Diabetic Retinopathy

Fundus Camera Eye Exam


Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye condition that can cause vision loss and blindness in people who have diabetes and can only be identified with a fundus camera during a diabetic retina exam (DRE).

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standard analytical file “2018 Shared Savings Program ACO Interactive dataset”, Accessed December 23, 2019,

Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss for people with diabetes.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The Fundus Eye Exam. A fundus camera should not be confused with an ophthalmoscope eye exam. 50% of diabetic patients lack documentation of a true retinal eye exam, which requires a specific medical device known as a fundus camera. The primary reasons may be due to the lack of access but most health plans and physician groups are interested in bringing HEDIS compliant eye exams directly to the patient. Consolidating this exam in a primary care clinic saves time, co-pays, and frustration. Our new technology can allow you to have a comprehensive retinal exam (without the use of dilating drops) and complete the exam in about 2-minutes from start to finish.

A fundus eye exam is critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss like:

Primary Care Providers

Annual retinal exams are included in the NCQA HEDIS ratings program, the Medicare Advantage STAR quality rating program and Medicare quality rating programs. By offering diabetic patients an on-the-spot retinal exam as part of their routine visit, PCPs can potentially qualify for financial incentives under these programs. Patients no longer need to have their eyes dilated or make separate appointments with eye care specialists. With these services available in PCP offices, patients have a more convenient way to get their annual retinal exam performed.

We offer PCPs a turn-key solution that includes an easy to operate retinal camera, training for your staff and diagnostic reports interpreted by board certified ophthalmologists.

Health Systems

As part of the value-based care framework, reimbursement is now tied directly to patient care. Proactive and preventative care, especially for chronic diseases such as diabetes has become a critical component for health systems and providers. As such, these organizations are directly accountable for improving patient outcomes and quality.

Our tele-retinal screening solution makes it easy for health systems and providers to implement large-scale, highly accessible screening programs in a more cost-effective manner than traditional face-to-face encounters.

Health Insurance Plans

For health insurance plans, closing gaps in care for people living with diabetes remains a critical priority. The high cost of treatment for diabetic eye disease has a major impact on a health plan’s profitability.

Our mobile screening service offers a proven approach to closing gaps in care for diabetic eye exams as well as A1c/blood sugar, kidney disease monitoring and colorectal cancer screening. We ensure that your diabetic members, particularly the most non-compliant segment of your population, receive the appropriate preventive screenings in the comfort of their home or at organized health fair events.

Our mobile screening solution improves HEDIS scores and STAR ratings and lowers costs through better disease detection and care management.

Simply Better