VisionMonday, June 28, 2021 - NAVCP’s Executive Director, Julian Roberts Participates on VM Summit Session Examining Complexities of Reimbursement for Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams by ODs
An interview examining telehealth’s expanding role in vision care with Wally Lovejoy, an independent health care consultant, specializing in eyecare and optical retailing, and Julian Roberts, executive director of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP), kicked off the second component of a three-part session of VirtualEYZE! as part of the June 23 VM Leadership Summit. During the discussion, moderated by Marge Axelrad, SVP and VM editorial director, Lovejoy and Roberts explained how payors are reimbursing for remote, comprehensive eye exams conducted by an OD. [READ]

VisionMonday, April. 17, 2019 - NAVCP’s Vision Health Summit Concludes With Discussions of Key Issues and Trends in Vision Care
WASHINGTON—The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) wrapped up three days of meetings here at the MGM National Harbor on Tuesday afternoon after providing attendees with a comprehensive rundown on key health care issues at both the national and state levels, a discussion of blockchain and the possible opportunities it may open for managed care companies, and a report on myopia and the efforts under way to stop and reverse this threat. [READ]

NAVCP promotes vision care as essential healthcare in USA Today 

Vision impairment and eye disease are major health problems in the United States. But, unlike cancer or heart disease, everyone will eventually face vision issues and need correction just from the simple act of aging. According to the National Association of Vision Care Plans, visual impairment was estimated to affect 6.4 percent of the U.S. population in 2016, and the total economic burden of impaired vision and eye disorders is estimated at $139 billion — among the costliest health conditions in the United States.  [READ]

VisionMonday, July 17, 2017 - NAVCP Advocates for Allowing Stand-Alone Vision Plans to Participate in ACA Exchanges

TUCKER, Ga.—Even with the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) still unresolved, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set out recently to obtain public input on ways to empower patients by improving their choices for care. [READ]

VisionMonday, May 1, 2017 - NAVCP and EyeMed Add Support to California Bill Proposing Doctor Review of Children’s Eye Exams

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California Assembly Bill 1110, Pupil Health: Eye and Vision Examinations, which would require “a pupil’s eyes and vision to be examined by a physician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist in accordance with specified provisions” has received additional support on April 29 from Eyemed Vision Care and April 24 from the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP), according to letters sent from both organizations. [READ]