Webinars


ASCA's 2016 Webinar Series will cover a variety of topics including quality management, delivery of patient care, beneficial business practices, regulatory and legal issues, human resources and more.


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

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


Entire Series Registration

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
September 27

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

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

Register

October 11

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

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

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 - No Conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Register

October 25

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

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

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

Register

November 15

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

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

Register

December 6

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

Speaker: Kara Newbury, Regulatory Counsel, ASCA

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 - No Conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Register

December 13

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

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

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

Register


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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

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

Purchase Recording


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

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

Purchase Recording


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

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

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

Purchase Recording


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

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

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

Purchase Recording


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

Speaker: Bill Lindeman, AIA, WEL Designs PLC

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

Purchase Recording


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

Speaker: Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services

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

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

    Purchase Recording


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

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

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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2015 Webinar Recordings

Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

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

Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
A Learn how to compile the information you need to accurately complete the financial questions in ASCA’s Clinical and Operational Benchmarking Survey. Get tips for putting those numbers and the program’s quarterly reports to work in your ASC.

Objectives:

  • Review the new financial questions in the survey, and define precisely what each asks

  • Identify where ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can obtain the information needed to accurately answer the questions

  • Discuss tips and guidance for putting the data and survey's reports to work in your ASC

  • Provide specific examples of ways the data can be used for process improvement

 

John J. Goehle, MBA, CASC, CPA - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Kara Newbury, JD, Regulatory Counsel, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Speaker:
Kenneth A. Pettine, MD

Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
With a focus on spine procedures, learn how to serve patients of more procedures safely and efficiently in your ASC. Hear about how ASCA worked to add spine codes to the Medicare-ASC payable list, and which codes the association is advocating for this year and beyond.

Objectives:

  • Examine how to provide safe, efficient spine care to patients in the ASC setting

  • Review the process for adding spine codes to Medicare's ASC-payable list

  • Discuss the economics of Medicare spine cases in an ASC

  • Identify other spine codes to move to ASC-payable list, and explore what ASCs can do to help

 

Kara Newbury, JD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Kenneth A. Pettine, MD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Charlotte A. Smith, RPh, MS, Senior Regulatory Advisor, PharmEcology Services, WM Healthcare Solutions

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published its Final Rule for the Disposal of Controlled Substances on September 9, 2014. While the rule primarily targets consumer drug disposal issues, changes in disposal requirements for registrants will also impact ASCs. Find out how those changes, including the new definition of "non-retrievable,” might affect your practice and what you need to do in response.

Objectives:

  • Define terms in the DEA Drug Disposal Regulation that apply to controlled substances in the ASC

  • Differentiate between the requirements of the Drug Disposal Regulation for the disposal of unused drug inventory (e.g. expired medication) versus residual medication after administration (e.g. partial vial or IV)

  • Describe the three consumer take-back options now available for controlled substances

 

Charlotte A. Smith, RPh, MS - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Chris Klassen, BS Vice President s4 and Supply Chain, Surgical Care Affiliates

Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
Master the art of supplier contracting with these basic tools:

  • Simplifying complex terms

  • Sourcing strategy

  • Negotiation strategy

  • Get answers to common questions surrounding this process, which is essential to the success of your ASC.

Objectives:
  • Discuss contracting basics

  • Identify common questions regarding contract terms and conditions

  • Define methods for identifying savings opportunities

  • Explain negotiation best practices and tools

Chris Klassen, BS - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Kara Newbury, JD, Regulatory Counsel, ASCA
Speaker:
Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, ASCA

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
This webinar will outline recent changes to the CMS Interpretive Guidelines that will affect your ASC. Learn about the changes to the radiologist on staff guidelines that reflect the recent rule change. In addition, gain an understanding of other clarifications that were recently made on topics including: physician discharge, emergency transfers, transfer agreements, the definition of an operating room and informed consent. Information will also be given on the status of the CMS proposal to increase emergency preparedness requirements in ASCs.

Objectives:

  • Explain an ASCA-driven clarification to the physician discharge language

  • Interpret the changes to the radiologist on staff guidelines

  • Explain the new guidance on other topics in the recent update on the Interpretive Guidelines (emergency transfers, transfer agreements, informed consent, definition of an operating room)

  • Discuss the status of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to increase ASC emergency preparedness requirements

Kara Newbury, JD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
William E. Lindeman, AIA, President, WEL Designs PLC, facility-compliance consulting

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Prepare for a stress-free physical environment Life Safety Code survey with this program that will identify and explore the physical environment compliance issues most likely to turn a survey-summation into a nightmare and set you on a path to avoid those issues in your facility. Understand the fundamentals of what is required, and how to effectively orchestrate ongoing compliance of electrical systems, piped medical gases, fire alarms and more.

Objectives:

  • Examine the key components of CMS physical environment requirements for ASCs.

  • Identify the fundamental categories/types of regulations affecting the design and use of ASCs.

  • Recognize the potential impact of trends in subsequent revisions to NFPA codes.

William E. Lindeman, AIA - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Marcy Sasso, CASC, Sasso Consulting

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
When is the last time you reviewed every entry in your Policies & Procedures (P&P) manual? Who conducted that review? Are you sure you are doing what your policy indicates or have your procedures changed over time? Have you compared the latest regulations to the chapters of the manual? Get specific guidelines and tips to help you ensure that your ASC’s P&P manual complies with the latest regulations and is reviewed and recorded properly in the minutes of your ASC’s governing body.

Objectives:

  • Assemble a policy and procedure manual

  • Implement /revise policies and procedures to reflect new requirements

  • Communicate changes and provide effective staff training for revising or adding policies

Marcy Sasso, CASC - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Grace Thornhill, PhD, Technical Service Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention

Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

Overview:
Recent clinical evidence sheds new light on current assumptions about patient safety and reprocessed endoscopes. Find out why some medical equipment experts are challenging the generally accepted idea that the risk for pathogen transmission is very rare as long as there are no lapses in adherence to current reprocessing protocols and examine the clinical evidence behind the new school of thought on this essential practice. Get practical suggestions for ways to implement quality improvement measures that help address the risk of acquiring an endoscopy-associated infection due to lapses in reprocessing.

Objectives:

  • Explain why current assumptions on the effectiveness of endoscopy reprocessing is currently being re-evaluated

  • Discuss new evidence related to the increased risk for endoscopy-associated infections

  • Identify some strategies for strengthening quality improvement programs

Grace Thornhill, PhD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 21, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

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

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
As the regulatory and accreditation standards your ASC needs to meet continue to multiply and grow increasingly complex, achieving and maintaining compliance presents ever-expanding challenges. One way to reduce the risk of errors and attain survey success is to gain an understanding of the key patient safety standards that have caused concerns during surveys for others and how to avoid those concerns in your own ASC. Get strategies that can help your ASC achieve and sustain compliance and continuous improvement in the quality of the overall patient care your ASC provides.

Objectives:

  • Discuss noncompliant trends found during ASC regulatory and accreditation surveys.

  • Apply successful compliant strategies for successful survey.

Jan Allison, RN, CHSP - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Thomas Wherry, MD, Total Anesthesia Solutions

Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

Overview:
An exponential growth in the number of procedures that are being carried out in the endoscopy suite has created an increased demand for enhanced efficiencies that can be adopted without compromising the quality of patient care that ASCs provide. Many endoscopic procedures do not require a surgical plane of anesthesia and can be accomplished using light to moderate sedation. The current standard of care for conscious sedation includes the administration of a combination of anxiolytic drugs, such as midazolam or diazepam, and analgesic drugs, usually fentanyl or meperidine. Efficiency can be improved by using medications that allow for rapid recovery, and a better understanding of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the commonly used medications and newer medications can accomplish this. Examine what ASC owners, managers and anesthesiologists can do now to ensure that the ASC setting can continue to provide endoscopy procedures that are both safe and efficient for patients.

Objectives:

  • Review the history of the colonoscopy and sedation

  • Define the sedation continuum and interpret the current standards of practice

  • Explain current Moderate Sedation practice and how it applies to GI procedures

  • Contrast how the introduction of Propofol has changed sedation for GI procedures and analyze the controversy on who is qualified to safely deliver it

  • Inspect methodology for reducing sedation during Upper Endoscopy through topical anesthesia

Thomas Wherry, MD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Ed Boniske, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Content Area:
Human Resources

Overview:
Get an overview of legal issues surrounding the use of social media, (i.e., Facebook, Twitter and more) in the work place. Practical tips for regulating its use in the business environment will be provided.

Objectives:

  • Describe the state of the law as it pertains to social media in the workplace.

  • Evaluate lawfulness of employee social media activity under Federal labor laws.

  • Managing Social Media Use In the Workplace.

Ed Boniske - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 9, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

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

Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
Get an update on how the impending ICD-10 deadline will affect your ASC and review current documentation practices and contingency plans in force today that may need to be fine-tuned or overhauled for tomorrow. Also, take a hard look at the current forms/templates that you use, and how you use them, with an eye toward how they might slow or halt reimbursement in the future.

Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, CPC-H, CMA - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP, Sheldon Sones & Associates

Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

Overview:
Explore a recommended pathway for optimizing the medication management process to ensure safe, secure and compliant care. Areas of anesthesia provider strategies, controlled drug management, documentation and recent "points of focus" by overseers will be discussed.

Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
John Goehle, MBA, CPA, CASC, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Learn how to create compliant, informational and easy-to-use agendas and minutes for your ASC’s Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings. Get formatting tips and insights into how to use these documents to help the members of your Board of Directors fulfill all of their QAPI-related responsibilities at your ASC.

John Goehle, MBA, CPA, CASC - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Kara Newbury, JD, Regulatory Counsel, ASCA

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Learn about proposed changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ ASC payment system for 2016. Topics will include Medicare’s method for determining updates to ASC payments for the coming year, whether the agency plans to add any new procedures to the ASC-eligible list and any other policy changes that may impact ASC payments, including changes to the Medicare quality reporting program. Hear how your involvement can also help guide payment policy in 2016 and beyond. This webinar will not discuss proposed coding changes.

Kara Newbury, JD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording

Nursing continuing education and AEU credit are not available

Sponsored by:
Surgical Notes

Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 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

Overview:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recently instituted quality reporting program for ASCs poses new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting is required and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about the measures your ASC needs to report. A quality reporting program update will be provided.

Objectives:

  • Identify quality reporting by CMS.

  • Explain the history of quality measure development.

  • Identify ways to collect and report the data for the required quality measures.

Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR; Donna Slosburg, RN, BSN, LHRM, CASC - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Dorothy M. Larson, CSDT, Technical Service Representative, 3M Infection Prevention

Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

Overview:
Review steam sterilization processes and cycle parameters, and the different types of sterilization monitoring devices and their recommended use. Discuss current recommended practices for routine load release of implants and non-implants, routine sterilizer efficacy testing and record keeping requirements as recommended by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI ST79) and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

Objectives:

  • Review steam sterilization processes and cycle parameters, and different types of sterilization monitoring devices and their recommended use

  • Discuss current recommended practices for routine load release of implants and non-implants

  • Discuss the recommended practices for routine sterilizer efficacy testing

  • Discuss sterilization record keeping requirements as recommended by AAMI and AORN

Dorothy M. Larson, CSDT - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC, Progressive Surgical Solutions
Speaker:
Amy Hader, JD, Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Content Area:
Human Resources

Overview:
Ensure that your staff are functioning within their roles and fulfilling all of their responsibilities at your ASC in accordance with a staffing plan that promotes the best in patient care. Find out what your nursing assistant can do in the preoperative or postoperative area, what other staff and physicians should expect from the circulating RN, whether you need to have an RN in every clinical area and more.

Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC; Amy Hader, JD - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Nancy Jo Vinson, RN, BA, CASC, AAAHC

Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Quality studies are an integral component of every facility's Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program. Studies should be an asset to your facility's daily operations rather than tasks completed only to meet licensing or accreditation requirements. Learn how to identify quality studies specific to your facility and how to use them effectively to improve your operations.

Objectives:

  • Describe the progression of quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) study reviews.

  • Recognize that Quality Assurance is an interdisciplinary approach for planning and assuring the quality of products and services.

  • Identifying meaningful, relevant studies that will benefit the ASC.

Nancy Jo Vinson, RN, BA, CASC - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
Sponsorship: None

Purchase Recording

Nursing continuing education and AEU credit are not available.

Sponsored by:
National Medical Billing Services

Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services

Overview:
Understanding ASC reimbursement methodologies throughout your revenue cycle will aide in the success of your business office. In this webinar, you will learn the details of carrier specific payment methods and obstacles that impact your revenue. Listen in as you’re guided through a step by step process of reviewing how your managed care contracts look through the eyes of your billing team.

Purchase Recording


Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Mark E. Bruley, BS, CCE, Vice President, Accident and Forensic Investigation, ECRI Institute

Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

Overview:
Clinical recommendations for preventing and managing surgical fires have been refined over recent years by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the ECRI Institute, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), along with other stakeholders. Review current guidance on the prevention of surgical fires, including statistics on the incidence of these continuing adverse events. Learn how to successfully mount your best defense: surgical fire risk assessment and vigilance by the surgical team. Focus on

  • identifying surgical devices, materials and fluids that can burn and how they are ignited;

  • hazards of oxidizer-enriched atmospheres;

  • new clinical recommendations on how to minimize the chance of a surgical fire;

  • techniques used to extinguish a fire involving a patient; and

  • identifying the appropriate OR locations and types of fire extinguishers.

Objectives:

  • Describe the current clinical recommendations on how to minimize the chance of a surgical fire

  • Discuss which surgical materials and fluids burn and how they are ignited

  • Apply methods for getting clinicians’ “buy-in” to surgical fire prevention

  • List ways to minimize chances of a surgical fire

  • Detail surgical fire extinguishment procedures and tools.

Mark E. Bruley, BS, CCE - No conflict
Commercial Support: None
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Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker:
Sherrie Graham, MHSA, MT(ASCP), Nueterra

Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Today's laboratory managers and directors must spend significant time and effort ensuring that their laboratory remains compliant with the regulatory requirements established in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Listen to an overview of the latest updates in regulatory compliance for laboratory testing provided in the ASC setting and get tips and strategies for addressing each area.

Sherrie Graham, MHSA, MT(ASCP) - No conflict
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Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

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

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, 2016. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2016, if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting and how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule’s other policy changes, including those made to the ASC quality reporting program, will impact ASC payments. This webinar will not discuss proposed coding changes.

Kara Newbury - No conflict
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Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 1:00 pm ET

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

Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
Get up to date on the new, revised and deleted CPT codes that will affect ASCs in 2016. Applications and scenarios for reporting the new codes, as well as reimbursement potentials, from a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ perspective, will be addressed.

Cristina Bentin CCS-P, CPC-H, CMA - No conflict
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