Webinars

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:

2016 Live Webinar Series

2016 Webinar Series Recordings

2017 Live Webinar Series

 

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

Special Discount for ASCA Members in 2016: Register for the entire series at once and save an additional 10% on the total price!


 


Special Discount for ASCA Members in 2017: Register for the entire 2017 Webinar Series for only $395!


 

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

  • Completed evaluation form


  • Contact hours will be awarded until March 31, 2017 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.

 

 

2016 Webinar Series
December 13


Date/Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 1:00pm–2:30pm ET

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

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours of AEU/CE/AAPC

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: Get up to date on the new, revised and deleted American Medical Association (AMA) CPT® codes effective for 2017 and AMA’s reporting guidelines. Bentin will 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 CCS-P, COC, CMA, President - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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2016 Webinar Recordings

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Christopher M. Dembny R.Ph., Dembny Pharmacy Consultants

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: ASC staff and administrators need to be aware of the standards and regulations that frame medication management and best practices for designing and implementing a medication delivery system that ensures patient and staff safety. O’Neal will discuss sterile compounding standards set forth by USP 797 and how an ASC can manage sterile products safely and effectively. He also will review the differences in the 503A/503B compounding facilities, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the new Drug Enforcement Administration wastage regulations.

Christopher M. Dembny R.Ph., Dembny Pharmacy Consultants
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

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Date/Time: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Charlie Leonard, Public Affairs and Public Relations Consultant
Speaker: Kay Tucker, Director of Communications ASCA

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Get practical tips for reaching out and responding to your local media, whether you are sharing good news about your ASC or confronting adverse circumstances tied to your facility or some other ASC. Learn the most effective ways to work with reporters and how to discuss headline news with your patients. Find out more about the services and resources that ASCA makes available to its members to help. Case studies will provide tactical guidance for improving media coverage in challenging circumstances as well as ways to use both traditional and social media to promote your brand and professional services.

Charlie Leonard - Conflict TBD
Kay Tucker - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: None

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Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, President, Infection Control Consulting Services

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: Segal will examine the edits to the surveyors’ worksheet that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released in late June 2015. Significant changes were introduced to respond to growing concern about a lack of clarity in the worksheet and produce a more practical guide that is more closely aligned with updated guidance and changes in practice. Segal will analyze the ways that the changes might affect your ASC and provide the latest information on key areas that surveyors are citing most frequently. She also will identify ways to implement an effective and compliant infection prevention plan in your ASC.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, President, Infection Control Consulting Services - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

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

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Competencies must be evaluated upon hiring and annually thereafter. Geier will discuss competency validation processes that will work for any ASC and provide the resources you need to support these programs and your ASC’s staff. Find out how surveyors expect your ASC to manage this process and how to avoid citations in this critical operational area.

Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC, Chief Nursing Officer - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Bill Lindeman, AIA, WEL Designs PLC

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview: Your ASC needs to ensure that it is conducting the regular maintenance and documentation activities required for compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Life Safety Code and the State Operations Manual Appendix L as mandated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Considering portable fire extinguishers, essential electrical systems, categorical waivers and more, Lindeman will look at the big picture and the smallest details to give you the information you need to design and equip your ASC in line with the current standards.

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

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Date/Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Financial

Overview: Your billing team needs to understand all aspects of your revenue cycle, including the nuances of your specialty or specialties, how ICD-10 impacts your processes, key performance indicators you can use to benchmark your performance and cutting-edge technologies that can create critical efficiencies. In today's challenging reimbursement environment, it is also crucial to understand the various costs associated with running your business office. Explore all of these issues, and get checklists and tips that will help you keep your office staff trained and all aspects of your revenue cycle maximized.

Lisa Rock, President - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD


Date/Time: Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Kathleen Bernicky, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Operations, Regent Surgical Health
Speaker: Amiee Mingus, RN, Director of Clinical Operations, Regent Surgical Health

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: Bernicky and Mingus will provide strategies and techniques you can implement quickly to increase employee engagement, decrease stress when preparing for accreditation surveys and help you lead with confidence during this discussion of best practices in three areas of clinical management:

    • Leadership—get ideas for purposeful leadership and learn what it means to lead with respectful confidence.
    • Clinical Compliance—find out how to effectively manage and monitor quality care in your ASC, including how to maintain a compliant organization that is in a constant state of readiness for any type of survey.
    • Fiscal Responsibilities—identify strategies you can use to bridge the gap between clinical care and fiscal responsibilities.

 

Kathleen Bernicky, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Operations - Conflict TBD
Amiee Mingus, RN, Director of Clinical Operations - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Kelly L David, APR, Marketing and Public Relations, Spectrum Medical Group

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Social media can be a cost-effective way to reach the right audience. David will discuss the important do’s and don’ts involved in building and maintaining a successful digital relationship with your patients. Learn how to get started, how to keep the conversation going and how to prepare for problems that might arise.

Kelly L David, APR, Marketing and Public Relations - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Marcus M. Crider, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Crider will discuss best employment/human resources practices for an ASC, including tips for avoiding discrimination and other employment claims through proper employee hiring, evaluations, discipline and discharge processes. Attendees also will learn about recent developments and trends in employment law, including the latest initiatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Labor (DOL).

Marcus M. Crider, Partner - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Beth Chrismer, RN, MSN, Director of Medical Care Review, Good Shepard Ambulatory Surgical Center

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Overview: Two days before Thanksgiving in 2013, a family member of a patient stabbed five people at Chrismer’s ASC. Friends, staff members, loved ones, visitors and patients were impacted and changed forever on that day. The staff grieved, mourned, got angry and cried and, then, learned from the event and became stronger. Chrismer, that health system’s risk manager and a first responder at the incident, will share her experience and lessons learned to help you prepare for and avoid an incident of this kind in your ASC.

Beth Chrismer, RN, MSN, Director of Medical Care Review - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Jan Allison, RN, CHSP, Director of Accreditation and Survey Readiness, Surgical Care Affiliates

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Overview: Regulatory and accreditation standards require ASCs to have a sound quality program that involves conducting performance improvement projects each year. These projects should improve patient outcomes, reduce the risk of errors and address issues specific to each ASC. Allison will discuss objective measures and quality indicators that you can track in your ASC to create meaningful performance improvement projects that lead to lasting improvements.

Jan Allison, RN, CHSP, Director of Accreditation and Survey Readiness - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Cindy Young, BSN, RN, CASC, Administrator, Surgery Center of Farmington

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Overview: Examine the steps you need to take to manage a comprehensive credentialing program, from the initial application process through board approval of your physicians. Young will cover the peer review and re-application process and offer helpful links to a web site that you can use in your program to perform the required primary source verification. She also will discuss Medicare’s credentialing requirements to help you make certain that your credentialing program is up to date and Medicare compliant.

Cindy Young, BSN, RN, CASC, Administrator - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, ASCA
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: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently instituted a quality reporting program for ASCs that poses new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Throneberry and Slosburg will discuss the quality measures that ASCs need to report now and offer key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about those measures. They also will present a quality reporting program update and examine future measures that ASCs might need to report.

Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs - Conflict TBD
Donna Slosburg, RN, BSN, LHRM, CASC, Executive Director - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Kara Newbury, Regulatory Counsel, ASCA

Continuing Education: 1 hours 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, 2017. Newbury will discuss how ASC payment rates will change in 2017 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, Regulatory Counsel - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

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2017 Webinar Series
January 24

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

Speaker: Bill Lindeman, AIA, WEL Designs PLC

Continuing Education: 1 hours of AEU/CE

AEU 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

February 7

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

Speaker: Kelly Wilkinson, USPI
Speaker: Kimberly Hiles, RN, Director of Patient Centered Care, USPI
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

February 21

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 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

March 7

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

March 21

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
Sponsorship: TBD

April 11

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

June 13

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, 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

August 8

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

August 22

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
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

September 12

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Bruce Ettinger, MD, MPH, Ettinger Health Services Compliance Consulting

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.

Bruce Ettinger - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

September 26

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker: Gerald Nussbaum, Director of Technology Services, ECG Management Consultants

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.

Gerald Nussbaum - Conflict TBD
Commercial Support: TBD
Sponsorship: TBD

October 10

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

Speaker: Ray Taurasi, MBA, CRCST, CHL, FCA, 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
Sponsorship: TBD

October 24

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
Sponsorship: TBD

November 7

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
Sponsorship: TBD

November 14

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

December 5

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

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

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 hours of AEU/CE

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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