Physicians, facilities navigate reimbursement landscape with emerging technologies

Cataract surgery is the most common refractive procedure performed on aging eyes, and it is often considered the “bread-and-butter” surgery in ophthalmology. Likely due to its popularity, Medicare and commercial insurance carriers have thus made cataract surgery a primary target when searching for cost savings. The Medicare physician payment was decreased by 12% in 2013, with an additional proposed decrease of 3% for 2014, partially attributed to changes in work value for cataract and complex cataract surgery. Combining cataract surgery with glaucoma treatment may be a value-added prospect for the (Read more...)

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