Year: 2017

Mastering Cataract Surgery: Updated Textbook

November 6, 2017

Phacoemulsification, while the gold standard for cataract surgery, is, as every surgeon knows, not without risks and complications.  With the updated, second edition of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation: Mastering Techniques and Complications in Cataract Surgery, editor and OOSS President Emeritus William J. Fishkind, M.D., and some of the finest cataract experts at work today…

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FINAL 2018 ASC PAYMENT RULE UPDATE

November 2, 2017

On November 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final CY 2018 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. 2018 ASC Payment Rate Update  ASC payments are annually updated for inflation by…

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The October Ophthalmic ASC

October 11, 2017

Compounded medicines often are the only option for some patients and surgery cases, but how can your ASC ensure the safety of these solutions? In this month’s Ophthalmic ASC magazine, contributing editor Joseph F. Jalkiewicz delves into the world of compounding pharmacies with essential advice for choosing the right pharmacy while avoiding the risky operators.…

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Now Playing: Perspective 2017 Videos

September 25, 2017

The complete video series from OOSS Perspective 2017 @ASCRS/ASOA Los Angeles is available now on OOSS.org.  Join us as we attempt to divine the future and delve into the here and now with the latest information about ophthalmic-specific accreditation, certification and training programs. Enjoy the highlights or pull out your pen and pad to for…

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OOSS PERSPECTIVE 2017 @ ASCRS/ASOA LOS ANGELES

September 19, 2017

We’re pleased to present the complete video collection from OOSS Perspective 2017 @ASCRS/ASOA Los Angeles. Enjoy the highlights or settle in for an informative discussion with our experts. Whether you attended the May 7, 2017, event and would like to review your favorite session or whether you are joining us for the first time, we…

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CMS-Proposed ASC Payment Rates

September 15, 2017

OOSS is challenging the 2018 proposed ASC payment rates set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We have joined ASCRS, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare (SEE) in submitting comments to CMS. In brief: We strenuously object to the use of the Consumer Price Index by…

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2017 OOSS Symposium & Workshop @ AAO/AAOE New Orleans

August 18, 2017

SPONSORED BY 2017 OOSS Symposium, Luncheon & Workshop @ AAO/AAOE New Orleans envest – Breaking Through to 2020 Saturday, November 11 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hilton Riverside Hotel – Riverside Complex – Quarterdeck & Chart Rooms New Orleans, Louisiana CLICK HERE TO RSVP Yes, we mean envest with an ‘e.’ It’s our word for investment…

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Symposium 2017 RSVP

August 18, 2017

For more information about the 2017 OOSS Symposium, Luncheon & Workshop, CLICK HERE.

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Announcing the OOSS Scholars Program

August 18, 2017

OOSS and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE), the AAO Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Committee, and AAO/AAOE are partnering on a new program designed to support and mentor young ophthalmologists who are interested in future ownership of an ambulatory surgery center. Offered in coordination with the AAOE and the AAO YO Program/AAOE Young Ophthalmologists Program,…

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The August Ophthalmic ASC

August 15, 2017

Thanks to phenomenal technological advances, retina surgery is more viable than ever for the ophthalmic ASC. But is this subspecialty a good addition for your surgical center? Contributing Editor Virginia Pickles takes an in-depth look at the advances in vitrectomy systems and 3D visualization, as well as the costs of equipping an OR for retina…

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