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May 22, 2024Billing and Coding

Top 9 Optometry Coding Audit Triggers

Top 9 Optometry Coding Audit Triggers Highlights Optometry coding audit triggers are billing practices that alert insurers to potential misuse of CPT codes and inaccurate documentation procedures. Optometry practices should be aware of t...

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May 9, 2024Practice Management

7 Signs Your Optometry Software Needs an Upgrade

7 Signs Your Optometry Software Needs an Upgrade Highlights Outdated optometry software can cause inefficiencies in your practice, leading to reduced patient satisfaction and slow operations. Upgrading to RevolutionEHR boosts efficiency,...

April 18, 2024Blog, Front Office

Introducing RevEngage: Patient Communication Simplified

Introducing RevEngage: Patient Communication Simplified SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RevolutionEHR, the leading provider of practice management software for optometrists, has announced the release of their robust new patient engagement solu...

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April 16, 2024Billing and Coding

CPT Modifier 59 for Optometrists: 6 Ways to Avoid Audit

CPT Modifier 59 for Optometrists: 6 Ways to Avoid Audit Highlights Modifier 59 is a CPT code that allows optometrists to bill for separate services performed on the same day. Modifier 59 is an overused code, making it a high-level risk f...

February 4, 2024Blog, Practice Management

Optometry Branding Strategy: Crafting Your Brand

Optometry Branding Strategy: Crafting Your BrandHighlights A well-developed branding strategy promotes trust and increases patient engagement with your optometry practice. Building a strong optometry brand starts with evaluating your pra...

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January 25, 2024Practice Management

Data-Driven Strategies for Optometry: Why You Need Them

Data-Driven Strategies for Optometry: Why You Need Them Highlights Optometry practices can use data-driven strategies to improve patient care and streamline workflows for business growth. Using data analytics within EHR systems helps pra...

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January 19, 2024Blog, Practice Management

HIPAA Guidelines for Communicating With Patients

HIPAA Guidelines for Communicating with Patients Highlights HIPAA guidelines for patient communication apply when texting and emailing patients. HIPAA violations lead to severe legal repercussions, including costly financial penalties. C...

January 5, 2024Blog, Practice Management

Profitable Financial Planning for Optometry Practices

Profitable Financial Planning for Optometry PracticesPart 2 of our Navigating the Business Side of Eye Care series. Highlights Strategic financial planning for optometry practices is essential to help your business thrive and offer excel...

using AI in optometry exams
September 13, 2023Blog, Practice Management

AI in Optometry Practice: Enhancing Efficiency & Care

AI in Optometry Practice: Enhancing Efficiency & CareHighlights AI in optometry is changing how providers approach practice management, promising improved accuracy, efficiency, and patient care.  For practice management, AI technologies...

Children's eye health exam
September 6, 2023Blog, Patient Care, Practice Management

Children’s Eye Health and Safety: A Guide for Optometrists

Children’s Eye Health and Safety: A Guide for OptometristsHighlights As an optometrist, raising awareness for Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month at your optometry practice can help kids care for their vision health.  Making eye ...

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August 30, 2023Blog, Patient Communication, Practice Management

Patient Engagement in Optometry: Benefits and Best Practices

Patient Engagement in Optometry: Benefits and Best PracticesHighlights Enhancing patient engagement in optometry offers multiple benefits, including improved patient satisfaction, better treatment compliance, and potentially better clini...

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August 23, 2023Billing and Coding

Introducing RevBilling, the Latest in Optometry Billing

Introducing RevBilling, the Latest in Optometry Billing Highlights Optometry billing can be time-consuming and costly for providers handling administrative tasks on their own.  Having access to a team of optometry billing experts for su...

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July 26, 2023Practice Management

7 Trends in Optometry Practice Management

7 Trends in Optometry Practice ManagementHighlights Learning about and implementing new trends in optometry practice management can help optometrists stay ahead of the competition. The latest optometry practice management trends include ...

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July 19, 2023Blog, Practice Management

Managing Dry Eye: The Latest in Dry Eye Treatment

Managing Dry Eye: The Latest in Dry Eye TreatmentHighlights Conventional dry eye treatment methods offer temporary relief but don’t address underlying causes. The latest dry eye treatments focus on personalized, targeted therapies, inc...

smiling woman wearing glasses
July 12, 2023Blog, Practice Management

Nystagmus Treatments: The Latest Advancements Available

Latest Advancements in Nystagmus TreatmentHighlights Traditional nystagmus treatment approaches focus on improving visual acuity and reducing eye movements but may not address the underlying neurological or muscular causes of nystagmus. ...

child eye exam
July 5, 2023Blog, Practice Management

What Is Pediatric Myopia: Causes and Treatments

The Rise of Pediatric Myopia: Causes and Emerging Treatments Highlights Pediatric myopia rates are increasing on a global scale, making it a top concern for optometrists around the world.  Pediatric myopia is caused by modern lifestyle ...

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June 19, 2023Blog, Practice Management

The RevClear Auto-Posting Feature Has Arrived!

The RevClear Auto-Posting Feature Has Arrived! Highlights RevolutionEHR has released a new RevClear auto-posting feature that automates payment allocation for optometry practices. Auto-posting can increase revenue and streamline payment ...

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June 5, 2023Blog, Front Office, Practice Management

RevolutionEHR Is Redefining Love!

RevolutionEHR Is Redefining Love!Highlights RevolutionEHR optometry practice management software helps you show your love by simplifying workflows so you and your staff can provide better patient care. Rethink your love language with pat...

smiling woman wearing glasses
May 1, 2023Blog, Front Office, Practice Management

For Healthy Vision: 6 Emerging Trends in Optometry

For Healthy Vision: 6 Emerging Trends in OptometryHighlights May is Healthy Vision Month and offers an excellent opportunity to explore emerging trends and update patients on the latest ocular health technologies. Significant strides hav...

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April 26, 2023Blog, Front Office, Practice Management

How to Recession-proof Your Eye Care Practice

How to Recession-proof Your Eye Care PracticeHighlights To recession-proof your eye-care practice, you must streamline workflows and simplify billing and insurance for better cash flow. A cloud-based platform offers digital tools and syn...

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April 19, 2023Blog, Leadership, Resources

Studying Optometry? Here’s the Latest in the Field

Studying Optometry? Here’s the Latest in the FieldHighlights Studying optometry includes learning about the latest developments in eye treatments and technological advancements.  Optometry students can participate in the AOA and AOSA ...

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April 12, 2023Blog, Patient Care, Practice Management

10 Women’s Eye Health Risks Patients Need to Know About

10 Women’s Eye Health Risks Patients Need to Know AboutHighlights April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, making it the perfect time to educate female patients on their eye health. Women are at higher risk for several eye condi...

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March 8, 2023Blog, Front Office, Practice Management

The Latest in Eye Health: Retinal Disease

The Latest in Eye Health: Retinal DiseaseHighlights Keeping current on eye health discoveries helps you provide relevant, current treatment for your patients.  2022 saw advancements in the use of stem cells and 3D printing for further o...

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March 1, 2023Blog, Front Office, Practice Management

Don’t Forget These Patients During Save Your Vision Month

Don’t Forget These Patients During Save Your Vision MonthHighlights This March is Save Your Vision Month, the perfect time to help high-risk patients focus on taking care of their eye health.  High-risk patients, such as construction ...

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February 22, 2023Blog, Front Office, Practice Management

14 Facts to Educate Your Patients During AMD Awareness Month

14 Facts to Educate Your Patients During AMD Awareness MonthHighlights AMD Awareness Month is celebrated every February and brings awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to the forefront of eye care.  AMD is the leading ...

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February 8, 2023Blog, Front Office

How to Compete with Online Optical Stores

Optometry Marketing: How to Compete with Online Optical StoresHighlights Online optical stores are convenient and affordable, but they don’t offer the same level of care and service as brick-and-mortar optometry practices. Optometry cl...

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January 10, 2023Blog, Practice Management

6 Advantages of Cloud-Based EHR Systems for Optometrists

6 Advantages of Cloud-Based EHR Systems for OptometristsHighlights Optometrists need user-friendly, cost-effective, scalable solutions for electronic health records and data sharing. The leaner, more turnkey solutions provided by top clo...

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January 7, 2023Blog, Practice Management

8 Reasons Why Optometrists Recommend RevolutionEHR

8 Reasons Why Optometrists Recommend RevolutionEHRHighlights According to a TechValidate survey, there are multiple reasons why optometrists recommend RevolutionEHR to other providers.  Top reasons optometrists recommend RevolutionEHR i...

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January 2, 2023Blog, Practice Management

MIPS Reporting Made Easy: RevAspire Pays for Itself

MIPS Reporting Made Easy: RevAspire Pays for Itself Highlights   MIPS reporting can be a burdensome task for optometrists. RevAspire takes the reporting burden off optometrists, allowing them more time to focus on patients. Use of RevA...

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October 12, 2022Back Office, Blog

5 Steps to a Healthy Work-Life Balance for Optometrists

5 Steps to a Healthy Work-Life Balance for OptometristsHighlights  You must cultivate a healthy work-life balance to run a successful optometry practice. To balance responsibilities from home and at your practice, create a workable sche...

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September 28, 2022Back Office, Blog

6 Ways To Practice Your Way With RevolutionEHR

6 Ways To Practice Your Way With RevolutionEHR Highlights  RevolutionEHR is optometry practice management software designed by optometrists to help other practitioners efficiently run their practices. RevolutionEHR offers plenty of cust...

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September 6, 2022Back Office, Blog

5 Creative Ideas for Optometry Social Media Posts

5 Creative Ideas for Optometry Social Media PostsHighlights  Optometry social media posts are an excellent way to boost awareness about your practice and attract more patients. Facebook and Twitter are two of the most effective social m...

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August 30, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

RevClear: Claims Management Software Made Simple

RevClear: Claims Management Software Made SimpleHighlights Send claims in bulk to avoid time-consuming submission processes. Monitor rejections to deal more efficiently with frustrating denials. Keep all claim information in one spot wit...

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August 26, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

How To Streamline Workflow From Check-In to Check-Out

How To Streamline Workflow From Check-In to Check-OutHighlights The right optometry practice management software can: Improve the overall quality of care for every patient. Reduce wait times and eliminate the need for manual paperwork an...

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August 23, 2022Blog, Practice Management

Computer Vision Syndrome In the Zoom Age

Computer Vision Syndrome In the Zoom AgeHighlights Increased screen time caused by e-learning and working from home has affected eye health dramatically. Optometrists can identify patients who are at risk for problems from increased scre...

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July 5, 2022Blog, Practice Management

A Student’s Guide to Optometry Specialties

A Student’s Guide to Optometry SpecialtiesHighlights The field of optometry is expected to grow by 9% by the year 2030. Most optometry subspecialties hold a positive occupational outlook in the near and distant future. An aging populat...

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June 23, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

Manage Optical Orders More Efficiently With RevolutionEHR

Manage Optical Orders More Efficiently With RevolutionEHR Highlights RevolutionEHR is an all-in-one solution for inventory management and optical ordering and tracking. RevolutionEHR gives you the ability to manage frame inventory with r...

eye exam
June 14, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

How To Build a Powerful Online Presence for Your Practice

How To Build a Powerful Online Presence for Your PracticeHighlights Your online presence plays a crucial role in how potential and existing patients perceive your practice. Staying relevant online is one of the most important things you ...

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June 8, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

Teleoptometry: Why Your Practice Should Consider It

Teleoptometry: Why Your Practice Should Consider ItHighlights Teleoptometry can provide better continuity of care for patients, regardless of location. Providers can use teleoptometry to save their practice money and make patient visits ...

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May 10, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

3 Ways to Save Time and Get Paid Faster with RevPayments

3 Ways to Save Time and Get Paid Faster with RevPaymentsHighlights RevPayments is an optometry payment tool that helps your practice process payments more efficiently.  This cloud-based software offers multiple payment options and simpl...

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May 3, 2022Back Office, Blog, Practice Management

How To Write an Optometry Business Plan

How to Write an Optometry Business PlanHighlights. A well-written optometry business plan serves as an operational roadmap for your optometry practice. Your optometry business plan should include your vision for the practice, an executiv...

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April 19, 2022Back Office, Blog

How to Become an Optometric Assistant

How to Become an Optometric Assistant Highlights. If you want to learn how to become an optometric assistant, familiarize yourself with the skills, training, and certification necessary to perform the job. An optometric assistant keeps o...

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April 14, 2022Blog, Practice Management

Should Your Optometry Practice Offer Virtual Eye Exams?

Should Your Optometry Practice Offer Virtual Eye Exams?Highlights Virtual eye exam services are growing in popularity among optometry practices and patients post COVID-19. The AOA’s optometry telehealth guidelines encourage virtual eye...

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April 12, 2022Blog, Practice Management

Use Your Optometry EHR to Boost Front-Office Efficiency

Use Your Optometry EHR to Boost Front-Office EfficiencyHighlights Using an outdated optometry EHR hinders front-office efficiency and results in stifled practice growth. Cloud-based EHR for optometry streamlines front-office operations a...

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April 6, 2022Blog, Practice Management

5 Reasons Your Optometry Practice Needs RevIntake

5 Reasons Your Optometry Practice Needs RevIntake Highlights Optometry practices typically involve a lot of front-office administrative work. RevIntake can automate patient registration, move a practice to online patient scheduling, and ...

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February 22, 2022Blog, Practice Management

8 Ways To Use Your Optometry EMR To Find Time in Each Day

8 Ways To Use Your Optometry EHR To Find Time in Each DayThe right optometry EMR or EHR allows you to run an efficient and successful practice and deliver an exceptional patient experience.  When used to eliminate redundant data entry, ...

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February 15, 2022Blog, Leadership

Become a Healthcare Thought Leader and Boost Your Brand

Become a Healthcare Thought Leader and Boost Your BrandHighlights Becoming a healthcare thought leader and raising brand awareness doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and persistence to see results. Posting quality content frequently...

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February 1, 2022Blog, Practice Management

Patients Want Online Access to These 5 Services

Patients Want Access to These 5 Services Highlights Patients want online access to five healthcare services, according to the PatientPop 2021 Patient Perspective Survey. Your practice can improve quality of care and increase engagement b...

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January 18, 2022Blog, Front Office, Patient Communication

Optometry Marketing: Why Your Practice Needs an Active Blog

Optometry Marketing: Why Your Practice Needs an Active Blog Highlights Optometry marketing strategies should include an active blog for best visibility. Well-written blog posts will drive more traffic to your site and boost your marketin...

child wearing glasses
January 11, 2022Blog, Front Office, Patient Communication

Increase Patient Engagement and Retention with RevConnect

Increase Patient Engagement and Retention with RevConnect Highlights RevConnect allows you to send automated email and text messages, such as appointment reminders and order status updates to your patients. With RevConnect, you can choos...

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December 28, 2021Blog, Practice Management

Optometry Practice Tips: COVID and Patient Eye Care

Optometry Practice Tips: COVID and Patient Eye Care Highlights Research shows a link between the COVID-19 virus and eye health issues, such as eye dryness, double vision, and pain. It is essential to educate your patients on how COVID-19...

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December 22, 2021Blog, Practice Management

Why Switch to a Cloud-Based Optometry EHR?

Why Switch to a Cloud-Based Optometry EHR? Highlights A cloud-based optometry EHR system improves data access, workflow, and security and lets you spend more time with your patients. Cloud-based software is more cost-effective than onsit...

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July 1, 2021Billing and Coding, Blog

2021 ICD-10 Changes Are Coming

2021 ICD-10 Changes Are ComingICD-10 Changes Are Coming October 1stMuch has been made about how the specificity of ICD-10 has led to some wonderfully odd codes.  October 2020, for example, introduced us to these treasures: V00.031A – Pe...

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July 17, 2020Blog, Leadership, Patient Care, Practice Management

The Sentiment of Optometrists Right Now

The Sentiment of Optometrists Right NowThe Sentiment of Optometrists Right NowAs part of our commitment to the continued success of our customers, we believe that it is vital to get a pulse on the effects that the pandemic has brought to...

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July 14, 2020Billing and Coding

2020 ICD-10 Changes Are Coming

2020 ICD-10 Changes Are ComingICD-10 Changes Are Coming October 1stHappy ICD-10 Day! OK…that’s not an official holiday. But it’s important to remember that the ICD-10 code set is updated each year and with those updates come change...

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May 26, 2020Back Office, Front Office, Patient Care, Practice Management

Is Your Practice Ready to See Me?

Is Your Practice Ready to See Me?4 Practical Ways to Prep Your Practice for Patients: A Patient’s PerspectiveRachel Boer, RevolutionEHR Marketing ManagerThanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have three healthcare appointments to reschedule ...

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May 15, 2020Back Office, Front Office, Leadership, Practice Management

Heightened Scrutiny Against Phishing Attempts During COVID-19

Heightened Scrutiny Against Phishing Attempts During COVID-19The ongoing pandemic has presented an opportunity for cybercriminals to deploy phishing attacks, preying on the public’s fears and increased frequency of communicating on dig...

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May 12, 2020Leadership, Patient Care

Top 10 Ways to Stay Healthy, for You and Your Patients

Top 10 Ways to Stay Healthy, for You and Your PatientsDr. Jeff Getbehead Canton, GA If you’ve never heard of the “Freshman 15”, it refers to gaining weight (15 lbs.) during one’s freshman year of college due to bad habits of eating...

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April 27, 2020Back Office, Front Office, Leadership, Practice Management

New Round of SBA Bank Funding Available!

Updated: 04/27/2020 Rebooted with an additional $310 billion in funding, the SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders as of Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT. For more on this news and...

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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 Business Development, 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, ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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January 10, 2018Billing and Coding

Back to Basics

InSight Eye Care, Oshkosh, WI Every so often, a wave of letters from insurance companies will show up in doctors’ mail boxes across the country. The intent of these letters is to show doctors their distribution of comprehensive (920x4)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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