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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

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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

CMS ISSUES GUIDANCE REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH HEALTH CARE STAFF VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Compliance With Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

Supreme Court Issues Ruling Regarding Vaccine Mandate-05

Supreme Court Ruling on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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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

PREAPPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES

OOSS SUBMITS COMMENTS TO CMS ON 2021 PROPOSED ASC PAYMENT REGULATION

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

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Reducing Waste in Cataract Surgery

PREAPPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES

GLITCHES, DELAYS, & FRUSTRATION: UPDATE ON OBTAINING ACCESS TO NEW COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS

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OOSS Perspective 2020 Virtual Meeting

PREAPPROVAL ON ALL CATARACT SURGERIES

RE-OPENING FACILITIES TO PROVIDE NON-COVID CARE DURING PHASE ONE, INCLUDING SURGERY CENTERS