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ASOA EyeTalks Radio

American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), A Strategic Partner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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EyeTalks Radio delivers strategies and techniques for success in the field of ophthalmic practice management through rich content and periodic interviews with subject matter experts on topics of interest to those who run the business side of ophthalmology including: human resources, practice development and benchmarking, government and regulatory compliance, productivity, and more.
 
ASOA’s Administrative Beginners Circle was developed to assist new administrators who have 4 years or less of ophthalmic practice management experience in their practice management journey. Go to ASOA.org/abc, or find them on Facebook. Compliance Horror Stories is a production of the ASOA ABC Taskforce. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher for more Compliance Horror Stories. If you dare…
 
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Although providing new technologies—and sometimes older ones—can occasionally be an administrative nightmare, navigating the pathway to successful reimbursement by engaging with all available resources will arm your staff with the tools they need to ultimately benefit our most important and valued stakeholder—the patient.…
 
Although many practices have seen a full (or nearly full) recovery of patient volumes while adapting to the new and stringent social distancing norms necessitated by the emergence of COVID-19, the question remains: What more can be done to maximize our workflows and resources?
 
In this inaugural episode, we talk about what to do when a coworker writes pre-signed prescriptions at the request of a provider, and holding x-rays for ransom due to unpaid balances.
 
While much has been written about shoplifting prevention, internal loss prevention is not a topic that gets as much attention, yet costs practices thousands of dollars each year. This episode of EyeTalks Radio is sponsored by ASOA Diamond Strategic Business Partner:
 
A dilemma arises when a practice owner cannot (or does not want to) handle the demanding pace and lifestyle typical of a busy, full-time ophthalmologist and desires a less intense schedule and more personal life balance. This episode of EyeTalks Radio is being sponsored by Alcon.
 
If you are in management long enough, you will make some big mistakes. Assuming they aren’t fatal to your career, how do you recover? This episode of EyeTalks Radio is being sponsored by ASOA Diamond Strategic Business Partner:
 
Dawn Marsillo of Allergan® talks with Meg Gilson of Eye Surgeons about considerations for DURYSTA™ (bimatoprost intracameral implant) billing, coding, and reimbursement. This episode of EyeTalks Radio is being sponsored by ASOA Platinum Strategic Business Partner:
 
ASCs must distinguish themselves from the competition by following the lead hospitals have gained regarding the treatment and consideration of RNs. Failing to do so may result in canceled cases and closed ORs. This episode of EyeTalks Radio is sponsored by ASOA Platinum Strategic Business Partner:
 
Host Myra Cherchio talks with Jane Shuman about the importance of patient flow, and discusses topics such as looking at office space, identifying “hot spots” like redundancies in forms and systems, setting up office teams, and scheduling.
 
A customized profit and loss statement generates valuable, specific information that helps business owners and administrators make better management decisions. These tips will help turn your P&L into one of the most powerful management tools in running a successful practice. ASOAnalytics is an online benchmarking tool available to ASOA members. Vis…
 
Sondra Hoffman, Executive Director of Florida Eye Clinic, Business and Life Coach, Hoffman Consulting Group, talks with Karen Bachman, ASOA’s Immediate Past President, about avoiding burnout and creating personal and professional satisfaction.
 
The goal of the informed consent process is to enable the patient or patient representative to make an informed and educated decision to undergo the proposed procedure. This episode of EyeTalks Radio is sponsored by ASOA Platinum Strategic Business Partner:
 
Randy Baldwin, Vice President of Specialty Client Marketing at CareCredit, explains how CareCredit’s business tools go beyond patient financing. Business reports, point-of-purchase materials, industry insights, and more are available through CareCredit. For over 30 years, CareCredit, a part of Synchrony, has been a valuable financing option for tre…
 
What if you could increase surgical volumes with patients who were already diagnosed by another doctor, ready for surgery, and who came into your doors already excited about your practice and the great care they would receive—before you even met them? This episode of EyeTalks Radio is sponsored by ASOA Platinum Strategic Business Partner:…
 
Exploring ideas to enhance optical operations in an ophthalmology practice, such as discussing the different characteristics of opticals vs. medical practices, suggestions for key performance indicators and how to set sales prices, glasses capture rate, and more.ASOA
 
The “Feedback Is a Gift” mantra’s fresh perspective can take time and effort to develop, particularly for those who have historically avoided potential conflict. Not only did feedback need to be rebranded as a word; we also needed to rebuild trust, understanding, and credibility. This episode of EyeTalks Radio is being sponsored by Care Credit.…
 
We all want to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. While this starts in assume a more active role, which translates to an increased sense of power. When you give the power back to the patient, it helps us all achieve the goal of 20/happy.ASOA
 
Members of the National Board for the Certification of Ophthalmic Executives (NBCOE), Carole Dumas and Ashlie Barefoot Malone, provide tips on how to become a Certified Ophthalmic Executive. This elite certification promotes excellence and professionalism in ophthalmic practice management.ASOA
 
The next breakthrough solution will not come from doing “business as usual.” Imagine the impact you can make from injecting fresh thinking that energizes your patients, colleagues, and your overall organization. Take this opportunity to follow these steps to intrapreneurship and you can dramatically improve your organization—and your future.…
 
A patient is the most important visitor on the business premises. Patients are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to serve them. If staff are trained in these areas, the overall patient experience will start to get a huge upswing in positivity.ASOA
 
Choosing the right mix of lenses to feature in your dispensary—and the best way to market them—presents an interesting challenge. Offering too many options to your patients will not benefit them or you.ASOA
 
Take a listen to the latest episode of ASOA EyeTalks Radio -- Q&A Interview: Operation Sight -- as we talk with ASOA Board members Hayley Boling, Debbie Davis, and Carrie Jacobs about their participation and experiences with the Operation Sight program.ASOA
 
Creating a harmonious working environment at your ophthalmic practice is certainly achievable, but what happens when you encounter a member of staff or a physician with whom you clash, or with whom everyone clashes? In this episode, Hayley Boling of Boling Vision & INSIGHT Surgery Center interviews Craig Piso of Piso & Associates to discuss strateg…
 
Laura Baldwin, Principal and Senior Consultant of BSM Consulting, interviews Regina Boore, Senior VP and Executive Consultant of Progressive Surgical Solutions, a division of BSM Consulting, on setting and achieving quality measures for ASCs.ASOA
 
Pity the woodpecker. Its full-time job is banging its head against a tree just to get a single bug if it’s lucky, only to have to go to another tree and bang its head again to get another one. Many leaders and staff feel like the woodpecker when it comes to meetings—they often don’t produce much in the way of results and the process is painful. It …
 
Critical thinking is so important to our doctors and patients, in fact, we should foster a culture that encourages it to ensure the best medical care and results. This podcast discusses key ideas related to critical thinking and raises some questions that will prompt you to start incorporating it into your technician training.…
 
A successive development strategy for your potential managers will require dedicated time, a logical assessment of resources, a realistic action plan, and patience. Under your leadership, a rational plan for the internal development of practice managers can relieve some of your burdens, retain valuable staff, and provide optimal value for the pract…
 
In the evolution of customer service, the right step might be a step backward in time. Even in our eyecare practices, the basic principles of customer service remain the same as the corner ice cream shop. Understand your product and service, be able to articulate each one, and identify and meet the needs of the customer with good-natured profession…
 
The CPT definitions and descriptions of the ophthalmic codes (92002– to 92014) are confusing, to say the least. The definitions of the codes are even different than the actual descriptions themselves. Consultants and other experts on this subject like to say, “these codes are broken”. Very few Medicare Administrative Contractors (or, MACs) have pub…
 
From an attorney’s viewpoint, new associate employment agreements are relatively simple, but don’t let their simplicity deceive you. The business and legal choices made in a new associate’s initial employment agreement are important to get right before they sign on the dotted line. Here’s a “Top 10 List” of mistakes to avoid.…
 
While having the technical skills in your job is essential, it’s the soft skills that can take leaders to the next level in managing their teams. Learn or refresh your memory on the top 10 interpersonal skills that lead to more success as a manager.ASOA
 
When the administrator and managing partner work productively and cooperatively in tandem, it is a catalyst that ignites practice growth. This podcast provides practical tips for balancing operations and authority as a member of the administrator-managing dyad.ASOA
 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General are more aggressive than ever about collecting any overpayments that may have been made to providers in error. Audits of Medicare dollars paid are on the rise, including OIG audits. Practices commonly assume that Medicare and other payers are always correct but they …
 
Having a good compliance plan is becoming more essential, not only to meet legal and contractual requirements but also to help ensure efficient operations and financial security. For many managers in healthcare, compliance is still considered a headache, and for some, a source of real anxiety. Noncompliance poses the threat of fines, exclusion from…
 
In business, inquiry thinking is all about the power of asking questions in ways that OPEN UP rather than limit possibilities. In this podcast, based on an Administrative Eyecare magazine article written by Bonnie Navarre of Johnson & Johnson Vision, learn the kinds of questions that lead to possibility and which questions to avoid and hear an exam…
 
Expert advice for ophthalmic practice administrators and their providers on assessing risk for an audit, including identification of some red flags that can trigger an audit by CMS and other payers. Includes discussion of specific eye codes and their appropriate use, as well as advice for mitigating your practice’s risk for an audit.…
 
Building a star-studded team of talented, enthusiastic, patient-oriented, long-term employees is an admirable goal for all health care practices. However, accomplishing such a feat is challenging. While “perfect” employees are hard to find, administrators and human resources managers should never shy away from trying to load their team with all-sta…
 
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