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Progressive Focus© Newsletter

I wrote the Progressive Focus© newsletter over a span of seven years (26 issues). As of the end of 2006 it is no longer published.

However, the information in these issues is invaluable, and most of it will apply to practices across all specialties

Winter, 2006

  • "U.S. Court of Appeals Issues a Decision That Could Have Important Implications for Health Care Providers Nationwide"

Fall, 2006

  • "Consumer Directed Health Care: Is your practice prepared?"

Summer, 2006

  • "Legislatures and the Judiciary at Work: The Good, Bad, and Ugly" (Second of two parts)

Spring, 2006

  • "Legislatures and the Judiciary at Work: The Good, Bad, and Ugly" (First of two parts)

Winter, 2005

  • "When Insurers Retroactively Deny Eligibility: Every Practice's Managed Care Nightmare"

Fall, 2005

  • "No-shows: Manage This Pesky Annoyance Before it Can Cause Financial and Legal Problems For Your Practice"

Summer, 2005

  • "Benchmarks: Are You Comparing Apples to Apples? Or Apples to Oranges?"

Spring, 2005

  • "A Hidden Trap in Your Managed Care Contracts?"

Winter, 2004

  • "Increasing Optometry's Access To Third Party Medical Eye Care Panels"

Fall, 2004

  • "Doctor-Owned/ Doctor-Run Vision Plans: What's Changed Since 1996? (Second of 2 parts)"

Summer, 2004

  • "Doctor-Owned/ Doctor-Run Vision Plans: What's Changed Since 1996? (First of 2 parts)"

Spring, 2004

  • "Consumer-Driven Health Plans: Can They Effectively Control Rising Health Care Costs?"

Winter, 2003

  • "Recent Statistics - Managed Vision Care"
  • "What Business Are You Really In?"

Fall, 2003

  • "Any Willing Provider Laws, Private Practice Optometry, Retail Chains, and VSP"

Summer, 2003

  • "More On Understanding And Increasing Patient Satisfaction"

Spring, 2003

  • "Patient Satisfaction Surveys"

Winter, 2002

  • "Collecting The Fees You've Earned And Deserve"

Fall, 2002

  • "The Rapidly Changing Managed Care Landscape"
  • "Vision Plan Profile - Cole Managed Vision"

Summer, 2002

  • "Defined Contribution Plans"

Spring, 2002

  • "HIPAA"

Winter, 2001

  • "How To End An Unsatisfactory Managed Care Contract"

Fall, 2001

  • "Are You Effectively Using Technology and Office Computerization to Enhance Your Managed Vision Care Experience?"

Summer, 2001

  • "What Makes One Managed Vision Care Plan "Better" Than Another? (Part 4)"
  • "OSHA's Free (And Painless) Consultation Service"
  • "Vision Plan Profile - VBA"

Spring, 2001

  • "What Makes One Managed Vision Care Plan "Better" Than Another? (Part 3)"
  • "News That Moves the Industry"
  • "Vision Plan Profile - VCI"

Winter, 2000

  • "What Makes One Managed Vision Care Plan "Better" Than Another? (Part 2)"
  • "Vision Plan Profile - Eye Med"

Fall, 2000

  • "What Makes One Managed Vision Care Plan "Better" Than Another? (Part 1)"
  • "Vision Plan Profile - Eye Care Plan of America (ECPA)"