ASC Administrator Development Program: Mentor Information

Hybrid Class (May 2023–April 2024)

Application Period: January 17–February 28, 2023

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023-2024 hybrid class.

Please note: Applications for the 2023-2024 virtual class will not open until this summer. If you are interested in applying for the virtual class, please do not submit your application until July 17.

Mentor Qualifications

To qualify for participation in the program, applicants must be currently employed as an administrator in an ASC and have at least five years of experience in the administrator position. Additionally, applicants must have the ability to mentor at least one program mentee. Consultants and other service providers will not be considered for this program at this time.

Program Expectations

All mentors in the 2023-2024 hybrid class must agree to the following:

  • Attend the ASCA 2023 Conference & Expo in Louisville, KY, for an in-person meeting with matched program mentee(s).
  • Prior to meeting in person at ASCA 2023, mentors should contact matched program mentee(s) to introduce themselves.*
  • Commit to monthly 60- to 75-minute check-ins via conference call with matched program mentee(s) to discuss the monthly assignment as well as the previous month’s assignment.* 
  • Be available for additional conference calls and emails as needed when issues or questions arise throughout the month. Calls are not to exceed three per month for a combined total of 30 minutes.

Mentors are also highly encouraged to attend the 30-minute quarterly webinars with program mentees. (See below for more details on the webinars.)

*It is recommended for all calls to be via a video conferencing program, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. Other as-needed calls can be done either by video or phone.

Mentee Obligations


Mentees will be expected to complete 11 assignments throughout the program year. The assignments will be based on content presented on the topics below during the ASC Administrator Development Track at the ASCA 2023 Conference & Expo and will be provided to each mentor so that all mentees have the same assignments. With the exception of attending ASCA 2023, each monthly assignment should take approximately 1–2 hours for the mentee to complete.



May 17–20, 2023

Attendance at ASCA 2023 in Louisville, KY

June 2023

Federal Regulations for ASCs

July 2023

Governance in the ASC

August 2023

Day to Day Duties of an Administrator

September 2023

Quality Program Quality Improvement Studies

October 2023

Introduction to CMS Reimbursement

November 2023

Finance 101

January 2024

Managed Care Contracting and Negotiating

February 2024

What to Expect from a State, CMS or Accreditation Survey

March 2024

Human Resources: Back to the Basics

April 2024

Understanding Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection Processes: Before, During and After

Webinar Attendance

There will be one 30-minute webinar each quarter that mentees will be required to attend, either live or on demand. Mentors are also highly encouraged to attend these quarterly webinars with program mentees.



May 2023

Secrets of an Effective Leader: Things No One May Have Told You (Yet)

August 2023

From Administrator to Advocate: The Crucial Role of ASC Administrators in State Advocacy

January 2024

The Administrator’s Role in Business Office Oversight

April 2024

Key Considerations for New ASC Leaders to Reduce IT Challenges

Mentor Benefits

Educational Programs

  • Option of complimentary registration to the ASCA 2023 Conference & Expo* or a $500 VISA gift card
  • Option to attend the A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing and Peer Review pre-conference workshop at the ASCA 2023 Conference & Expo at a discounted rate

*Does not include pre-conference workshops; pre-conference workshops require separate registration fees and, other than the workshop listed above, are not discounted.


A complimentary copy of the following publications:

  • Finance & Accounting for ASCs
  • Benchmarking Basics for ASCs
  • HIPAA Workbook for ASCs

Additional Benefits

  • Periodic check-ins with each mentee to gather feedback regarding the program
  • Private community on ASCA Connect for all mentors and mentees to share information and collaborate


If an emergent situation occurs that doesn’t allow you to fulfill the requirements of a mentor, please notify Gina Throneberry at as soon as possible so that alternate plans may be organized for program mentee(s) who are matched with you.

Terms & Conditions

This program was designed by ASCA in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt mission as an educational and management tool that provides introductory information about applying basic, well-accepted management concepts to ASCs. It is not intended to be a comprehensive resource and, therefore, should not be used as the sole source of information in developing a management system for an ASC. No representations or warranties are made concerning the application of the advice and opinions presented. The information should not be considered to be and does not constitute legal advice or opinion. Specific factual situations should be discussed with legal counsel. Further, ASCA does not endorse or recommend any specific presenter, promoter, company or center, or any views mentioned at any conference, meeting, conversations or in the materials. Under no circumstances will ASCA (or its directors, officers, employees or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or information, or any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of presenters, including but not limited to intellectual property infringement, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or materials.