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The August 2018 Ophthalmic ASC

The latest issue of OASC features articles on the nuances of providing top-tier refractive cataract surgery, staffing your ASC for maximum efficiency, and the science behind new guidelines to address instrument sterilization and cleaning.

Cathleen McCabe, MD, Selected for Leadership Development Program Class of 2019

OOSS Vice President Cathleen McCabe has been selected for the AAO's Leadership Development Program class of 2019. This one-year learning program is dedicated to developing tomorrow's ophthalmic leaders.

Proposed CY 2019 ASC Payment Regulations & Rates

On July 23, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed CY 2019 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).

Symposium 2018 RSVP

Join OOSS for Symposium 2018. The meeting will explore essential drivers for success that set the stage for effective and adaptive succession planning and implementation in these times of economic and social turbulence and opportunity.

Watch Perspective 2018 Highlight Video

Watch the Perspective 2018 Highlight video and review the conversations your colleagues and ophthalmic industry leaders are holding to shape the future of the ophthalmic ASC.

Watch George F. Will’s Keynote Video – No longer available

In his compelling OOSS Perspective 2018 keynote speech in Washington D.C, America’s foremost political commentator and columnist George F. Will conceptualized a future for outpatient ophthalmic surgery.

See May 2018 OASC

The May 2018 digital issue of The Ophthalmic ASC is now available, including articles from the OOSS president Maria Scott, MD, and our 2017 Symposium keynote speaker Elizabeth Nelson, coauthor of "The Healthy Office Revolution."

New Specialty-Specific Guidelines For Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning and Sterilization

OOSS joins ASCRS and AAO in releasing new specialty-specific guidelines for the sterile processing of ophthalmic surgical instruments. This document makes evidence-based recommendations regarding issues that may be unique to the cleaning and sterilization of intraocular instrumentation.The new guidelines are the product of a three-year collaboration of the three organizations and provides recommendations with the intent of assisting our members better understand, adopt, or defend certain well-established sterile processing practices as well as appropriately respond to surveyors and other regulators who challenge our facilities’ practices.

Responding to Kaiser Health News Story

After the March 2, 2018, release of an article by Kaiser Health News (KHN) and USA Today condemning outpatient surgery centers, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) has responded with a strong rebuke.

OOSS Opposes Anthem’s Anesthesia Services Guideline

DENVER, Co (February 27, 2018) – The Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS) lends its voice to efforts to rescind a new clinical guideline released this February by managed healthcare organization Anthem that states anesthesia services for cataract surgery are not medically necessary for the majority of patients.