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CMS Approves New ASC Accrediting Agency
May 5, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) of San Francisco, California, as a national accrediting organization for ASCs that participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.

Less than a Month to Submit ASC-8 Data
April 21, 2016
The reporting deadline for ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel is May 15.

Data Collection for Q1 of ASCA Benchmarking Now Open
April 1, 2016
Subscribers to ASCA's benchmarking survey can now submit data for the first quarter of 2016. Subscriptions to this year's survey are still available.

CDC to Hold Q&A Sessions on ASC-8
March 15, 2016
The CDC will conduct two ASC-8 question-and-answer sessions for ASCs on Thursday, March 17, and Monday, March 21.

ASC Focus Digital Debut: Manage Your Drug Supply
March 15, 2016
Learn effective ways to stay on top of drug shortages and costs in this Digital Debut from ASC Focus magazine.

Final Month to Save on ASCA 2016 Registration
March 1, 2016
Register for ASCA 2016, May 19–22, in Dallas by April 1 to take advantage of early registration rates.

What Procedures Should Be Added to the Medicare List for ASCs?
February 25, 2016
ASCA is conducting a survey to determine which procedures should be added to the list of ASC payable procedures for 2017.

ASCA Releases ‘What is an ASC?’ Video
February 16, 2016
ASCA has released a video that clearly and concisely explains what ASCs are.

Accreditation Agency Opens Advanced Certification Program
February 16, 2016
The Joint Commission launched its Total Hip and Knee Replacement Advanced Certification Program and began accepting applications from interested facilities in December.

New Cosponsors Added for Key ASC Legislation
February 11, 2016
This month, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, and US Representative Ami Bera, MD, joined a growing list of supporters for the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2015.

ASCA Payment Rate Documents Updated
February 9, 2016
ASCA has updated its Medicare Payment Resources page to reflect recent changes to the ASC January 2016 payment addenda.

April 2016 ASC Public Reporting Preview Reports Now Available
February 4, 2016
ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program Reporting Preview Reports are available through the QualityNet Secure Portal for participating facilities until February 14, 2016.

ASCA Offers Month-Long Discount on Training Series
January 12, 2016
Register using promo code "leap 16" before February 29 to receive 10 percent off ASCA's Regulatory Training Series.

Q4 Now Open for ASCA Benchmarking
January 5, 2016
The data collection period for the fourth quarter (Q4) of the 2015 ASCA Benchmarking Program is now open.

Government Accountability Office Recommends Site-Neutral Payments for Office Visits
January 7, 2016
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that Congress provide the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with authority to equalize payment rates between hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and physician offices for evaluation & management (E/M) office visits and other services.

More Than 95 Percent of Medicare-Certified ASCs Meet Quality Reporting Requirements
December 16, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that 95.9 percent of Medicare-certified ASCs met Medicare’s ASC Quality Reporting Program requirements.

ASCA's 2016 Webinar Schedule Now Available
December 15, 2015
Get the insider information and real-world solutions you need to navigate the challenges your ASC will face next year by signing up for ASCA’s 2016 Webinar Series.

ASCA Rate Documents Updated
December 11, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the 2016 ASC payment addenda after the initial release on October 30, 2015.

Call for Nominations to ASCA Board of Directors
December 2, 2015
ASCA is encouraging its members to nominate qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

ASCA Q3 Benchmarking Report Now Available
December 1, 2015
ASCA Benchmarking subscribers can now access their clinical and operational benchmarking reports for the third quarter (Q3) of 2015 on the ASCA Benchmarking portal.


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