FREE Stuff: 2017 ICD-10 Medical Coding Reference

We probably should have put this up at the beginning of the year, unfortunately it got buried. Here is a Medical Coding website for icd10.  http://www.icd10data.com. We do not know whether they are going to update to 2018. Here is what they say ICD10Data.com takes the official ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical codes and adds millions of cross … [Read more...]

What is Revenue Cycle Management?

Managing insurance claim reimbursements is a time-consuming, error-prone task. To help optometric practices manage claims more effectively, many companies that offer claim management solutions also offer revenue cycle management services. But, what is revenue cycle management anyways? For optometric practices struggling to work insurance claims … [Read more...]

Billing And Coding Training From Ritecode.com

With Ritecode.com celebrating over 20 years in service in business, we thought it was time we share a very important and hopefully money saving resource Ritecode.com. Ritecode.com has over 135 training products including sample coding exams, recorded video training, and our complete, 80-hour Coding Certification Prep Course. The new … [Read more...]

Case Study in Direct Pay Practice

I wonder what would happen if eyecare professionals would just say no! Listen to this video of Josh Umbehr MD in Wichita, Kansas who discusses working directly with his patients. By cutting out the insurance and government bureaucrats he has lowered the cost for the patients and increases the quality of care they receive. Presentation from … [Read more...]

The Problem With ACA And Eye Health

Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx, wrote this post and brought up some very valid points and why to bring preventive medicine into your eyecare practice. Definitely something to think about and address in your practice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn't pay for Medicare and Medicaid routine eye exams for disease prevention but it does cover … [Read more...]

Shamir Relax Is Now Available Through VSP

San Diego, CA – September 2015 – Shamir Insight, Inc. announces that their fatigue relief Freeform® design, RelaxTM, geared toward the millennial generation, is now available through VSP. RelaxTM is designed for patients who suffer from eyestrain associated with prolonged accommodation. Shamir RelaxTM is available to order for VSP patients … [Read more...]

Should You Take Vision Insurance?

There has been some interesting threads on Facebook forums about taking vision insurance. It is also a trend to stop taking any type of insurance altogether. As all doctors are becoming fed up with the cost associated with insurance, many are going to concierge type of practice and or quit taking insurance at all. What I find interesting is that … [Read more...]

Electronic Claim Filing: 7 Facts about ICD-10

The October 1st implementation date for ICD-10 is approaching faster than you think, and it will undoubtedly bring with it some changes for your eyecare practice and electronic claim filing processes. While many people fear change, we want to urge you to be open to the changes ICD-10 will bring to your practice. The new code set is designed to … [Read more...]

Understanding Primary Insurance with Medicare

Shane Shepherd is new to the VisionWeb team, and he brings with him tons of billing, coding, and claims processing experience from years of working with eyecare practices. You'll be seeing a lot more of him on the blog dropping all kinds of insurance related knowledge! Today, he is going to talk about a common question that he gets about primary, … [Read more...]

PQRS Fact Sheet for Optometry Office Software

The Physician Quality Reporting System, otherwise known as PQRS, is a voluntary reporting program that provides incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) who report data on quality measures within their practice. This program promotes the opportunity for EPs to assess and report on the overall quality of care they are providing to … [Read more...]

3 New Words to Add to Your Optometry EHR Dictionary

Healthcare continues to add more names, more codes to what eyecare professionals need to know. If you haven't read the latest on the VisionWeb Blog.. or downloaded their EHR Dictionary you can do it here.  Earlier this year, we gave you 3 new words to add to your EHR dictionary through our Uprise Blog. With the growing changes in the eyecare … [Read more...]

The Basics of Coding And Billing in Optometry

Optometry Students made this video on Billing and Coding. This is a basic lesson and it about the difference types of coding. It will take about 25 minutes.   … [Read more...]

Avoid Meaningful Use Penalties in 2015 and 2016

If you have not participated in the Meaningful Use Program, we’ve got some bad news and good news for you! Bad news: If you were unable to attest by October 1, 2014, you will be hit by penalties to your Medicare Reimbursement at the start of next year. Good news: There’s still a chance to avoid these penalties by applying for a hardship … [Read more...]

CMS Establishes Ambulatory Surgery Center Payment for VisionCare’s Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration

Saratoga, CA – (Nov, 2014)- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., ("VisionCare”), a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will reimburse the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) under a revised … [Read more...]

Vision West x Optometric Business Solutions x ICD-10 Training and Compliance Resources

San Diego, CA – August, 2014 – Premier eyecare business group Vision West (www.vweye.com) has announced a partnership with health care compliance and EMR management consultants Optometric Business Solutions (OBS) to offer resources and training to its members. “We are very excited to extend our resources to Vision West and its members,” said Joe … [Read more...]