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See October 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmic ASC

Featuring our two new editors, Mark Kontos, MD, and Cathy McCabe, MD, the October issue of The Ophthalmic ASC focuses on how to handle and even take advantage of complex economic situations, ever expanding patient expectations, and rapid technology advancements.
CME PROPOSED 2020 ASC PAYMENT RULE

OOSS Submits Comments to CMS: 2020 Proposed Payment Regulation

On September 27, OOSS submitted comments on behalf of ASCRS, the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare (SEE) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed 2020 ASC payment regulation.
CME PROPOSED 2020 ASC PAYMENT RULE

OOSS & Ophthalmic ASC Victory: CMS Finalizes Rule Eliminating Mandatory H&P and Hospital Transfer Agreement Requirements

CMS is replacing the current requirement that every patient have a comprehensive medical history and physical examination within 30 days prior to surgery in an ASC with a requirement that allows the operating physician and ASC to determine which patients would require more extensive testing and assessment prior to surgery.

OOSS Accreditation Initiative Update

By invitation of AAAHC, OOSS encourages clinical experts (ophthalmologists, nurses, and administrators) that share a passion for quality improvement in the ophthalmic ASC setting to consider serving on one of several new governance units. Learn more.

See August 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmic ASC

The August 2019 issue of The Ophthalmic ASC begins with an ending. As Chief Medical Editor William J. Fishkind, MD, FASC, bids The OASC farewell, he passes the baton to Cathleen McCabe, MD, and Mark Kontos, MD, and reflects on the quote "Those who climb highest lift as they go."
CME PROPOSED 2020 ASC PAYMENT RULE

CMS ISSUES PROPOSED 2020 ASC PAYMENT RULE: RECORD-HIGH ANNUAL UPDATE OF 2.7 PERCENT

On July 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed CY 2020 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
Captain Scott Kelly @ OOSS Perspective 2019

Watch Captain Scott Kelly’s Exclusive Perspective 2019 Video

Sharing anecdotes and lessons learned from his year in space, Kelly paints a vivid picture of the risks of getting comfortable with the status quo or losing sight of a clear and challenging mission.

See May 2019 Issue of The Ophthalmic ASC

The latest issue of the OASC reinforces a principle that we as ophthalmic practice and surgery center professionals share with some of the greatest explorers...

A Gorilla in Space – Captain Scott Kelly Demonstrates the Importance of Professional Levity

With so much riding on the success of our surgery centers, professional tunnel vision is natural...but not always for the best. Near the end of his mission, Captain Kelly shared a prank that lit up Twitter and demonstrated that even serious pilots, scientists, and engineers must make time for a little levity.
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OOSS Launches the “Experience OOSS” App

In anticipation of their upcoming Perspective 2019 meeting at ASCRS/ASOA in San Diego, CA, the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS) has recently launched the Experience OOSS app.