How EHR Software Boosts Eye Care Practice Efficiency

EHR software optimizationInvesting in ophthalmology and optometry EHR software is one of the most significant business decisions you’ll make for your practice. Once you hit that “go-live” button, it’s critical to invest time and resources for optimizing your EHR system.

EHR optimization is an ongoing process due to software and functionality updates, never-ending federal and state regulations, and user workflow needs.

U.S. Vision Selects MaximEyes EHR as New Partner for 600 Locations

U.S. Vision Selects MaximEyes EHR
U.S. Vision and its affiliate, Nationwide Vision selects MaximEyes EHR as new EHR partner

After an in-depth two-year evaluation comparing various electronic health records (EHRs) used by optometrists, U.S. Vision and its affiliate, Nationwide Vision, selected MaximEyes EHR by First Insight Corporation as its new optometry EHR partner.

First Insight is delighted that U.S. Vision and Nationwide Vision took the time to carefully assess and compare various optometry EHRs over two years, before making its final selection. 

Year-End Message from Nitin Rai, President and CEO of First Insight Corporation

First Insight Corporation 2017 successes and partnerships
We’re guided by a history of listening, observing, testing, growing and always moving forward.

For nearly 24 years, our promise to our customers is to always demonstrate a genuine concern for their optometry and ophthalmology business at every touch point—troubleshooting their problems and soliciting input for new eye care EHR and practice management solutions. 

The Perfect EHR Formula: Customizable Software, Expert Training and Reliable Customer Support

optometry EHR and practice management software
Dr. Lebovitz chose MaximEyes EHR to support his long-term goals

When Dr. Lowell Lebovitz began looking for optometry EHR software for his practice, he chose an eye care EHR and practice management system that would support long-term goals of continued growth, profitability, efficiency, and stability. He needed an EHR system that would improve business efficiencies, so he could spend less time on paperwork and more time with patients.

Tax Tip: Start the New Year Off By Saving Thousands of Dollars With Section 179

Take advantage of Section 179 for computer software and equipment purchases
Use Section 179 deduction for computer software and equipment purchases

Don’t forget about Section 179 if you are planning to purchase or lease optometry or ophthalmology EHR and practice management software, business equipment and machinery, or office furniture for your practice this year.  Take advantage of the $510,000  tax deduction limit for “qualifying” equipment and computer software that was purchased and put into use between January 1 and December 31, 2017. 

How Can End-to-End Revenue Cycle Management Help You Grow Top-line Revenue?

optiometry medical billing In an era of declining reimbursements, high-deductible health plans, and constant industry challenges, profit margins are tighter than ever for most optometry and ophthalmology practices. Healthcare professionals should be able to focus on patient care—instead of medical billing paperwork and payments. 

First Insight Earns 2017 Learning! 100 Award for Achieving Excellence for Personalized Customer Training

Learning! 100

We’re excited to announce that First Insight Corporation was honored for the sixth year in a row by Elearning! Media Group as a “2017 Learning! 100 award winner” for achieving excellence in the “Performance” category for our personalized customer training.

Learning! 100 applicants are evaluated across three criteria: Collaborative Strategies’ Collaboration Index, Darden School’s Learning Culture Index, and overall organizational performance.

CMS Opens Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception for Reweighting ACI Category

MaximEyes EHR Quality Measures Report and Quality Points Calculator
MaximEyes EHR MIPS Quality Measures Report and Quality Points Calculator

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the Quality Payment Program (QPP) hardship exception application for the 2017 transition year for eligible clinicians (ECs). This exception may qualify an EC for reweighting their Advancing Care Information (ACI) category to 0% and reallocating the 25% to the Quality category.

CMS Opens Hardship Exception for New Participants Transitioning to MIPS 2017

MaximEyes EHR MIPS ACI Measures Report and Points Calculator
MaximEyes EHR MIPS Advancing Care Information (ACI) Measures Report and Points Calculator

Eligible professionals (EPs) who have never attested to the EHR Incentive Program, but intend to demonstrate meaningful use (prior to 10/1/17) and MIPS in program year 2017, may be eligible for a one-time significant hardship exception per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).