Business Aspects of Optometry: Association of Practice Management Educators

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Feb 19, 2004 - Medical - 544 pages
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Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need!

  • Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools.
  • A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice.
  • Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  • Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab.
  • Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance.
  • Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues.
  • Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly.
  • Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks.

NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics:

  • Personal and professional goal setting
  • Resumes and interviews
  • Debt management
  • Principles of practice transfer
  • Ethics
  • Quality assurance
  • Specialty practice
  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Coding and billing
  • Financial decision making
  • Exit strategies
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Preparing for your Professional Career
7
Purchasing a Practice
81
Developing a Business Plan New Practice Expansion and Acquisition
103
Office Administration and Human Resource Issues
169
Practice Administration
239
Evaluation and Management of Specialty Services
303
Financial Aspects
358
A Message to Students
480
Index
481
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