Everyone likes to be efficient, and especially in an eyecare practice, the more time and money you can save by cutting out wasted time, the better! So we created a couple of optical practice efficiency tests to help you determine if there are areas in your practice that you and your staff could be improving. Daily tasks such as ordering your ophthalmic products for patients and processing insurance claims are the two areas we want you to take a closer look at.
Optical Practice Efficiency: Improve How You Order Products and Process Claims
Efficiency Test #1: Ophthalmic Product Ordering
There are many options available when it comes to how you order ophthalmic products at your practice. How have you been placing your orders currently in your office? Through the phone, fax, visiting different sites for each lab, or through an online ordering solution? There is almost always a way you can improve what you're doing to help make your job a little easier. And, if you're still placing your orders through a phone or a fax, that's a good place to start.
We've designed a simple efficiency test for you to follow through and discover how well your practice is doing when it comes to product ordering. The goal is to help you cut down on your workload, which will in turn cut down stress on your employees and help you see more patients in a day. All-in-all you'll be saving time, money, and headaches!
Efficiency Test #2: Insurance Claims Processing
Processing and submitting insurance claims might be the most dreaded assignment in your office, but it still has to be done. Luckily there are ways to make that job easier. Double data entry can get tedious, so have a system that performs more than one function and that is useful. If you use a clearninghouse solution for submitting your claims, you get access to payers all in one location, and you can likely integrate the clearinghouse with your practice management system so that you can avoid extra data entry.
Use our efficiency test for claims processing to see if what you're doing is the best way to process your insurance claims. You may think you've got your processes down pat, but you never know where your inefficiences might lie if you don't take the time to review your processes.
Want to learn more about how online ordering can help your practice save time and money? Check out our eBook!