Year: 2015

OOSS Perspective 2015 Highlights – Previews

August 20, 2015

We’re pleased to share these brief previews of highlights from Perspective 2015 @ ASCRS San Diego. Full videos of the forum panel and all the remarks, including the inspirational keynote address by Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, are publicly available for a limited time, after which they will be archived for access by members only. To watch…

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Does your ASC need a strategic plan?

August 5, 2015

Learn from top experts about writing a strategic plan, assessing your center’s status and setting priorities for growth. Explore the educational programs and online services available to help ophthalmic staff broaden their clinical knowledge and stay current with changes in reimbursement and regulation. And read about the latest in OASC building designs that serve the…

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Presidential hopeful and fellow ophthalmologist Sen. Rand Paul – an exclusive interview in July issue of Ophthalmology Management

July 10, 2015

Presidential hopeful and fellow ophthalmologist Sen. Rand Paul, in an exclusive interview in the July issue of Ophthalmology Management, talks about Obamacare, the government’s monetary rewards system for quality performance, why organized medicine should not be a “pushover” for government programs and his vision for U.S. health care. “Competition works,” says Dr. Paul. To read the rest,…

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CMS Soliciting Comments on Office-Based Cataract Surgery

July 9, 2015

In its proposed 2016 Medicare fee schedule regulation issued yesterday, CMS is soliciting information from interested stakeholders regarding the advisability of paying for cataract surgery in the office-based surgical suite. CMS cites a number of perceived advantages in implementing such a policy:  advancements in technology; patient convenience; flexibility in scheduling surgery; and, lower Medicare expenditures,…

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CMS Releases Proposed CY 2016 ASC Payment Regulation: 1.1 Percent ASC Update; Soliciting Comments on Unplanned Vitrectomy Quality Measure

July 1, 2015

On July 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed CY 2016 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).  The proposed regulation will soon be published in the Federal Register, after which time OOSS and other interested parties will have an opportunity to submit public…

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Remembering Lou Sheffler

June 15, 2015

The following remembrance was prepared by Michael A. Romansky, J.D., OOSS Washington Counsel upon the passing of Louis I. Sheffler on Sunday, June 15, 2015.  Lou was one of the first non-physicians to serve on the OOSS Board of Directors and was instrumental in shaping the ASC benchmarking and educational programming for the entire ASC…

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May Issue of The Ophthalmic ASC Is Available Now Online

June 4, 2015

The latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC has something for everyone, from advice for those considering expansion to the latest information about new technologies and procedures. Jeffrey Whitman, MD, president and chief surgeon at Key-Whitman Eye Center in Dallas shares the dilemmas and decisions his team faced when deciding whether to renovate their existing facility…

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OOSS Partner Introduction: ForTec Medical

February 24, 2015

OOSS is pleased to introduce ForTec Medical, a valued OOSS Resource Partner: Mobile Precision Laser Systems   ForTec Medical has provided state-of-the-art mobile surgical laser technology to hospitals, surgical centers and physician offices for more than 25 years. The CATALYS® Precision Laser System, mobilized by ForTec and designed specifically for cataract surgery, provides surgeons and…

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OOSS Partner Introduction: Mobius Therapeutics

February 18, 2015

OOSS is pleased to introduce Mobius Therapeutics™, a valued OOSS Marketing Partner:   Eliminating Surgical Variables with Mitosol®   Mobius Therapeutics, LLC, is a commercial stage venture focused on ophthalmic surgery solutions. Mitosol®, its first product, has been recognized by the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company as "the FDA approved ophthalmic formulation of Mitomycin-C." The Mitosol®,…

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OOSS Perspective 2015 @ ASCRS San Diego

January 30, 2015

Perspective @ ASCRS San Diego April 19, 2015 Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel Aqua Salon A, B and C The future is always uncertain, but good strategy positions you for change and a clear mindset determines your path. Please RSVP for your entire team – Click Here Keynote Speaker: Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger    …

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