LAS VEGAS and ST. GEORGE, Utah—Comprehensive EyeCare Partners (CompEye), a large vision care practice management services organization, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Zion Eye Institute, a leading ophthalmic practice in Southern Utah with practices in St. George, Cedar City and Santa Clara, Utah; and Mesquite, Nev. The terms of the partnership transaction were not disclosed. CompEye, based in Las Vegas, currently provides best-in-class, full-spectrum practice management and administrative services to 70 affiliated doctors, 37 clinics, and seven ambulatory surgery centers across eight practices in Nevada, Washington state and Utah, according to the announcement.  

The group says it is physician-led and that it provides managerial support—in areas such as financial, human resources, insurance contract negotiations, operations, scheduling and revenue cycle management—so practices can “focus on what [they] do best: driving the best outcomes possible for your patients.”
Zion Eye Institute, led by surgeon Jason Ahee, MD, has been treating patients with multi-specialty medical and surgical eyecare, including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disorders, retina disorders, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid surgery and other ophthalmic disorders, since 1979. Zion Eye Institute is Southern Utah’s largest and most comprehensive eye surgery center, according to the announcement.

“Zion Eye Institute has a long-standing tradition of providing the highest level of specialized eyecare to our patients and serving our community. In the spirit of that tradition, we believe partnering with Comprehensive EyeCare Partners will strengthen that commitment to service and keep our practice as a leader in eyecare,” Dr. Ahee said.
For Comprehensive EyeCare Partners, this new partnership represents an opportunity to partner with Dr. Ahee and the doctors and staff at Zion Eye Institute is “a great step forward for our organization,” Charles L. Smith, CEO of Comprehensive EyeCare Partners, added.
“We’re excited to join them in building upon their reputation as eyecare leaders in serving Southern Utah,” Smith said. “This partnership is in alignment with our mission of building the nation’s preeminent eyecare services company by partnering with world-class physicians, driving superior clinical and surgical outcomes, and optimizing the patient experience.”