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you are not alone

​One of the most significant advantages of private eye care practice is the opportunity it provides to become an integral part of your community.  Not only that, the community of private practitioners is paramount to the success of each practice.  By sharing ideas, support, and systems, private eye care providers help bolster each other and ensure a safe and thriving future for all.

As we are thankful for our heroes, I wish to mention mine. I believe my PVG consultant Bob Tatum is the very best. He has advised me every step of this COVID-19 journey as well as listened to all of my grumblings and rants. I know that without Bob and the rest of PVG, I would not be able to recover from this current situation. My appreciation to Bob and all of PVG.

Dr. Howard McFarland

owner and operator, McFarland Optometry in Greensboro, NC

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New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is adding $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Under this Phase 3 General Distribution...

Annie Grubbs – energy and experience

Annie is not one to leave a project unfinished. She is borderline obsessive about finishing what she started. One of her favorite things to do is to make a list, just to be able to mark things off that list.  (She has a feeling that her husband doesn’t feel the...

New Advance Beneficiary Notice forms for DMERC/Medicare

The ABN, Form CMS-R-131, and instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, CMS has expanded the deadline for use of the renewed ABN, Form CMS-R-131 (exp. 6/30/2023).  At this time, the renewed...

March Nightmare

For practice owners across the country, the third week of March is one they will never forget.  News of a spreading pandemic turned into solid guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to limit non-essential health care services, especially “routine eye...

Bob Tatum – treasured and rewarding relationships

Bob began his journey to PVG many years ago as a delivery person for a wholesale optical lab in Raleigh, NC. After converting to the retail side of eye care, he became a NC licensed optician in 1985. After mastering the optical side (our words,) Bob spread his...

Reflect and Reset

The mitigation efforts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to pause our hectic lives and spend time reflecting and resetting in some critical areas and by using some pointed questions: Financial – What is the status of our reserves?  Are we spending...

Practice Unique: Lessons from the Pandemic

All things considered, the strength of private eye care practice resounds in their unique approach to the patient experience and their responsibility to the people they serve. In our experience of serving numbers of private eye care practitioners as they surmounted...

Common Themes for “Re-opening” After COVID-19 Reduction

Most national, state, and local authorities are starting to issue guidelines for practices returning to "routine care" and to resume normal hours. With some exceptions there seems to be some common themes: • Limit patient flow - reduce schedule, by appointment...

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