Our Approach and Philosophy

What we do

AECP does not purchase medical practices from ophthalmologists or optometrists. We work as partners to enhance a practice’s performance for its owners. AECP will invest in and co-venture eye care services with practitioners and health systems.

Project-Specific Consulting

AECP will provide project-specific consulting support to eye care practices. Areas of expertise, experience and special interest for consulting support include strategic planning, practice productivity performance evaluations, mergers, acquisitions and sales, marketing, practice ownership restructurings, provider compensation plans and clinical program design and development.

Business Partnerships, Capital Investment and Management

AECP will source and provide capital for co-investment in strategic projects such as ambulatory surgery centers, clinical facilities and retail product enterprises (optical shops, for example). AECP may be a co-investor and co-manager of such investments along with active, practicing providers.

Retainer-Based Advisory Relationships

AECP will provide ongoing, senior-level advisory support to administrative and physician leaders. These arrangements are retainer-based, extending for more prolonged periods and typically addressing a list of issues requiring experienced problem-solving and decision-making. Retainer-based arrangements deliver AECP’s full portfolio of support capabilities provided through a single point of contact with a senior AECP services professional.

Integrated Management Services Agreements

AECP will, for qualified practices, extend practice support services by way of long-term services agreements. These Management Services Agreements (MSA’s) facilitate the extension of such services as: patient billing and revenue cycle management, full financial record keeping, performance analytics, benchmarking and reporting, practice productivity performance analytics and reporting, human resource policies and procedures systems support, practice insurances and risk management support, accounts payable systems support, employee payroll management and capital asset management support, including facilities.

AECP Client Alignment Options

AECP provides leadership, management support and co-investment in provider-owned eye care practices. We operate from our own multi-specialty, multi-site, comprehensive care "living laboratory." We provide three levels of client alignment opportunities.

Level One

Level one enables AECP to be your eye practice "sounding board".

  • Full access to our senior level advisory and coaching services.
  • Performance benchmarking and people management.
  • Market and People Strategy.

Level Two

Moving up from our "sounding board" services, level two starts moving into partnerships, co-investment and co-management.

  • All services provided in Level One.
  • Payor contracting and strategy.
  • Electronic integration for financial and productivity analytics.
  • Market positioning and strategy.

Level Three

Our third tier of alignment is our most comprehensive. We fully integrate and align with your practice.

  • All services provided in Levels One & Two.
  • Full integration of Financial Systems.
  • Full revenue cycle management.
  • Strategic product management.
  • Employment of non-provider staff.
Our Mission :
Advancing eye health through sound business practice.
Our Philosophy :
Engaged doctors practice better medicine.

Partners we seek

AECP is always seeking forward thinking eye care professionals who believe they are better off with like-minded partners. We partner best with eye care professionals who may require external expertise, management support and outside capital, but who wish to remain active in the leadership and operations of their practice. Our most successful partnerships are with practice leaders, medical and managerial, who wish to collaborate across an integrated network of like-minded, dedicated partners.

Strategic Partners

Frauenshuh

AECP partners with the Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate organization (Frauenshuh) to bring integrated eye care services facility solutions to our clients. Frauenshuh’s Healthcare Real Estate Solutions division has a 30+ year track record of developing and managing medical facilities across the U.S. in partnership with physician services organizations and health systems. Facilities developed range in size from 10,000 to 300,000 square feet of custom designed and developed space. AECP senior staff work in partnership with Frauenshuh on the design, development, financing and management of facilities developed for eye services practices; medical, surgical and retail space.

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Allscripts

With more than 30 years of experience, Allscripts takes pride in partnering with and connecting consumers, providers, payers and communities. Today, Allscripts partnership and solutions, including electronic health record (EHR), population health, patient engagement and revenue cycle management services, enable organizations worldwide—of all sizes—to change what’s possible in healthcare.

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