Month: November 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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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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