Connect with us

Headlines

Warning Letters Sent to 38 Prescribers for Potential Violations of ‘Eyeglass Rule’

mm

Published

on

 

Each violation can cost up to $16,000 per.

The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to 38 eyeglass prescribers saying that it had received complaints from patients alleging they didn’t get copies of their prescriptions, the Consumerist writes. As the article explains, the FTC’s “Eyeglass Rule” stipulates that “patients receive a copy of their new prescription after an exam — even if the patient doesn’t request it. Nor can the eye doctor charge a fee for releasing the prescription.” The letter advises the prescribers to make sure their practices are in compliance before the FTC hands down any financial penalties. Each violation can result in a fine of up to $16,000.

Read more at the Consumerist

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

SPONSORED BY WEAVE

Transform Your Multi-office Phone System Into a Revenue-generation Tool

Weave’s multi-office, multi-department, and multi-provider phone system is built to flexibly accommodate and augment your practices’ most powerful revenue-generation tool: ring phones across multiple locations, set up inter-office call overflow, support external call centers, and more. And by connecting to your patient data, call handlers see a patient’s upcoming appointments, overdue balances, overdue family members, and preferred location – all when they pick up the phone." Learn more at getweave.com/weave-unify

Promoted Headlines

Advertisement

Advertisement

Subscribe


BULLETINS

Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.

Advertisement

Most Popular