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Ophthalmic ASC Waste Reduction and Recycling Practices

Medicare Contractors Propose Revised Local Coverage Determination on MIGS

Prior Authorization Demonstration for Certain Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Services (CMS-10884)

OOSS Requests Members’ Feedback on Current Recycling Practices ASCs

OOSS Issues Position Statement Regarding Surgical Drapes

Final 2024 ASC Payment Regulation:  Cataract Facility Fee Increase of 7.5 Percent

2024 CMS ASC Rule Comments

CMS Proposed ASC Rule Issued Today: update of 2.8 percent, 5.5% for cataracts

AAO, ASCRS, & OOSS Respond to Aetna’s Plan to Lower the Grouper Assignments for Cataract Surgery Procedures

Ophthalmology Off the Grid: Ownership Positions in ASCs

Ophthalmology Off the Grid: The Roadmap to Building Your ASC

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CMS Issues Final 2023 ASC Payment Rule: Update of 3.8 Percent; Suspension of Reporting on Visual Function Measure

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CMS Rejects Facility Reimbursement for Cataract and Other Ophthalmic Procedures in OBS

OOSS ASC Payment Initiative

OOSS ASC Payment Initiative

CMS-1770-P, Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Quality Payment Program and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2023

OOSS Comments to CMS Regarding Office Based Surgery

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CMS ISSUES TWO SIGNIFICANT PROPOSED RULES: 2023 ASC PAYMENT UPDATE OF 2.7 PERCENT; REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON ESTABLISHING PAYMENT FOR OFFICE CATARACT SURGERY

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Reducing Topical Drug Waste in Ophthalmic Surgery

CMS ISSUES GUIDANCE REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH HEALTH CARE STAFF VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Compliance With Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

Supreme Court Issues Ruling Regarding Vaccine Mandate-05

Supreme Court Ruling on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

OOSS Cyber Security Webinar

OOSS Cyber Security Webinar

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OOSS Responds to New CMS Regulations Concerning ASC Payments

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Biden Administration COVID-19 Six-Point Plan Will Likely Affect Ophthalmic ASCs

Office-Based Surgery – Risk or Reward?

PREAPPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES

AETNA ANNOUNCES NEW POLICY: OPHTHALMOLOGISTS MUST GET PRE-APPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES, effective July 1, 2021.