Posts by Debbie Price

May’s Ophthalmic ASC

How do successful ASCs stay profitable while providing the highest quality care? In the May issue of The Ophthalmic ASC magazine you’ll learn about the benefits of case costing and ways to identify trends, savings, and hidden expenses that affect your bottom line. Well-informed cataract patients are demanding the latest technology, but must your center have…

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PERSPECTIVE 2017 COMING SOON

If you believe the accreditation process can be better . . .  if you are interested in philanthropic partnerships . . . if you are looking for new strategies for success in an ever-changing healthcare environment .. . then join us at OOSS Perspective 2017@ASCRS/ASOA Los Angeles. We’ll begin with a full-course buffet luncheon with…

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Exploring the “Big Ifs”

Now you can join our Symposium 2016 Power Board at your leisure for expert advice and forward-thinking approaches to some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing the ophthalmic ASC today. Complete video of the OOSS Symposium 2016 @ AAO/AAOE Chicago — our first Power Board Collection — is available on the OOSS website. We’ve organized…

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OOSS Emblems for Members, Partners

The new OOSS Emblem Program offers members and partners the opportunity to promote their OOSS affiliation and emphasize their commitment to ensuring top-quality patient care, safety and affordability in the ophthalmic ASC. By displaying the OOSS emblem, members and partners affirm to their patients, clients, and the public that they endorse the highest standards of…

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February’s Ophthalmic ASC

Find out what surgeons and industry experts have to say about the latest innovations in surgical microscopes, including 3D visualization, ergonomics, clarity, and red reflex, in this month’s issue of The Ophthalmic ASC magazine. Timothy P. Page, M.D., offers valuable and timely advice for effective IOL use in the ASC, with suggestions for inventory management…

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Scott Joins AAO Leadership Class of 2017

As a participant in the AAO Leadership Development Program XIXI, Maria C. Scott, M.D., will be working to enhance the collaboration between OOSS Gives and Operation Sight, an ASCRS Foundation program that provides free cataract surgery to financially disadvantaged patients. Specifically, Scott is developing an operating manual to help cataract surgeons incorporate charitable work with…

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The Ophthalmic ASC Magazine

In its latest issue, The Ophthalmic ASC magazine takes an in depth look at the pros and cons of owning an ophthalmic ASC in today’s healthcare market. Jared R. Younger, MD, MPH, and Regina Boore, BSN, MS, CASC, offer valuable advice for smoothly integrating the femtosecond laser into a surgical practice. And Maria C. Scott,…

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The ABCs of the ASC: Available Now

We’re pleased to present audio captures from The ABCs of the ASC: A Master Class Workshop. The very popular afternoon session, sponsored by OOSS at AAO/AAOE Chicago 2016, brought industry leaders and experts together to share insights and in depth advice about critical aspects of successful ASC operation, including planning and development, integrating additional services,…

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OOSS CHALLENGES CMS’ 2017 PROPOSED ASC PAYMENT RATES

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

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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