Why Your Optometric Practice Staff Should Pull Benefits Before of Every Appointment

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

Your schedule is probably packed with patients wanting to get a comprehensive exam before they head back to school. While this is a busy time for your optometric practice, taking a bit of extra time before each appointment to pull benefits will not only help you earn more money, it could also benefit your patient.

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Using Revenue Cycle Management Reports To Prevent Audits

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

The eyecare industry is heavily regulated with rules that help improve the quality of care a patient receives from your optometric practice. While these rules are in place to protect a patient, they can also cut into your revenue. Even worse, the stress of choosing the right procedure code, avoiding an audit, and the frustration of an audit could affect your decision-making and impact the quality of care you administer to patients.

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How To Accelerate Reimbursements From Electronic Claims

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 14:07 PM

Managing the insurance claims in an optometric practice is challenging enough. While being familiar with ICD-10 codes is helpful for reporting, it might not be enough to get an insurance claim payer to reimburse you and your practice for the services you’ve administered. Other codes, like National Coverage Determination (NCD), Local Coverage Determination (LCD), and the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), complicate your claims management process and cost your practice money. Unfortunately, all clearinghouse solutions aren’t created equal, and some don’t come with the tools required to quickly and effectively manage insurance claims.

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Quick Tip: How to Communicate Insurance Billing Changes with Patients

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 14:07 PM

Sometimes you have to make the tough decision in your practice about whether or not to continue accepting certain insurance plans. While you want to make every patient's visit as welcoming and cost-effective as possible, there are a variety of reasons that could cause you to make the decision to drop a plan. The volume of patients your practice maintains on the plan, changes within the plan itself, and new expenses can make it hard for your practice to be profitable with the plan. But, how do you communicate and manage those patients who are covered by the plan you no longer accept?

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Master Your Claim Management in 3 Steps

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 14:07 PM

Managing your insurance claims is a time-consuming and challenging task. Unfortunately, failing to manage your claims effectively can cost your practice a lot of money in lost revenue. In order to reap the reimbursements for the services you’ve provided, your optometric billing manager needs to have the tools and talent required to master your claims management.

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