6 financial challenges ODs will face in 2017 January 10, 2017 By Giovanni Castelli To gauge what the new year will bring, we asked experts to weigh in on what challenges they expect optometrists to face in 2017 10 tips to surviving an insurance audit To protect you and your practice, it is important to have a plan and process in place in the case of an audit Be present with your patients Make a more deliberate effort to be present with your patients How to prevent no-shows in your practice No-shows and cancellations are an annoying part of any optometry practice. They are disruptive and costly, but mostly they are rude. Top 5 of 2016: Practice management December 19, 2016 In 2016, Dermatology Times provided several articles offering guidance on the business side of dermatology. Spanning such topics as using social media effectively, to designing the ideal office space and whether or not a cash-based model is right for you, these were the top five practice management articles of 2016. Looking back at 2016 Before the new year gets too far along, let’s take a brief look at the happenings in the pages of Optometry Times during 2016. 6 steps to open a practice Opening a practice of your own can be quite overwhelming and can leave you wondering where to start. 5 steps to creating a budget Applying the Golden Metric when creating a budget and increasing your profits Practical solutions to combat high-deductible headaches November 25, 2016 By Lisa A. Eramo MA There are answers to dealing with patient problems while protecting the bottom line.