New This Week
Three staffing experts show how to set goals, define tasks, and evaluate regularly to improve your practice’s financial performance. >>READ MORE>>
By Ken Krivacic, OD, MBA
Following three simple rules can take a company—or an OD practice–from good to great. >>READ MORE>>
By Tina McCarty, OD, FAAO
Providing pre- and post-op cataract care is a practice builder. Tips on how to communicate to patients that you provide such services.
Measure how well your practice web site puts patients into exam chairs. Then calculate if your site is making—or costing—you money. >>READ MORE>>
ROB Fast Fact
You may be surprised at all the activities in your patients’ lives that are associated with digital device usage. In addition to more predictable use of these devices for work, reading and while traveling, many also say they use digital devices when waking up in the morning and during meal preparation, according to The Vision Council VisionWatch 2015 Digital Eye Strain Report. Forty-four percent of respondents say they use digital devices at work, 43 percent use these devices for recreational reading, and 32 percent use the devices when traveling. Thirty-eight percent use digital devices in the process of waking up in the morning, and 26 percent use digital devices during meal preparation.
Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on talking to patients about optimizing their vision and protecting their eye health when using digital devices.
Alcon Offers Complimentary Cataract Patient Education Resources
Alcon has introduced complimentary Cataract Education Resource Materials intended to help you have meaningful conversations with your patients and enhance their comfort level with you and their upcoming procedure.
AOAExcel has announced a new endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group, LLC, which offers an industry-recognized compliance tracking solution, “The Guard.”
Challenge –> Solution
How do I improve billing and coding procedures and prepare for ICD-10?
Incorrect coding can result in substantial loss of profit to your practice. Here are three ROB articles to get you on the right track, and to prepare you for the new challenges of ICD-10.
- ICD-10: Educational Resources to Get Staff on Board
- ICD-10: Get Ready to Update Coding
- Rejected Claims: Understand Why It Happened and Ensure Future Payments
Recent Articles of Note
Getting There: Planning a Successful Optometric Career
By Robert Schultz
Be Positive, and Always Thank Your Patient
An Optometric Minute video with Eric M. White, OD
Capture Rate Booster: Train Staff to Fill Patient Prescriptions
By Stuart J. Thomas, OD, and Ellen Byrum-Goad, LDO