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ASCA 2022 Registration Now Open
October 25, 2021: Register today for the ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo, April 27–30 in Dallas, TX—the first in-person conference in two years!

Register for the Virtual Coding & Reimbursement Seminar
October 12, 2021: Registration is now open for ASCA’s 2022 Virtual Coding & Reimbursement Seminar—sign up today!

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
October 8, 2021: The October issue of ASC Focus is now available online.

New Podcast Episode: “Infection Prevention in ASCs”
October 6, 2021: Two ASC administrators talk about the many ways ASCs keep patients safe from infections.

Benchmarking Q3 Data Submission Now Open
October 1, 2021: Data submission for Q3 of ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on October 31.

Important Dates in October
October 1, 2021: Register for the virtual coding seminar, submit Q3 benchmarking data, watch an ASCA webinar and more.

ASCA Comments on CMS’ 2022 ASC Proposed Payment Rule
September 17, 2021: ASCA addresses proposed changes in eligible procedures and quality reporting for ASCs.

Biden Administration Releases COVID-19 Action Plan
September 10, 2021: Vaccination requirements to be enacted in ASCs and other Medicare-certified healthcare facilities.

New Podcast Episode: “A Closer Look at Hospitals Without Walls”
September 9, 2021: ASCA staff discuss the history and future of this Medicare program created to expand patient access to care during COVID-19.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
September 3, 2021: The September issue of ASC Focus is now available online.

ASCA’s 2022 Membership Renewal Cycle Now Open
September 1, 2021: Renew in September and lock in a discounted rate for 2022.

Important Dates in September
September 1, 2021: Renew your ASCA membership at a discount, comment on CMS’ 2022 proposed payment rule, budget resources and more.

ASCA Member Retirement Plan Program
August 26, 2021: This 401(k) retirement plan, available exclusively to ASCA members, helps ASCs reduce their administrative burden, streamline employee benefits and offload fiduciary liability.

Q2 2021 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
August 16, 2021: Subscribers to ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q2 reports.

Elective Surgery Is Not Unnecessary Surgery
August 13, 2021: As the Delta variant continues to spread, read this ASCA/ASA statement about how ASCs can help patients in need.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
August 6, 2021: The August issue of ASC Focus is now available online.

ASCA Member Appreciation Month
August 3, 2021: Throughout August, ASCA members can enjoy special sales, contests, self-care tips, giveaways and more.

Join in National ASC Month
August 3, 2021: Participate by hosting a facility tour and promoting awareness of the high-quality, cost-effective care that ASCs provide.

Important Dates in August
August 2, 2021: Celebrate National ASC Month and Member Appreciation Month with ASCA, get your Q2 benchmarking report and more.

New Podcast Episode: “Medicare’s 2022 Proposed ASC Payment Rule”
July 28, 2021: Learn about the changes Medicare is proposing to ASC payment rates and regulatory requirements next year.

2022 Proposed ASC Payment Rule Released
July 20, 2021: CMS has released the 2022 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD).

Benchmarking Q2 Data Submission Now Open
July 1, 2021: Data submission for Q2 of ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on July 31.

Important Dates in July
July 1, 2021: Submit data for the ASCQR Program and Q2 benchmarking, purchase ASCA 2021 On Demand, refer new members and more.

New Podcast Episode: “Understanding Outpatient Ear, Nose and Throat Procedures”
June 29, 2021: Jessica Lee, MD, discusses state-of-the-art practices in outpatient ENT surgery.

New Podcast Episode: “Checking In with the ASC QC”
June 17, 2021: ASC Quality Collaboration head Kathy Wilson talks about future goals and recent engagement with The Leapfrog Group.

Two Weeks Left for ASCA’s 2021 Salary & Benefits Survey
June 14, 2021: Participate in ASCA’s FREE 2021 Salary & Benefits Survey before it's too late! The deadline is June 30.

New Podcast Episode: “Outpatient Eye Surgeries: A Conversation with David George, MD”
June 2, 2021: Learn what to expect before, during and after common outpatient eye procedures.

Important Dates in June
June 1, 2021: Take ASCA’s Salary & Benefits Survey, request CEs for ASCA 2021, submit suggestions for ASCA’s 2022 programs and more.

New Podcast Episode: “The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) and ASCs”
May 24, 2021: ASCA and FGI Board Member David Shapiro, MD, discusses the development and use of FGI’s safety guidelines.

ASCA Names 2021 Nap Gary Legacy Award Winner
May 21, 2021: Ann Shimek, RN, CASC, received ASCA’s prestigious lifetime achievement award during ASCA 2021.

Q1 2021 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
May 17, 2021: Subscribers to ASCA's 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q1 reports.

ASCA Announces New Board Members and Officers
May 14, 2021: ASCA is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board member and Board officer elections.

New Podcast Episode: “Looking Forward with One World Surgery”
May 5, 2021: One World Surgery CEO Claire Cunningham talks about providing outpatient surgery and other essential healthcare services in Honduras and the Dominican Republic and thanks ASCA for its support.

Important Dates in May
May 3, 2021: Register for ASCA 2021, submit data for the ASCQR Program, celebrate National Nurses Week and more.

ASCA Supports Legislation to Provide Tax Relief to ASCs
April 19, 2021: ASCA joined other healthcare associations in a letter of support for H.R. 2079, the Eliminating the Provider Relief Fund Tax Penalties Act.

URGENT: Register Now to Meet ASCQR May 17 Deadline
April 15, 2021: Registration can take weeks—sign up now so you can meet Medicare's quality reporting deadline and avoid payment cuts.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
April 9, 2021: The April issue of ASC Focus is now available online.

New Podcast Episode: “Learn about ASCA’s Members-Only 401(k) Plan”
April 8, 2021: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice talks about the value ASCA’s new retirement benefit program offers ASCA members.

SPRING SALE: Save $50 on ASCA 2021
April 6, 2021: Sign up for the ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference by this Friday, April 9, and save $50 on your registration!

Benchmarking Q1 Data Submission Now Open
April 6, 2021: Data submission for Q1 of ASCA’s 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on April 30.

Important Dates in April
April 1, 2021: Register for ASCA 2021 and participate in day 1 of this can't-miss virtual conference, subscribe to the 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey and more.

New Podcast Episode: “Partnering with Hospitals Today”
March 26, 2021: Tom Blasco, MD, and Anne Cole, RN, CASC, of Surgical Directions discuss the benefits of hospital–ASC joint ventures and keys to success.

Congress on Track to Extend Sequestration Suspension; Medicare Claims Delays Possible
March 25, 2021: The US Senate passed H.R. 1868, which would extend the suspension of sequestration cuts through the end of the year.

New Podcast Episode: The Evolution of Outpatient Joint Surgery
March 18, 2021: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and orthopedic surgeon Anthony Romeo, MD, explore the many benefits of joint surgery in ASCs.

St. Patrick's Day Sale: Save $50 on ASCA 2021!
March 15, 2021: Sign up for the ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference by Friday, March 19, and save $50 on your registration.

ASCA Launches Member Retirement Plan Program
March 8, 2021: ASCA is excited to announce a new 401(k) retirement plan benefit available exclusively to ASCA members.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
March 5, 2021: The March issue of ASC Focus is now available online.

New Podcast Episode: ASCA’s Culture of Safety Survey
March 4, 2021: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Board member David Shapiro, MD, discuss ASCA’s new Culture of Safety Survey.

Important Dates in March
March 1, 2021: Register for ASCA 2021, participate in the new Culture of Safety Survey, subscribe to the 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey and more.

Flash Sale! Save $50 on the ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference
February 16, 2021: Sign up for the ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference by Friday, February 19, and save $50 on your registration.

Q4 2020 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
February 16, 2021: Subscribers to ASCA's 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q4 reports.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
February 5, 2021: The February issue of ASC Focus is now available online.

New Podcast Episode: Understanding the Role of MedPAC
February 4, 2021: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Regulatory Counsel Kara Newbury discuss MedPAC’s role in advising Congress on Medicare payment policies.

Important Dates in February
February 1, 2021: Register for ASCA 2021, renew member benefits before they end, subscribe to the new Culture of Safety Survey and more.

ASC Quality Collaboration Names New Executive Director
January 19, 2021: Kathy Wilson, RN, MHA, selected to lead the ASC Quality Collaboration.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
January 8, 2021: The January issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Benchmarking Q4 Data Submission Now Open
January 4, 2021: Data submission for the fourth quarter (Q4) of ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on January 31.

Important Dates in January
January 4, 2021: Submit Q4 benchmarking data, attend the 2021 Virtual Coding & Reimbursement Seminar, register for the ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference and more.

President Signs End-of-Year Legislation
December 28, 2020: New law includes provisions related to the Paycheck Protection Program, sequestration, surprise medical bills and more.

Scheduled Maintenance to ASCA Websites
December 14, 2020: ASCA will perform routine maintenance on its websites at 8:00 pm ET tonight and should be finished early tomorrow morning.

ASCA Requests Colorectal Cancer Screening Legislation
December 10, 2020: ASCA asks Congress to pass legislation that would end out-of-pocket expenses when a polyp is found during a screening colonoscopy.

New Podcast Episode: CMS’ 2021 Final Payment Rule
December 9, 2020: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Regulatory Counsel Kara Newbury discuss the changes ASCs will see next year.

Call for Nominations to 2021 ASCA Board of Directors
December 7, 2020: ASCA is seeking candidates to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors. Submissions are due January 7.

ASC Community Mourns Georgia’s Andrew T. King
December 4, 2020: Andrew T. King, an outspoken ASC advocate and leader in the ASC community, has died.

2021 Final ASC Payment Rule Released
December 2, 2020: CMS released the 2021 final ASC payment rule, which includes significant payment policy changes and 267 new codes added for ASCs.

Important Dates in December
December 1, 2020: Renew your ASCA membership, register for the Virtual Coding Seminar, subscribe to 2021 benchmarking and more.

Cyber Monday Sale Extended!
December 1, 2020: This week only, save $50 on registration for the 2021 Virtual Coding & Reimbursement Seminar.

ASC Focus Digital Debut: ASC Community Suffers Tragic Loss
November 25, 2020: Ann Shimek, RN, CASC, senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Surgery Partners, died last night.

ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference: Dates Set, Registration Open
November 19, 2020: The ASCA 2021 Virtual Conference is scheduled and registration is now open. Listen to ASCA's latest podcast episode to learn more about the conference.

New! Administrator and Infection Preventionist Virtual Courses
November 16, 2020: Register before Thanksgiving to save $50 on these two new virtual courses.

Q3 2020 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
November 16, 2020: Subscribers to ASCA's 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their Q3 reports.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
November 13, 2020: The November-December issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA Urges Delayed Reinstatement of Sequestration Cuts
November 12, 2020: ASCA asks Congress to extend the moratorium on Medicare reimbursement cuts for as long as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues.

ASCA Asks Congress to Set ASC Copay Cap
November 12, 2020: ASCA urges Congress to eliminate the copay penalty that Medicare beneficiaries face for certain high-cost procedures in ASCs.

Important Dates in November
November 4, 2020: Renew your ASCA membership, register for the Virtual Coding Seminar, access 2020 Q3 benchmarking survey reports and more.

ASC Experts Talk about the Value of COVID-19 Vigilance
October 27, 2020: ASCA’s new podcast episode “Staying Vigilant Through the Pandemic” looks at the ways ASCs are keeping patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Features Added to 2021 Benchmarking Survey
October 26, 2020: ASCA's 2021 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey has several new features, including a specialty-specific ophthalmology section, the ASCA e-booklet Benchmarking Basics for ASCs and Virtual Book Club discussions.

One World Surgery to Host Virtual Gala on October 30
October 23, 2020: Attend One World Surgery’s virtual gala on October 30 to learn more about its medical missions. (Free for ASCA members.)

Be a Guest Author for ASC Focus in 2021
October 19, 2020: ASC Focus editors welcome contributions by external authors with expertise in issues important to the ASC community.

Register for the Virtual Coding & Reimbursement Seminar
October 15, 2020: Registration is now open for the ASCA 2021 Virtual Coding & Reimbursement Seminar. Sign up by October 31 to save $50!

ASC Quality Collaboration Survey Shows ASCs Operated Safely during COVID-19 Pandemic
October 8, 2020: A new ASC Quality Collaboration survey shows ASCs performed outpatient surgery safely during the pandemic, with virtually no heightened risk of patients contracting the virus.

Benchmarking Q3 Data Submission Now Open
October 1, 2020: Data submission for the third quarter (Q3) of ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on October 31.

Important Dates in October
October 1, 2020: Renew your ASCA membership, submit comments on Medicare’s proposed rule, plan your budget for 2021, watch three ASCA webinars and more.

ASCs Reduce Medicare Costs by More than $4 Billion Each Year
September 22, 2020: New analysis shows ASCs now reduce Medicare costs by more than $4 billion each year and projects annual savings of $12 billion by 2028.

ASCA 2020 and CASC Review Labor Day Sale
September 4, 2020: Sign up by September 11 to save 50% on registration for ASCA 2020 On Demand and the Virtual CASC Review!

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
September 4, 2020: The September issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Important Dates in September
September 1, 2020: ASCA membership renewal, comment on Medicare’s proposed rule, October CAIP exam application deadline, webinars and more.

ASCA Supports Legislation to Eliminate Provider Relief Fund Taxes
August 27, 2020: ASCA and 28 other healthcare groups ask congressional leaders not to tax COVID-19 aid.

Q2 2020 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
August 17, 2020: Subscribers to ASCA's 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their second-quarter (Q2) reports.

New Podcast Episode: CMS’ 2021 Proposed Payment Rule
August 10, 2020: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Regulatory Counsel Kara Newbury discuss Medicare’s 2021 proposed ASC payment rule.

2021 Proposed Medicare Payment Rule Released
August 4, 2020: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2021 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD).

Important Dates in August
August 3, 2020: National ASC Month, October CAIP exam, Member Appreciation Week, Q2 benchmarking reports, webinars and more.

New Asked & Answered Interview Available Now
July 23, 2020: ASC Quality Collaboration Executive Director Ann Shimek discusses the organization’s current and future goals.

New Podcast Episode: “The Risk of Delaying Certain Elective Procedures”
July 17, 2020: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and gastroenterologist Tom Deas, MD, discuss some of the risks inherent in delaying nonemergent surgical procedures, including screening colonoscopies.

ASCA 2020 On Demand Access Through October 31
July 14, 2020: All sessions from the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo are available on demand through October 31.

ASCA Names 2020 Nap Gary Legacy Award Winners
July 13, 2020: Bill Wilcox and Randy Leffler received ASCA’s prestigious lifetime achievement award during ASCA 2020.

Join the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo
July 8, 2020: Sessions are streaming live on July 9–10 and available on demand July 11–October 31.

ASCA 2020 Summer Flash Sale
July 2, 2020: Sign up by July 5 to save $100 on registration for ASCA 2020!

Benchmarking Q2 Data Submission Now Open
July 1, 2020: Data submission for the second quarter (Q2) of ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on July 31.

Important Dates in July
July 1, 2020: The ASCA 2020 virtual conference, Q2 benchmarking data submission, September CASC exam application and more.

Virtual CASC Review Added to ASCA 2020
June 30, 2020: A Virtual CASC Review post-conference workshop has been added to the ASCA 2020 schedule for July 27–28.

New Podcast Episode: “A Progress Report on Resuming Elective Surgery”
June 22, 2020: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice talks to Mississippi Valley Health President and CEO Michael Patterson about changes and challenges as patients return for care.

New Podcast Episode: “ASCs by the Numbers”
June 15, 2020: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and healthcare economist Beth Munnich, PhD, look at ASC value and the future of the ASC model of care.

Q1 2020 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
June 15, 2020: Subscribers to ASCA's 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their first-quarter (Q1) reports.

New Podcast Episode: “Resuming Elective Surgery Part II”
June 3, 2020: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and Healthcare Bluebook Co-Founder and SVP Bill Kampine discuss volume, pricing and commercial insurance coverage.

ASCA Announces New Board Members and Officers
June 3, 2020: ASCA is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board member and Board officer elections.

Important Dates in June
June 1, 2020: Register for the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, the deadline for additional CARES Act grants, Q1 reports for ASCA's benchmarking survey and more.

One Week Left to Submit Q1 Benchmarking Data
May 26, 2020: The deadline to submit Q1 data for ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is Sunday, May 31.

What to Expect at ASCA’s Virtual Conference
May 14, 2020: In this new podcast episode, ASCA staff discuss the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, happening live July 9–10.

HHS Extends Provider Relief Fund Attestation Deadline
May 8, 2020: Healthcare providers that want to keep the grants the US Department of Health & Human Services began distributing April 10 now have 45 days to respond.

Make the Most of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
May 8, 2020: ASCA members are invited to listen to John Goehle of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies and Bill Prentice, ASCA CEO, discuss PPP compliance strategies in the Advancing Surgical Care Podcast.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
May 8, 2020: The May issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Free Toolkit Helps ASCs Reassure Patients as Elective Surgeries Resume
May 7, 2020: ASCA members can download a free toolkit they can use to address patient concerns about infection prevention and safety in response to COVID-19.

Call for Topics and Speakers for 2021
May 7, 2020: If you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers for ASCA's 2021 educational programs and content, please let us know. ASCA is accepting submissions through June 30, 2020.

Important Dates in May
May 1, 2020: Use ASCA's COVID-19 Resource Center, see the schedule for the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, submit your Q1 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey data and more.

ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo Schedule Now Online
April 30, 2020: Check out the schedule for the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, July 9–10, offering 50 educational sessions, access to 100+ exhibitors and unique networking opportunities.

Now Available: $20B in Grants to Eligible Healthcare Providers
April 24, 2020: HHS has allocated an additional $20 billion in grants to Medicare providers, including ASCs, starting today, April 24.

Coronavirus Relief Extension Signed into Law
April 24, 2020: President Trump today signed new legislation that replenishes financial support programs created by the CARES Act, including two that have already benefited ASCs.

New Members-Only Podcast Helps ASCs Reopen for Non-Urgent Care
April 23, 2020: Listen to ASCA’s newest podcast to hear ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Board member and Mississippi Valley Health President and CEO Michael Patterson discuss recent guidance for resuming elective surgeries.

$20B in Grants to Eligible Healthcare Providers Available Tomorrow
April 23, 2020: HHS will allocate an additional $20 billion in grants to Medicare providers, including ASCs, starting tomorrow, April 24.

Use ASCA’s Checklist to Help Reopen Your ASC
April 21, 2020: ASCA members can use this checklist to identify key elements to consider as they prepare to resume in-person care of non-COVID-19 patients in regions with a low incidence of COVID-19 disease.

CMS Releases Recommendations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities
April 20, 2020: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance yesterday on restarting non-emergent non-COVID-19 healthcare.

Listen to ASCA’s "ASCs as Hospitals Without Walls" Podcast
April 20, 2020: Join Bill Prentice, ASCA chief executive officer, and Mandy Hawkins, director of the Surgery Center of Charleston and ASCA Board member, as they discuss the Hospitals Without Walls program.

ASCA and Others Release Statements on Resuming Elective Surgery
April 17, 2020: This guidance outlines important considerations that ASCs must evaluate before proceeding.

CARES Grant Attestation Portal Now Live
April 17, 2020: Healthcare providers can now attest that they wish to keep the grants the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) began distributing last Friday.

ASCA 2020 Transitions to Virtual Conference & Expo
April 15, 2020: Out of concern for the health and safety of all attendees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo is transitioning to a virtual event.

At ASCA’s Request, HHS Clarifies Grant Terms and Conditions
April 14, 2020: US Department of Health & Human Services confirms ASCs can accept CARES Act grants even if they are closed temporarily or not caring for known COVID-19 patients.

ASCs Join Forces Against COVID-19
April 14, 2020: As healthcare workers nationwide face shortages of PPE and medical equipment critical in treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs across the country have come together to help.

HHS Begins Distribution of $30B to Medicare Providers
April 10, 2020: ASCs will receive a share of $30 billion in grant money the US Department of Health & Human Services is sending to Medicare providers under the CARES Act.

New ASCA Tool Helps ASCs Expand Services During COVID-19 Response
April 6, 2020: A new checklist available from ASCA helps ASCs identify key elements to consider as they prepare to provide expanded services under the temporary rules and waivers the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Guidance on Affiliation Rules for Paycheck Protection Program Loans
April 4, 2020: Additional guidance from the federal government was issued on the affiliation rules for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

New Online Resources Support ASC COVID-19 Response
April 3, 2020: A new Q & A from ASCA discusses recent Medicare waivers and helps ASCs access federal assistance; new federal guidance helps ASCs tap US Small Business Administration support.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
April 3, 2020: The April issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo Postponed
April 1, 2020: Out of concern for the health and safety of all members and supporters of the ASC community amid the coronavirus pandemic, the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo in Orlando scheduled for May 13–16 is officially postponed.

Benchmarking Q1 Data Submission Now Open
April 1, 2020: The data submission period for the first quarter (Q1) of ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Sunday, May 31.

Important Dates in April
April 1, 2020: April's important dates include today's free COVID-19 webinar, Q1 benchmarking data submission, the deadline to vote for the ASCA Board of Directors and more.

ASCA Announces Free Webinar to Help ASCs Support COVID-19 Response
March 31, 2020: ASCA’s April 1 webinar helps ASCs learn more about participating in the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospitals Without Walls program.

ASCA Commends Trump Administration and CMS for ‘Bold, Well-Considered Strategy’
March 31, 2020: ASCA applauds steps taken to expand ASCs’ ability to assist with the COVID-19 response.

CMS Expands ASCs’ Ability to Assist with COVID-19 Response
March 30, 2020: Sweeping regulatory changes establish Hospitals Without Walls program to address the surge expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please Help ASCA Collect Critical Data for COVID-19 Response Planning
March 27, 2020: ASCA is asking ASCs to complete a survey to help ASCs respond to COVID-19 and assess its impact on their operations.

Third Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed into Law
March 27, 2020: President Donald Trump today signed legislation that provides three possible sources of financial assistance for ASCs facing COVID-19 hardship.

ASCA Tool Helps ASCs Share COVID-19 Response Capacity
March 23, 2020: ASCA encourages ASCs to prepare now to provide essential information to all involved in coordinating a community-wide response to COVID-19.

ASCA Offers Critical Reminders to ASCs
March 20, 2020: As the nation continues to manage the COVID-19 response, ASCs continue to play a pivotal role that requires careful coordination.

ASCA Requests HHS Support for ASCs
March 20, 2020: As ASCs continue to postpone elective surgeries, ASCA asks Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to take steps to help ASCs remain viable.

ASCs Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures
March 19, 2020: As the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs across the nation are taking additional measures to keep their patients and facilities safe.

COVID-19: ASCA Releases Guidance for ASCs on Necessary Surgeries
March 18, 2020: ASCA offers expanded insights into ways ASCs can help manage necessary surgeries during the COVID-19.

COVID-19: An Interview with ASCA CEO Bill Prentice
March 17, 2020: As ASCs continue to coordinate COVID-19 response efforts, Prentice responds to several questions ASCA has received.

ASCA Issues Consensus Statement on COVID-19
March 16, 2020: As the nation continues to coordinate its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs have a pivotal role to play in helping to manage the crisis.

2020 ASCA Board Ballot
March 13, 2020: Designated ASCA voting members are eligible to vote for the members of the ASCA Board of Directors. All ballots must be submitted by April 30.

ASCA 2020 Early Bird Registration Extended
March 12, 2020: The early bird registration discount for the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo has been extended. Register today to save!

New! ASCA Introduces Culture of Safety Survey
March 11, 2020: The Culture of Safety Survey is an electronic survey you can use to evaluate how safety issues are addressed in your ASC.

ASCA 2020 and COVID-19 Update
March 9, 2020: At this time, there is no indication that concern about COVID-19 is great enough to warrant changes in the schedule and events we have planned at ASCA 2020.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
March 6, 2020: The March issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Important Dates in March
March 4, 2020: March's important dates include the last day for ASCA 2020 early bird savings, National Advocacy Day, the application period for the May CASC exam and much more.

ASCA 2020 Early Bird Registration Ends Next Week
March 3, 2020: The early bird registration discount for the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo ends Friday, March 13. Register today to save!

Q4 2019 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
February 19, 2020: Subscribers to ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their fourth-quarter (Q4) reports.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
February 7, 2020: The February issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA COO Leaves
February 4, 2020: Steve Miller, ASCA’s chief operating officer, has taken up a new challenge. He will join the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations in Vienna, Virginia, as its new chief executive officer. His last day with ASCA will be February 6.

Important Dates in February
February 3, 2020: February's important dates include the ASCA membership renewal deadline, early bird registration discount for ASCA 2020, Q4 benchmarking reports available and much more.

Donald S. Cross, MD, Discusses Cardiology in ASCs
January 27, 2020: Learn why this cardiologist’s patients choose ASCs and why more cardiac procedures could migrate into the ASC setting soon.

Call for Topics and Speakers for the ASCA 2021 Winter Seminar
January 22, 2020: If you have a suggestion for a topic or speaker you would like to see at the ASCA 2021 Winter Seminar, please let us know. ASCA is accepting submissions through February 28.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
January 13, 2020: The January issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA's Rate Calculator Updated to Reflect CMS January Addendum
January 3, 2020: On January 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a corrected payment addendum for CY 2020 ASC payment rates. ASCA has updated its Medicare Rate Calculator to reflect these changes.

2020 Winter Seminar: Online Registration Closes January 10
January 2, 2020: Online registration for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, January 16–18 in New Orleans, LA, closes January 10. Register today!

Benchmarking Q4 Data Collection Now Open
January 2, 2020: The data collection period for the fourth quarter (Q4) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Friday, January 31.

Important Dates in January
January 2, 2020: January's important dates include the final days to register for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, March CAIP exam application period, Q4 benchmarking data collection and much more.

 

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