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ASCA's Webinars will cover a variety of topics including quality management, delivery of patient care, beneficial business practices, regulatory and legal issues, human resources and more.

ASCA Webinar Series:

2017 Live Webinar Series

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2018 Live Webinar Series

 

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If you registered for the All-Access Pass for the entire webinar series, you will receive an email from us prior to the webinar providing instructions and the link for accessing the webinar. You will also receive the speaker's handouts and directions for accessing your continuing education certificate(s). For recorded webinars, you will receive an email with directions for accessing the content once the recording becomes available.


Price Per Webinar—$150 (Member Price—$100)
(Some webinars are free of charge.)


Entire 2018 Webinar Series Discount for Non-Members in 2018:
Register for the entire 2018 All-Access Pass for only $595!


Special Discount for ASCA Members in 2018:
Register for the entire 2018 Webinar Series for only $395!


Media inquiries should be directed to Kay Tucker.

It is the policy of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) to ensure that all individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with any entity whose products or services are pertinent to the content of the educational activity. The financial disclosure will include the name of the entity, and the nature of the relationship the individual has with the entity during the time the relationship is in effect and for 12 months afterward.


  • Attendee must be present for the duration of the educational program

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ASCA Webinar Online Continuing Education

  • Go to the 2017 Webinar Series Continuing Education Portal
  • Enter the five digit code given at end of the webinar
  • Complete the evaluation of the webinar
  • Print the continuing education certificate

  • Contact hours will be awarded until March 31, 2018 for the educational program

    • ASCA is an approved provider for nursing contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #6949

    • ASCA is an approved provider for Administrator Education Units (AEUs) by BASC Provider #3272


Registration fees are non-refundable.

 

 

2017 Webinar Series
December 19

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, COC, CMA, President, Coding Compliance Management, LLC

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours of AEU/CE

AAPC CEU approved for live version only

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: Get up to date on the new, revised and deleted American Medical Association (AMA) CPT® codes effective for 2018, including AMA’s reporting guidelines. Review any new procedures that make the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services list of approved surgical procedures in an ASC as well as the reimbursement potential of any new or revised CPT codes.

Cristina Bentin - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


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2017 Webinar Recordings

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Bill Lindeman, AIA, WEL Designs PLC

Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ decision to adopt the facility and life safety code requirements in the 2012 editions of National Fire Protection Association 99 & 101 dramatically changed requirements for existing and new ASCs. Many new facilities will be significantly more expensive to develop, some existing buildings will no longer be acceptable for new ASCs, and all ASCs are now subject to a wide variety of additional requirements for a broad spectrum of issues. Examine the extent of the code changes, retroactive changes required in your ASC’s physical environment and top priorities for existing ASCs.

Bill Lindeman - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Kelly Wilkinson, USPI
Speaker: Lisa Sinsel, Sr. Director Clinical Services, SCA
Speaker: Kathy Wilson, RN MHA, Vice President- Quality, Amsurg

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Find out what you need to know to successfully implement the new patient experience of care survey that the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services has proposed including in its data collection requirements beginning in 2018 and affecting your ASC’s payments in 2020. Three experienced ASC management professionals who have voluntarily implemented the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey (OAS CAHPS) survey in multiple ASCs will share their experiences with everything from choosing a CMS-approved survey vendor to orienting staff, navigating the challenges and managing your ASC’s role in the survey process.

Kelly Wilkinson - Conflict TBD
Kimberly Hiles - Conflict TBD
Kathy Wilson - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Andrew Blustein, JD, Garfunkel Wild

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: ASCs and ASC professionals who fail to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements that govern how ASCs use, disclose and protect personal health information can face exorbitant costs, fines and even lawsuits leading to expensive settlements and judgments. Join compliance expert Andrew Blustein, JD, of Garfunkel Wild as he walks you through what your ASC needs to know about the latest updates to the guidelines, the penalties that can be assessed, frequently asked questions and real-world solutions for ensuring compliance at your ASC.

Andrew Blustein - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: John Goehle, MBA, CASC, CPA, Chief Operating Officer, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) surveys continue to get tougher, and your ASC needs to be prepared to avoid common survey issues and manage difficult outcomes when they occur. Identify some of the most common and significant issues that surveyors cite and strategies and resources you can use to avoid them. Learn how to properly address challenging survey citations in a plan of correction.

John Goehle - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Donna Nucci, RN MS CIC, Infection Prevention Consulting Services

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Patient Care

Overview: No crystal ball needed: Follow these steps to formulating an infection prevention risk assessment that will have your surveyor asking for a copy. Make certain that you are stratifying your infection risks properly and using the right tools to minimize the transmission of infections in your ASC.

Donna Nucc - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
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Date/Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Robert Liles, JD, MS, MBA, Liles Parker, PLLC

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Examine recent administrative, civil and criminal enforcement actions against health care providers’ practices around the country and discuss the challenges and risks your ASC is likely to face in the rest of 2017. What are the chances that your ASC will be audited by a Medicare contractor or a private payer? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by Zone Program Integrity Contractors when auditing entities that care for Medicare patients? How should your ASC respond to an audit or investigation?

Robert Liles - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracts, National Medical Billing Services
Speaker: Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: Protect your revenue stream and your ASC by learning how to avoid the most common problems ASCs face when applying their managed care contracts to their coding and billing process.

Erin McCoy - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Tom Salamone, Facility Compliance Director

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Learn how to avoid citations for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations identified most often. Get practical advice for maintaining compliance with all of OSHA’s standards, including bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, forms, annual summary, personal protective equipment, recording criteria, compressed gas, eyewash stations, lab safety and more.

Tom Salamone - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Erin McCoy, MS, RN, ONC, ASC Program Lead & Hospital Analyst-Division of Acute Care Services-Survey & Certification Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Hear firsthand from this Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) official about CMS’ ASC survey process, including the role of state agencies and the accreditation organizations. Discuss the current infection control worksheet and the most common deficiency citations. Find out how to be prepared for a survey even when you are not expecting a surveyor in your facility that day.

Erin McCoy - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Bill Prentice, CEO, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education: 0 hours of AEU/CE

Overview: Medicare’s proposed 2018 ASC payment rule released this July delays mandatory implementation of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery (OAS CAHPS) Survey under Medicare’s ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) program “until further rulemaking.” Previously, mandatory data collection was set to begin in 2018.

What are the chances that this proposal will be adopted in Medicare’s final 2018 ASC payment rule this November? What are the implications for ASCs if this change does occur? Get answers to these questions and many more in this free webinar presented by ASCA Chief Executive Officer Bill Prentice. Also, find out where these surveys are headed and consider what your ASC should be doing now to prepare for future OAS CAHPS reporting. This webinar is designed to help ASCs respond quickly to breaking news about this proposed change in CMS regulatory policy and will not include slides or offer CE credit to participants.


No CE will be offered for this webinar.



Date/Time: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Sandra Jones, MBA, LHRM, CHCQM, FHFMA, CASC, CEO, Ambulatory Strategies Inc.

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: An effective risk management program goes well beyond reporting incidents and purchasing liability insurance. Keep your staff, your patients and yourself free from harm, and your ASC protected, by learning how to develop a risk assessment, prioritize activities, and integrate with Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement, infection control, billing, regulatory compliance and accreditation.

Sandra Jones - Conflict TBD
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Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Nelson Gomes, President & CEO, PriorityOne Group

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: News stories about the latest data breach, ransomware attack or other cyber-invasion seem to appear almost daily as the rate of cybercrimes continues to explode. While all businesses and individuals are potential victims of cyber-attacks, health care providers are a particular target due to the wealth of information they maintain on their systems and their willingness to pay up to prevent interference with patient care and operations. Discuss the threats cyber-criminals pose to your ASC and concrete, actionable steps that you can take to improve your cybersecurity. Consider steps you can take if a breach or attack occurs in your ASC.

Nelson Gomes - No Conflict
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Anita Lambert-Gale, USPI

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: Peer Review is the process by which ASCs evaluate physician competency, proficiency and quality of care. It is mandated by Medicare and all of the accrediting agencies and critical to ensuring quality and safety in your ASC. Find out how to avoid surveyor citations for deficiencies in this area in this session presented by a retired Medicare surveyor and current ASC consultant. Focus on the necessary components of an objective, evidence-based peer review program; examples of process failures leading to citations for regulatory noncompliance; the relationship of peer review to quality-based reimbursement; and a critical overview of the legal implications of corporate liability and negligent credentialing in ASC peer review.

Anita Lambert-Gale - No Conflict
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Ray Taurasi, MBA, CRCST, CHL, FCS, ACE

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Patient Care

Overview: Countless media headlines about adverse patient care outcomes associated with lapses in reprocessing protocols and techniques drive home the complexity and challenges associated with the proper reprocessing of surgical instruments and medical devices. Get the criteria and resources you need to develop and implement an effective Quality Assurance program, as well as, guidelines and tools that can help you ensure that the medical devices and surgical instruments that you are reprocessing are clean, sterile and safe for patient care. Review current recommendations from professional entities such as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Learn about all the elements involved in an effective Sterile Processing Quality Assurance program that will keep your patients safe and meet the requirements of all the regulatory and accrediting bodies that oversee this essential patient safety tool in your ASC, including The Joint Commission, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, your state department of health and more.

Ray Taurasi - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Cindy Klein, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, USPI

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Good planning and preparation are keys to success in making the move from paper to electronic health records. Discuss what you need to know about communication with vendors, practical strategies and checklists to help you prepare for a move from paper to computers, the importance of hardware selection for the unique space and workflow requirements of an ASC and the importance of people and process management in automation planning.

Cindy Klein - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
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Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Jan Allison, RN, CHSP, Senior Director of Regulatory, AMSURG

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: Carrying out a successful and meaningful QAPI project involves significant action steps that can be easily overlooked or misunderstood. Walk through a QAPI project from start to finish, focusing on the steps you need to take, the rationale behind them and the pathway to a successful project that leads to lasting improvement in your ASC.

Jan Allison - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
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Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Speaker: Donna Slosburg, RN, BSN, LHRM, CASC, Executive Director, ASC Quality Collaboration

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: New requirements added to Medicare’s ASC quality reporting program pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting is required to protect your ASC from future reductions in your Medicare reimbursement, and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions that will help you submit the right information in the right way for all of the measures your ASC needs to report. A quality reporting program update, including projections for new requirements you can expect to see added in the future, will be provided.

Gina Throneberry - Conflict TBD
Donna Slosburg - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Kara Newbury, Regulatory Counsel, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AAPC CEU approved for live version only

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2018. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2018 and if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting. This webinar will not discuss coding changes.

Kara Newbury - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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2018 Webinar Series
January 23

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Michael Patterson, FACHE, President & CEO, Mississippi Valley Health

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: Examine the ways that ASCs can provide overnight care to patients who need active monitoring for up to 23 hours and 59 minutes. Get a close-up view of how the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center provides overnight care to its total joint replacement and spine patients, with a focus on key operational concerns such as staff training, safety/security, food, equipment, visitors and more. Consider best practices and current trends in overnight care, including recovery care centers, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, in-house at an ASC and hotels. For ASCs interested in offering recovery care for the first time or evaluating programs they already have in place, this is a can’t-miss webinar.

February 6

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: John Karwoski, RPh MBA, President and Founder, JDJ Consulting

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Drug diversion can involve or affect anyone who enters your ASC, including patients, staff, children, friends, family and peers in your community. Explore 10 proven strategies you can use to identify and prevent diversion in your ASC and your ASC’s responsibilities in reporting drug diversion. Review important facts about the US opioid epidemic and, with an eye on ways your ASC can contribute, what national regulators and states are doing to reduce drug diversion and the over-prescribing of narcotics.

February 20

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Tom Jacobs, BS MBA CEO, MedHQ

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Handled improperly, adverse events in human resources can significantly derail your workforce productivity, cost tens of thousands of dollars and cause upward pressure on your insurance rates. Learn strategies for mitigating risk and handling the top five most difficult human resources risk events, including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Acts (FMLA/ADA) interactions, hostile work environment, discrimination claims, involuntary terminations and claims of sexual harassment. Get practical, proven strategies you can put to work in your center today.

March 6

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Michelle George, RN MSN CASC, Vice President Clinical Services, Surgical Care Affiliates

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: Although rare in ASCs, an adverse event can impact your patients’ and physicians’ perceptions of the care your ASC provides, negatively affect your center’s quality measure performance and drive up the cost of care for your patients. Find out how to conduct a root cause analysis that looks at why an adverse event happened and how to develop a performance plan of action that targets that root cause and prevents a comparable event in the future. Take away key strategies for improving patient safety and overall quality of care and performance in your ASC.

May 8

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Tim Oliver, Regional Director Materials Management, United Surgical Partners International

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: Cutting costs in an ASC requires communication and partnerships between materials management personnel, physicians and clinical staff. Find effective ways to counter physician-influencing vendor sales representatives with your own data. Look at ways to cut costs using group purchasing organizations, product standardization, reprocessing, third-party resellers, medical/surgical and pharmacy distributions and more. Consider ways a materials management consultant can be a valuable resource at your center, well beyond just ordering, receiving and stocking supplies.

June 12

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Ann Geier, MS RN CNOR CASC, Chief Nursing Officer, SourceMedical

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: Regulatory agencies require all health care providers to receive training in infection control prior to treating patients in ASCs. The intention is that all ASC staff and all credentialed staff, including physicians, dentists and allied health professionals (AHPs), receive training. How does your ASC interpret this requirement? Is your ASC compliant? What training do you provide and how often? This presentation will deliver ideas for training all ASC staff, including credentialed staff. Get practical solutions for presenting information that all healthcare providers will be encouraged to read.

July 10

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Rena Courtay, RN BSN MBA CASC, Regional Vice President, Surgical Care Affiliates

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Review the definition of conflict and some startling facts about conflict in the ASC setting. Discuss different views on levels of and causes of conflict and different styles of conflict management. Explore typical responses to conflict and real-world advice on ways to apply the conflict resolution process in your ASC.

August 21

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Tina DiMarino, MSN RN CNOR CASC, Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Surgery Pavilion

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: Accreditation and Medicare standards are the same across the board for both the largest and smallest ASCs. Developing a meaningful quality improvement program can be challenging, especially in smaller centers with fewer employees. This presentation will review a back-to-basics approach and system for collecting the data needed to drive the program. This system ensures a robust program, no matter the size of the ASC. Using this approach fosters "buy-in" from staff and motivates their participation.

September 11

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Daren Smith, BSN, Senior Clinical Solutions Specialist, Surgical Information Systems

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: For every patient scheduled for surgery, ASCs invest significant time and energy to ensure success, but when it comes to the planned or unplanned departure of a physician, the need to prepare is often overlooked. Focus on the components of an effective, ongoing physician succession plan, including what is needed to execute the plan successfully and how to avoid common pitfalls along the way.

September 18

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Debra Stinchcomb, RN BSN MBA CASC, Consultant, Progressive Surgical Solutions

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: Does your ASC take steps to ensure the appropriate antimicrobials, including antibiotics, are used in your ASC? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 20% to 50% of all antibiotics prescribed in US acute care hospitals are either unnecessary or inappropriate. Learn what this means to your ASC from a consulting pharmacist and an ASC professional who manages an ASC in a state where antibiotic stewardship programs are mandatory.

September 25

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Rebecca Overton-Geise, CPC, President, NSN Revenue Resources

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: This webinar will look at how the culture and morale of your team can impact how well you optimize collections. From team building and communication to defining expectations and celebrating success, review ways that leaders can impact the level of success achieved by their revenue cycle team.

October 9

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Michele McKinley, LVN CRCST CIS CHL AGTS ASQ CMQ/OE, Senior Clinical Education Specialist, Steris

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: With the ever-expanding list of procedures being provided in the outpatient setting, it is critical for all ASCs and small health care facilities, including physician’s offices and clinics, to understand the guidelines for reprocessing medical devices and the importance of those guidelines in keeping your patients safe. Regulatory inspectors hold all facilities to the same standards, regardless of their size. Join this program to get a template for compliance that you can rely on inside your ASC.

October 23

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Amy Rey, Executive Vice President, Zeldis Research Associates

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Focus continues to shift to the Millennial consumer, but what about the other side of the coin? What does the working world look like from a Millennial point of view? Zeldis Research conducted an in-depth exploration of Millennial professionals to understand their unique perspectives, needs and priorities. How are they different from or similar to their older counterparts? Hear directly, in their own words, from this important segment that will drive the future of the workplace.

November 6

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Darcy Thor, MBA CMRP CPC-A, Chief Financial Officer, Harmony Surgery Center

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: Learn how to calculate key performance indicators and use this information to benchmark your facility within the industry and against itself for financial health and success. Find out how to identify trends and improvement opportunities to help you grow or refocus your business.

November 13

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Gina Throneberry, RN MBA CASC CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Speaker: Donna Slosburg, RN BSN LHRM CASC, Executive Director, ASC Quality Collaboration

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ quality reporting program for ASCs continues to pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality measures your ASC must report in 2018 and how to view your reports successfully. Get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about the current measures, then look ahead at new quality reporting measures and changes being considered for the future.

December 4

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Kara Newbury, Regulatory Counsel, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Continuing Education: 1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2019. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2019 and if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting. This webinar will not discuss coding changes.

December 18

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Cristina Bentin, CCS-P COC CMA, President, Coding Compliance Management

Continuing Education: 1.5 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Get up to date on the new, revised and deleted American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) codes effective for 2019, including AMA reporting guidelines. Review any new procedures that make the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ list of approved surgical procedures in an ASC as well as the reimbursement potential of any new or revised CPT codes.


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