Archive for the ‘Member Advantage profile’ Category

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VisionWeb offers members tools for running modern billing departments – Are you using them?

August 8, 2012

While many practices may be stuck in the habit of going to multiple sites to manage claims, modern billing departments are embracing the use of clearinghouses and all the efficiency that comes with them. As a practice owner, you need to make sure your staff has the tools and knowledge to run an efficient modern practice. Take a look at what modern practices are doing to get the most out of their claim filing processes. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Company provides best-of-class CPT data, information services

June 15, 2012

By John Rumpakis, O.D.

ReimbursementPlus. com is a comprehensive, Web-based, real-time service that provides up-to-the-minute Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code reimbursement information, all related CPT code data and characteristics, and state-of-the-art information regarding CPT code and medical record-keeping compliance. Compared to any other system available, AOA members will find highly advanced features that are extremely user-friendly. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Recharge your retirement planning in 2012: Consider consolidating accounts

June 15, 2012

When you’re looking for ways to make the most of your retirement savings, don’t overlook the advantages of rolling over eligible retirement plan accounts from previous employers into your current retirement plan account. Read the rest of this entry ?

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What is AOACodingToday and why do I need it?

May 29, 2012

By Ron Rush, vice president, Sales and Marketing

Attention all AOA members! We would like to remind you about the AOA online coding and reimbursement database—AOACodingToday. This is a FREE AOA member benefit. Developed and administered by Physician Reimbursement Systems (PRS), the database is a complete coding and billing tool that will help you determine the proper coding and billing rules for accurate reporting of your services for reimbursement. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Wells Fargo Practice Finance helps plan for the future

May 8, 2012

As an AOA Member Advantage Program participant, Wells Fargo Practice Finance helps optometrists like you plan for the future of their practice. With customized financing programs and preferred rates for AOA members, Wells Fargo Practice Finance can be a valuable asset when planning for the future — whether you’re looking to start a new practice or acquire an existing one, upgrade equipment, increase cash flow or build equity. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Bank of America offers tips on taking care of personal information

April 20, 2012

Take care of your personal information

You are the single best person to protect your personal information because only you can control what information you share.

Protecting this information is the first step in reducing your risk of identity theft and fraud. Read the rest of this entry ?

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AGIA offers cancer insurance plan for peace of mind

March 13, 2012

No matter what your age, gender, race, or occupation, cancer does not discriminate. According to the “2010 Cancer Facts & Figures,” Americans have an overall one in three lifetime risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ophthalmic Resources on Demand makes meaningful use of patient education

February 13, 2012

Numerous studies have shown the link between engaged, actively educated patients and better health outcomes.  It is clear that engaged patients are more likely to adhere to medications, keep appointments, and take an active role in their care.  Offering patients educational resources and things like product coupons directly increases their satisfaction, which is also good for your business.  As an optometrist accountable for both the results of the patient and your practice, what can you do to provide meaningful education and support that drives positive results? Read the rest of this entry ?

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Bank of America lists 5 strategies to reduce credit, debit processing fees

January 24, 2012

A variety of factors affect the fees associated with card acceptance. By effectively managing factors you can control, you can help minimize transactions with higher than usual fees assessed — ultimately reducing your monthly processing expense.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Great Recession impacts retirement

November 21, 2011

After the Stock Market Crash of 1929, John D. Rockefeller said, “These are days when many are discouraged. In the 93 years of my life, depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has always returned and will again.” 

In many ways, the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 was the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In addition to all the financial hardships experienced by millions of working families, economic security for future retirees could also be eroded.  Read the rest of this entry ?