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Month: September 2016

OOSS CHALLENGES CMS’ 2017 PROPOSED ASC PAYMENT RATES

September 7, 2016

On August 31, OOSS joined ASCRS and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare (SEE) in submitting comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed 2017 ASC payment regulation. As in past years, we strenuously objected to CMS’ use of the Consumer Price Index (Urban) as the update factor for ASCs,…

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OOSS Cataract Patient Profile Survey — Results

September 2, 2016

Who is the typical cataract patient? To answer that question, we launched the OOSS Cataract Patient Profile Survey last fall. We wanted to quantify what our members perceive anecdotally. And we wanted hard data to better inform the debate over a CMS proposal to reimburse office-based cataract surgery for “routine cases,” defined as those in…

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