As with many jobs in the field of healthcare, optometry is booming with the larger elderly population. Many age-related optical issues such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are seeing a global increase.
Unlike most other healthcare jobs, however, the world of fashion is also putting pressure on optometrists. As eyewear becomes less medical and more aesthetic, those with disposable incomes are investing more money into the optometry market.
While the US and Germany are expected to maintain their stronghold over the optometry industry in the coming years, Asian countries are seeing rapid growth in the availability and quality of optometry services. Modest growth is also expected in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Balancing your job as an optometrist with the complexities of in-house billing can sap both your time and energy. You might find yourself spending more time studying optometry billing codes than seeing patients.
Ensuring accurate optometry billing is a must. Even a seemingly small error, like coding a medical exam as a routine exam, can leave tons of money on the table.
Give yourself more time to do what you do best. Find a medical biller and coder who understands optometry billing inside and out. Clinic Service has a ton of experience working with optometrists, so we know how to maximize your revenue and free up your time to focus on your patients.
Contact us today to learn about how we can help you manage your cash flow.