Tag Archives: Vision plan

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 – 01/05/2012 – No.18 – Why Are So Many Doctors Upset at VSP

FROM THE EDITOR At least in two of the most popular Optometry (OD) –only social networks, Optcomlist and ODWire, there is a growing vocal sentiment that VSP is deviating, digressing and even deceiving the independent private practice optometrist (IPPOD) with … 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- 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. 10 for 12/27/2011 – What will you do for me today?

FROM THE EDITOR The end of the year holidays are upon us. We may even be aglow from our good fortune. How about our patients? Unlike our brethren, patients not only feel their own good fortune, but also must decide … 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 for 12/16/2011 – VSP’s Business Model + Grand Rounds Brain Teaser

FROM THE EDITOR The Business Model of VSP and its competitors Private practice optometry is inherently inefficient and costly. To fuel this inefficiency, reimbursements and extra charges must be sufficiently flexible enough to reward panel doctors. However, this is untenable … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 15 Dec 2011; No. 3- How did VSP Do in their Town Hall Meeting

FROM THE EDITOR This time last evening, I peeked into VSP’s tactical plan to respond to panel doctors concern about its direction. Today, I reflect on my own thoughts and those of others: Rob Lynch as the chief presenter is … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 12/14/2011 No. 2: Last night’s VSP Town Hall meeting + More

FROM THE EDITOR Last night I attended the VSP Town Hall meeting held in Fullerton CA and web cast from Hawaii to the East Coast. Here are some takeaway messages that I perceived: VSP is organized as a not-for-profit taxable … Continue reading

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If I was a Standalone Vision Plan…

As far back as year or more, a well-known standalone vision plan (“WKSAVP”) knew that their political fortunes had slowly turned southwards. First it was their reclassification from a tax-exempt non-profit to a taxable not-for-profit by the Federal Government. Now … Continue reading

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