The July episode of EyeTalks Radio, “Benchmarking for Better Business Decisions,” featuring an interview with recognized industry experts Andrew Maller, MBA, COE and Maureen Waddle, MBA of BSM Consulting, is now available. Take a listen as they discuss the top three benchmarks for assessing the health of ophthalmic practices and provide tips and examples of using benchmarks for sound business decisions.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to ophthalmology? Nominate them before the Sept. 21 deadline.
Eligible candidates are those with 25 or more years of scholarly achievement and at least one solid, defining contribution to ophthalmology in clinical practice, research, education, invention, or humanitarian work.
Through EyeConnect and its app, EyeConnect 365, ASCRS members can engage with colleagues daily, whether initiating discussions on a range of topics, sharing experiences or collaborating on ideas, all from the comforts of their homes or offices. Each month, ASCRS recognizes an EyeConnect Platinum Member based on his/her extensive contributions to the community.
Did You Know?
- The median new patient percentage for all ophthalmologists in ASOAnalytics™; is 14%
- The average number of office visits for all full-time ophthalmologists in ASOAnalytics™ is 4,928 visits per year
These are just two of the many data points that over 300 of your peers and their administrators have access to through ASOAnalytics™.
ASOAnalytics™ is a ame-changing tool designed to give practices access to ophthalmology specific benchmarks and reports on a variety of key practice performance indicators to help:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Doctors and Administrators Advocate for Patients and Practices on Capitol Hill
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD, Addresses Participants of
Annual Alliance of Specialty Medicine Legislative Fly-In
2018 AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER (ASC) PAYMENT SYSTEM AND QUALITY REPORTING (ASCQR) PROGRAM PROPOSED RULE RELEASED
2018 ASC Conversion Factor Projected at $45.876 for Those Meeting Quality Reporting Requirements
CMS Proposes Changes to 2016 PQRS and VBPM Reporting Requirements and Penalties Affecting 2018 Payment
Seeks Comments on Additional Policies to Relieve Regulatory Burden
Proposed 2018 Conversion Factor $35.99
Deadline Approaching: Submit 2016 Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption by July 1 to Avoid 2018 Payment Adjustment
Eligible professionals (EPs) can avoid the EHR Meaningful Use payment adjustment that begins on January 1, 2018, by submitting a hardship exemption application by July 1, 2017. To file for a hardship exemption, CMS requires that you show proof of a circumstance beyond your control and explicitly outline how the circumstance significantly impaired your ability to meet Meaningful Use.
Eligible professionals can apply for hardship exceptions in the following categories: