2018 Administrative Eyecare Editorial Calendar

Contents include

• Advice for New Administrators
• Business Operations
• Current Tactics, Future Trends
• Case Study
• COE Corner
• Customer Care
• Human Capital Development
• Health Information Technology
• Topics in Advanced Administration
• Washington Watch: Legislative/Regulatory Affairs
• Book Reviews
• Peer-to-Peer
• Legal Issues

• Coding/Insurance/Medicare
• Marketing
• Technicians
• Focus on a Practice
• Gamechanger Profile
• Ophthalmic News and Information
• Asked and Answered: Questions from ASOA EyeMail
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers
• Aesthetics and Oculoplastics
• Hearing Services
• Optical
• Retina


Cover story: What Ophthalmic Administrators Can Learn from Other Industries

• Change Management: Learning to Love Uncertainty
• Vision: What is it? How do you create it?
• Unveiling the True Definition of Patient Engagement
• Cloud Computing—Storms or Blue Skies?
• Inside the Millennial Mind
• Dry Eye Issues and Solutions
• What to Do When Your To-Do List Overwhelms You

Mail date: February 2018
Space closing: November 8, 2017
Materials due: November 29, 2017



Cover story: Excellence by Design: Getting into the Winner’s Circle of Top Practices

• What to Look for in Liability Insurance Policies
• Staff Training, Fun, and Engagement 
• From Meaningful Use to MACRA—Are You Meeting Requirements?
• Anatomy of a Podcast
• Office Organization Pearls
• Practice Pathfinder: How to Implement Career Pathing in Your Practice

Meeting distribution:
ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting
Mail date: March 2018
Space closing: January 12, 2018
Materials due: February 2, 2018



Cover story: Diversity Issues in a Charged Political Climate

• Acknowledgments: The Frequently Forgotten Step to Better Communication
• Recognizing and Disabling Our Emotional Buttons
• Post-EMR: Shoes Best Left on the Shelf
• Global Fee Periods Revisited
• Selling an ASC
• When Docs Refuse to Dictate Op Notes
• Culture Shock: Surviving a Merger

Mail date: May 2018
Space closing: March 23, 2018
Materials due: April 9, 2018



Cover story: Growing Pains: Challenges, Strategies, and Success Stories from Practices That Sized Up

• Eliminating Blame in the Workplace
• Stopping Power Struggles in Management Teams
• The Power of Patient Stories
•  Increasing Patient Referrals: Best Practices and New Approaches
• Conducting a Retrospective Audit
• Recruit and Hire in 2 Days
• Opportunity Knocks: Developing Your Mid-Level Managers

Meeting distribution:
ASCRS•ASOA Combined Ophthalmic Symposium­
Mail date: July 2018
Space closing: May 18, 2018
Materials due: June 8, 2018



Cover story: Situations That Came Back to Haunt You: Lessons Learned

• ERISA and Benefits: What You Need to Know
• The Difficult Patient—What to Do When You’re Out of Ideas
• Conversions: The Untapped Revenue Goldmine
• Reimbursement: Signature Requirements Still an Issue
• Legislative Fly-In: ASOA Members Get in the Game
• The What and How of ASC Staff Training
• Succession Planning: It’s an Everyday Thing

Meeting distribution:
AAO Annual Meeting
Mail date: September 2018
Space closing: July 13, 2018
Materials due: August 10, 2018



Cover story: Crisis Management: What to Do When the Unexpected Happens

• Improving the Decision-Making Process so That You Stick with Your Decisions
• Does Your Practice Offer a Welcome Mat or a Slammed Door?
• Conquering the Consultation Obstacle Course
• Documenting Eye Codes for Compliance
• Assessing the Feasibility of a New Business Line
• Infection Control Refresher
• OM: The Zen of Being a Practice Administrator

Mail date: November 2018
Space closing: September 7, 2018
Materials due: October 11, 2018