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CMS Issues Proposed 2025 ASC Payment Rule: Update of 2.6 percent

OOSS Joins Ophthalmology Community in Presentation Before Medicare Carriers on Proposed Local Coverage Determinations Regarding MIGS

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)

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

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OOSS Responds to New CMS Regulations Concerning ASC Payments

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.

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ASC VS. OBS: CONSIDERATIONS FOR CATARACT SURGERY

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OMIC Risk Management Recommendations: Office-based Surgery for Adults

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An Office Surgical Suite is Not an ASC: Patient Health and Safety Considerations