Year: 2014

RSVP for Perspective 2014@ASCRS Boston

April 5, 2014
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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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Perspective 2014 @ ASCRS Boston

March 24, 2014

there is something about THE FUTURE   OOSS PERSPECTIVE 2014 AT ASCRS BOSTON SUNDAY APRIL 27TH LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM – 12 TO 3 PM THE WESTIN BOSTON WATERFRONT –HARBOR BALLROOM Complimentary for OOSS Members and Guests Please RSVP for your entire team – Click Here There is something about the future … that only we…

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Washington Update – March 12, 2014

March 24, 2014

CMS RELEASES REVISED (AND STILL UNSATISFACTORY) CATARACT MEASURE SPECS WHAT YOU MUST DO TO COMPLY; WHAT OOSS IS DOING TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM Since last summer, OOSS has worked tirelessly with the ophthalmology and ASC communities to reverse CMS’ initiative to require facilities to report on ASC 11: Cataracts—Improvement in Patient’s Visual Function Within 90…

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CMS Delays Reporting Deadline for Two ASC Measures

March 24, 2014

As OOSS members are aware, the reporting period for two web-based measures – Measure ASC-6, Safe Surgery Checklist Use; Measure ASC-7, ASC Facility Volume Data on Selected Surgical Procedures – was originally scheduled to commence on July 1, 2013 and extend through August 15.  Due to technical problems, the start date was delayed by ten…

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OOSS Demands Higher Annual Update and Withdrawal of Misguided Cataract Quality Measures in Comments to CMS

March 24, 2014

On September 6, the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (in collaboration with the Academy, ASCRS, and ASRS) submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed rule to update ASC payment rates and expand quality reporting requirements for ASCs. As in past years, we strenuously objected to CMS’ use of…

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