Our response to COVID-19
The KYS Foundation is helping eye doctors and patients
on the front lines of COVID-19
During these trying times of global pandemic, when millions of glaucoma, AMD and diabetic patients have limited access to essential follow-up care, the KYS Foundation is stepping up to help eye doctors and patients – offering free access during the Covid-19 pandemic and during the state of public health emergency for the first two months to our vision telemedicine platform. Currently, the platform provides access for remote testing and care management of the peripherical and central vision fields.
Dr. April Jasper
Home vision testing with KYS can help keep my patients safe and in check.
Dr. Susan MacDonald
Not being bound by the office chair and being able to drop in on our patients with KYS – any place, any time, is not only convenient, but better care all around.
Dr. Pamela Gallin
Eye health, vision wellness and disease monitoring @ HOME – this is the most natural extension of patient care and doctoring.
Health Economics and Reimbursement
Telemedicine is finally here to stay….And CMS and payors are embracing the new reality with tangible reimbursement policies.
Dr. Siddarth Rathi
We are finally entering into a new age of medicine – where eye health = iHealth…..for smarter vision care for our patients .
Dr. Louis Pasquale
Population health through telemedicine – this is not only smart eye care, but the only way to tackle big public health challenges such as glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retinopathy. .
How can I sign up?
Simply register for a Vision Pro account and once your account has been reviewed and verified within 1-2 business days, you’ll receive an activation email. You will also receive a Vision Code which you can share with your patients so that they can test online under your Vision Pro account.
Can anyone become a KYS Vision Pro?
Our mission is to partner with clinicians for better care through telemedicine and home vision care management. If you’re a doctor with an active NPI, you’re eligible to use the KYS platform. If you’re outside the US, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if our platform is available in your area.
How can my patients use the KYS Platform with the Macustat™ and Peristat™ test?
Once your account is activated, you’ll receive a “Vision Code” that your patients will enter during registration. This will allow you to see and review their test results.
How secure is the information?
We have enabled the KYS platform to incorporate highest level of encryption and conformity with HIPAA and best-in-class data security. Our platform utilizes advanced information technology to secure data from its transmission to its storage with encryption throughout the whole process.
- Encryption: 256-bit AES-encrypted signaling and media stream 256-bit SSL-encrypted administration 128-bit AES-encrypted full database encryption.
- Role-based security: Assigned permissions to staff based on their role to ensure access in accordance with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule.
- Business Associate Agreement: Contractual guarantee for Protected Health Information (PHI) safeguards as per HIPAA Technical Standards.
How much does KYS cost for my practice?
What is the reimbursement for telemedicine vision testing?
Recent changes in telemedicine reimbursement by CMS and payers presents new opportunities for generating additional practice revenues from telemedicine services and tests. Online perimetry and macular function testing are clinically necessary vision tests which can be used for continuous patient monitoring and remote clinical evaluation. Please contact us to further discuss reimbursement practices if needed.
Is there peer-reviewed literature on the KYS tests?
- Curr Eye Res. 2005 Jan;30(1):1-6
- Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2016 Jul 19;5(4)
Why should I refer my patients to KYS?
- Provide proactive vision health checks for patients
- Improve quality of care
- Increase patient engagement with proactive outreach
- Generate additional substantial top line economics for the practice 24/7 with no incremental cost to the practice
- Provide opportunity to increase practice patient population through community outreach