Month: December 2015

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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