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What the Obamacare repeal bill means for physicians
What the Obamacare repeal bill means for physiciansThe new bill looks to change how healthcare is financed for people who do not have insurance through their employer, and would eliminate the mandate requiring all Americans to carry health insurance.
ODs look to lid scrubs first for blepharitis treatmentIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs what they used for first-line therapy for blepharitis patients.
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practice
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practiceA little over 18 months ago, I decided to follow my passion and take a leap of faith changing my career. I went from a bustling MD/OD group practice to a private group OD practice and launched the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania (PA).
5 ways to get the most out of an IT partner
5 ways to get the most out of an IT partnerWhile the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) among healthcare providers is here, the dramatic boost in efficiency across the healthcare system that was supposed to accompany this shift has yet to be fully realized.
5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in Atlanta
5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in AtlantaSECO 2017 has come to a close, but Optometry Times has you covered with things you may have missed while taking in a lecture, perusing the exhibit hall, or exploring Atlanta’s Centennial Park.
What Anthem-Cigna merger rejection means for your practice
What Anthem-Cigna merger rejection means for your practiceEarlier this month, federal judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the proposed $54 billion merger between Anthem and Cigna, the second- and third-largest commercial health insurers in the country.
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe again
White men need to do their part and make healthcare safe againYes, white women voted for Trump in large numbers as well, but, across the country, the Republican leadership primarily relies on the votes of white men. For now, this is the group that is most powerful when it steps up.
The key to understanding consumer-centric healthcareFor over a decade, we have seen the steady rise of consumerism in healthcare. Far more than an emerging trend, it is now something that will dramatically alter the U.S. healthcare delivery system...for the better.
12 ways to prevent embezzlementTwo out of every five small businesses are victims of employee embezzlement, and most of these crimes are perpetrated by employees who had been with the company one to five years, have a college degree, and have access to the company’s accounting records.
OCTs ushering new era in complex contact lens fittingsComplex contact lenses, including scleral lenses, have unique fitting considerations that may be augmented with additional optic scans, says Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, of Nashville, TN, at SECO 2017.