Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, April 17


Pre-Meeting Workshops

 

8:00am–6:00pm

CASC Review Course

 

1:00pm–5:00pm

Achieving and Maintaining Life Safety Code Compliance

 

HR Issues in the ASC

 

Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation

 

Preparing for Joint Commission Accreditation

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Specialty-Specific Interactive Sessions

GI

Multi-Specialty

Ophthalmology

Ortho/Pain


5:30pm–7:00pm

Welcome Reception

 

 

Thursday, April 18

 

7:00am–8:00am

Exhibit Hall Continental Breakfast

 

7:00am–2:00pm & 5:30pm–6:30pm

Exhibit Hall Open

 

8:00am–10:00am

General Sessions

 

ASCA’s Annual Membership Meeting

 

Keynote Speaker - Tom Morris, Ph.D., "World's Happiest Philosopher"

 

10:00am–11:00am

Exhibit Hall Coffee Break

 

11:00am–12:00pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Conquering the Third Party Payor Cliff

Duties and Responsibilities of Your ASC’s Governing Board

 

Emerging Trends in Orthopedics

 

Following the Standards to Reduce Patient Risk

 

Managing Drug Shortages

 

Strategies to Combat Market Consolidation

 

12:00pm–2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Luncheon

 

2:00pm–3: 00pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Building and Sustaining a Culture of Safety

 

CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs

 

Credentialing Physicians, Staff and Vendors

 

Financial Benchmarking 101

 

Nursing Documentation

 

OSHA: Are You Compliant? (Also offered Friday at 11:00am)

 

3:00pm–3:15pm

Afternoon Break

 

3:15pm–4:15pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Anesthesia in an ASC: Coverage, Compliance and Controversies

 

Financial Benchmarking 201

 

Health System ASC Transactions

 

Managing Controlled Substances in Your ASC

 

Peer Review Essentials

 

You Gotta Be Kidding Me!... Are We STILL Talking about Artificial Nails? Really?

 

4:30pm–5:30pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Daily and Monthly Dashboard Statistics

 

Medication Safety in the ASC

 

Moderate Sedation: Are We Managing It Properly?

 

Peer Review and the National Practitioner Data Bank

 

The Ins and Outs of ASC Billing

 

Using Case Costing and Payer Contract Performance to Improve Your Bottom Line

 

5:30pm–6:30pm

Networking Reception

 

 

Friday, April 19

 

7:00am–8:00am

Continental Breakfast

 

8:00am–10:00am

General Session

 

A View from the Front Line

 

Keynote Speaker – Forecasting the ASC Future

 

9:00am–11:00am  

Exhibit Hall Open

 

10:00am–11:00am  

Exhibit Hall Drawings and Coffee Break

 

11:00am–12:00pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Best Practices for Pre-Admission Areas

 

Clinical Benchmarking 101

 

Federal Affairs Update

 

Online Pre-Op Screening: A Win–Win for Patients, Staff and Administrators

 

OSHA: Are You Compliant? (Also offered Thursday at 2:00pm)

 

Protecting Patients' Rights in Your ASC: What's New in Compliance, Audits and Certification?

 

12:00pm–2:00pm

Celebration Luncheon

 

2:00pm–3:00pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Best Business Office Practices: Assessing the Success of your Coding and Billing Department

 

Overexposure: Risks Related to Disclosure of Preoperative Testing Results to Third Parties

 

Patient Collections You Can Brag About

 

Pharmaceutical Waste Management Challenges and Opportunities

 

Preventing Surgical Fires

 

The Safe Surgery Checklist and the ASC

 

3:00pm–3:15pm

Afternoon Break

 

3:15pm–4:15pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Clinical Benchmarking 201: Moving from Data Collection to Performance Improvement

 

Deadly Caring: The Effects of Substance Abuse on Perioperative Care Givers

 

High-Level Disinfection and Technician Certification

 

Medicare Inspections and Survey Readiness

 

Clinical and Comfort Benefits of Prewarming ASC Patients

 

3:15pm–4:45pm

ASCA/SAMBA Panel

 

Current Trends and Issues in Ambulatory Anesthesia (90 minute session)

 

4:30pm–5:30pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Dilemmas in the Age of Social Networking

 

Legal and Compliance Issues in Anesthesia Arrangements: Maintaining High Quality Anesthesia in Your ASC 

 

Moving the Needle on Supply Chain Excellence

 

Surgical Site Infection

 

The Five Tenets of Highly Effective Employee Risk Management: Using Progressive Discipline to Avoid Employee Litigation

 

6:00pm–10:00pm

Social Event at the Harvard Club

 

 

Saturday, April 20

 

7:30am–8:30am

Continental Breakfast

 

7:30am–8:30am

Breakout Sessions

 

Clarifying the Processes: Sequela Monitoring, Sentinel Events and Root Cause Analysis

 

Dealing Effectively with Difficult Surgeons

 

Directed or Self-Directed Learning, That Is the Question

 

Effective Approaches to Unexpected Clinical Events

 

Weight Loss and Gastric Reduction Surgery: An Update

 

8:45am-9:45am

Breakout Sessions

 

A Collaborative Approach to Disaster Preparedness

 

CMS Audits: Top Seven Medical Documentation Risk Areas in the ASC and How to Reduce Revenue and Compliance Risk

 

EMRs: "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

 

Leveraging the Relationship with Your Vendor

 

The Company Model: Analysis of the OIG Opinion

 

9:45am–10:00am 

Morning Break

 

10:00am–12:00pm 

Closing Session

 

Congressional Speaker – US Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)

 

Tonya Reiman,  America’s Body Language Expert

 

Closing Remarks

 

12:00pm

Conference Adjourns

 

1:00pm–5:00pm 

Optional Tours

 

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

 

Academic World of Cambridge:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University Tour

 

1:30pm–5:00pm 

CASC Exam