and you run the...

June 12, 2017Practice Management

3 Steps to Becoming a Practice Leader

The topic of “leadership” has intrigued me for many years, particularly as it relates to eye care practices. Leadership is often thought about in terms of official titles or positions, but I have found that true leadership is a much ...

June 8, 2017Practice Management

Don’t Get Bullied

When mail comes from an insurance company, I expect it will be a check and checks make me happy. But when it is something else, it always seems to be something that makes me unhappy. I have found that “news” from a third party payer ...

May 30, 2017Patient Care, Practice Management

Is Your EHR Vendor Holding You Hostage?

You’ve done your due diligence, watched videos, sat through a few demos, chatted with existing users and perhaps even done a site visit. Finally, you’re ready to make the move to another EHR/PMS software solution for your practice. T...

May 25, 2017Practice Management

Are You Old School?

Vision Source of GVR, Denver, CO “Paper charts? That’s so old school!” is what I often hear when I discuss the benefits of using electronic health records (EHR) with students at private practice club meetings across the country. It...

May 13, 2017Patient Care

Are You a Good Doctor?

As an optometrist, I have always thought I do a good job. I listen to my patients' concerns, use high tech equipment, work with a very talented team and make strong recommendations. I have always tried to honor our mission statement by c...

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