Month: June 2024

OOSS Joins Ophthalmology Community in Presentation Before Medicare Carriers on Proposed Local Coverage Determinations Regarding MIGS

June 21, 2024

Over the past year, OOSS has worked closely with the Academy, ASCRS, and AGS to ensure that MACs establish reasonable and appropriate local coverage determinations (LCDs) for Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). As a result of these efforts, in December, the MACs withdrew a proposed LCD that was troublesome for many reasons. This week, Noridian, WPS,…

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Ophthalmic ASC Waste Reduction and Recycling Practices

June 4, 2024

We seek to understand current practices, barriers, and opportunities.YOUR TIMELY INPUT IS NEEDED. DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. PLEASE TAKE THE SHORT SURVEY by June 30th. The operating rooms of ASCs generate a significant amount of waste.  This includes plastic, cardboard and paper packaging, disposable instruments, drapes, gowns, opened unused supplies and more.  OOSS is seeking…

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Medicare Contractors Propose Revised Local Coverage Determination on MIGS

June 4, 2024

Over the past year, OOSS has worked closely with AAO, ASCRS, and AGS to ensure that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) establish reasonable and appropriate local coverage determinations (LCDs) in Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).  As a result of these efforts, in December, the MACs withdrew a proposed LCD that was troublesome for many reasons.  Last week,…

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