First Insight Blog

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. 
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.
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.
Investing 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.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will be making minor ICD-10-CM code changes to 90 eye-specific codes that become effective October 1, 2017. There are 57 new codes, 25 revised codes and 8 deleted codes for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 forward.
Researching unpaid or denied eye care claims is a time-consuming and frustrating process for optometry and ophthalmology practices. On average, more than 25% of lost practice revenue comes from poor medical billing and revenue cycle management practices. According to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the average cost of reworking a claim is $25.
Is your ophthalmology or optometry practice getting your money’s worth with your in-house billers or eye care billing service? Choosing the best medical billing service is more than just finding someone to process claims. If you are considering outsourcing your medical billing, and are still on the fence about making the leap, here are eight reasons to help you decide.
On February 22, 2017, First Insight Corporation will celebrate 23 years as a leader in developing practice management and EHR solutions for optometrists and ophthalmologists. Since I first started the company in 1994, our goal has always been to help eye care providers improve their practice—to work more efficiently and be able to provide great care. We want to make our customers’ lives easier so they can make their patients’ lives better.