Cigna to Discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program in Kentucky

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKFORT, Ky.—In response to a new Kentucky state law (HB 465), Cigna will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015.

Anthem to Acquire Cigna Corp., Creating New Health Care Giant

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 9:30 AM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Anthem to acquire Cigna.

#HerStory

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:10 AM NEW YORK—Coming up with a theme for this Special Report year after year is no easy task. Some of us on the editorial team have been profiling optical’s Influential Women since VM’s Special Report began way back in 2003. The challenge is always the same: finding a theme that is fresh and dynamic, like the Influential Women themselves.

Executive Suite

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:09 AM

Rising Stars

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:08 AM

Mentors

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:07 AM

Innovators

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:06 AM

Methodology

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:05 AM

Thirteen Years of Honors

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:04 AM

Previous Years' Influential Women Reports

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:03 AM

Alphabetical List of Honorees 2003-2015

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:02 AM

VSP Vision Care Wins Two ‘Stevies’ at 2015 American Business Awards

By Staff
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:15 AM CHICAGO— At the 2015 American Business Awards held here on June 22, 2015, VSP Vision Care won a Gold Stevie award for its digital consumer newsletter, EnVision, and a Silver Stevie for its “Our Focus.Your People” B2B campaign.

CMS Won’t Deny Incorrect ICD-10 Claims for One Year Following Switch From ICD-9

By Staff
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—As health care professionals prepare for the Oct. 1, 2015, switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Monday, July 6, 2015, that it is working with the American Medical Association (AMA) to ease the transition.

Texas Governor Signs Law Preventing Managed Care Companies From Requiring ODs to Use Their Labs

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 684 into law allowing private optometric practitioners to provide patients with materials from sources of their own choosing rather than being required to use those of managed vision care companies.

Countdown to ICD-10: 10 Steps to Get Ready, Set, Go!

By Richard Mark Kirkner
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:10 AM Some medical professionals fear it because it will dramatically change the codes they use for reimbursement. Some mock it because the codes are so specific they can be as bizarre as “burn due to water-skis on fire” and “stabbed while crocheting.” But all realize that by Oct. 1, 2015, the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will be unavoidable.
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