The 2017 Surgical Summit: Innovative Techniques and Controversies in Ophthalmology is being held Feb. 2-4, 2017 in Park City, Utah at The Chateaux – Deer Valley. You can book housing now and register for the event.
ASCRS recently completed the fourth annual Clinical Survey at the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in New Orleans. More than 1,500 physicians responded to the survey, which included 210 questions that created 551 unique measurable data elements. The valuable information learned can now be accessed online in the 2016 ASCRS Clinical Survey Supplement.
Major Modification to Onerous Global Surgery Data Collection Policy and Restoration of Original RUC-Recommend Values for Glaucoma and Retina Procedures
2017 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE (MPFS) FINAL RULE RELEASED
ASCRS Advocacy Results in Modification to the Onerous Global Surgery Data Collection Policy and Restoration of RUC-Recommend Values for Glaucoma and Retina Procedures
2017 Conversion Factor $35.8887
CMS Releases Final Rule for 2017 ASC Payment and Finalizes a 90-Day Meaningful Use Reporting Period in 2016
2017 AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER (ASC) PAYMENT SYSTEM AND QUALITY REPORTING (ASCQR) PROGRAM FINAL RULE RELEASED; INCLUDES 90-DAY MEANINGFUL USE REPORTING PERIOD FOR 2016
2017 ASC Conversion Factor Finalized at $45.030 for Those Meeting Quality Reporting Requirements
Positive patient outcomes are critical to a successful practice. In the “Emotional Intelligence for Exceptional Patient Outcomes” webinar, speakers will engage participants in a run-through of several stressful scenarios that can hinder effective patient-provider communication and overall health outcomes.
Sponsored by the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Committee, the new Phaco FUNdamentals is a four-part online CME series created from webinars recorded in 2016. The series follows a surgical resident through a variety of cases focused on basic phaco concepts, including fluidics, phacodynamics, surgical technique, and patient care. The activities in this series will be released monthly through January 2017.
Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. EST for a free webinar, “Wet AMD Management and Cataract Surgery.”
National Sight Week – sponsored by the ASCRS Foundation – will be held next week, October 24–28. The goal is to schedule and deliver as many charitable cataract surgeries as possible during this one-week time period. Please consider joining the Foundation by becoming a part of the Operation Sight network.
Each month, ASCRS recognizes an EyeConnect Platinum Member for their valuable contributions to the EyeConnect forum. This month’s recipient is Dr. Jason Jones from Sioux City, Iowa.
Dr. Jones was selected as October’s recipient based on his engagement points and his extensive contributions to the community. He has been an active EyeConnect contributor since 2008.