Each month, ASCRS recognizes an EyeConnect Platinum Member for his or her valuable contributions to the EyeConnect forum. Dr. Samuel Masket of Los Angeles, CA is the January recipient based on his engagement points and extensive involvement in the community as an active contributor since its inception.
EyeConnect is one of ASCRS’s most popular member benefits. More than 1,400 members actively participate in EyeConnect and belong to one or more discussion groups. The online discussion forum allows you to communicate directly with your peers. In an effort to provide this service to you anytime, anywhere – ASCRS has created EyeConnect 365 – a mobile app where you can interact on the go.
2017 ASCRS•ASOA Advocacy Day to Feature Sen. Tom Coburn’s Perspective on “What’s Killing Healthcare” During Joint Government Relations General Session
Former Senator Tom Coburn, MD, will be the featured speaker during the Special Joint ASCRS•ASOA Government Relations General Session, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5, as part of Advocacy Day during the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in Los Angeles.
During this two-day intensive event, ASCRS Director of Government Relations Nancey McCann will lead a comprehensive program devoted entirely to the Medicare & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) – what it is and what practices need to know and do in 2017. MACRA is the biggest change in Medicare physician payment in over 20 years. ASOA’s Diving into the Details of MACRA will be held Feb. 24-25, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, IL.
On Monday, May 8, distinguished glaucoma and cataract surgery expert Reay H. Brown, MD, will be honored with the 2017 Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s medal at the ASCRS Innovator’s General Session during the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. As the honoree, Dr. Brown will also deliver the 2017 Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture titled “Overcoming Resistance: Making Glaucoma a Surgical Disease.”
With the turn of the new year, MACRA—the biggest change to physician payment in decades—came into effect. ASCRS•ASOA has developed a wide range of resources to help you succeed under the new program.
Did you miss the most recent ASOA MACRA training session held in November? If so, ASOA is offering three additional MACRA training opportunities to get the information and tools you need to meet the challenges and regulatory requirements of MACRA.
MACRA Fundamentals Webinar This Month
During his lecture, Mr. Kelly will discuss his year in space and will share lessons on leadership and teamwork, personal stories of perseverance and the path that led him to secure his place in history.
ASCRS Advocacy Prompts CMS to Release Additional Information Related to ICD-10 Code Change Impact on 2016 PQRS; CMS Urges Physicians to Report as Much Data as Possible
This afternoon, CMS released additional information regarding how the agency will determine if physicians whose 2016 PQRS reporting is impacted by the updates to ICD-10 codes will receive a penalty. As we reported previously, CMS announced in December that any physician who does not successfully meet PQRS solely due to the code updates that went into effect October 1, 2016 will not be penalized.