The core issue is patient perception. If a procedure is not paid for by insurance, is it really necessary? Here are some practical suggestions about how to talk to your patients about the importance of optomap.
optomap shouldn’t be seen or used as an “add on” to the eye examination, instead, it should be part of the practice protocol to image everyone and needs to be part of a comprehensive/advanced examination. This means it is much easier to deduct the cost of an optomap from the eye examination, rather than to add it on. We suggest making optomap part of a pre-test where a technician explains all of the procedures performed at this point.