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Interested in Volunteering? Here’s a Way to Get Started

Member involvement has been key to the success of ASCRS since its founding in 1974. Are you looking for ways to increase your level of engagement? One way to do so is to volunteer.  We’ve listed some ASCRS priorities for member volunteers categorized by the time commitment required for each. Please take a look and let us know if you have some time to devote to this outstanding organization.

 

Thousands Attended the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress for the Best Anterior Segment Education . . . and Much More

More than 5,000 attendees from around the globe descended on New Orleans May 6–10 for the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. The exhibit hall was amazing, the opportunities for socializing and networking were plentiful, and the clinical and practice management education was unmatched. Doctors, practice management staff, technicians and nurses attended with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

YES Committee Announces Part 3 in the Phaco FUNdamentals Webinar Series

Please join ASCRS for an important, free webinar Wednesday, May 18, at 9 p.m. EDT. The third in the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) ASCRS Phaco FUNdamentals series, Phaco FUN: Expecting the Unexpected will focus on modulating settings for both dense and very soft cataracts and explore the surgical adjustments needed in cases of zonular laxity such as pseudoexfoliation.

Support ASCRS’ Political Activities and Spend Friday Evening at One of New Orleans’ Top Attractions

The ASCRS eyePAC invites you to our annual reception Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit this top-ranked museum dedicated to one of the most important eras in American history. The National World War II Museum is consistently ranked as New Orleans’ top attraction and Trip Advisor’s #3 U.S. museum and features interactive exhibits on all aspects of the war and American life during that time.

Get the “BOOST” Your Practice Needs at the 2016 Annual Meeting

You’ll want to make time in your 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress schedule for the "Business of Ophthalmology Standards” (aka BOOST) courses. The BOOST educational track is a selection of ASOA CME-designated courses that provide physicians with essential business education to maximize practice efficiency and profitability.

BOOST courses focus on business topics of interest and value to physicians, including:

CMS Releases Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Proposed Rule

This evening, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for the implementation of the MIPS Program and APMs, as required under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), signed into law last year to repeal and replace the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The proposed rule lays out CMS' proposals for how eligible clinicians will begin complying with the law beginning in 2017.

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