VSP Global and USC Launch Study and Pilot Test of Tech-Enabled Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and VSP Global are launching an academic study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of VSP’s tech-enabled eyewear, Level.

Anthem Criticizes Justice Department’s Efforts to Block Its Proposed Merger With Cigna

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:24 AM INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance giant Anthem is strongly criticizing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for attempting to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition of rival insurer, Cigna.

Justice Department and State Attorneys General Sue to Block Health Insurers’ Mega-Mergers

By Staff
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.

CMS Publishes Final Rule Which Improves Medicare Payments to Accountable Care Organizations

By Staff
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.

Larry Clark Named CEO of iCare Health Solutions

By Staff
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.

VSP Global Names 2016 Chairman of the Board

By Staff
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.

VSP Vision Care Survey Finds U.S. Teens Have Spent One-Third of Their Life Staring at Screens

By Staff
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.

Centerbridge Partners Completes Acquisition of Superior Vision

By Staff
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.

AOA and ADA Urge Support of Dental and Optometric Care Access Act

By Staff
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.

Managed Vision Care to ‘Voice Its Value’ at the 2016 NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit

By Staff
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:33 AM ATLANTA—Emphasizing the value of specialty health organizations including those in managed vision care will be the focus at the Annual Specialty Health Summit, to be held May 1 to 3.

Employees Say Lens Choice Matters When Assessing Vision Benefits

By Staff
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Employers have long assumed that offering a generous frame selection as part of a vision benefit package is important to their style-conscious employees.

Jim McGrann, VSP Global CEO Is Guest on Feb. 17 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, February 15, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—VSP Global’s CEO, Jim McGrann will be the guest on the Feb. 17 episode of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Guardian Agrees to Acquire Avesis, Leading Government Benefit Provider

By Staff
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a leader in employee benefits and one of the largest dental insurers in the country, has entered into an agreement to acquire Avesis Incorporated , a leading government contract vision, dental and hearing provider.

The Switch to ICD-10: W56.22xA Struck by Orca, Initial Encounter

By Staff
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:06 AM Oct. 1, 2015 marked the switch from ICD-9 to the new ICD-10 codes. Despite the protests from medical groups, the government made it clear that the 10th Revision, would be the only way for providers to get paid for any insurance claims. Ghergich & Co, a design agency, got together with Quill, a product supplier to small businesses, to create this amusing graphic that looks at Silly ICD-10 Codes Showing the Crazy Ways People Injure Themselves.

UnitedHealthcare’s Vision Plan Ranks Highest in J.D. Power 2015 Vision Plan Member Satisfaction Reports

By Staff
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:21 AM WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.— UnitedHealthcare ranked highest in customer satisfaction with vision plan carriers, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Vision Plan Satisfaction Report. The company performed particularly well in coverage, cost and communications, according to the report.
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