Grow Your Medical Optometry Practice With Allergan's Boot Camp

Feb 10, 2016
2 min read

This program can help take your medical optometry practice to the next level. Find out how in this article.

Practicing full scope medical optometry can be a great source of revenue, a practice builder, and a fantastic service to your patients. 

I’ve heard many successful optometrists say, practicing medical optometry is a necessity to succeed in the ever-changing landscape of managed care.

Practicing medical optometry sounds easy; however, it can be difficult to navigate the murky waters of obtaining the necessary equipment and establishing the proper infrastructure and resources to do so.

Unfortunately, all of that is only half the battle.

Understanding how to bill and code for these medical services and ancillary testing is critical in succeeding once you have developed your medical optometry practice.

Getting the proper training can be instrumental throughout this process. There are books, magazines, and blogs to assist optometrists; however, oftentimes, that is simply not enough.

Allergan has developed the Pathways In Medical Optometry Boot Camp to provide practitioners with all the skills, tools, and knowledge needed to expand their medical focus in optometry.

The program delivers specialized training in many key areas including:

  • Understanding and implementing ICD-10 codes
  • Medical record compliance and accurate coding
  • Developing your medical patient base
  • Differentiating vision plan visits vs medical plan visits
  • Handling difficult conversations with patients
  • Gaining access to insurance panels
  • Productivity, performance, and patient communication
  • Motivating and training your staff

Program Speakers:

The program features two of the most successful names in optometry:

  • Scot Morris, OD, FAAO
  • John Rumpakis, OD, MBA

Check out this video interview with both Dr. Moris and Dr. Rumpakis. 

Registration Fees:

First optometrist registration = $399.00 per event
All additional optometrists* or staff member registrations = $199.00 per event

*The reduced registration fee of $199.00 for additional optometrists is charged only if the additional registered optometrists work in the same practice as the first optometrist.

For the very first time, the program is offered at a discounted rate of $199 to recent graduates who are within 5 years post-graduation.

Meeting Dates and Locations:

Tampa, FL
Thursday, March 10, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Austin, TX
Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cincinnati, OH
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, June 18, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Orange County, CA
Saturday, October 1, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

You can read in an depth review of the program written by Dr. Matthew Geller who attended the program here!

As the landscape of optometry becomes more medically oriented, it will be critical to keep up with the changes or you may just find yourself left behind!

You can learn more and register for one of the upcoming events here.

About Antonio Chirumbolo, OD

Antonio works in Client Marketing at CovalentCareers. His passions are everything and anything digital media.

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