SECO 20/20 partners with eight organizations at annual conference

February 12, 2020
SECO 20/20 has partnered with eight organizations to host co-located events during its 2020 annual conference where the latest research, innovations…

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VIDEO: Keys for affecting behavioral change in your staff

February 8, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Craig N. Piso, PhD, shares pearls for improving ophthalmic technician performance based on proven…

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VIDEO: Utilize new technologies in practice management

February 7, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Anish Kapur, MD, recommends using artificial intelligence and machine learning-based technologies for…

Azar: HHS ‘should be very proud’ of its achievements, life expectancy among them

February 7, 2020
The past 3 years were marked by historic accomplishments that put HHS in a strong position to tackle the challenges that lie ahead, HHS Secretary…

Idaho House passes bill to grant laser privileges to optometrists

February 7, 2020
The Idaho House of Representatives passed legislation Feb. 6 designed to update Idaho’s Optometric Physician Licensing Act to better reflect…

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VIDEO: Software programs can help increase practice productivity

February 7, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Frank X. Venzara III, MD, discusses how the use of AdvancedMD and Integrity EMR software has helped his…

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Single-center study raises larger issues about proper billing

February 4, 2020
Two CMS codes for advanced care planning — 99497 and 99498 — were used less than 20 times at a tertiary care center in Iowa during in a…

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VIDEO: Emotional intelligence helps leaders manage in practice setting

February 4, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye 2020, Noah England, MBA, CMPE, practice administrator at the Eye & Laser Center in Lancaster, South…

Guest Editorial

Refresh your practice

January 23, 2020
In this guest editorial, Wayne B. Jonas, MD, the executive director of Samueli

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BLOG: Can your patients access their medical chart?

January 21, 2020
The hot topic of discussion in health care reform this winter revolves around patient access to their medical information. One of the founding tenets…

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Step therapy an onerous process for providing patient care

January 20, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Step therapy, an insurance protocol requiring patients to try and fail certain drugs before allowing access to other therapies…

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Five ways to maximize EHR use

January 20, 2020
Electronic health records promised to save time but instead, findings show that primary care physicians spend almost 6 hours a day on them. …

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Alison Levine shares leadership lessons from Everest expedition

January 19, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Special guest speaker Alison Levine’s climb to the summit of Mt. Everest helped her achieve her “adventure grand…

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Practices must create a system to deal with PBM drug denial

January 19, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — In today’s pharmacy benefit management environment, it is costing practices more staff time and money to simply get the…

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Compliance is cheaper than a fraud investigation

January 19, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — When an ophthalmology practice comes under investigation for fraud under the False Claims Act, ignorance is no excuse. Nor is…

Q&A: Vision training to improve athletic performance

January 16, 2020
Athletes are continually looking for ways to improve their performance and gain an advantage in training to give them a leg up on their competition. …

VisionWatch report shows increase in vision care industry

January 9, 2020
The vision care market generated $43.39 billion in retail revenues in the year ending September 2019, according to VisionWatch, a survey conducted by…

SECO 20/20 expands advanced learning methods at annual conference

January 9, 2020
SECO 20/20 will launch new and diverse methods for idea sharing at its 2020 annual conference. These enhanced methods include the addition of new…

In the Journals

Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…

AOA encourages employers to endorse eye exams in 2020 program

January 8, 2020
The American Optometric Association is calling upon U.S. companies to join its 2020 Employer Pledge program by supporting annual comprehensive eye…