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Looking to consolidate patient images and diagnostic reports from imaging devices into one ophthalmic image management system that integrates with your optometry or ophthalmology EHR? Want to eliminate costly paper reports, time-consuming scanning and filing? Ready to save time with quick access 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or mobile device from anywhere?
The new year is the perfect time to celebrate what’s working in your eye care practice. It’s also a great time to look for areas that are ripe for growth. Have you been thinking about new systems and technology, like EHR software? Now is the time to take the steps toward making improvements for you and your staff.
It’s hard to believe that on January 1, 2019, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) moves into its third year. New data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows that 93% of MIPS-eligible clinicians who participated in MIPS 2017 (Year 1) earned positive payment adjustments and 95% avoided a negative payment adjustment.
To help eye care practices learn how patient relationship management software helps improve patient outcomes and builds a more profitable practice, we are sharing this guest blog from Solutionreach, a First Insight integration partner. The following practice success story features a MaximEyes Cloud client, Springhouse Eye Associates in Pennsylvania, who uses Solutionreach services. 
Not sure what business expense qualifies as a tax deduction in 2018 for your eye care practice? The clock is ticking away to maximize Section 179 tax deductions for 2018. You’ll want to read this if you’re planning to purchase or lease ophthalmic diagnostic or office equipment, computers, office furniture, or practice management and EHR software before the end of the year. 
A college student, a CEO, and a retiree walk into an office at the same time. This isn’t the intro to one of those “so X walks into a bar” jokes...it’s the reality you and your staff face every day. Communication with three diverse patients like this presents plenty of challenges. Thankfully, we have advanced technology like EHR patient portals to support your eye care patient communication efforts.