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ASC Focus Magazine

ASC Focus is the official magazine of ASCA. It is published monthly except for a combined June-July issue and a combined November-December issue. (ASCA members receive a free subscription as part of their association membership.)




August 2014

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Features of the August issue include:

Boost Your Business Office – Reorganize to optimize efficiency.

Reporting Rituals – The process doesn’t have to be painful.

Cardiac Cautions – Avoid perioperative complications with a careful patient assessment plan.

Compliance Tips for Small ASCs – Your facility doesn’t have to be big to meet requirements.






         



ASC Focus Editorial Calendar 2014

Issue

Primary Feature

Secondary Feature

January

Controlling Costs in Your ASC

Managing Common Human Resources Challenges

February

Understanding State and Federal Advocacy

Industry Trends and Strategies to Help Your ASC Succeed

March

Complying with the New HIPAA Requirements

Should You Joint Venture, Sell or Remain Independent?


April

Building Your ASC's Bottom Line

Managing Quality in Your ASC

May

ASCA 2014 Meeting Preview

Professional Development for Your ASC's Staff

June/July

New Developments in Ambulatory Surgery

Promoting Patient Safety Inside Your ASC

August

Managing a Small, Independent ASC

Professional Development for Your ASC's Staff

September

Marketing Your ASC

Using Benchmarking to Drive Improvement in Your ASC

October

Financial Planning for 2015 and Beyond

Legal Lessons that Protect Your ASC

November/
December

Ethics and Your ASC

Coding & Billing Secrets to Success

Specific titles may change or be eliminated without prior notice.

If you are interested in writing an article or sharing an idea, see the Editorial Guidelines for Contributors below or contact Sahely Mukerji at editorial@ascassociation.org. If you are interested in advertising in ASC Focus, contact Christopher Schriever at advertising@ascassociation.org.


Editorial Guidelines for Contributors

The editors eagerly welcome contributions by external authors with expertise in the issues and topics relevant to the magazine’s audience: busy ASC professionals. These guidelines are intended to tell potential authors what they need to know about the magazine’s requirements and how to submit a story proposal.


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