How the FTC's New Contact Lens Rule Affects ODs

Posted by Dr. Masoud Nafey, OD, FAAO on Mon, Jul 06, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

The Federal Trade Commission just instated a final ruling that requires prescribers to obtain confirmation from their patients that they have received their contact lens (CL) prescription through digital or printed receipts as well as provide additional copies of the prescriptions when the patient requests.

For many optometrists, the optical dispensary is a big part of our practice revenue. When our contact lens capture rate is low or our sales are not keeping up with previous months, it can be a big stress for our team and business. While we recognize this FTC rule will cause frustrations for both patients and eyecare professionals, we want to make adjustments easier for Uprise EHR & PM customers.

Keep reading to see how exactly the new change affects eyecare practices and how Uprise can reduce disruptions to your workflow and make CL prescriptions accessible for patients.

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Uprise is MIPS 2019 Certified

Posted by Madhu Singh on Mon, Dec 03, 2018 @ 01:12 AM

Is your eyecare practice ready to comply with regulatory changes in 2019? If you qualify for MIPS, you need software that can ease the process of attesting. Uprise EHR and Practice Management software insures your compliance with MIPS rules so that your practice's staff doesn't have to memorize the maze of regulations.

We automate the compliance process so that you can focus on patient care. Read on to learn more about how you can prepare your practice for MIPS in 2019 with Uprise.

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Attention ODs: MIPS Rules are Changing in 2019

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

Do you know if your EHR is prepared for MIPS in 2019? The 2019 proposed rules for MIPS are out. If your eyecare practice bills $90,000 or above in Part B allowed charges or has 200 Medicare beneficiaries, then you are qualified to opt-in to attest. Your Medicare business, search rankings, and Healthgrades score could suffer if you don't opt-in to MIPS.

Although not all EHR solutions are 2015 edition certified, certification is a Quality Payment Program requirement to participate in MIPS starting January 1st, 2019.

Is it time to switch EHR platforms? What does certification mean and why does it affect you? Register for our webinar to find out.

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What Your Optical Practice Needs to Know About MIPS

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 09:10 AM

Can you believe that there are only a few more months until we ring in the New Year? Unfortunately, instead of solely focusing on capitalizing on expiring vision plans, eyecare professionals now have to concentrate on the important changes that will affect the way their optical practice receives Medicare payments in 2017.

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Applying for 2015 Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

The deadline to apply for 2015 Meaningful Use hardship exceptions is quickly approaching on March 15, 2016. Applying, and being approved for the hardship will void EPs from the 2017 payment adjustment. 

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