Today, we’re here to talk about a popular topic that many of you might be unfamiliar with - Meaningful Use. You might have heard of it, but don’t really know much about it, much less how it applies to your practice. That’s why, we’ve partnered with VitalHealth to tell you everything you need to know about Meaningful Use. And don’t worry; it’s not as hard as you think!
The Meaningful Use Incentive Program is all about promoting the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in an effort to make healthcare more consistent and transparent. Early adopters qualify for an incentive payment from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services.
You are still qualified for incentive payments if you participate in the program this year. Our eBook will tell you how to get started! You’ll learn about:
- Benefits of EHRs
- Financial Incentives and Potential Penalties
- Requirements and Attestation
- Preparing for Audits
- And Much More!
When you succesfully complete the meaningful use program, you'll be able to enhance patient care, get work done easier and faster and make more money in the long run! More than 11,000 ODs have already registered for the program! Get started today!
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Let’s Play a Game
I’m going to say a word or two, and I want you to think of the first word that comes to mind. Okay, ready?
-Easy. White. Fluffy. Looks like it’s made of cotton candy.
-Wait. Cloud what?
If you’re sitting here pondering what exactly cloud computing is or maybe even think that it is just a computer-shaped cloud, don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a survey, 29% of people believe that "the cloud" has something to do with the weather.
With all the talk about the cloud nowadays, it’s hard to sort out exactly what it is, or does. Simply put, cloud computing is just storing and accessing data and programs through the Internet. Have you ever used Gmail or Dropbox? If yes, then you’ve already used a cloud-based service.
So, fear the ambiguous “cloud” no longer! We’ve compiled the best of the best to easily explain what all the hype is about and most importantly, how cloud computing will affect optical practices.
Rise Up to The Cloud: Cloud Computing in Eyecare
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What You'll Learn:
- Common Uses of Cloud Computing
- Benefits and General Concerns
- How it Will Affect Your Practice
- The Future of the Cloud
The next time someone brings up cloud computing, don’t shudder in fear. You’ll be a cloud expert –the envy of the office– with your newfound knowledge. So, rise up to the cloud and discover everything cloud computing has to offer you and your optical practice.
You don't want to miss out on this eBook!
Here are your choices:
Behind door number one is an average looking house: the foundation is cracked, paint is chipped, and overall, everything is a little out dated.
Behind door number two is a well-decorated, solid and sturdy home with a fresh coat of paint. The foundation is well-laid, the shingles are in impeccable condition, and there isn't a crack in sight.
So, which door did you pick? We hope that you chose door number two because this structure is solid, will last, and can efficiently serve its purpose of being a home. Just as houses must be well-constructed to be effective, your eye care practice should follow the same logic. If you want to build a top-notch practice, you have to start with the basics.
Get the Blueprints of a Well-Built Eye Care Practice
By downloading this FREE eBook, you'll get the resources you need to build upon 5 key areas of your business that will help you:
- Manage an Impeccable Staff
- Optimize Product Sales
- Embrace Technology
- Utilize Social Media
- Eliminate Inefficiencies
Don't let cracks, holes, and worn down features hold your practice back. Constructing that well-built structure behind door number two is only a read away.
Grab your hammer and start building your way to success with Blueprints for a Well-Built Eyecare Practice!
You don't want to miss this eBook!
Two weeks until the end of 2012 and I bet everyone can agree on how time flies! We hope that your practice has enjoyed tremendous success this year and we hope that VisionWeb has contributed to that success through our services, tips, and resources. However, there is always room for improvement and more efficiency! We’ve compiled a recap of the free eBooks we published this year to prepare your practice for 2013!
Though football season is coming to a close, you can still apply football strategies into your claim filing processes! Coach Green has found 6 similarities between football and electronic claim filing and he is here to share a few tips:
- Know Your Opponent
- Always Be Game Day Ready
- Equip Your Team
- Maximize Home-field Advantage
- Embrace Technology
- Be Adaptable
It is all about efficiency and productivity. The Electronic Claim Filing Playbook will get you thinking about your claim filing processes in a new way!
“All a practice management system is good for is scheduling and exams.” Ever heard that one? Well, don’t believe it! Eyecare practices cannot afford to live in a fantasy world. Separate the fantasies and facts of claim filing and get all the information you need about electronic claims processing in this eBook.
Remember that fax machine-bashing scene from the movie, Office Space? We suggest you do the same with the one in your practice! Stop using that outdated machine to send your ophthalmic product orders to your labs. Increase your practice’s efficiencies by placing your ophthalmic product orders online. Your practice will be thankful to do away with paper jams, illegible handwriting, and that obnoxious dial-up noise.
Is online ordering the best option for your eyecare practice? Absolutely! Our eBook has five really good reasons to convince you of that, as well as answers common ordering questions. Online ordering will not only help your staff be more productive but also increase the level of customer satisfaction – that’s a win for everyone!
Now that you’re convinced that your ophthalmic product ordering should be done online, you should know that not all online ordering services are created equal! So make sure you are taking advantage of the most important features. Learn about these 4 ‘must-haves’ and why they are so important:
- Supplier Connections
- 24/7 Ordering & Tracking
- Error-Checking Features
- Technology Integrations
We’ve really enjoyed writing these eBooks and you can definitely look forward to a whole new library of eBooks next year! We hope that you’ve found valuable lessons through these books and we wish your practice continued success!
Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more information. From providing best practices for optical ordering and claims processing to providing social media advice and tips on how to market an eyecare practice, we’ve got all that covered and more in 2013!
You’re probably asking how in the world college football and claim filing have anything to do with each other. Well, in football and in eyecare, efficiency and productivity are important cornerstones of any great team or practice! And if you don’t work to improve efficiency, use the resources available to you, embrace technology, and listen to your coaches, things might be quick to fall apart!
We want you to meet Coach Green. He loves 2 things: football and education! So Coach Green has found 6 similarities between football and electronic claim filing that may catch you by surprise!
Here is a sneak-peek about the 6 Football Lessons Coach Green has to teach you that will help your practice reach its full claim filing potential by efficiently using your system to manage electronic claim filing!
- Know Your Opponent
- Always Be Game Day Ready
- Equip Your Team
- Maximize Home-field Advantage
- Embrace Technology
- Be Adaptable
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The tie between football and electronic claim filing isn't that difficult to grasp, so next time someone tells you filing claims electronically just isn’t worth it, you might want to throw a flag on ‘em and blow the whistle!
Can you believe Optometry's Meeting starts THURSDAY!? The VisionWeb team is all packed up and ready to fly to the beautiful city of Chicago!
If you are as excited as we are, you are ready to explore all the great booths, events, and conferences planned out! We think Optometry's Meeting is such a great combination of fun events, exciting booths, and interesting conferences while also having a great balance of free time to explore the city. Be sure to check out our recent blog post about all the fun things to do in Chicago!
First things first, who wants to win a $5 Starbucks gift card? Start Optometry's Meeting off right by stopping by the VisionWeb booth, 1643, to participate in our online ordering races! Race the clock to see just how fast your online ordering skills are. Everyone who participates gets a $5 Starbucks gift card, and let's face it, Starbucks is delicious anytime, anywhere! To make your competitive blood flow even faster, the fastest time each day wins a $50 Amazon gift card!
Here's some of the other great stuff you'll find over at the VisionWeb Booth:
- Learn more about VisionWeb from the coolest team at the show!
- Check out 2 of our popular and FREE eBooks - including a BRAND NEW one specifically written for students!
- Race the Clcok in our Online Ordering Races to win a $5 Starbucks gift card! The fastest time each day will win a $50 Amazon gift card!
- Tons of Swag! Pick up some VisionWeb Pens, Eco-Tote Bags, Coffee Tumblers, and PD Sticks at our booth!
- Exclusive AOA Member Discounts on Claim Filing! Stop by and learn more about our exclusive discounts for AOA Members.
While we think the VisionWeb booth is the best place to hang out at Optometry's Meeting, there are also a TON of fun events to attend while at the meeting. These are some of our favorites:
Optometry's Meeting Welcome Hour - Wednesday, June 27th (6-7pm)
Mix and mingle with familiar faces at the Optometry's Meeting welcome hour. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers before all the fun events and conferences begin!
Optometry's Meeting Opening General Session - Thursday, June 28th (8-9:30am)
If you have seen movie trailers lately, you know how popular 3D technology in the media has become. From Avatar to the re-released Titanic, 3D is the best new thing in television, movies, and videogames. Special guest speakers will amaze you with the latest in 3D technology at the Opening General Session. We've heard the speakres might share some current projects before they are released to the general public!
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening: Wine and Cheese Reception and Ribbon Cutting - Thursday, June 28th (4-8pm)
Check out the latest in products and technology in the Exhibit Hall, where you will also have the opportunity to meet the exhibitors who continue to support Optometry's Meeting. Enjoy wine and cheese while exploring the exhibit!
Varilux Optometry Student Bowl XXI and Reception - Thursday, June 28th (7:30-11pm)
This is the one event everyone always looks forward to and one that you definitely shouldn't miss! Watch as Optometry students battle it out by answering optometry-related questions while their classmates cheer them on. We can't promise this will be a quiet event, as many schools are known for their loud noise makers and cheering! Once the winners are announced in this fierce competition, attend the reception and celebrate with food and drinks!
Incoming President Celebration Honoring Dr. Ron Hopping - featuring the "Eye Docs of Rock" - Friday, June 29th (9pm-12am)
Celebrate the new incoming President, Dr. Ronald Hopping, with a night of great music by the Eye Docs of Rock! Start your Friday night off with live music and friends before exploring the Chicago nightlife!
A Celebration of Optometry (Presidential Celebration) - Saturday, June 30th (7-10pm)
Celebrate the last night of Optometry's Meeting in style at A Celebration of Optometry, recognizing the AOA and AOSA Board of Trustees! Enjoy foods inspired by the Taste of Chicago, and listen to dueling pianos, all while exploring the infamous Field Museum. With more than 35 permanent exhibitions and a world-class natural history library filled with over 250,000 books, the museum itself is sure to impress! We've even heard the museum comes alive at night!
These are just a few of the many fun events and conferences we found interesting! We hope to see everyone at Optometry's Meeting this year! Come see the best team around at Booth 1643!
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For any eyecare practice, efficiency is one of the key factors in becoming successful. That's why we've spent the past few years putting together several optometry eBooks that highlight the ways in which an eyecare practice can imporve their overall efficiency. We decided to take a trip down memory lane and review all the eBooks we have put together! Get ready for a fun-filled trip through these VisionWeb eBooks, our FREE practice efficiency resources!
If you want to boost efficiency within your practice (and who doesn't!?), you are in luck! In our 10 Easy Ways to Boost Eyecare Efficiency eBook you will learn 10 simple solutions to improve your overall eyecare practice processes! Transform your busy eyecare practice and improve your day-to-day processes by implementing these simple solutions.
Making small changes to your overall practice efficiency is vital, but why not take the next step and improve the way you order products for your patients? By switching to online ophthalmic product ordering, you can increase productivity and:
- Save time
- Make less errors
- Order and track 24/7
- More accurate methods of ordering
- Faster turnaround time for patients
- Order directly through your Practice Management System
In our 5 Reasons Your Eyecare Product Ordering Should Be Done Online eBook, we discuss 5 reasons why eyecare practices should order online, and how it can make a difference in your eyecare practice's optical dispensing processes!
While online eyecare product ordering allows for the most efficient form of optical dispensing, many practices aren't taking advantage of modern technology within their business. In our 4 'Must-Have' features of a Great Online Ordering Service eBook, we discuss the 4 'must-haves' of online optical ordering services, because let's face it, all online ordering serves are not equal.
In our most recent eBook, Are You Faxing Kidding Me, we take a closer look at the daily frustrations that accompany submitting orders through outdated fax machines. This entertaining eBook discusses ways to increase ordering efficiency by coming out of the technology dark age and switching to online optical ordering services!
Electronic Claims Processing
Claim filing can be a frustrating task for any eyecare practice; however, solutions to these many frustrations are just a click away. With the switch to electronic claims processing, your eyecare practice can not only increase efficiency, but it can also decrease reimbursement times. Who wouldn't want to:
- Spend less time on the phone with payers
- Reduce redundancies of duplicate data entry
- Ensure proper coding of claims
- Access thousands of payers in one location
- Verify patient elibility
- Tracking and submission of claims
In our 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Claims eBook, we go through the 5 most common mistakes made when filing claims and provide you with easy solutions. By avoiding these mistakes, your eyecare practice can be on the road to error-free claim filing!
While online claim filing can be a daunting task, the benefits far outweigh the frustrations. Escape the anti-technology fantasy world and learn the facts about electronic claims processing in our eBook, Claim Filing Fantasy vs. Fact for Eyecare Practices.
You can always look forward to a whole new library of optician eBooks! We hope that you can find a few valuable lessons through these books! Don't forget to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date with all of the latest and greatest news from your friends at VisionWeb!
Does your eyecare practice use a fax machine to send jobs to your laboratories? Yes, you say? Then you need to hear Stu's story!
In this tale of eyecare practice ordering frustration you'll learn about the common pitfalls of outdated ordering methods, and how to get the most out of modern ordering techniques.
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Read this and the next time someone tells you they don't order online, you'll be saying, "Are you faxing kidding me?!"
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Online eyecare product ordering creates the most efficient form of optical dispensing in an eyecare practice, so clinging onto those old habits shouldn’t be an option anymore if you want to compete. Making the change to online ordering is a small step that will certainly reap much bigger rewards.
Online ordering also opens your eyecare practice up to a new world of resources, including practice management integrations, which have the ability to streamline the day-to-day workload at your practice.
Download our free eBook to see how much these 5 reasons can make a difference in your eyecare practice’s optical dispensing processes.
The 5 reasons you’ve been waiting for:
- Online orders are more accurate than other methods
- Online orders can be placed from your integrated practice management system
- Online ordering lets you track orders in real time without picking up the phone
- Your patients get their glasses faster
- Online ordering will help make your staff happier and more productive
The emergence of Internet means that eyecare practices are able to place orders more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Up-to-date practices get this, which is why they use online ordering as their method of choice. We sure think online ordering is right for you, but you should check it out for yourself!
Online claim filing can be scary for an eyecare practice that is living in a fantasy world from the 20th century! But the truth is, many practices are taking advantage of modern technology to manage online claim uploading, and you don't want the others to get out ahead of your practice just because you're scared of a little change!
Eyecare practices can't afford to live in a fantasy world! But remember, all services are not created equal, so make sure online claim processing services you choose is fit for your practice.
Download our free eBook to separate fact vs. fantasy and avoid the frustrations fantasy claim filing can bring.
Online claim filiing offers many resources:
- Thousands of payers in one location
- Patient eligibility verification
- Claim submission and tracking
- Detailed reporting and analytics
- Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA)
- No paper EOBs
- Secure Information
- Experience and knowledge of industry
It's time to know the difference between claim filing fantasy vs. fact. You have time to make the change, and making that change will save you time and money. You'll see the difference in productivity, reimbursements, and much more!