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VSP Global’s goal is to win more patients for network doctors, specifically those in the Premier Program. To do this, winning starts with the gatekeeper—the benefits manager and their employees.
As the market continues to shift, we will always lean in the direction of the doctor. This means making decisions that will strengthen our position to win more contracts that will put more patients in doctors’ offices, like yours.
Read on for more details.
VSP Global® Announces Expanded Retail Strategy
Developments underscore commitment to meet client expectations, diverse member needs and provide choice of practice settings for Doctors of Optometry.
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New Private Equity Arrangements on Hold
To ensure VSP Global® continues to meet the needs of clients, members, and providers, VSP recently completed an assessment of the scope of the VSP provider network. Based on this assessment and our recent retail strategy announcement, effective April 15, 2019, VSP will be placing a hold on any new network arrangements with private equity or similar backed groups.
Thinking about selling your practice? For information on how the sale of your practice might affect your VSP network eligibility, contact VSP Provider Network Development.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is VSP building retail locations?
Retail offerings strengthen our value with benefits managers, helping us win more contracts that will put more patients in private practice offices, like yours.
How many stores does VSP plan to open? What are VSP’s plans for future locations?
In 2019, VSP Retail plans to open three Eyeconic stores in the Chicago market. We will share more details as they become available.
Market selection was strategically focused on regions that have shown high numbers of out-of-network claims at optical chains and mass retailers as well as online-based eyewear brands.
What is VSP Ventures and how is it any different than existing private equity firms?
VSP Global is launching VSP Ventures, a new business unit designed to provide doctors with a care-focused choice for doctors looking to retire or evolve to a different practice model.
Doctors have been asking VSP to create a doctor-centric alternative to private equity and it’s critical for VSP to ensure this evolving landscape serves both our members and VSP network doctors in mutually beneficial ways.
Who can I reach out to with more questions?
Shaping the Future Together: SHiFT18 and Beyond
I spent a few days at SHiFT18, the annual VSP Global Premier Program meeting, connecting with colleagues from across the country.