Tag Archives: Medicare

Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

When you are getting started, optometry billing and coding is challenging. It takes time to become an expert, but starting out, just knowing the difference between routine and medical plans, what copays may be applicable to visits, or how deductibles will affect fees can help patients feel more at ease …

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Getting Credentialed In Optometry – Common Questions

getting credentialed in optometry

This is a sponsored post by Optometric Billing Consultants, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 Getting credentialed in optometry is not an easy task. Getting credentialed with various vision and medical plans can be a long and arduous process, ripe with confusion and of course frustration. Once you have finally …

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Navigating the 2015 PQRS Requirements

y now, I’m sure you’ve heard terms such as PQRS, meaningful use, EHR incentives, and the like circulating throughout our medical world. Have you deciphered what each of them mean? How about how to avoid the penalties associated with these programs? At the end of 2014, Dr. Courtney Dryer gave new grads a look into meaningful …

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Meaningful Use: The How and Why for New OD Grads

first heard about meaningful use about a year and a half ago. There were news reports of doctors concerned about the implementation of the program. As a new graduate and practice owner, I was concerned how it would affect my practice. I see hardly any Medicare patients so would it really affect …

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5 Things New Optometrists Should Know About HIPAA

For a student just coming out of optometry school, the idea of trying to build a successful practice can be quite daunting to say the least. With the demands of trying to provide quality patient care, competition for retail business from discount web sites, and the difficulty of trying to …

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Medicare Online Resource List for Optometrists

You always here people say it, every CE conference and at every lecture – “Just look it up on Medicare’s website, you’ll find it…”. Well I got sick of hearing that and decided to put together a link list to make it easy for everyone searching for medicare-related stuff. Online Medicare Resource …

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