Today’s healthcare system is a fickle beast, and the challenges of navigating the payor system can be overwhelming. But you can always get paid for what you do. If you ever write a charge off to a zero balance, you are not taking full advantage of the rules that exist to get paid. Consult with your billing department and spot check your EOBs to make sure they aren’t writing off patient balances. This is where understanding the rules that govern the financial waivers of liability is crucial.
A question that often arises is how to determine bifocal power for patients. We all learned about the tables and charts that depict the loss of accommodation with age in optometry school. Presbyopia is in full force by the time most patients reach 40, and by the age of 70, everyone needs a +2.50 add at near, right? Not so fast.
Speakers have been announced for the inaugural Women In Optometry Summit, Flex Your Superpowers, on Wed., June 19.