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2020 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE (MPFS)
FINAL RULE RELEASED
Includes 2020 Quality Payment Program Changes
Final 2020 Conversion Factor: $36.0896
November 1, 2019
As of Friday October 18th, 2019, Allergan reached out to surgeons to inform them that unused XEN 45 devices are on hold in the U.S. and globally. Consequently, the Company recommended surgeons postpone any upcoming surgeries using XEN and not implant any unused XEN devices currently in their practice/office/surgical suite/OR. Since then, Allergan has voluntarily recalled all lots of XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System (XEN® 45 Gel Stent preloaded into a XEN® Injector). Healthcare providers will receive a recall letter by October 31, 2019 to return unused XEN products.
Allergan collaborated with ASCRS on the release of the following statement pertaining to Allergan’s Xen glaucoma surgical drainage device.
Leading Ophthalmic Organizations Partner to Advance Eye Care With the Next Generation of Business Innovation Conferences in 2020
SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 8, 2019 – Two of the world’s largest ophthalmic organizations today announced a new collaboration to help accelerate the growth and success of companies focused on new therapies for eye disorders. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) are developing a series of business forums that bring together industry, ophthalmologists, and investors.
A hallmark of ASCRS is its clinical education. But it’s not just the curriculum that earns its distinguished reputation. It’s also the individuals who devote their time and talents to help educate others, continuing to raise the bar on clinical excellence.
Submit your nomination TODAY for the ASCRS Educator Award, recognizing an ASCRS member who has made education an enduring career priority.
Submissions Open Today for the 2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting
The 2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting, being held May 15-19 in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest U.S. meeting dedicated to the needs of anterior segment surgeons.
2020 MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE (MPFS) PROPOSED RULE RELEASED
ASCRS, AAO Secure Equitable Cataract Reimbursements
Determined to distinguish itself as the society dedicated to anterior segment surgeons, ASCRS unveiled a new logo and tagline, For Surgeons. For You., increasing its relevance among current and prospective members.
ASCRS is eager to advance its reputation as the home to all anterior segment surgeons at every career stage and across all associated subspecialties. Through ASCRS, members come together to improve the vision, outcomes, and quality of life for patients through: