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OOSS Perspective 2016 @ ASCRS/ASOA New Orleans

OOSS Perspective 2016 @ ASCRS/ASOA New Orleans Sunday, May 8, 2016 Hilton New Orleans Riverside President’s Council Meet and Greet Reception 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Chemin Royale For members and guests of the OOSS President’s Council and Board of Directors. Please RSVP for your entire team – Click Here Luncheon and Annual OOSS Meeting…

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MedPAC Recommendations: No Update In Facility Fees For Surgery Centers; ASC’s Should Report Costs

This week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) issued its annual report to Congress, recommending that ASCs be afforded no update in facility fees in 2017. MedPAC also recommended that facilities be subject to some form of Medicare cost reporting. Because access to ASC services continues to increase and surgery centers’ access to capital has…

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Facilities Can Review ASCQR Preview Reports During The Next Month

April 2016 Ambulatory Surgical Center Public (ASC) Reporting Preview Reports are available through the QualityNet Secure Portal for participating facilities. The preview reports are available from January 16 through February 14, 2016.The data in the preview reports will be reported on Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website for Medicare beneficiaries…

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OOSS Symposium 2015 – Audio Captures

OOSS Symposium 2015 Unabridged Audio Capture Saturday, November 14, 2015 Wynn Las Vegas Click through the segments to points of interest or listen to everything at your leisure. We’ve included approximate time stamps for your viewing convenience. Segment 1: Welcome & OOSS Updates (42 min) Welcome and introduction by OOSS President Y. Ralph Chu, M.D.,…

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ASCRS, AAO, and OOSS Release Recommendations Regarding Use of Enzyme Detergent for Cleaning Intraocular Surgical Instruments

The following clinical guideline on the use of enzyme detergent for cleaning intraocular instruments is being jointly released by ASCRS, AAO, and OOSS. Because of the risk of TASS, many ASCs do not use enzyme detergent to clean intraocular instruments. Because some regulatory agencies are citing this as a deficiency, this guideline is meant to…

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CMS Defers Action on Payment for Office Cataract Surgery

As OOSS members are well aware, CMS solicited “information” in its 2016 proposed physician payment rule on the advisability of providing financial incentives for physicians to furnish cataract surgery in the office setting. OOSS submitted comprehensive comments objecting to such a policy, citing serious concerns about patient health and safety. CMS took no action on…

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