Year: 2015

OOSS Symposium 2015 – Audio Captures

December 30, 2015

OOSS Symposium 2015 Unabridged Audio Capture Saturday, November 14, 2015 Wynn Las Vegas Click through the segments to points of interest or listen to everything at your leisure. We’ve included approximate time stamps for your viewing convenience. Segment 1: Welcome & OOSS Updates (42 min) Welcome and introduction by OOSS President Y. Ralph Chu, M.D.,…

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OOSS Symposium 2015 – Segment 3

December 30, 2015
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OOSS Symposium 2015 – Segment 2

December 30, 2015
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OOSS Symposium 2015 – Segment 1

December 30, 2015
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OOSS and ASCA to Collaborate on Legislative Open Houses

December 18, 2015

As the 2016 election season gets underway, OOSS and OOSPAC will be working closely with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association to assist OOSS members who may be interested in hosting open houses and receptions for their elected officials. OOSS and the ASCA also are developing an “Advocacy Tool Kit” with helpful information and strategies for…

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ASCRS, AAO, and OOSS Release Recommendations Regarding Use of Enzyme Detergent for Cleaning Intraocular Surgical Instruments

December 17, 2015

The following clinical guideline on the use of enzyme detergent for cleaning intraocular instruments is being jointly released by ASCRS, AAO, and OOSS. Because of the risk of TASS, many ASCs do not use enzyme detergent to clean intraocular instruments. Because some regulatory agencies are citing this as a deficiency, this guideline is meant to…

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OOSS to Co-Host Legislative Open House

December 4, 2015

With the support of OOSPAC, OOSS will join the the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association as co-host for a reception for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fl., on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Gulf Coast Endoscopy and Surgery Center in Venice, FL. The event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., offers an opportunity for OOSS to acknowledge Congressman…

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Cataract Surgery in a Practice Setting?

December 2, 2015

In its October 2015 issue, The Ophthalmic ASC explores the pros and cons of cataract surgery in an office setting with important input from from medical societies, ASC owners, surgeons, and ophthalmologists. A CMS request for information about non-facility cataract surgery earlier this year triggered an avalanche of responses. And while CMS deferred action on payment…

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Save These Dates for 2016

December 2, 2015

OOSS joins ASCRS in May 2016 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans near the city’s convention center. The OOSS Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, May 7, with the Perspective event on Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., luncheon included. The OOSS Planning Retreat is scheduled for September 22…

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CMS Defers Action on Payment for Office Cataract Surgery

November 3, 2015

As OOSS members are well aware, CMS solicited “information” in its 2016 proposed physician payment rule on the advisability of providing financial incentives for physicians to furnish cataract surgery in the office setting. OOSS submitted comprehensive comments objecting to such a policy, citing serious concerns about patient health and safety. CMS took no action on…

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