Optical Sales: Have You Implemented a Commission Program?

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Commission programs are a perk and motivator for opticians. Some opticians see commission programs as a necessary element of their job and may even come to expect them as a benefit upon hiring.

A typical commission program can vary anywhere from one to five percent of monthly dispensary sales. However, some independent practices have felt the struggles that can come along with effectively balancing a commission program, staying within practice budget, and meeting performance goals.

We'll walk you through some of the pros and cons of commission programs and bonuses and how your practice can go about implementing them.

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This Eyecare Practice Spends 97% Less Time on Insurance Claims

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Claim filing can become an unmanageable task for many practices. From unpaid claims to denials, you need someone who knows what they're doing to make sure you're not missing out on insurance revenue.

We know it can be helpful to guide you through the lifecycle of an insurance claim and the benefits of outsourcing your claim filing. However, ultimately it's most useful to hear from a real-life optical practice that has experienced success with outsourcing. 

In our newest case study, we delve into Two Rivers Eye Care's pain points, experience with their previous in-house biller, and their results from switching to VisionWeb's Revenue Cycle Management services. Read on to find out if their story can help your practice.

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Why Ignoring Electronic Billing Reports is ALWAYS a Bad Idea

Posted by Heather Smith on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

If you're like most eyecare practices, you're up to your ears in electronic claim filing work, so it seems like there's no time to take on any extraneous responsibilities. Unfortunately, a lot of practices treat their electronic billing reports as something extra when it isn't. In fact, we think it's one of the most important parts of the billing cycle that you shouldn't skip.

You wouldn't ignore any other step in the billing process, would you? If you did, you would pretty much guarantee claim rejections. But while ignoring reporting doesn't cause rejections on the claims it details, it could cause you to miss something that will result in future rejections or underpayments. Now do we have your attention?

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Infographic: Lifecycle of a Claim

Posted by Meagan Vitek on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 14:01 PM

"Efficiency" and "time-saving" are two of our top priorities when it comes to optometry software solutions and insurance claims processing services. We strive to make the OD's life easier by providing your team with top of the line services and streamlining your daily tasks.

One of the best ways to save time and money in your busy eyecare practice is to take advantage of VisionWeb's electronic claims processing services. Processing claims electronically has an endless list of benefits, including spending less time on the phone with payers, reducing redundancies of duplicate data entry, ensuring proper coding of claims, decreasing reimbursement times, and many more. While we are sure you are aware of all these benefits, have you ever wondered what the actual claim filing process looks like on our end? 

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Social Media for Optometrists: Creating Content Your Patients will Love

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

Maybe you've set up your Facebook page and Twitter account for your practice and you've just started posting. That's the first step to marketing your practice online! However, are you not sure what direction to take your posts? How to set time aside to respond to followers? How to stand out from your competition?

Once you've started to gain a few followers, you'll want to put out engaging content that keeps them active on your page. However, we want to prevent the dreaded social media roadblock. We've created these social media ideas so that you never run out of content while you develop a strong brand voice for your eyecare practice. You'll be posting quality content in no time!

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