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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

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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

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

PREAPPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES

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

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The Significant Advantages of Ophthalmic ASC Ownership

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New Normal: Infection Control

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ASCs Are the Clear Choice For Cataract Surgery

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An intersection of benefits continues to make ASCs a good choice for clinics.