March 1, 2023
Managed care can negatively impact how your patients experience the healthcare you provide and how much you are able to build profitability. Here is what three ODs told us about how they reduced, and in some cases, freed their practices from reliance on managed care.
How I Freed My Practice from Managed Care to Achieve a $564 Revenue-per-Exam
By Kara Ramsey-Foster, OD
Managed vision care makes being a profitable independent practice a great challenge. In my practice, we are taking what is sometimes referred to as a “direct care” approach. We have eliminated managed care from our practice, and as a result, have significantly increased our revenue-per-exam. >>READ MORE>>
Thriving Despite Managed Care: Strategies Generating Additional $300,000+ Yearly
By Chad Fleming, OD, FAAO
Managed care sometimes limits how much a practice can charge patients and often requires that the practice sell specific products and use particular labs. All of that means practices that are dependent on managed care, and don’t have the right strategies in place, generate less profitability.
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Here are a few strategies we use in my practice to deliver a high level of care and service to our patients while becoming more profitable. >>READ MORE>>
6 Ways My Practice Was Profitably Freed From Dependence on Managed Care
By Susan Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Optometry at its best is a gratifying profession that embraces many avenues to success. When we lose the freedom to choose how to deliver care and which products and technologies to use, however, both professional satisfaction and patient care suffer. Here are key ways to reduce your dependence on vision care plans, and expand your professional freedom. >>READ MORE>>