2019 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
• Optical
• Retina


Cover story: Outsourcing the Optical

• Fix Your Flaws or Enhance Your Strengths?
• Private Equity: How It’s Influencing Physician Compensation
• Online Patient Scheduling
• Hiring the Right Counselor for Self-Pay Procedures
• Optimize or Replace Your EHR: Questions to Ask
• Managing Negative Online Reviews
• Office Organization Pearls
• Don’t Drop the Ball: See Those “Great” Ideas Through to Completion

Mail date: February 2019
Space closing: November 19, 2018
Materials due: December 11, 2018



Cover story: Developing an Effective Inter-Office Communication Tree

• Why High Feedback Environments Work and How to Create Them
• Smart Watches in the Office: What’s Your Policy?
• The Human Factor: Improving Security by Focusing on Employees
• The Buffalo Approach to Improving Patient Experiences
• Using Technicians’ Skills in New Ways
• Is Your House in Order? ASC Physical Environment Compliance
• In the Loop: Keeping Your Boss Informed

Meeting distribution:
ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting
Mail date: March 2018
Space closing: January 4, 2019
Materials due: February 1, 2019



Cover story: How Practices Are Using ASOAnalytics

• The Key to Successful Strategic Planning Sessions
• Developing a Staff Compensation Philosophy
• Soliciting Employee Feedback: Do’s and Don’ts
• Cloud vs. Multi-Cloud: What to Consider Going Forward 
• Disruptive Advertising
• 2019 Medicare Coding and Billing Update
• Teaching Skills for Successful Technicians
• Stuck in the Middle: A Leadership Model for ASC Clinical Directors
• How to Become a Top-of-Mind Practice

Mail date: May 2019
Space closing: March 25, 2019
Materials due: April 12, 2019



Cover story: Alternatives to the Private Equity Business Model

• Annual Meeting Recap
• Asking Better Questions for Better Results
• Enhancing Practice Efficiency Through Personality Profiles
• Creating a Healthful and Attractive Office Environment
• Managing Personal Devices in the Workplace
• Marketing by the Numbers: How Much Should You Allocate?
• Getting It Right: Ophthalmic Instrument Decontamination and Sterilization
• Patient Satisfaction: You Are My One and Only

Meeting distribution:
ASCRS•ASOA Combined Ophthalmic Symposium­
Mail date: July 2018
Space closing: May 20, 2019
Materials due: June 7, 2019



Cover story: Performance Reviews: Operational Models

• Transitioning to a New EHR System
• Conversing with the Difficult Patient
• How Can My Practice Be Actually Secure?
• Modifier 25: When (and When Not) to Use It
• Training the Non-Technician
• Essentials of an ASC Emergency Operations Plan
• One Team, One Dream: How to Know You Have the Right People Onboard

Meeting distribution:
AAO Annual Meeting
Mail date: September 2019
Space closing: July 15, 2019
Materials due: August 12, 2019



Cover story: Preventing a #Me-Too Situation in Your Practice

• Managing Power Struggles
• iCare—A New Definition of Customer Service
• Creating a Manager on Call Program for Reduced Stress and Enhanced Efficiency
• Vendor Risks: Whom Can We Trust?
• How Videos Can Move Your Practice Up the SEO Chain
• Cataract and YAG Laser Capsulotomy—Is Your Documentation Up-To-Date?
• Why’s and How’s of Teaching Technicians Critical Thinking 
• Holiday Blues: I Increased the Annual Christmas Bonuses—and My Staff Became Angry

Mail date: November 2019
Space closing: September 9, 2019
Materials due: October 11, 2019