Madhu Singh

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5 Easy & Effective Books for Eyecare Professionals

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 08:01 AM

Did you resolve to read more this year? We did, too. However, it's hard to make time for reading between packed work schedules, family time, and life events. That's why we've chosen books that are short and digestible. Every chapter will leave you with a lesson you could apply that day.

Even if you didn't resolve to read more this year, these books sound so interesting that you'll want to hear what they have to say. We rounded up the books being released in 2020 that can help inform your business strategies, sales messaging, and patient care.

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Health News: Genetic Modification for Eye Disease

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 08:01 AM

From designer babies to cloning, our fascination with the human genome knows no bounds. There is an ethical dichotomy surrounding CRISPR DNA editing, but most ODs can agree that blindness should be prevented if it is possible.

After 30 years of genetic research, two doctors created and tested prevention for a type of congenital blindness in 2019. We wanted to discuss how this gene therapy breakthrough might be causing ripples in eyecare and why you might share the information with patients.

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Top 7 Optometry Apps You Can't Live Without

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 @ 07:12 AM

We already spend the majority of our time on our phones, so it's inevitable that you have work-related applications downloaded. Especially in the healthcare sector, certain apps have become sophisticated and almost necessary for many professionals in recent years.

From medicine to translation, these apps provide clever solutions to everyday problems.

Today, we will explore which apps many optometrists use daily. Maybe one of them will be the app you've needed all along.

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Does a 3.5% Unemployment Rate Affect Your Optometry Practice?

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 07:12 AM

For the past two years, the unemployment rate in the US has stayed mostly below 4%. While this is the lowest it has been for the past 30 years, it can make hiring difficult for your practice.

There are more healthcare jobs being created due to economic and business growth. If there are plenty of jobs, that might mean that the most qualified applicants find their positions more quickly and there could be a surplus of unqualified applicants. It could also mean that your practice will have to offer more competitive salaries, benefits, and perks.

Let's explore what you need to know and how you can prepare yourself.

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Do you know about the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI)?

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 @ 10:12 AM

We're getting close to the effective date for the new MBI, so it's time to prepare your staff for the changes to their claim processing.

As of January 1, 2020, Medicare will only accept the MBI in the "Insured's ID Number" box. This will be based on submission date, not Date of Service. However, the appeals and adjustments will continue to allow providers to use HIC number and MBI. This increases the importance of the practices obtaining the new card from the patient.
 
Keep reading to find out more important information.
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