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April 28, 2016
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SOFTWARE

CodeSAFE and CrystalPM Integration

WEB TECH

EyeCare Prime Intros LensFerry S

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Precision Tools Redesigns AB Gauge

SOFTWARE

CodeSAFE and CrystalPM Lead Integrated Coding Compliance Initiative


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Product: Integrated Coding Compliance Initiative
Top Line: CrystalPM and CodeSAFE are releasing a fully integrated solution for the eyecare profession offering real‐time CPT & ICD information and reimbursement data, incorporated within CrystalPM. The cooperative agreement offers CrystalPM’s customers real‐time access to critical information, necessary for providing the best, most efficient and effective patient care.
Close Up: “Our essential goal with CrystalPM is to provide the eyecare profession’s best, most intuitive electronic health record, one that first meets the needs of doctors to see more patients, improve care and lower costs while exceeding the requirements of connected care and health care reform,” said Mark Crowley, sales director at CrystalPM. “The future of health care is really all about changing the way doctors use technology, thus our commitment to creating an easy‐to‐use yet powerful and forward‐looking solution, one that takes advantage of innovations provided by key industry partners like CodeSAFE. We’re very proud to be leading the charge to connected care for the eyecare profession.”
“The CodeSAFE cloud‐based system now seamlessly integrated within CrystalPM displays critical real-time CPT & ICD data and information that applies to the practice,” said John Rumpakis, OD, architect and developer of CodeSAFE. “This is information that’s critical for doctors when making important business and clinical decisions throughout the day. Now, from within the EHR, we can offer the most comprehensive compilation of real-time procedure and diagnosis data available. Having that information in real time is more and more not only essential for business, but also critical in keeping the doctor and practice safe in preventing audit situations. Like CrystalPM, we are also very proud of this industry‐leading innovation and excited to be working together.”
Vital Stats: CrystalPM is a privately‐held company based in Austin, Texas and dedicated to eyecare professionals. CrystalPM offers both an in-office and cloud option with a complete practice management suite and certified electronic health records, specializing in optometry and ophthalmology software solutions.
CodeSAFEPLUS and CodeSAFE Integrated Solutions provide real‐time CPT Code Data & Information Services to the eyecare profession for the past 16 years. CodeSAFE provides a comprehensive integrated set of web‐based, real‐time tools that provide up‐to‐the‐minute CPT Code reimbursement information; all related CPT & ICD Code data and characteristics; and state‐of‐the‐art information regarding CPT Code and medical record‐keeping compliance.
www.CrystalPM.com; www.CodeSAFEPLUS.com; contact Dr. Rumpakis at John@PRMI.com.


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WEB TECH

CooperVision’s EyeCare Prime Subsidiary Introduces LensFerry S


Product: Lens Ferry S
Top Line: In response to the increased frequency with which eyecare practitioners are prescribing one-day contact lenses, EyeCare Prime, a subsidiary of CooperVision, Inc. is launching an additional version of its LensFerry service—LensFerry S. The service enables practices to offer patients subscription-based ordering of their one-day contact lenses.
Close Up: LensFerry S is now available to all eyecare practices in the U.S. Participating practices will have the ability to enroll one-day contact lens wearers in the service, which divides the annual cost of 1-day lenses into automatic monthly payments and quarterly lens deliveries. LensFerry S includes contact lenses from all manufacturers at eyecare practitioners’ specified prices, and the prescribing practice receives the sales revenue as if the lenses had been paid for in-office.
“Today’s consumers have become accustomed to subscription-based order fulfillment thanks to major online retailers such as Amazon,” said Mark Lindsey, general manager, EyeCare Prime. “We understand the goal is to sell an annual supply of one-day contact lenses. LensFerry S provides a simple and convenient tool for both practitioners and their patients, making it easy and more affordable to purchase their lenses. It lowers the upfront cost for wearers, enabling practitioners to transition more patients into one-day lenses and ultimately driving increased sales and patient loyalty in their practices.”
LensFerry was first introduced last year. The full version of the service is the first and only mobile commerce solution specifically developed for eyecare practitioners. It allows patients to order contact lenses—including monthly, two-week, and one-day modalities—via a mobile device, tablet or computer for direct shipment to their homes. It also includes the ability to send custom-branded email and/or text reorder reminders, text-to-reorder functionality, and subscription-based ordering options.
“Through partnering with practitioners, we learned that many were interested in starting with only the subscription-based ordering part of the service,” said Lindsey. “With LensFerry S, we have separated that feature from the suite, providing more practitioners with the tools they need to compete in today’s optometric landscape. Now, they have more options to meet their individual practices’ needs.”
Vital Stats: LensFerry is part of EyeCare Prime’s flagship suite of services, developed to help eyecare practitioners build and expand their businesses with tools designed to acquire new patients and enable practices to retain and engage with existing patients. The LensFerry S service is available to eyecare practices for $49 per month, plus $2.50 per shipment. For every completed patient annual subscription through LensFerry S, EyeCare Prime will make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for an eye exam.
www.eyecareprime.com; (866) 575-EYES; (866) 575-3937


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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Precision Tools Offers Improved Design for AB Lens Measurement Gauge


Product: A & B Measurement Gauge (# GAGE-17-31)
Top Line: In 1962 the Optical Manufacturers Association made the AB boxing system the universal standard to measure frames. While there are gauges designed to measure the A and B lens measurement, there really isn't a fast, accurate and repeatable mechanical gauge for measuring the A and B measurement of the lens which is properly geometrically oriented. This is critical as the boxing system requires lens measurements being parallel and lens orientation perpendicular through geometric center of the lens. The challenge was how to get the lens geometric center located properly while the A and B measurements were different lengths.
Close Up: After critically studying the boxing system, Precision Tools found that it could achieve perfect measurements by designing a linear gauge with three dimensional properties. By uniquely fixturing the lens on geometric center, and revolving the A and B measurements so they would be perpendicular to the specially modified caliper contacts by creating a slide in which the geometric center will locate on center. This clever piece of patent-applied engineering results in perfect A and B measurements, each and every time, according to Precision Tools.
Vital Stats: The A & B gauge calibration design uses high quality Fowler 8-inch calipers. It has a precision machined MIC 6 tooling aluminum plate, constructed with anodized aircraft aluminum and precision machined to exacting tolerances that allow the A & B measurement repeat to within (+/-) .0005" when used and calibrated properly. All parts that are not aluminum are made of stainless steel and the linear guide bearings and shaft are designed for many decades of use with specially made materials. The mechanical design makes the gauge work due to specially designed caliper lens measurement contacts that adapt to many base curves and cross curve combinations, plus the rotary chuck design has four detents for accurately measuring 90 degrees of rotation which assures correct geometry. Precision Tools reports that the self-centering slide assures proper geometric center orientation for the A or B measurement every time. The gauge is easy to use, gives accurate measurements, and gives precise results immediately, the company said.
http://precisiontooltech.com/; (800) 450-8665


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