Meet the Author of AccuFee:
Alan Homestead, O.D. is an optometric physician practicing in Seattle
Washington. He graduated from Pacific University in 1980, and served in
the Indian Health Service where he learned medical eye care. He came to
Seattle to start private practice in 1982. In 1996 his office joined Vision
Source, a group of private practice doctors intent on improving the business
of eye care. In 1999, Alan wrote the early form of AccuFee for his own office.
His desire was to independently obtain the payment schedule of 3rd party
plans. The resulting information caused changes in his office in which he
dropped all vision plans, representing 30% of his patients. During the next
months, the practice gross and net continued to grow. As colleagues nearby
learned about the financial impact of AccuFee, there were many requests
for a copy of this new software . Now it is recommended or endorsed by state
associations and practice management consultants and is the nation’s leading
“fee management” system.
As Alan continued to practice and understand the RBRVS payment system his practice began to naturally take on the role of mostly medical patients. Alan’s practice is now about 80% medical.
Speaking on Medicare Coding and Billing:
In 2000, Alan began a nation-wide series of medical billing and coding seminars.
The seminars not only help to teach documentation on medical procedures,
but also help to understand the RBRVS system and understand how building
a medical practice of optometry will affect you in the future. Alan is now
giving billing and coding seminars to various state associations and groups
Alan is the director of billing and coding services for Dr. Gary Gerber’s Power Practice, a dynamic team of doctors and professionals specializing in practice building tools for optometrists.