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Read the Nov-Dec Issue of ASC Focus Magazine
October 20, 2014
Read the latest issue for a national fraud and abuse compliance update and tips on how to prevent embezzlement and avoid common coding and billing mistakes.

New Jersey Hosts Senator Cory Booker
October 16, 2014
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke in New Jersey about how ASCs can and should be part of the solution to reducing health care costs.

LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc. Recalled
October 15, 2014
Hospira, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of several products in its LifeCare line of flexible intravenous solutions due to the potential for leakage.

New Ebola Information Center for ASCs
October 15, 2014
ASCA has created an Ebola Information Center with resources from the CDC, AAAASF and AORN so ASCs can prepare for patients with Ebola.

Join Today's CDC Call about Preparing for Ebola
October 14, 2014
The CDC is hosting a conference call today at 2 pm ET to discuss Ebola preparedness and the lessons learned from how Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center prepared for patients with Ebola.

Flu Season Is Here; Register with NHSN Now
October 13, 2014
Flu season officially started October 1, 2014. ASCs will be required to collect data on ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel now through March 31, 2015.

Recall of Sterile Products from Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc.
October 10, 2014
Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc. (also called Creative Compounds) is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance.

Create a Risk Management Program that Works
October 10, 2014
Learn how to plan and implement a comprehensive risk management program that protects your patients and ASC during ASCA's next webinar.

New Deadline for EHR Hardship Exception Applications
October 9, 2014
CMS) has reopened the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible providers to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of CEHRT.

New for 2015: ASCA's Medical Director Leadership Seminar
October 8, 2014
ASCA's Medical Director Leadership Seminar is a new meeting targeted exclusively to the unique interests and needs of medical directors and other physician leaders in the ASC setting.



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