Tag Archives: Health Economics

The Division within Optometry – Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 09 Jan 2012, No 21

FROM THE EDITOR I belong to several optometrist-only social networks. For the most part, the interchanges have been civil, courteous and even professional. On the other hand, in a few instances, the interchanges have been downright unfriendly. How did we, … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Weekend Edition for 2012Jan07-08 – No.20 – Why is VSP looking to foreign markets?

FROM THE EDITOR At home or at the office, you see the headlines scream “VSP [Vision Service Plan] looks to expand in foreign markets” (Robertson, 2011). You get that lump in your throat or that knot in your stomach; images … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 01/06/2012 – No.19 – Alternative Practice Revenue?

FROM THE EDITOR Reviewing your 2011 performance figures can be sobering for some independent private practice OD’s (IPPOD) and heartening for others. As the new year jumps off, revenue levels can be predicted. Based upon 2011 figures, are there changes … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 01/04/2012 – No.17 – Where to go for your CE.

FROM THE EDITOR A new year dawns a whole new season of trade shows and continuing education conferences. The competition is fierce and nothing is fiercer as that in continuing education. If it was humanly possible, a doctor could easily … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 02Jan2012, No.15 – If I was a student in optometry

FROM THE EDITOR The new graduate of any of the optometry schools faces an economic landscape that hinted what became a stark reality at graduation. In 2008, a McKinsey survey found that CEOs were not optimistic for the next two … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs- 12/30/2011 No. 13 – A View From Atop at VSP – A Chat with Dr. Tim Jankowski

FROM THE EDITOR In the large venue of health care, vision care from plans like VSP, EyeMed, DavisVision and others are but support players. Although the stakes for the employee or the employer are not high, they are important to … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily No. 11 for 12/28/2011 – How is Optometry Like Sears?

FROM THE EDITOR “Sears losing the retail battle & to close 100+ stores nationwide. http://yhoo.it/rIcXMm” The headlines describe the recent Sears decision to close over 100 stores across the country in order to retain working capital.  Sears has experienced a downward … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily -22 Dec2011 – No 8 – An Open Letter to Dr. Jankowski

Dear Dr. Jankowski, As the Chairman , VSP Global Board of Directors (“VSP”), I thank you for your outreach to the optometric community who make up panel doctors from around the country. You have been tireless in this regard. With the … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 12/21/2011 – No 7 – Clinical Decision Making + more

FROM THE EDITOR Last night, while I was driving home, I noticed a fork in the freeway. I, like other drivers, wondered which fork to take on this freeway. From afar, it appeared that both dorks had slow traffic. I … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 12/20/2011 – No 6 – The Power of a Smile + more

FROM THE EDITOR It was cold in Sacramento. The wind was whistled ever so gently and small whirlwinds gently stirred the loose leaves beneath me. I got to wonder what the average person does on a cold day like this. … Continue reading

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