Eyecare Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Madhu Singh on Mon, Apr 13, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

With the shelter-in-place mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ODs are changing the way they deliver patient care and closing their practices altogether. Information and updates are released regularly as the eyecare industry catches up with the changes. We understand that practices are under a significant amount of stress to not only stay healthy, but also to watch expenses and cash flow.

We want to make sure you have all the relevant information you need to plan, implement, and communicate changes to your patients as well as stay profitable.

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Guest Post: Medical Insurance Verification Action Plan

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 08:04 AM

Have you ever discussed a medical insurance deductible with a patient and THEIR deductible is YOUR fault? Or has the patient ever been surprised that their co-pay was $45 at the checkout? These are telltale signs that you have an opportunity to educate your patients on how their medical insurance can cover their eye health conditions.

Most patients do not understand their insurance coverage, especially as it relates to medical eye care, and therefore do not use their insurance to its fullest. When you provide medical eye care, the patient is more loyal than the “retail only” patient. In order to build a lasting relationship, patients should know that optometrists are qualified to provide medical eye care. 

Jerry Godwin from OMS shows us how to verify insurance before patients arrive at your practice so that you don't miss out on revenue. We've included his action plan below, but you can read more information on his website.

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Presentation Tips for Optometrists

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Apr 07, 2020 @ 09:04 AM

Public speaking or webinar presentations can be intimidating and nerve-racking situations for a lot of people, especially if it's not something you have to do very often. As an eyecare provider there are times when public speaking might fall on your shoulders, whether it's presenting to a school, local chamber of commerce, teaching a CE class, or presenting to an online audience over a webinar or meeting software.

We found an infographic from Essay Tigers that walks you through the steps of memorizing a speech and finishes up with 6 additional tips. If you're nervous for your next large speaking event, check out this resource to get prepared and calm your nerves!

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Remote Work Series: Update Your Tools

Posted by Madhu Singh on Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

Currently, most healthcare professionals in the US are required to only perform patient care for emergency cases. However, that doesn't mean there isn't work to be done in your practice.

If you have down-time, it's a good idea to complete the tasks you've either been putting off or don't usually have space for when seeing patients. That's why we're starting a remote work series on the blog to give you ideas for keeping yourself and your staff productive during this uncertain time.

Today we'll go over the various software updates and equipment maintenance steps that are crucial and beneficial for your practice.

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Managing Uncertainty in Your Practice

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Apr 02, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

Dealing with uncertainty in your practice can be tough for revenue growth and staff motivation. Many external factors can cause uncertainty like political change, government regulation, recessions, and natural disasters. However, your own practice finances, corporate licenses, or HR changes could also create an uncertain atmosphere.

No matter the cause, the way you can tackle unexpected or unfavorable changes and keep up motivation are similar. Whether it's through mindfulness, teamwork, or leaning on others, we know of tried-and-true methods to manage workload and financial stress.

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