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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.
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).

Watch Keynote Video (Acquisition/Consolidation) from Symposium 2018

In this second video capture from OOSS Symposium 2018, Bruce Maller makes sense of the drivers, investor profiles, and pros and cons of the emerging acquisition/consolidation trend in ophthalmology.

Watch Washington Update Highlight Video from Symposium 2018

At OOSS Symposium 2018, Michael Romansky, JD, delivered an impactful Washington Update centered on CMS' latest rule proposal and its affect on ophthalmic ASCs. Watch the Washington Update Highlights video.

OOSS SUPPORTS CMS PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE H&P AND HOSPITAL TRANSFER AGREEMENT REQUIREMENTS

In September, CMS proposed reducing, modifying, or eliminating a number of obsolete, unnecessary, and burdensome regulations impacting a multitude of providers. In comments to the agency, OOSS is strenuously urging CMS to finalize and adopt three proposed provisions.

FINAL 2019 ASC PAYMENT RULE

On November 1, CMS published the final 2019 Medicare ASC payment rule, incorporating a number of provisions for which OOSS has lobbied for years.

OOSS SUBMITS COMMENTS TO CMS ON 2019 ASC PAYMENT REGULATION

OOSS joined ASCRS, ASRS, and SEE in submitting comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed 2018 ASC payment regulation.

CMS Proposes to Eliminate CMS Certification Requirements for Comprehensive H&Ps & Transfer Agreements with Hospitals

CMS proposed reducing, modifying, or eliminating a number of obsolete, unnecessary, and burdensome regulations impacting a multitude of providers. At least two of these would have a positive impact on ambulatory surgery centers.

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).