Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:21 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky.—In response to a new Kentucky state law
(HB 465), Cigna
will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s
Integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015.
Friday, July 24, 2015 9:30 AM
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—Anthem, Inc.
(NYSE: ANTM) and Cigna Corp.
(NYSE: CI) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Anthem to acquire Cigna.
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:10 AM
NEW YORK—Coming up with a theme for this Special Report year after year is no easy task. Some of us on the editorial team have been profiling optical’s Influential Women since VM’s Special Report began way back in 2003. The challenge is always the same: finding a theme that is fresh and dynamic, like the Influential Women themselves.
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:15 AM
CHICAGO— At the 2015 American Business Awards held here on June 22, 2015, VSP Vision Care
won a Gold Stevie award for its digital consumer newsletter, EnVision
, and a Silver Stevie for its “Our Focus.Your People” B2B campaign.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As health care professionals prepare for the Oct. 1, 2015, switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Monday, July 6, 2015, that it is working with the American Medical Association (AMA) to ease the transition.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:24 AM
AUSTIN, Texas—On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 684
into law allowing private optometric practitioners to provide patients with materials from sources of their own choosing rather than being required to use those of managed vision care companies.
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:10 AM
Some medical professionals fear it because it will dramatically change the codes they use for reimbursement. Some mock it because the codes are so specific they can be as bizarre as “burn due to water-skis on fire” and “stabbed while crocheting.” But all realize that by Oct. 1, 2015, the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will be unavoidable.