Eyefinity Blog | November 23, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving from Eyefinity!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I would like to wish all of you safe, warm, and happy holiday with friends and family. During this season, the Eyefinity team reflects on all that we are thankful for – and we are so very thankful for you!
Eyefinity Blog | November 1, 2016
It’s ALIVVVEE! Here’s What You Need to Know about MIPS.
Since CMS released the final rule on October 14, MIPS has been a popular topic on news sites, blogs, and Facebook posts. So, what do you need to know about MIPS and how does it affect your practice?
Read on to get the scoop.
Eyefinity Blog | September 20, 2016
Celebrating AOA Paraoptometric Week!
In an effort to recognize the dedication and commitment of Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) professionals in the optometric field, The American Optometric Association (AOA) has designated September 18 to 24 as Paraoptometric Recognition Week. People with CPO letters listed after their name have achieved national recognition via certification, demonstrating their understanding of the concepts and vocabulary used in optometric care.
Eyefinity Blog | September 14, 2016
Electronic Recalls and Reminders are patient engagement functionality you should expect from your practice management system.
Patients are the heart of any practice. Every day optometrists work to help patients from young children to the elderly detect early signs of chronic health conditions, see clearly, and look stylish. How you keep connected to patients determines your ability to monitor and meet their needs and their willingness to recommend you to their friends and family. This makes patient engagement central to your success and something that your practice management system should support you with.
Read these 5 ways to increase your patient engagement.
eyefinity blog | August 17, 2016
Upcoming ICD-10 Changes
CMS is making some changes to the ICD-10-CM codes, effective October 1, 2016. In some cases, CMS added new codes and retired others. In other cases, only the description associated with the code changed. Although these changes are not nearly as sweeping as the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 last year, there are some similarities.
eyefinity blog | August 16, 2016
New Videos Available on the Meaningful Use Resource Center
To help users in the daunting process of Modified Stage 2, Eyefinity has put together a resource center to help achieve meaingful use in any practice.
The resource center includes videos and written documentation that explain each measure, describe any available exclusion, and give you step-by-step instructions on how to achieve each measure using Eyefinity software.
eyefinity blog | June 30, 2016
Eyefinity Making Strides in Practice Management AND Customer Service
When it comes to practice management, Eyefinity “solutions work for you;” when it comes to customer service, Eyefinity people are there for you.
Let’s meet Rachel Meyer, EdD, CPO, Rhonda Reguinti, CPO and Marissa Struve, CPO – three of 45 employees who have received training and certification from Miller Heiman Institute (M.H.I.) Global, the world’s most powerful sales and service performance company. Moving forward, “these three fabulous women will expand the training they received to all our teams and locations in the coming months” says Rebecca Johnson, Director of Education.
eyefinity blog | June 22, 2016
Upcoming Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Deadline
Summer’s here, and the July 4 holiday weekend is around the corner. Before packing your bags or lighting up the grill, take a moment to review the meaningful use hardship exception guidelines. The deadline to apply for a hardship exception and avoid a 2017 payment adjustment is July 1 at 11:59 pm ET.
A hardship exception could exempt you from Medicare payment penalties in 2017 if you failed to achieve meaningful use in 2015 and you meet certain criteria.
eyefinity blog | June 15, 2016
GPRO Registration Deadline is June 30
Group practices with two or more providers that bill under a single tax identification number (TIN) may choose to report their 2016 PQRS measures as a group. To qualify for this option, the group practice must register for GPRO by June 30.
Individual providers who bill under their own EIN and group practices that don’t register for GPRO should continue claims-based reporting. If reporting individually, at least 50% of providers in a group practice must successfully participate in PQRS for all providers in the group to avoid a negative Medicare payment adjustment in 2018.
eyefinity blog | May 18, 2016
Eyefinity Secures EHNAC Healthcare Network 2-Year Reaccreditation
Eyefinity® continues to show its ability to be your trusted choice in the market by earning another two years of accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP).
Data protection and security remain top-of-mind for you and your patients. This accreditation shows the importance we place on protecting personal health information and our excellence in health data processing and transactions. We strive to meet and exceed compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
“Eyefinity takes security and compliance seriously,” said Troy Eberlein, Eyefinity® Senior Vice President, Product Management. “We are proud to offer providers who do business with us the assurance that their interactions with Eyefinity are secure and safe.”
eyefinity blog | April 26, 2016
4 Benefits of Using the App vs. Website on an iPad
When you want to stay up-to-date on the latest news, do you tap the CNN app or do you go to the CNN website on your iPad? If you’re going out to dinner and are wondering if you’ll need a jacket, do you open the weather app or do you go to weather.com?
While you’ll get the same information either way, whether you use an app or a website on the iPad can make a huge difference. That’s because on an iPad, apps outperform a website every time.
eyefinity blog | April 7, 2016
Five Questions with Phernell Walker, International Vision Expo Visionary
Earlier this year, Phernell Walker II, ABOM, Senior Product Manager for Eyefinity EHR, was selected by The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions as the International Vision Expo Visionary.
Like past Visionaries, Phernell, a renowned lecturer and peer-recognized master optician, has dedicated himself to advancing the field of ophthalmic optics. He is a Master in Ophthalmic Lenses, has a Bachelor of Science in Business, and holds an Associate Degree in Optics. Phernell’s career is focused on teaching and training opticians, ophthalmic technicians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the art of opticianry and ophthalmic care.
We caught up with Phernell as he was gearing up for Vision Expo East and asked him a few questions.
eyefinity blog | February 23, 2016
Meaningful Use Registry Deadline: February 29
An important meaningful use deadline is approaching. February 29 is the last day to register with a specialized registry and fulfill the public health objective for meaningful use in 2016. You must register with a specialized registry by February 29 to demonstrate “active engagement” in 2016. Your registration fulfills your specialized registry obligation for the year. Depending upon the scope of your practice, you may be required to register with a second registry. Learn More
eyefinity blog | February 16, 2016
CMS Extends the Deadline for Reporting 2015 Meaningful Use
Last week, CMS pushed the deadline for attesting to meaningful use (MU) from February 29 to Friday, March 11. This extension applies only to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for the 2015 reporting period. Eligible providers who are participating in their state’s Medicaid EHR incentive program should check with their state to determine their attestation deadline. Learn More