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Episode 007: Foxfire Focus Podcast EyeCarePro’s Daniel Rostenne

Dr. Timothy Nichols chats with the CEO of EyeCarePro, Daniel Rostenne...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. in Optometry

Creating a relationship of mutual respect with your patient is the most important aspect of the encounter. The keyword here being, mutual. This respect has to come, not only from your patient, but it needs to flow from your practice at every stage of the visit. Time, price, and attitude are the main three divers in building this relationship. Let’s look at how if mutual respect is achieved you can increase patient retention while truly enjoying the work you do.

Episode 006 Eyes On Eye Care Dr. Marbourg – Optometric Will

Dr. Timothy Nichols sits down to speak with Dr. Jim Marbourg. In this episode, the two discuss the 'optometric will'...
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3 Reasons Why You NEED to Read

Before looking at how reading really shapes your business, it is important to define what type of business you want.

Episode 005 – The Value of Coaching with Tony Cochran

Dr. Timothy Nichols's interviews Tony Cochran. In this episode, the two discuss the The Value of Coaching...

Episode 004 – Dr. Jim Marbourg part 2: The OD MD relationship

Part 2 of Dr. Timothy Nichols's interview with Dr. Jim Marbourg. In this episode, the two discuss the OD-MD relationship....

Episode 003 – Dr. Jim Marbourg part 1: Can I Sell My Practice?

Dr. Jim Marbourg joins Dr. Tim Nichols to discuss selling your practice....
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Is It Worth It to Fire a Patient?

Everyone has a patient (or two) that makes you cringe when you see their name on the schedule. Your entire staff dreads their arrival and is uneasy during their visit. As you spend time anticipating the worst interaction with this person, ask yourself "is it really worth it?" Let’s look...

Episode 002 – Dr. Nowakowski

Dr. Nowakowski is both an OD and a Ph.D. Dr. Nowakowski received the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Arts degrees, both in mathematics, from the University of Miami. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 1975 and a Ph.D....

New Podcast! Eyes on Eye Care – The Right Tools with Korry Petterson

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What You Should Be Asking Yourself When Hiring A New Team Member

When hiring a new employee, there is so much to consider. Compensation, benefits, training…, the list goes on. These thoughts can be quite overwhelming. Let's dissect the typical hiring process and dive a little deeper into the questions you should be asking yourself when hiring a new employee. Qualifications vs....
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How To Avoid Being A February 1st-er

What is the most exciting thing about a new year? The hope that maybe "everything will be different this year", right? Well hope is the key word in that sentence. Hope is a great thing to have. It keeps you positive, gives you something to look forward to, and provides...
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4 Reasons Why Goal Setting is Important

.ecp-image.ecp-instance-MkCGH2pmcO img{;;;;}.ecp-image.ecp-instance-MkCGH2pmcO .ecp-image-overlay{;;;;;} You may be getting that feeling that everyone gets as the year comes to a close. Should I make changes personally?.. Financially?..Today, we are going to focus on setting goals for your practice and the four reasons why this is important. Provides Purpose Why is it important...

Customer Service in the Optometry EHR Space

When you think of customer service, what comes to mind? Someone wearing a headset in a call center? Probably. What you should really be asking is: Do they know about your practice? Do they understand your workflow? Have they ever worked in the industry? Are they truly on your team?...

Efficient EHR Features

What makes FoxFire EHR more efficient? When searching for an EHR provider, a major point of emphasis is the ability to quickly and easily document an exam. The closer you can resemble a paper chart the better. The faster you can enter information the better. The fewer tabs and clicks...

What is MACRA? What is MIPS?

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Three Things Your EHR Software Should Do

A great EHR software can help improve many aspects of your practice. But, does your EHR software help you stay in compliance with payors?  Whether or not you are considering an upgrade to a better EHR software, be sure the software you are using can do these three things: 1....
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Optometry EHR: Does cheaper mean better?

EHR software can be thought of as a practice's nervous system. It affects everything! When looking at something this important, there are many factors to consider. However, it is easy to get distracted by a "smokin' deal". How much are you willing to trade for a lower price? In the...

4 EHR Frustrations and How to Avoid Them

Say Goodbye to EHR Frustrations & Hello to More Patients There are too many windows and tabs. It doesn’t fit my practice. It’s so slow. Any of these sound familiar? If you’ve been using an EHR system for a while now, chances are you’ve been frustrated a time or two....

ICD-10 October 1st Updates

Now & Then - The Changes to ICD-10 About this time last year, the healthcare industry made a major shift in the way providers document patient care. Transitioning from the original ICD-9 code set to the new ICD-10 brought nearly 70,000 new codes into the mix. Providers were required to...

Free Exhibit Hall Pass for Vision Expo

Join FoxFire Systems Group at Vision Expo West for free! Take advantage of this free registration pass for this year's exhibit hall and check out what is new in eye care products and services. Click on the image to get your pass now! Stop by the FoxFire Systems Group booth...

Convert to FoxFire EHR & Save Big

Quickly & Easily Convert to FoxFire EHR Save money on a conversion. Save money with a more efficient system. Save money with no upfront costs. If you've been considering making the switch to a new EHR system, now is the time to see what FoxFire has to offer. Whether your...

Don’t Wait to Switch EHR – Here’s Why

Learn the negative impacts of using a poor EHR system If you’ve been teetering with the idea of switching your EHR provider, chances are you have a long list of reasons why your current EHR just isn’t cutting it. You may be slowly researching new providers, checking out a demo here...

5 Reasons to Switch EHR

Don't Get Stuck With a Bad System Demo FoxFire Software to See the Difference Take a look at five of the most common reasons practices are looking to switch their EHR providers. If you're experiencing some of these same issues/concerns, chances are your EHR is not a good fit. Take...

FoxFire Now Live with Kansas Health Information Network

Clients now actively using KHIN Interface FoxFire Systems Group is pleased to announce that the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) interface within FoxFire EHR is officially live. After wrapping up the phases of development and testing, FoxFire launched the KHIN interface, making it available for current clients. FoxFire is the...

Now Hiring – Product Specialist

Apply Today to Join the FoxFire Team This just in: We're looking for a motivated, skilled individual to join our customer support team and that could be you! For over forty years, FoxFire Systems Group has been a leader in providing innovative software solutions for clients across the United States. Specific...

See More Patients Per Day – Learn How at Vision Expo East!

AND now you can get it for zero money down! Visit FoxFire at Booth #MS6611 at Vision Expo East to Learn More Improve Efficiency Speed up your examprocess with an easy-to-use, streamlined systembuilt specifically for eyecare. No duplicate entries,no complicated workflow;FoxFire makes it simple. Increase Revenue Don’t stress out over large...

How Many Patients Can You See Per Day?

Ten Questions to Get You Thinking... Before electronic health records (EHR) were implemented, providers each had their own method and process by which they used pen and paper to complete their exam documentation. Most had this process down flat, meaning they were able to maximize the number of patients they...

FoxFire EHR Coming to Heart of America

Premier Software Suite with No Upfront Costs The best EHR in Optometry just got better and we're bringing it to the Heart of America this weekend. Now you can get one of the most efficient, effective EHR systems on the market for zero money down. Yes, that's right, no upfront...

How Fast is Your EHR?

Fast Loading, Fast Workflow, Fast Support - Is Your EHR Up to Speed? When it comes to EHR, doctors and staff are looking for a system that emanates efficiency. Sitting down with a patient, the last thing you want to do is wait for your EHR to load or spend 20...

Make Patient Billing Simple

Choosing how to manage your billing is integral to running a successful business. You not only need to determine who is doing your billing, but what tools you will need to best manage the process. Even the most experienced billers are limited in their abilities by their billing software or...

Common Claim Denials

Common Claim Denial Problems & How To Use Modifiers Let’s face it. Billing is complicated. Doctors, we know you went to school to learn about the eyes. Nowhere did it say you had to sign up to manage billing. Office staff, you might have a better idea how to manage...

Foxfire EHR Develops First KHIN Interface

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2015 For More Information: Dara Weitala, FoxFire Systems Group Phone: (605) 977-1250 Email: daraw@foxfiresg.com   FOXFIRE SYSTEMS GROUP IS FIRST OPHTHALMIC EHR PROVIDER TO DEVELOP INTERFACE WITH KANSAS HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK Friday, November 13, 2015, Sioux Falls, SD –   FoxFire Systems Group is paving the...

Meaningful Use Updated Rules

Meaningful Use Rule Changes - What You Need to Know! As most of you are aware, we’ve long been waiting for an announcement on upcoming changes to Meaningful Use. CMS has recently released the final rule specifying the criteria that eligible providers must meet. To help you understand the impact of these...

Clients Successfully Paid with ICD-10

FoxFire Clients Successfully Paid with ICD-10 We're happy to announce paid claims from major payers! We cannot contain our excitement! FoxFire is very pleased to announce that our clients are successfully being paid with ICD-10. Claims submitted after the October 1, 2015 deadline using the new ICD-10 codes are successfully...

Are You Protected?

Security Risk Analysis Guide Securing Your Electronic Protected Health Information As the popularity of electronic health records grows, so does the need for sound security measures to protect patient information. One way to evaluate your practice’s risk is through a security risk analysis. For those of you familiar with Meaningful Use,...

Improving Patient Engagement

Tips to Help  Patients Get Involved & Meet Meaningful Use FoxFire Systems Group understands that Meaningful Use requirements are currently under review. Click here to read the full outline of proposed changes. Although certain measure and requirements may change, FoxFire wants to offer some valuable patient engagement tips that may...

Patient Medical Questionnaire for Meaningful Use

Ensure you are collecting the necessary information to meet Meaningful Use! For a lot of doctors, Meaningful Use is complicated. There are a lot of measures to meet and they often weigh out the pros and cons of attempting to attest. Unfortunately, by choosing to ignore Meaningful Use, you not only lost...

ICD-10 Cheat Sheet

Converting Common ICD-9 Codes to New ICD-10 Options Did you know there are nearly 70,000 diagnosis codes in the new ICD-10 coding set being released in October? That's nearly five times the number of codes health care professionals are currently using. The sooner you become familiar with common eye care codes the easier the...

What, Why, When of ICD-10

Breaking Down ICD-10 PLUS Two Guides to Help You Prepare By now you should have heard a thing or two about the ICD-10 coding changes being implemented this fall. For those who may not have heard, here’s a quick breakdown. Let’s start with the what. The tenth revision of the International...

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