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See February’s OASC

The latest issue of The Ophthalmic ASC, now an official publication of OOSS University, is packed with timely features and essential information. Inside February’s issue, you’ll find: A comprehensive checklist to prepare your ASC  for its next inspection. Best practices for combined cataract-glaucoma procedures. Advice for integrating a new subspecialty. Inspiration for embracing innovation–and much, much…

Medical Consulting Group, LLC

OOSS is pleased to present Medical Consulting Group, LLC, a valued OOSS Resource Partner.  MCG has specialized in ophthalmology for more than 27 years. The group’s ambulatory surgery center and practice consultants have collaborated to develop 57 ASCs across the U.S and Canada and to manage several ASCs, practices, and urgent care centers, bringing the…

Cataract Surgery in a Practice Setting?

In its October 2015 issue, The Ophthalmic ASC explores the pros and cons of cataract surgery in an office setting with important input from from medical societies, ASC owners, surgeons, and ophthalmologists. A CMS request for information about non-facility cataract surgery earlier this year triggered an avalanche of responses. And while CMS deferred action on payment…

Does your ASC need a strategic plan?

Learn from top experts about writing a strategic plan, assessing your center’s status and setting priorities for growth. Explore the educational programs and online services available to help ophthalmic staff broaden their clinical knowledge and stay current with changes in reimbursement and regulation. And read about the latest in OASC building designs that serve the…

Presidential hopeful and fellow ophthalmologist Sen. Rand Paul – an exclusive interview in July issue of Ophthalmology Management

Presidential hopeful and fellow ophthalmologist Sen. Rand Paul, in an exclusive interview in the July issue of Ophthalmology Management, talks about Obamacare, the government’s monetary rewards system for quality performance, why organized medicine should not be a “pushover” for government programs and his vision for U.S. health care. “Competition works,” says Dr. Paul. To read the rest,…

OOSS Partner Introduction: ForTec Medical

OOSS is pleased to introduce ForTec Medical, a valued OOSS Resource Partner: Mobile Precision Laser Systems   ForTec Medical has provided state-of-the-art mobile surgical laser technology to hospitals, surgical centers and physician offices for more than 25 years. The CATALYS® Precision Laser System, mobilized by ForTec and designed specifically for cataract surgery, provides surgeons and…

OOSS Partner Introduction: Mobius Therapeutics

OOSS is pleased to introduce Mobius Therapeutics™, a valued OOSS Marketing Partner:   Eliminating Surgical Variables with Mitosol®   Mobius Therapeutics, LLC, is a commercial stage venture focused on ophthalmic surgery solutions. Mitosol®, its first product, has been recognized by the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company as "the FDA approved ophthalmic formulation of Mitomycin-C." The Mitosol®,…

How Do New Technologies Fit Within the CMS Rulings for Advanced Technology IOLs?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rulings for presbyopia-correcting IOLs (PC-IOLs) and astigmatism-correcting IOLs (AC-IOLs), collectively referred to as advanced technology IOLs (ATIOLs), clarified that these special lenses function to correct two distinct patient needs:  (1) aphakia induced by the removal of a cataract, and (2) the refractive errors associated with presbyopia or…

OIG Advisory Opinion 12-06: Anesthesia Service Arrangements in Light of Recent OIG Guidance

By Alan E. Reider, Allison W. Shuren and Adil Daudi of Arnold & Porter, LLP On June 1, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released Advisory Opinion 12-06 in which it considered two proposed arrangements under which an anesthesia services provider (the “Requestor”) would contract with physician-owned ambulatory…