Improvement activities are hard to pick and complicated to track. There are no dashboards set up to monitor your progress, track if you’re meeting the requirements, or to help find out if you’re doing enough activities. The measure titles can be a little misleading and the documentation requirements are often a mystery to practices. Each … Continue reading "Cinderella Improvement Activities"
The COVID-19 pandemic placed many challenges on both patients and medical practices. Patients were hit hard financially with many losing their jobs and their health insurance coverage. At the same time, practices saw a decrease in patient volume and revenue. Healthcare organizations needed to quickly adapt to the new “normal” by increasing the use of … Continue reading "Patient Payment Collection Strategies For Long-Term Success"
To participate in the Cost category of MIPS, you just submit your claims…the rest is out of your hands. Or is it? The measures are different, the scoring is complex, the attributions and how they are processed can be pretty confusing but you have more control than you think! The Cost category does not have … Continue reading "Decoding the Cost Category"
How much are cancelled appointments and no-shows costing you? Nothing is worse than being stood up — especially when it affects your bottom line. Patient no-shows are a longstanding thorn in the side of many eye care practices and can hurt your bottom line, snarl your operations, and result in negative health impacts to the … Continue reading “Your Complete Guide to Patient No-Shows”
3 Options That Decrease Wait Times, Shorten Turnaround, and Maximize Efficiency In today’s competitive climate, many doctors are content to have a steady stream of patients each day. However, failure to implement a structured appointment system could mean missing out on revenue. Clinical management expert and AAO presenter Zachary Cain notes that an effective scheduling … Continue reading “What Scheduling Strategy is Right For Your Practice? 3 Options”
Is your ophthalmology as profitable as it can be? Numbers alone can only offer so much insight, but comparing your practice against widely agreed-upon benchmarks can show your industry position and point out areas for improvement. Here are five benchmarks that allow you to compare your numbers to your peers, courtesy of Derek Preece, a … Continue reading “5 Key Benchmarks That Make or Break Your Ophthalmology Practice”
Optimize your bonus & uncover benchmarks that really matter. Do you want to maximize your Quality Score? With more than 900 measures, each measure being individually scored on specific benchmarks, and 4 ways to earn bonuses, the MIPS Quality performance category has some of the most complex scoring algorithms in the Quality Payment Program. No … Continue reading "MIPS QUALITY : TIPS & STRATEGIES FOR SCORING SUCCESS"
Eye Care Leaders & ClearGage help you simplify your payment collections & improve patient satisfaction. It’s time you break away from manual processes that hinder your success. Save your employees’ time by automating manual aspects of your patient financial experience. Talk to us today. Benefits: Easily Take Payments Receive payments from patients anytime with an … Continue reading “Collect payments simply & safely”
Key Takeaways Full potential for revenue cycle starts with an optimized front office Scheduling, pre-registration, insurance verification, authorization, patient check-in and consent to treat are the 6 critical areas Reducing no-shows, expediting patient flow, increasing provider productivity, preparing patients for out-of-pocket responsibilities, and identifying whether the patient’s insurance will reimburse for the service are quantifiable … Continue reading “Best Practices in RCM Services : Optimizing Your Front Office”
Key Takeaways: Quarterly self-audits will help you identify underpayments and overpayments. You must self-report overpayments within 60 days of becoming aware of them – failure to do so can expose you to fines, penalties and even loss of credentialing. Focus on your E/M codes – they are often audited by CMS because they are common … Continue reading “Overpayments and Underpayments: What You Need to Know”
Look for EMRs With Many Detailed Touches, Good User Interfaces, And Adaptability to Special Circumstances For some optometrists, myself included, the apex of the doctor-patient engagement lies in specialty contact lens prescribing. These specialty lenses can include scleral contact lenses, bitoric corneal gas permeable lenses, hybrid lens designs, and overnight corneal reshaping. Whereas disposable contact … Continue reading “EMRs For Specialty Contact Lenses: How To Select The Right One For Your Practice”