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ASCA Representatives Meet with CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner
August 28, 2014
ASCA representatives touted the ASC community’s strong participation in the Medicare ASC Quality Reporting Program and raised concerns about the growing disparity between ASC and HOPD payments.

Six Days Left to Get Discounted Rates for ASCA’s Fall Seminar
August 25, 2014
This one-of-a-kind program will examine the most important topics in ASC management today and dig deep into the realities of building for the future while providing the best value, service and patient care possible today.

Your Input Needed on CMS Reimbursement Proposal for 2015
August 21, 2014
ASCA will once again submit comments raising industry-wide concerns, but it is important that CMS hear from individual centers.

Read the September Issue of ASC Focus Magazine
August 19, 2014
Read the latest issue to learn how to use benchmarking to reduce costs and drive quality improvement, the secrets of successful inventory management and how to stay HIPAA-compliant.

ASCA Meets with HHS to Discuss Electronic Health Records
August 14, 2014
ASCA discussed barriers to ASCs adopting EHRs and the development of standards for a certification process for EHRs in the ASC setting.

Location Announced for ASCA’s 2015 Winter Coding Seminar
August 13, 2014
Save the date for ASCA’s 2015 Winter Coding Seminar, January 22-24, 2015, in San Diego, to ensure that your ASC is prepared for 2015’s coding and billing changes.

Free Medicare Quality Reporting Webinar to Examine Current and Proposed Requirements
August 12, 2014
Medicare-certified ASCs: Mark your calendar for August 19 at 1:00 pm ET and plan to join ASCA’s free one-hour webinar "CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs: Requirements, FAQs and Program Update."

Help Add Codes to Medicare’s ASC-Payable List
August 7, 2014
ASCA has created sample letters for your center to customize and submit to CMS that explain the benefits of expanding the ASC-payable list.

ICD-10 Deadline Finalized
August 5, 2014
HHS issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for health care providers to transition to ICD-10.

CDC Call on Preparing for Ebola Virus Disease
August 5, 2014
The CDC is hosting a call today at 2:00 pm ET to update clinicians on the status of the recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and guidance on what steps US health care facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.

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