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Medical Homes are the Best Source of Reimbursement for Optometrists
Clinical Practice / Medical Home / Practice Management / Third-party

Medical Homes are the Best Source of Reimbursement for Optometrists

By Mark A. Ridenour This could very well be a headline in the future given the direction of changes in the healthcare industry today.  Many Primary Care Physician (PCP) practices have converted to the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice model.  There are now more the 7000 accredited Medical Home practices nationwide with 535 in Ohio.  … Continue reading

Make a Difference in Children’s Lives
Children's / InfantSEE / Realeyes

Make a Difference in Children’s Lives

By Dr. Ann Rea Miller Children’s vision has always been something I’ve actively participated in since graduating optometry school. Presenting RealEyes to children in schools and seeing babies 6-12 months through the InfantSEE program just seemed like something I needed to be involved in. It seemed natural to me that optometrists should focus on kids … Continue reading

Patient Portals and Direct Messaging, how do they affect me?
Practice Management

Patient Portals and Direct Messaging, how do they affect me?

By Dr. Rod Snow, The OOA has been receiving questions concerning “practice portals” of Electronic Medical Records versus “patient portals”, along with some confusion around direct messaging.  Is there a difference with these things and how do they affect me?  There may be some minor differences between each EMR, but here is some information on … Continue reading

Rick Cornett’s Retirement
News

Rick Cornett’s Retirement

On Sunday March 29 OOA members and friends celebrated the retirement of Rick Cornett. OOA President Dr. Gossard, Dr. Augsburger, Dean Zadnik and Dr. Roark spoke. OOA Past Presidents conducted the “passing of the gavel” ceremony concluding with Rick who gave the closing remarks. Congratulations, Rick! Thank you for your outstanding years of service to … Continue reading

Blogs or Books?  Guesses or Guidelines? It’s time to get serious about good medical records.
Clinical Practice / News / Practice Management / Third-party

Blogs or Books? Guesses or Guidelines? It’s time to get serious about good medical records.

By: Charles B. Brownlow, OD  (drbrownlow@pmi-eyes.com) Several years ago, I found myself jumping from one eye care chat room to another, trying in vain to correct bad information about patient care and record keeping that kept popping up there.  It seemed that my colleagues in eye care would rather ‘take a poll’ of other ODs … Continue reading