Kate Nabinger

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R.I.P. ICD-9: How EHR Software Can Help You Mourn

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

When you file claims to private insurance providers and Medicaid, you use ICD-9 codes to report. With all of the advances and updates made with medical data sine the last updates to ICD-9 in 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has decided that it is time to upgrade to new ICD-10 codes. Since it has show that the transition may take some time, you still have 12 months to switch, with October 1, 2015 as the deadline. While it may seem like a long road ahead to adjust to the new system, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: many Meaningful Use Certified EHR Software comes equipped with the new ICD-10 codes built in to help make your transition easier.

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Optical Dispensing: Why Your Patients See Buying New Frames as a Chore

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Picking out new glasses is an experience that affects everyone a little differently. Just like shopping for anything else, sometimes it is a stressful and drawn out process, and other times you find exactly what you want, right away. Usually the former, your patients don’t always want to be shopping for frames when they have to. We did a survey and found that approximately half of those interviewed enjoy mixing things up, but that leaves 50% who view new glasses as a chore- at best. 

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6 Things Patients Hate about Your Optical Social Media

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Optical social media is something that not all practices are taking advantage of, especially as a marketing tool. It is practically free, can reach almost all of your current customers, and can help you acquire new patients. Unfortunately, many ODs do not understand the impact of social media and tend to disregard it as less useful than it really is; they neglect their pages and their followers, which could have a negative impact on their practice. The bottom line is: your patients deserve better than this.

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Take A Bird’s Eye View of Your Optical Ordering

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Today, we are going to take a minute to kill two birds with one stone, with a talk about optical ordering and your common optical dispensary patients all in one blog post! A while back we collaberated with Vision Monday to create this awesome infographic poking fun at the customers you see in your practice day in and day out. It might be time to think about how your ordering methods could be affecting your customers!

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Test Your Knowledge of Meaningful Use Criteria

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

School’s back in session, which means that first round of exams is right around the corner. While it is not quite as applicable to optometrists, since most of you have left the school scene behind, we realize that Meaningful Use criteria can be tricky so we thought a little quiz might be appropriate.

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