Month: October 2015

Leveling The Playing Field: Budget Legislation Will Limit Payments to Hospitals That Acquire Surgery Centers and Physician Practices

October 30, 2015

As you are aware, Congressional leaders and President Obama have announced a bipartisan agreement to fund the government for two years, raise the debt ceiling, and avoid premium increases for Medicare beneficiaries. Of particular significance to the ASC industry is a provision — which OOSS strongly supports — that would place a moratorium on hospitals…

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CMS Releases Disappointing Final CY 2016 ASC Payment Regulation

October 30, 2015

On October 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final CY 2016 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). The highlights for ophthalmic ASCs: 2016 ASC Payment Rate Update. ASC payments are annually updated for inflation by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index…

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RSVP for President’s Council Meet & Greet Reception during 2015 OOSS Symposium @ AAO Las Vegas

October 15, 2015
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