It's National Sight Week!
This week-long celebration promotes awareness and recognition of Operation Sight, the ASCRS Foundation’s nationwide charitable cataract surgery program, including recognition of the volunteers committed to changing lives in their local community. Head over to the Foundation’s website to read more about this important initiative.
MACRA Regulatory Reform
ASCRS supports the goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and continues to monitor CMS’ implementation to ensure its intent is fully realized and preserved. ASCRS strongly opposes certain provisions of the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule pertaining to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including potentially making its new participation pathway for 2021, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) mandatory, inclusion of FDA-approved pass-through drugs in the cataract surgery episode-based cost measure, and removing “topped-out” ophthalmology measures.Issue Brief
How it Impacts You
Ophthalmologists have some of the highest rates of participation in the MIPS programs across medicine. ASCRS is advocating to ensure that all ophthalmology practices can participate successfully in the program by reporting on clinically-relevant measures and activities.