Online registration for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar
will close Friday, January 10
This year’s program—taking place January 16–18 in New Orleans—features three ASC-specific tracks:
- ASC Management
- Coding & Reimbursement
- Finance & Accounting
Attendees can move freely between the tracks and join any of the sessions offered throughout the seminar. Get the new year off to a great start by registering today
On January 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a corrected payment addendum for CY 2020 ASC payment rates. ASCA has updated its proprietary Medicare Rate Calculator
to reflect these changes (available to ASCA Members only). A complete list of ASCA's payment resources can be found under the Federal Regulations tab
Many ASCs don’t have defined temperature management protocols for their perioperative patients and may not be able to recognize that their patients could be cold. Explore the important role that maintaining normothermia plays in helping to improve patient outcomes during ASCA’s first webinar of the year, Perioperative Temperature Management for ASCs: What’s in Your Protocol?
, scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, at 1:00 pm ET. Register today.
This program is also included in ASCA’s 2020 Webinar All-Access Pass
, which provides access to all 17 webinars in this year's series for one low fee.
On December 18, the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2019
was introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in the US Senate.
Your vocal support of the bill to your members of Congress is crucial in garnering their support. Please help secure the support of your senators for the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2019
by using ASCA's letter template
to reach out and ask them to sign on to the bill as a cosponsor.
The data collection period for the fourth quarter (Q4) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey
is now open and will close on Friday, January 31. Subscribers should make sure to submit their data
before the deadline in order to get a complete picture of trends for last year.
Is your ASC on track for success in the new year? Make 2020 your facility’s best year yet by subscribing to ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey
In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Since then, the number of states where the drug has been legalized for medical and/or recreational purposes has increased. Read this ASC Focus article
on how to incorporate questions regarding marijuana in the medication reconciliation process.