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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…

OOSS and ASCA to Collaborate on Legislative Open Houses

As the 2016 election season gets underway, OOSS and OOSPAC will be working closely with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association to assist OOSS members who may be interested in hosting open houses and receptions for their elected officials. OOSS and the ASCA also are developing an “Advocacy Tool Kit” with helpful information and strategies for…

OOSS to Co-Host Legislative Open House

With the support of OOSPAC, OOSS will join the the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association as co-host for a reception for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fl., on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Gulf Coast Endoscopy and Surgery Center in Venice, FL. The event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., offers an opportunity for OOSS to acknowledge Congressman…

Ask The ASC – Panel Discussion

Member-only Powerpoint and Audio capture recordings from Ask The ASC Panel Discussion.

Remembering Lou Sheffler

The following remembrance was prepared by Michael A. Romansky, J.D., OOSS Washington Counsel upon the passing of Louis I. Sheffler on Sunday, June 15, 2015.  Lou was one of the first non-physicians to serve on the OOSS Board of Directors and was instrumental in shaping the ASC benchmarking and educational programming for the entire ASC…

May Issue of The Ophthalmic ASC Is Available Now Online

The latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC has something for everyone, from advice for those considering expansion to the latest information about new technologies and procedures. Jeffrey Whitman, MD, president and chief surgeon at Key-Whitman Eye Center in Dallas shares the dilemmas and decisions his team faced when deciding whether to renovate their existing facility…

A Pioneering Eye Surgery Center Continues to Pioneer

October 3, 2014 Submitted by Albert Castillo, Director of Business and Financial Development for San Antonio Eye Center and Executive Director of South Texas Total Eye Care. To submit an article about your surgery center please email Kent Jackson, Executive Director, using the following link: Member Article San Antonio Eye Surgery Center opened its doors…

Local Eye Surgery Center Saves Medicare $1.2 Million

August 25, 2014 – Chippewa Falls, WI — Independent Surgery Center, LLC, opened its doors in Lake Hallie in the summer of 2011.  Since opening, facility fees charged by ISC have saved the Medicare System over $1.2 Million and patients over $250,000 in Medicare deductibles.  Independent Surgery Center, LLC, is one of more than 5,300 Ambulatory Surgery…