Year: 2016

Myth Busting Benchmarks

November 15, 2016
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Transitioning Ownership in an ASC

November 15, 2016
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Final 2017 Payment Rule: Higher Update And New Ophthalmic Quality Measure

November 2, 2016

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final CY 2017 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers.  There are several issues that merit the attention of the ophthalmic ASC community. ASC Payment Rates In some good news, the final rule includes a 2017 update…

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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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OOSS Symposium 2016 @ AAO/AAOE Chicago

August 4, 2016

To reserve your place for the free OOSS Symposium and Luncheon, RSVP here. To enroll in the afternoon workshop, The ABCs of the ASC, go to AAOE registration and fees  OOSS Symposium 2016 @ AAO/AAOE Chicago Saturday, October 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  McCormick Place West – Convention Center The New oASC and the 2020s…

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Symposium 2016 RSVP – Morning Session and Luncheon

August 4, 2016

For more information about the OOSS Symposium program, CLICK HERE.

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The August OASC Magazine

August 2, 2016

Whether you’re considering new options for drug delivery during cataract surgery, contemplating the possible sale of your facility, or adding a new subspecialty, you don’t want to miss the latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC magazine, an official OOSS publication. This month’s cover story looks at the use of intracameral endophthalmitis prophylaxis, NSAID drops to…

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In Physician Payment Rule, CMS Takes No Action On Office Cataract Surgery – At Least For Now!

July 7, 2016

In the physician payment rule published today, CMS is silent with respect to taking any further action regarding payment of a facility fee for office cataract surgery. Every OOSS member is aware that, a year ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information regarding the advisability of providing a…

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CMS Releases Proposed CY 2017 ASC Payment Regulation: 1.2 Percent Update; Proposed Adoption of OOSS-Supported Quality Measure; And more

July 7, 2016

On July 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed CY 2017 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).  The proposed regulation will soon be published in the Federal Register; OOSS and other interested parties will have an opportunity to submit public comments until September 6. Below,…

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