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Next ASC-20 Reporting Deadline: February 15
February 6, 2023: The next reporting deadline for ASC-20 is Wednesday, February 15, for data collected in the third quarter of 2022.

Important Dates in February
February 1, 2023: National Advocacy Day fly-in, ASCA membership renewal deadline, watch an ASCA webinar and more.

Survey: What Procedures Should Be Added to the ASC-CPL?
January 20, 2023: Help ASCA advocate for the expansion of CMS’ ASC Covered Procedures List (ASC-CPL) by completing this brief survey by Friday, February 10.

Podcast Episode: “Effectively Managing Device and Implant Procedures in the Outpatient Setting”
January 19, 2023: HST Pathways’ Gavin Fabian provides strategies for bringing procedures involving devices and implants into your ASC.

Admin Program Hybrid Class Application Period Now Open
January 18, 2023: Applications are now being accepted for the 2023–2024 hybrid class of the ASC Administrator Development Program.

2023 Q1 Medicare Rate Calculator Now Available
January 5, 2023: ASCA has posted the 2023 Q1 Medicare Rate Calculator updated with corrections released by CMS on December 30.

Benchmarking Q4 Data Submission Now Open
January 3, 2023: Data submission for Q4 of ASCA’s 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is open through January 31.

Important Dates in January
January 3, 2023: Winter Seminar online registration closes, Medicare’s 2023 payment rates take effect, early bird rate for ASCA 2023 and more.

ASCA Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative
December 12, 2022: ASCA introduces three-part approach to DEI concerns.

Podcast Episode: “ASCA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative”
December 8, 2022: Learn what ASCA is doing to address DEI concerns in outpatient surgery.

Call for Nominations to ASCA Board of Directors
December 2, 2022: ASCA is seeking candidates to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors. Submissions are due Monday, December 19.

Important Dates in December
December 1, 2022: The final 2022 webinar, the ASCA membership renewal deadline, the best rate for ASCA 2023 and more.

Cyber Monday Sale
November 21, 2022: Register by November 28 to save $100 on registration for the 2023 Winter Seminar, January 12–14 in Las Vegas, NV!

Q3 2022 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
November 15, 2022: Subscribers to ASCA’s 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q3 reports.

2023 Final Rule Payment Resources Posted
November 11, 2022: ASCA’s Medicare payment resources have been updated to reflect the changes in the 2023 final ASC payment rule.

ASCA 2023 Registration Now Open
November 10, 2022: Register today to get the best rate for the ASCA 2023 Conference & Expo, May 17–20 in Louisville, KY.

Podcast Episode: “Medicare’s 2023 Final ASC Payment Rule”
November 8, 2022: Learn how Medicare’s new rule will affect your ASC.

Podcast Episode: “Electronic Health Records and ASCs”
November 3, 2022: Join Oracle Cerner’s Jigar Patel, MD, as he discusses EHR adoption in ASCs.

2023 Final ASC Payment Rule Released
November 1, 2022: CMS has released the 2023 final payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD).

Important Dates in November
November 1, 2022: Watch a free webinar, lock in the early bird discount for the 2023 Winter Seminar in Las Vegas, learn about the ASCA Member Retirement Plan and more.

New ASCA Mailing Address
October 4, 2022: Please update your records with ASCA’s new office address: 277 S. Washington St., Suite 375, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Important Dates in October
October 3, 2022: Register for the 2023 Winter Seminar, submit Q3 benchmarking data, watch an ASCA webinar and more.

Benchmarking Q3 Data Submission Now Open
October 1, 2022: Data submission for Q3 of ASCA’s 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is open through October 31.

Read ASCA’s Fall 2022 “ASC Physician Brief”
September 30, 2022: This issue looks at physicians’ rising costs and possible payment reductions.

2023 Winter Seminar Registration Now Open
September 14, 2022: Register today for ASCA’s 2023 Winter Seminar, January 12–14 in Las Vegas, NV, featuring two ASC-specific tracks.

Important Dates in September
September 1, 2022: Renew your membership at a discount, submit comments on the 2023 proposed rule, prepare your 2023 budget and more.

Podcast Episode: “Robotic Devices in ASCs”
August 10, 2022: Do robotics belong in your center? If so, how can you ensure success? Tune in for advice from an ASC leader.

Important Dates in August
August 1, 2022: Celebrate National ASC Month, participate in Member Appreciation Week, follow ASCAPAC on Instagram and more.

Podcast Episode: “Medicare’s 2023 Proposed ASC Payment Rule”
July 22, 2022: ASCA invites members and affiliates to hear ASCA analysis of proposed changes.

CMS Releases 2023 Proposed Medicare Payment Rule
July 15, 2022: CMS has released the 2023 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD).

Podcast Episode: “Revised CMS Interpretive Guidelines for ASCs”
July 14, 2022: ASCA’s Kara Newbury discusses changes to CMS’ Interpretive Guidelines released in June.

Podcast Episode: “Pediatric Specialty Care in ASCs Today”
July 5, 2022: Michael Powers, administrator of Children’s West Surgery Center, talks about caring for pediatric patients in an ASC.

Benchmarking Q2 Data Submission Now Open
July 1, 2022: Data submission for Q2 of ASCA’s 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on July 31.

Important Dates in July
July 1, 2022: Register for ASCA’s virtual IP course, submit Q2 benchmarking data, apply for the September CASC exam and more.

Podcast Episode: “Present and Future Trends in Total Joint Replacement (TJR) in ASCs”
June 9, 2022: Michael Patterson, FACHE, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health, discusses total joint replacements in ASCs today, projections for the future, robotics and more.

CMS Releases Updates to ASC Guidance for Surveyors
June 3, 2022: CMS released a surveyor memo that provides updates to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix L - Guidance for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Important Dates in June
June 1, 2022: Save the date for ASCA’s 2022 Infection Prevention for ASCs virtual course, request ASCA 2022 CEs, webinars and more.

Podcast Episode: “Preparing Your ASC for Emergency Situations”
May 18, 2022: Amblitel Senior Consultant Mary Ryan, RN, discusses Medicare’s emergency preparedness requirements and compliance tips for meaningful improvements in your ASC.

Q1 2022 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
May 16, 2022: Subscribers to ASCA’s 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q1 reports.

ASCA Announces New Board Members and Officers
May 2, 2022: ASCA is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board member and Board officer elections.

Important Dates in May
May 2, 2022: Submit ASCQR data, celebrate National Nurses Week, request ASCA 2022 CEs and more.

ASCA Presents Nap Gary Award at ASCA 2022
April 27, 2022: ASCA awarded this year’s Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community to Peter Daly, MD, and Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD.

Provider Relief Fund Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances
April 7, 2022: Starting April 11, Provider Relief Fund recipients may request to submit their Period 1 report after the deadline if they experienced any allowable extenuating circumstances.

Read ASCA’s Spring 2022 “ASC Physician Brief”
April 1, 2022: This quarterly at-a-glance news source targets the special interests of ASC physicians.

Benchmarking Q1 Data Submission Now Open
April 1, 2022: Data submission for Q1 of ASCA’s 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on April 30.

Important Dates in April
April 1, 2022: Attend ASCA 2022, submit 2022 Q1 benchmarking data, cast your 2022 board ballot and more.

Podcast Episode: “A Conversation with Nader Samii”
March 21, 2022: NMBS CEO talks about emergency preparedness, price transparency and ASCA 2022.

Important Dates in March
March 1, 2022: Last chance to save on ASCA 2022, subscribe to the 2022 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey, apply for the May CASC exam and more.

Q4 2021 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
February 15, 2022: Subscribers to ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q4 reports.

Podcast Episode: “COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Healthcare Workers”
February 14, 2022: Find out how to comply with CMS’ COVID-19 vaccination mandate and new vaccination quality reporting measure.

Important Dates in February
February 1, 2022: ASCA 2022 early bird registration deadline, implementation deadlines for the CMS healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Q4 benchmarking reports become available and more.

Podcast Episode: “The Outlook for Orthopedic Devices, Implants, Robotics and More”
January 26, 2022: DePuy Synthes’ Carol Stanfill assesses recent advances and marketplace trends in outpatient orthopedic surgery.

Podcast Episode: “Understanding the New Surprise Billing Regulations”
January 20, 2022: Learn how to comply with the new surprise billing rules that took effect January 1, 2022, under the No Surprises Act.

CMS Issues Vaccination Deadlines for 24 More States
January 19, 2022: Following last week’s US Supreme Court action, CMS released compliance deadlines for 24 additional states.

Supreme Court Allows CMS to Move Forward with Vaccination Mandate
January 14, 2022: In a 5-4 decision, the court allowed CMS to implement the mandate in 49 states, Washington, DC, and US territories.

Nominations to 2022 ASCA Board of Directors Due Friday
January 5, 2022: ASCA is seeking candidates to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors. Submissions are due Friday, January 7.

Benchmarking Q4 Data Submission Now Open
January 1, 2022: Data submission for Q4 of ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on January 31.

Important Dates in January
January 1, 2022: Apply for the ASC Administrator Development Program, attend the virtual coding seminar, register for ASCA 2022 and more.

 

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