ASOA On Tour – Chicago: Diving into the Details of MACRA, Register Now

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.

2017 Charles D. Kelman, MD Innovator’s Lecture Honors Reay H. Brown, MD

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.”

It’s 2017 and MACRA is Here – It’s Not Too Late to Get the Training You Need to Succeed!

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

Sunday Summit Science, Medicine and Technology Lecture to Feature Astronaut Scott Kelly

On Sunday, May 7, astronaut Scott Kelly will deliver the Science, Medicine and Technology Lecture at the Sunday Summit General Session during the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress.

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.

Important Notice Regarding Registration and Housing

Convention Data Services (CDS) and onPeak – the only officially-endorsed service providers for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

When registering for the 2017 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress, be sure to do so through official ASCRS•ASOA endorsed vendors. We have received reports that other companies – not affiliated with ASCRS or ASOA – are posing as official registration and travel vendors.