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”
CMS’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is updated for 2021 and more important than ever. If MIPS participation was mandatory for you in 2019 and 2020, you are probably assuming you’ll have to participate this year, but that’s not necessarily the case. Meanwhile, if you are contemplating participating, you need to be aware of changes … Continue reading "UNDERSTANDING MIPS IN 2021"
Revenue is not the only thing you need to worry about when running an eye care practice! As a practicing optometrist, the responsibility to ensure the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance squarely rests on you. Though most optometrists (and their staff) are familiar with the stringent HIPAA laws, violations are commonplace. They’re … Continue reading “10 Common HIPAA Violations (and Tips to Avoid Them!)”
Prevention is Key – No More Denials An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sound familiar? That phrase can most certainly be applied to claim denials. With the average cost of working a claim denial sitting at $25, implementing preventive measures is imperative to the overall health of your revenue cycle. The … Continue reading "Prevention is Key – No More Denials"
Practicing across four locations in Alabama, the practitioners must also share data on patient conditions in real-time, even if they’re miles apart. For that reason, access to myCare iMedicWare cloud-based documentation became a necessity for this comprehensive practice.
Thinking of outsourcing your Ophthalmology EMR Services? Whether or not your eye care practice should outsource EMR services is a question that we are often asked. While there’s no right or wrong answer, there are different viewpoints. Some experts say that under the practice’s owner’s nose is where EMRs belong! Well, that’s not the case. … Continue reading “Should You Outsource Your Ophthalmology EMR Services?”
You might be a patient’s ophthalmologist, but it’s highly unlikely that you’re the only provider he or she is seeing. Patients often consult several providers at the same time, and every provider must have the same knowledge about the patient’s overall health condition. Overlaps in patient care without proper communication among providers and visibility to … Continue reading “Building a Culture of Patient Safety with Eye Care Leaders”