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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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surgeons use Omidria during every case, not only for the complex variety. The facility buys the medication up-front and then bills CMS or commercial insurers who reimburse separately for the use of the drug. Ms. Arcuri admits figuring out how to best manage the pur- chasing and reimbursement process was challenging at first, but says it's easy to stay on top of now that they have an established program in place for purchasing Omidria and billing for its use. Finding profits in patient safety "Surgery centers profit from routine cataract cases, depending on how fast surgeons operate and how well the cost of staffing and overhead materials are controlled," says Dr. Weston. "A complex case stresses that profit margin." Still, complex cataracts can be profitable if your surgeons perform efficient procedures, according to Dr. Weston. Their abilities to do so will impact the viability of your center as the volume of complex cataract cases continues to grow. "You need to be able to cover increasing overall costs and still be able to afford capital outlays," says Dr. Weston. OSM O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 7

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