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J a n u a r y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 9 Should You Go All In On Laser Cataracts? D oes it make good business sense to add femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery? The answer isn't as clear-cut as the incision a bladeless, computer-con- trolled laser makes. Some surgeons are hesitant to invest in a six-figure femto laser because reimburse- ment from Medicare and private health insurance is paltry and the laser hasn't proven to deliver appreciably better results than tradi- tional cataract surgery. Others, however, have found they can quick- ly pay off the machine they bought outright because their patients The true cost of adding laser-assisted cataract surgery. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor • VOLUME CONTROL The ASC of Western New York considered outsourcing its laser cataract service, but had enough cases to support investing in its own platform. JoAnn Vecchio, CCS, CPC-H, CMBS

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