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Government Advocacy

ASCA's Government Affairs Department promotes the interests of the ASC community before federal and state legislative, regulatory and executive agencies. By working with state ASC associations and industry leaders, the department is able to identify and analyze critical health policy issues concerning ASCs and acts to enhance and protect the ASC's ability to continue providing high quality patient care.

The department also works to keep the ASC community alerted and engaged on the most important policy challenges facing ASCs. ASC community involvement is the most powerful tool for shaping and influencing public policy.

Major Government Affairs Department programs include:

    Government Affairs Update

    ASCA publishes a weekly e-newsletter to ensure the ASC community stays informed. If you are not recieving ASCA's weekly Government Affairs Update, please contact Steve Miller at


    ASCAPAC is ASCA's nonpartisan policital action committee. The ASCAPAC is dedicated to electing and supporting strong ASC advocates in Congress so that the ASC community can continue to grow with full government support. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Heather Falen at

    Capitol Fly-Ins

    Physician owners, ASC administrators and other ASC staff travel to Washington, DC, for a series of meetings with US Senators and Representatives to advocate on behalf of the ASC community. If you would like to participate in an upcoming Capitol Fly-In, please contact Jack Coleman at

    State Legislative and Regulatory Tracking

    ASCA provides state association leaders with timely tracking and analysis of state legislation and regulations. For information, please contact Blake McDonald at

Have a question or need more information? Please call 703.836.8808 or email