Monday, October 17, 2016 12:28 AM
The tempestuous relationship between optometrists and ophthalmologists historically favored MDs because of their positions of power and prestige in the medical community. ODs who referred patients to a local ophthalmologist most often lost them as the MD practice—either through willful deceit or just simple inertia—took over. But the tide began to turn in the early 1980s as intrepid optometrists pushed back, demanding a role in clinical decision making commensurate with their ever-increasing skill set and burgeoning ranks.
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:18 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Eyefinity
, the practice management software division of VSP Global
, has named Masoud Nafey, OD as vice president of professional relations.
Monday, October 10, 2016 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Americans believe they are becoming more knowledgeable about the vision benefits offered by their employers, according to a new survey.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:33 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—With the open enrollment period set to begin for millions of Americans, the NAVCP
is emphasizing the correlation between vision benefits and healthy eyecare habits.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:27 AM
has signed an agreement that will bring Costco Optical
on-board as an eyecare provider in the VBA network, the companies announced Tuesday.
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:23 AM
announced financial results for the six months ending June 30, 2016, reporting operating revenue of $9.3 billion, up from $8.7 billion in the year-ago period.
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:18 AM
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice
and attorneys general from multiple states and the District of Columbia sued yesterday to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition
of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana, alleging that the transactions would increase concentration and harm competition across the country, reducing from five to three the number of large, national health insurers in the nation.
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:30 AM
BALTIMORE—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) has released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care.
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21 AM
MIAMI—iCare Health Solutions
has announced the appointment of Larry Clark as the company’s new CEO. Clark assumed the responsibilities last month and will continue to report to Dr. Sidney J. Stern, OD, president and chairman.
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:30 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global
board of directors named Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO, as chairman of the board for a two-year term.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Although many parents worry about how much time their teenagers spend glued to their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, most are unaware of how it affects their children’s vision and overall health.
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:23 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Nautic Partners, LLC announced on Friday that Nautic Partners VI, L.P. and Nautic Partners VI-A, L.P. have completed the sale
of Superior Vision Corporation
, a leader in managed vision care, to affiliated funds of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
, a private investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Friday, March 25, 2016 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Legislative efforts surrounding the issue of "health care consumer access" via certain insurance plans are increasing.