10 Years ago I earned nearly $50,000 in one year by providing medical optometry to my patients and I did not have to submit one insurance claim! After that year my income continued to increase every year. In several areas of the USA, optometric leaders are working on plans, similar to mine, to prove it is profitable for OD’s and MDs in ACOs (accountable care organizations) to be working together! Why wait for some outside agency to tell you what to do while stealing your profits! You can earn an extra $50,000 now while working on qualifying for the upcoming medical plans on your own! There is no reason we should not be qualifying by proving it works now!
AN ACTION PLAN: Here is my recommended NYOIPA plan for keeping ALL OF US in medical eyecare (ACOS), helping you earn the respect of the local medical community, while making you a lot more than $50,000!
I recommend every NYOIPA doctor commit to offering a $45.00 Retina Photography Screening for every patient that comes into their office (even one time for children). I can show you how to implement this program easily enough; I have done it. Each doctor should also commit to providing a simple fast check box report to the patient’s PCP, if anything systemic was found (this is becoming the standard of care now).
Establishing A Brand Name – The NY Optometric IPA: Every doctor in the IPA, who reports findings to local MDs should use the report above or one like it of their own creation. As part of your report letterhead, every report form should state your NYOIPA membership clearly and include a small copy of our logo:
A New York Optometric IPA Member
This is all there is too it!