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  • Enhancing Your Ability to Manage a Thriving Practice and Reach Your Full Potential

    Practice Management
    Amanda Mestler, clinic operations manager at Duke Eye Center of Cary, N.C., appeared in an Academy video about our lean programs. She said using lean practice management had a tremendous impact on the clinic. The center increased volume by 300 to 400 patients a month with no staff turnover or additional technicians.

    To meet the new financial and operational challenges faced by every modern practice, the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives® (the Academy’s practice management affiliate) has taken the lead in helping ophthalmologists to develop actionable strategies for increasing value and improving patient satisfaction.

    Unlocking Your Clinic’s Full Potential with the Lean Practice

    In 2017, AAOE bolstered its line of practice management resources to help you improve practice efficiency, profitability and improve quality of patient care. Our lean management program is designed specifically for ophthalmology and has something to offer every practice, regardless of size or subspecialty:

    • Mastering the Art of Lean: This online master class provides a set of lean principles and practical implementation steps for making simple and immediate changes.

    Helping You Code Confidently

    As the premier ophthalmic reimbursement resource, the AAOE has expanded its offerings to 21 coding products, reaching every learning curve and covering every important topic.

    New resources include:

    • Reporting MIPS in 2018: In this 37-minute webinar, Academy experts show you how to avoid penalties and increase bonus potential.
    • 1-Hour Online Coding Courses: Boost your coding knowledge and coding expertise in 60 minutes. Each interactive course includes clear instructions, real-world examples and Q&A sections that help you assess your progress. New topics include E/M documentation, lesion removal, modifiers and coding for surgical complications.

    AAOE welcomes all of your questions related to coding, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and ICD-10. In 2017 alone, we responded to more than 4,000 emails, sharing our tips for how you can best manage the business side of your practice.