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On October 5, OOSS submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed 2021 ASC payment regulation.
Join OOSS or renew your membership. We look forward to collaborating with you in 2021. Enjoy the OOSS benefits and support the association as we coalesce to represent the strategic, business, and patient care interests of the ophthalmic ASCs.
OOSS will discuss industry trends, strategies and insight to assess ophthalmic surgery facility patient health and safety considerations (e.g. office-based surgery), business models, investment strategies, and operational strategies.
Yesterday, OOSS reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that healthcare providers, including ASCs, will be eligible to receive grants from a newly available pool of COVID-19 relief funds.
Bruce Maller, a well-respected industry expert and life-long friend of OOSS, will provide strategies, insight, and tools to help ASCs physician-owners and administrators lead their teams through change and plan for success in the new reality.
These guidelines focus on issues that should be of concern to providers considering re-opening their practices and facilities if states and localities so permit.
ACS, ASA, AHA, AORN ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING RESUMING ELECTIVE SURGERY AFTER FIRST WAVE OF COVID-19
The Statement sets forth principles and considerations to guide physicians and facilities in their resumption of care in operating rooms and all procedural areas, including...
On Thursday evening, April 16, the federal government issued revised guidelines, Opening Up America Again, establishing three phases for reopening the economy. With respect to ambulatory surgery centers, the policy suggests that “elective surgeries can resume, as clinically appropriate, on an outpatient basis at facilities that adhere to CDC guidelines” once a state or region meets certain “gating criteria.”
CMS has also modified its rules regarding the option to convert ASCs to hospital status during the COVID-19 pandemic. View a summary of these changes.
Today, April 10, 2020, the payments will begin to arrive via direct deposit to eligible providers. An email with the subject line "CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Action Required" was sent this morning on behalf of HHS to eligible providers.