Press Releases VSP Global Delays Formulary Changes Until 2021 It also establishes fund to help offset COVID costs incurred by doctors. Published 5 months ago on September 1, 2020 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – In response to the continuing extraordinary impacts of COVID-19, VSP will delay its ophthalmic formulary changes originally set to start September 1, until January 1, 2021 and is launching a new grant program to help offset expenses network practices are dealing with as a result of the pandemic. “While the formulary changes remain vital to securing doctors’ access to patients, we recognize the extended disruption and uncertainty practices across the nation continue to face,” said Michelle Skinner, VSP Global chief network officer. “Because of this, we’re going to take a pause and delay our formulary changes to give practices more time to prepare. Also, we’re going to accelerate additional support for doctors at this critical time.” VSP’s new grant program will provide financial support to help offset the many expenses and accommodations that doctors and their staff incurred to reopen and operate in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines and safety requirements to provide patient care. Eligible Premier Program practices can receive up to $10,000 in cash payments, and all other eligible network doctors can receive up to $5,000 in cash payments. These payments will be made as grants and will not require repayment. Further details on this program will be announced soon. “In talking with doctors, we’ve heard countless stories of those who have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of their patients, while at the same time doing whatever it takes to keep their practices running and serving their communities,” Skinner said. “As we weather this storm together, we want to thank doctors for their passion and dedication, while we at VSP continue to focus on ensuring their access to patients.” VSP network doctors can access the latest news, information, and resources available from VSP Global at: vspproviderhub.com/covid-19. Advertisement Related Topics:VSP Global click to Comment(Comment) Up Next VSP Vision Care and Livongo Data Sharing Partnership Reduces Gaps in Eye Care for Those Living with Diabetes Don't Miss Transitions Optical Launches Virtual Kids Program Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY ESSILOR Ray-Ban® Authentic Introducing the perfect match of Ray-Ban's legendary style and Essilor's Expertise in sight. Click here for more information. You may like Ophthalmologist Convicted of Fraud Could Receive Pardon from Trump Pacific Vision Surgery Center Opens Doors to Bay Area Community 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports Promoted Headlines Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor Get More with Essilor Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Headlines21 hours ago Ophthalmologist Convicted of Fraud Could Receive Pardon from Trump Press Releases21 hours ago Pacific Vision Surgery Center Opens Doors to Bay Area Community Press Releases22 hours ago 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Before You Start America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Get Your Contest Entry in Great Shape America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Basic Info and Stats America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: You Gotta Stand Out from the Crowd America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Photos Really Are Worth at Least a Thousand Words Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content1 month ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines3 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines3 months ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery1 week ago 12 Images That Show Why Zionsville Eyecare in Zionsville, IN, Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Press Releases1 week ago EnChroma Names Vision Industry Veteran Erik Ritchie as CEO Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Headlines6 days ago Massachusetts ODs Win Right to Treat Glaucoma Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Columns6 days ago 2021 Is a New Year… Let’s Make Your Marketing New, Too! Press Releases1 week ago Eco Helps Trees for the Future Reach 200M Trees Sponsored Content1 week ago 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR.