Month: April 2014

How Do New Technologies Fit Within the CMS Rulings for Advanced Technology IOLs?

April 23, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rulings for presbyopia-correcting IOLs (PC-IOLs) and astigmatism-correcting IOLs (AC-IOLs), collectively referred to as advanced technology IOLs (ATIOLs), clarified that these special lenses function to correct two distinct patient needs:  (1) aphakia induced by the removal of a cataract, and (2) the refractive errors associated with presbyopia or…

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Washington Update – April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014

CATARACT QUALITY MEASURE START DATE HAS ARRIVED WITH AS MANY QUESTIONS AS ANSWERS OOSS members are well aware that the reporting period for ASC 11: Cataracts—Improvement in Patient’s Visual Function Within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery commences on April 1.  Inconsistent and incorrect interpretations and clarifications regarding collection and reporting requirements by CMS and QualityNet…

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