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After two long years, we’ll be back in person in April 2022.

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We know 2021 wasn’t the easiest year for ASCs, but we still plan to deliver quality education to you and your facility at ASCA 2022.

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ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo Schedule

Please Note: All times are CT.

ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo Schedule

Wednesday, April 27
7:45 am–11:45 am

7:45 am–11:45 am

Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation



Get to know the many benefits that Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation offers your ASC and get real-world advice on how to achieve and maintain that accreditation. Discuss essential components of AAAHC accreditation, including continuous quality improvement, patient and employee safety, and infection prevention and control. Then, look closely at the steps your ASC needs to take to make sure it measures up. Learn how to avoid the top deficiencies found during recent AAAHC accreditation surveys.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:

7:45 am–11:45 am

7:45 am–11:45 am

Preparing for AAAASF Accreditation



Accreditation can help your ASC demonstrate its commitment to excellence and ensure it is performing at its best. At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to describe the accreditation survey process, list the core standards that apply to all organizations seeking accreditation, describe the adjunct standards that could apply, list the benefits of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) accreditation, describe the actions necessary to prepare for initial accreditation and re-accreditation, and make the most of your survey experience.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:

8:00 am–2:45 pm

8:00 am–2:45 pm

Finance & Accounting



Make certain that you are prepared to meet the challenges of running a successful ASC in this age of growing costs, declining reimbursements, and increased competition for market share with this series of finance and accounting sessions that targets the special needs of ASCs. This course is designed for ASC Administrators and other staff involved with ASC financials and includes:

  • Introduction to Finance & Accounting
  • Introduction to the Financial Statements
  • Revenue Cycle Oversight and Management
  • Purchasing Oversight and Management
  • Financial Benchmarking and Analysis
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:

12:45 pm–4:45 pm

12:45 pm–4:45 pm

Strategies for a Successful Initial Joint Commission Accreditation Survey and Orthopedic Certification Review



Hear first-hand about the key elements your ASC needs in place to successfully complete a Joint Commission accreditation survey. Topics include strategies for preparing for a survey, participating in on-site survey activities and following up after the on-site visit. Special focus will be placed on risk assessments as a foundational piece of the overall accreditation process, including the key tenets of how to conduct a risk assessment and the fundamental elements that lead to success.

Learn, too, about The Joint Commission’s orthopedic certification option for ASCs, including eligibility requirements, standards and the application process. The Joint Commission’s Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement program was named as one of the certification programs that is a mandatory element for ASCs seeking to earn the status of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction program center of excellence and Aetna’s Institute of Quality program.

An open Q&A session will conclude the session. Participants will leave with answers to their questions and a template risk assessment worksheet.

Faculty:

TBD

12:45 pm–4:45 pm

12:45 pm–4:45 pm

Preparing for ACHC* Accreditation



Accreditation can be a dreaded exercise in compliance, or it can be an inspiring journey to continuous improvement. Your ASC should gain benefits in staff and patient satisfaction and in patient and operational outcomes. At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will understand the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) accreditation process and available resources, identify how quality and safety are validated by Surveyors, and describe what distinguishes ACHC accreditation. The session will help participants determine if ACHC is the right fit for their organization.

*Formerly known as Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

Faculty:


ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo Schedule

Thursday, April 28
9:10 am–10:10 am

8:10 am–10:10 am

CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs



CMS quality reporting requirements change annually, and your ASC’s ability to adapt could determine whether Medicare reimburses your center fully or imposes payment penalties down the line. Learn which quality reporting measures ASCs need to report now and what steps you must take to meet the requirements. Get definitions, compliance tips and answers to frequently asked questions that will help your ASC report successfully.

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

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Optimize Resource Use and Expense Control



This interactive session will discuss using the resources at your ASC wisely and implementing effective expense control measures, then leverage the experience of attendees in identifying both traditional and unique approaches to KPIs that drive best practices. We will examine unique cost management techniques for complex cases that enhance clinical and financial results and communications with physicians using cost data, resource utilization records and comparative data within your facility to produce results. Leave with a greater understanding of both the art and the science of managing resources, new information about how others in the industry approach change and some innovative ideas involving expense control and best practices.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:


Robotics in ASCs



Join this discussion about building a robotics program in your ASC and learn strategies to achieve immediate return on investment (ROI) and service line growth. Specific programmatic examples of purchase to first case in four business days and achieving a five-year ROI in one year will be discussed. We will formulate a surgical market analysis and employ strategic planning and decision making related to robotics systems. We will conduct a detailed evaluation of new robotics technology by service line and analyze the associated value the technology can provide. Strategies for leveraging hospital partner relationships to finance robotic technology will also be examined. Other topics will include how to prepare for robotic technology implementation and how to appraise service line growth.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:


Collect What You're Owed: Strategies for Navigating Workers' Comp, Third-Party Liability and More



Join this discussion about building a robotics program in your ASC and learn strategies to achieve immediate return on investment (ROI) and service line growth. Specific programmatic examples of purchase to first case in four business days and achieving a five-year ROI in one year will be discussed. We will formulate a surgical market analysis and employ strategic planning and decision making related to robotics systems. We will conduct a detailed evaluation of new robotics technology by service line and analyze the associated value the technology can provide. Strategies for leveraging hospital partner relationships to finance robotic technology will also be examined. Other topics will include how to prepare for robotic technology implementation and how to appraise service line growth.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:


What You Need to Know to Expand or Remodel Wisely



Adding caseload, a specialty or equipment/technology? This healthcare architect recommends, first, define your goal(s) and, second, determine where to make the necessary changes. Gain a deeper understanding of how to avoid the expansion and remodeling pitfalls that can cost you significant time and money and undermine your success. Advice for staying operational during construction and ways an expansion can trigger new regulatory requirements for your ASC will be discussed.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

A Case Study in Culture Change



The culture of an organization can decide the success or failure of a business. Join this session to discuss several scenarios where the culture was negatively impacting an organization and how a culture shift occurred. Real-life situations will illustrate culture change and give participants tools to use in their own environment. Learn how to create the culture you desire in your own space.

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Faculty:


Improve Your Case Costing, Improve Your ASC



Are your top procedures as profitable as you think? Should you buy that expensive piece of equipment? Take a close look at some common ASC procedures, including the cost of labor, basic supplies, implants and drugs involved, to uncover all the elements you need to consider to determine your overall case cost. Examples of revenue by payer will be used to show how your case margins can differ significantly between payers. Discussion will include ways to reduce case costs and how to message changes to physicians when needed. End the session with a look at a scenario that will help you determine whether investing in an expensive new service line makes sense based on the equipment costs and expected profit per case.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:


Deliver Personalized Patient Communication by Balancing In-Person and Electronic Interactions



As the world of healthcare shifts to meet patients’ growing expectations for digital communication, moments of human interaction remain essential. Get strategies for meeting patients’ individualized communication needs by exploring current trends in the use of communication technology and techniques that continue to recognize the value of in-person care.

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Faculty:


Pediatrics in the ASC



Pediatric ASCs are different from other ASCs. Look at the unique approaches these centers take to preparing, admitting, caring for and discharging their young patients and discuss the common surgical specialties and procedures these ASCs perform. Key concerns that affect the success of pediatric outpatient surgery will be discussed.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

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Collaboration Is Key: Divvy Up Responsibilities to Ensure Infection Prevention Success



Whether your ASC is able to designate a staff member to infection prevention (IP) full time or not, ensuring patient safety should be everyone’s job. Collaborating with your team can support your center’s IP program objectives. This session will help you determine which IP responsibilities to divide and how to use the resources and staff available to you to meet your IP goals. This session will also review CMS’ IP requirements and how to create a team that can best support your ASC’s IP goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Collaborative efforts, such as empowering staff, assigning specific duties and resources, and supporting communication will be addressed.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

IPCH Content Area: Infection Prevention Program Development, Implementation and Maintenance

Faculty:

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Managing the Middle of Your Income Statement



Want to boost your ASC's bottom line? Try "managing the middle" of your income statement, where the expenses of your business reside. This session will offer real-life solutions to limiting and reducing costs. We will discuss controlling salaries and wages through an effective productivity monitoring system and how to gain savings on supplies, purchased services, professional fees, facility and operating lease costs, and other expenses that may be plaguing your ASC.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:


Managing Your Top Revenue Cycle Metrics



Learn how your ASC can use sophisticated analytics to track its performance and guide its future clinical and business decisions. Discuss how to access this critical data, which top revenue cycle metrics you should be tracking, and how to analyze your data and apply what you learn.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:


Total Joint Replacements (TJR) in the ASC



TJR in ASCs has become more commonplace in the last few years. Mississippi Valley Surgery Center in Davenport, Iowa, has been performing them for more than 15 years. Learn how the ASC entered into the next phase of this industry with the addition of the Mako robot, AAAHC advanced certification, and partnerships with payers. Review these new opportunities and how your ASC can capitalize on the growing trend of TJR in the ASC.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:


ASC Joint Ventures: Achieving Success, Maintaining Independence



Many hospitals and physicians interested in partnering on ASC joint ventures do not know how to begin and proceed successfully. Examine recent trends in ASC joint ventures, dos and don’ts for both partners, and the results of a national hospital executive survey on ASC joint ventures, now in its fifth year. Learn what is required for creating a solid foundation for a successful ASC joint venture, including how to achieve the appropriate balance of hospital and physician involvement and oversight.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

Joan G. Dentler, MBA


TBD



4:15 pm–5:30 pm

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Epidemiology and Disease Transmission in the ASC



An ASC’s Infection Preventionist investigates disease outbreaks and surgical site infections that occur shortly after a patient visits the facility. Review the basic epidemiology and microbiology needed to do a thorough investigation and consider common and uncommon pathogens found in the ASC. Discuss the disease transmission process, including a review of epidemiologic control and prevention measures beginning with the patient at home and extending throughout the surgical experience. This session is a must for Infection Preventionists who want to fully understand which pathogens require swift and thorough investigation.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

IPCH Content Area: Infection Prevention Strategies

Faculty:

Lisa Berus, RN, MSN, MEd, CASSPT, CNAMB, CAIP


Emergency Preparedness: What We've Learned from the Pandemic



From supply chain to staffing to patient care, the COVID-19 pandemic gave us many opportunities to test our systems. It also changed our perspective on how prepared we are for events like these and how we protect our team and our patients during a public health emergency. For many of us, this rapidly evolving crisis has been the greatest challenge of our careers. Join this session to look into the future and the ways we can apply what we learned during the pandemic about acquiring the supplies we need, continuing to care for patients and supporting our communities and local hospitals, even those filled to capacity and struggling to provide emergency and life-saving care to patients in need. We will also examine the role ASCs can play in continuing to provide safe, high-quality outpatient surgery during a public health emergency.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

Mary K. Ryan, RN, BSN, MBA, CAIP, CASC


Rebuilding Your Team during a Pandemic



As COVID-19 continues to challenge families, overburden healthcare and compromise teams, a new employee-driven playbook that puts the mental well-being, psychological safety and emotional needs of our ASC teams first has emerged. Ways we supported individuals prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will not sustain teams in the future as we move from this crisis to the next. Rebuilding your ASC team to reflect the new reality is essential for patient care, staff retention and individual wellness. Join this session to look at the impact of the pressure performance curve, new realities for healthcare employers and what your leadership needs to do in response.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Heather Lambert, MLIS, MA


2022: An ASC Spine Surgery Odyssey



Spine surgery in 2022 continues to be a growth opportunity for ASCs thanks to evolving surgical techniques, protocol-driven management and the growing acceptance among payers. Built specifically to provide spine surgery, DISC’s progressive facilities specialize in high-quality, cost-efficient care, and partner with patients and carriers to remain at the cutting edge of one of surgery’s hottest specialties. Whether you are in a one-OR ASC and "sometimes do spine," a large ASC that is already performing multiple spine procedures successfully or something in between, join this session to learn how these centers are leading the migration of high-acuity cases from hospitals to outpatient ORs. Knowledge about infrastructure, patient care protocols, staff and facility organization that can help you make the most of this growth opportunity in your own facility will be shared.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:

Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC


The Tech-Enabled ASC: How Innovation Can Keep ASCs Competitive and Viable



ASCs are facing unprecedented levels of competition for surgical cases, physicians, staff, payer contracts and more. While the ASC model is ripe for success in a healthcare environment increasingly focused on high quality and low costs, individual facility success will be largely dependent on a center's ability to become the provider of choice for its market. Innovative solutions are playing an increasingly important role in achieving this critical objective. This presentation will highlight the wide range of innovations currently available and making their way into the market to support all aspects of an ASC's operations, including patient/physician engagement tools, robotics, artificial intelligence, RFID, telemedicine, and all the other innovation buzzwords being thrown around today.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

Daren Smith, BSN, RN


ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo Schedule

Friday, April 29
8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Informed Consent: Requirements, Risks and Practical Solutions



Join this dynamic presentation by seasoned ASC consultant Debra Stinchcomb and Attorney William Miller to look into the clinical and legal implications of Informed Consent, examine real-world scenarios of risk and find solutions for minimizing the risk that confronts you and your ASC.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

William Miller, ESQ

Debra L. Stinchcomb, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC


Use KPIs and Operating Statistics to Improve Your ASC’s Operating and Financial Performance



Ongoing monitoring of your ASC’s operating performance, through the measurement of key performance indicators (KPIs) and operating statistics, is fundamental to your facility’s ability to improve its overall operating and financial performance. Join this session to get an overview of KPIs and operating statistics that impact these areas. We will also examine statistics that define a well-operated center, offer insights to help you interpret the data you collect and suggest methods for identifying opportunities for improvement. Finally, this session will offer insights into specific actions your ASC can take to attain its performance goals.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

I. Naya Kehayes, MPH


Prevent Medical Necessity Denials and Common Bundling Issues from Disrupting Your Revenue Cycle



Optimize your ASC’s collections with these strategies for addressing two common billing concerns: medical necessity denials and bundling issues. Review best practices you can use in your ASC.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

Rebecca Geise


Use Technology to Improve the Patient Experience



Take a deep dive into the ways technology can improve your patient care in this session focused on how to increase your facility’s operational efficiencies and profitability while enhancing your patients’ end-to-end experiences. Highlights will include how to determine the right tools for your ASC, best strategies for evaluating your current ASC processes, how to successfully deploy new technology, addressing staff adoption concerns, ideas for measuring results and how to use your newfound data.

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Faculty:

Robert Marinich


Social Media/Telemedicine from a Human Resources (HR) Perspective



This interactive discussion will explore the evolution of workplace-related issues created or exacerbated by the use of social media, lessons learned over the years, and best practices and strategies for moving forward from an HR perspective. The growth of telemedicine and its potential for HR-related issues will also be explored.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Marcus M. Crider, JD

11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Streamline Your Patient Selection Process



Review current evidence-based guidelines that will help you determine which patients can safely undergo elective outpatient surgery in your ASC. The selection of patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19, and their long-term outcomes after elective surgery, will also be addressed. Discussion of actual cases provided by the audience will be strongly encouraged during the Q&A section.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:

Arnaldo Valedon, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F


Crucial Conversations



Discuss the types of crucial conversations that occur in an ASC, methods for effective communication and keys to success. Recognizing that compliance is critical in an ASC, this session will outline compliance topics that warrant special communication and provide approaches that work.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Greg DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC


Discover the Financial, Occupational and Environmental Benefits of Going Green



Take part in this 60-minute interactive session to get an overview of the operational impact on surgical services and the financial, social and environmental outcomes and opportunities of implementing environmental best practices in the OR. A prioritization exercise that aligns best environmental practices with organizational priorities, and tips for engaging key stakeholders and overcoming barriers, will be shared. Identify and evaluate at least one best practice you can implement at your ASC.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

Julie Moyle, MSN, RN


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



Healthcare organizations have an increasing responsibility to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for their employees and providers, but more importantly, for their patients and families. This session will explore diversity, social and health equity, inclusion and cultural competence in the ambulatory setting.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Tamala Norris, DHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, HACP, LSSGBC


Embrace Change: Add New Procedures and Technology



Medicare continues to migrate procedures from inpatient settings to ASCs, and continuing innovations in medical technology are making high-tech systems more affordable to centers. Combined, these trends mean that ASC leaders need to embrace change. Participate in this session to explore several recent and upcoming opportunities and learn how to sketch a blueprint for evaluating new procedures and technologies that will help you decide which are the right fit and when is the right time.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

Alfonso del Granado, MBA, CASC

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

Before, During and After Your CMS Survey



Even ASCs that elect to get deemed status through their accreditation process are not exempt from unannounced CMS surveys if they provide surgical services to Medicare and/or Medicaid beneficiaries since CMS validation surveys remain an option. Knowledge and understanding of CMS’ interpretative guidelines and an awareness of what to expect during and after the survey are critical to a successful outcome. During this session, attendees will be guided through:

  1. strategies that can be taken before a survey to foster a state of ongoing preparedness;
  2. managing an unannounced CMS survey; and
  3. what to expect once the survey is completed, including how to develop an acceptable plan of correction, if warranted.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

Becky Ziegler-Otis, MHA, RHIA, CHC, CPHQ, CASC


Pharmacy Compliance in the ASC



Delve into the complicated network of requirements that apply to pharmaceutical handling in the ASC, including US Department of Health & Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state pharmacy board and accreditation agency mandates. Discuss multi-dose vials, destruction of meds, extended use drugs, drug shortages, drug diversion and DEA enforcement. This interactive forum will include plenty of opportunities for questions.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

Christopher M. Dembny, RPh


Employee Accommodation, Discipline and Termination



Discuss the latest guidance and best practices related to employee accommodation issues, including discipline, termination and religious and medical exemptions from vaccine mandates.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Marcus M. Crider, JD


Sentinel Events and How to Walk Through a Root Cause Analysis



In the fast-paced, complex ASC environment, unplanned events can occur when processes and systems are inconsistently applied. Find out which events in your ASC are sentinel events that require investigation; then, look at the process for identifying primary and contributing causes that lead to solutions that deliver lasting results. Learn how to stay focused on gaps in processes and systems instead of the individual involved in the incident. Best practices, proven techniques and methodologies for addressing a sentinel event, and ways to stay focused on remedying root causes instead of symptoms will be discussed.

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Faculty:

Michelle George, MSN, RN, CASC


Protect Your ASC and Your Patients from a Cyber Attack and Ransomware



Focus on cybersecurity and ransomware challenges facing ASCs and actions ASCs can take to assess their risks and enhance their cybersecurity posture. ASCs are a prime target for ransomware due to the critical technological systems they use to deliver safe and efficient care. Ransomware poses a variety of dangers, including hampering the ASC's ability to operate, the need to pay a hefty ransom in the hopes of restoring functionality (which requires trusting the criminals who attacked the ASC's systems), and the potential threat of a data breach if additional ransom payments are not made. The session will deliver practical approaches physicians and ASC leaders can use to avoid attacks.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

Gerard Nussbaum, JD, CPA, CMA, RCDD

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Medication Diversion and Your ASC



Explore trends in diversion among healthcare professionals and the most diverted medications. Discuss current statistics on diversion and healthcare professionals, financial implications and recent settlements, and strategies for diversion prevention that can be applied to your center. Examine recent diversion cases in surgery centers to learn how to recognize and prevent an occurrence in your center.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

Lea Schilit, MS, PharmD, CPh, RD


An Anesthesiologist's View on Recruitment/Retention, Skills Requirements and Contracting



Several environmental forces affect your ASC’s ability to have reliable, skilled and aligned anesthesiology clinicians in your ASC. Review, discuss and suggest solutions to.

  • anesthesia labor market trends,
  • dependence of anesthesia clinicians on payer mix, procedure mix and facility efficiency,
  • national payer strategies for anesthesia,
  • migration of high-acuity cases from inpatient to outpatient
  • ensuring proper skills matched to your current and future patient procedures and acuity, and
  • creating alignment of clinical, fiscal, quality and safety goals through performance and incentive-based contracting.

AEU Content Area: Financial

Faculty:

Katherine Grichnik, MD


Mitigating the Risk of Cross Contamination



Guidelines and protocols developed to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and the transmission of viruses and bacteria have evolved rapidly, and complexities in the provision of care can make compliance with these recommendations challenging. This session details current challenges in the ambulatory surgery setting that could increase the risk of cross contamination, guidelines and recommended best practices, and solutions to help mitigate the risks within the complex care environment.

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

IPCH Content Area: Infection Prevention Strategies

Faculty:

Kim Prinsen, RN, MSN


The Well-Rounded ASC: Promoting Efficiency through Increased Clinical and Operational Teamwork



Explore the various opportunities to improve efficiencies within your ASC by encouraging teamwork between clinical and business staff. Understand the impact enhanced teamwork has on physician and employee satisfaction, revenue and quality of care. Identify strategies for providing business education to clinical team members and clinical education to business team members.

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Faculty:

Jessica Robertson, CRCE


TBD




ASCA 2022 Conference & Expo Schedule

Saturday, April 30
8:00 am–9:30 am

8:00 am–9:30 am

Employees Complaints/Progressive Discipline



Join this seasoned employment attorney to get advice on the "dos and don'ts" involved in handling employee complaints and investigations and insights into navigating the core pitfalls of employment disputes. Real-world examples will be provided. Leave with an understanding of the basic concepts and issues in employment litigation and recommendations for triaging employment issues with those concepts in mind.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Jason Ross, JD


Recruit, Retain and Engage Physicians in Your ASC



Discuss proven methods of recruiting, retaining and engaging physicians in your ASC. Topics will include the addition of new service lines; utilization of physician champions, vendors and current ASC staff; communication strategies that will allow you to discover what motivates a given physician; empowering and enabling physicians to be part of the decision-making process; differentiating yourself from your competitors; creating a positive culture and understanding the barriers that might exist for your center. The session will also look at partnership agreements and how they can help with physician recruitment and retention.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Rena M. Courtay, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC

9:40 am–11:10 am

9:40 am–11:10 am

Fraud and Abuse Trends and Enforcement



Even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare fraud and abuse enforcement has remained at an all-time high, with the federal government collecting billions of dollars per year from healthcare providers under the False Claims Act and other fraud and abuse statutes. ASCs are not immune. Discuss recent trends and priorities in healthcare fraud and abuse compliance and enforcement, including the major rules and regulations governing ASCs. Examples of enforcement actions affecting ASCs and guidance on how to build an effective compliance program that keeps your ASC off the government's radar will be provided.

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

Scott Grubman, JD/ESQ,


Keep Staff Safe, Motivated and Rewarded: Show Appreciation, Support Work-Life Balance and Work as a Team



Review best practices for your “people programs” that enable excellent performance while complying with safety regulations, policies and procedures within the ASC environment. Then, participate in a workshop-type activity where you will be able to practice applying what you have learned.

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Faculty:

Thomas H. Jacobs, BSEE, MBA

 

AEU Content Areas

Please Note: All times are CT.

Thursday, April 28

Time Title AEU Content Area
9:10 am–10:10 am

9:10 am–10:10 am

CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs

Quality Management

Quality Management
9:10 am–10:10 am

9:10 am–10:10 am

Optimize Resource Use and Expense Control

AEU Content Area: Financial

Financial
9:10 am–10:10 am

9:10 am–10:10 am

Robotics in ASCs

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
9:10 am–10:10 am

9:10 am–10:10 am

Collect What You're Owed: Strategies for Navigating Workers' Comp, Third-Party Liability and More

AEU Content Area: Financial

Financial
9:10 am–10:10 am

9:10 am–10:10 am

What You Need to Know to Expand or Remodel Wisely

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

A Case Study in Culture Change

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Quality Management
11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Improve Your Case Costing, Improve Your ASC

AEU Content Area: Financial

Financial
11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Deliver Personalized Patient Communication by Balancing In-Person and Electronic Interactions

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

Quality Management
11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Pediatrics in the ASC

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Collaboration Is Key: Divvy Up Responsibilities to Ensure Infection Prevention Success

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
2:20 pm–3:50 pm

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Managing the Middle of Your Income Statement

AEU Content Area: Financial

Financial
2:20 pm–3:50 pm

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Managing Your Top Revenue Cycle Metrics

AEU Content Area: Financial

Financial
2:20 pm–3:50 pm

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Total Joint Replacements (TJR) in the ASC

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
2:20 pm–3:50 pm

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

ASC Joint Ventures: Achieving Success, Maintaining Independence

AEU Content Area: Financial

Financial
4:15 pm–5:30 pm

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Epidemiology and Disease Transmission in the ASC

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
4:15 pm–5:30 pm

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Emergency Preparedness: What We've Learned from the Pandemic

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
4:15 pm–5:30 pm

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Rebuilding Your Team during a Pandemic

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Human Resources
4:15 pm–5:30 pm

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

2022: An ASC Spine Surgery Odyssey

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care



Friday, April 29

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Informed Consent: Requirements, Risks and Practical Solutions

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Use KPIs and Operating Statistics to Improve Your ASC’s Operating and Financial Performance

Financial

Financial
8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Prevent Medical Necessity Denials and Common Bundling Issues from Disrupting Your Revenue Cycle

Financial

Financial
8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Use Technology to Improve the Patient Experience

Quality Management

Quality Management
8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Social Media/Telemedicine from a Human Resources (HR) Perspective

Human Resources

Human Resources
11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Streamline Your Patient Selection Process

Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Crucial Conversations

Human Resources

Human Resources
11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Discover the Financial, Occupational and Environmental Benefits of Going Green

Financial

Financial
11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Human Resources

Human Resources
11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Embrace Change: Add New Procedures and Technology

Financial

Financial
1:25 pm–2:55 pm

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

Before, During and After Your CMS Survey

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
1:25 pm–2:55 pm

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

Pharmacy Compliance in the ASC

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
1:25 pm–2:55 pm

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

Employee Accommodation, Discipline and Termination

Human Resources

Human Resources
1:25 pm–2:55 pm

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

Sentinel Events and How to Walk Through a Root Cause Analysis

Quality Management

Quality Management
1:25 pm–2:55 pm

1:25 pm–2:55 pm

Protect Your ASC and Your Patients from a Cyber Attack and Ransomware

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
3:15 pm–4:30 pm

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Medication Diversion and Your ASC

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
3:15 pm–4:30 pm

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

An Anesthesiologist's View on Recruitment/Retention, Skills Requirements and Contracting

Financial

Financial
3:15 pm–4:30 pm

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Mitigating the Risk of Cross Contamination

Delivery of Patient Care

Delivery of Patient Care
3:15 pm–4:30 pm

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

The Well-Rounded ASC: Promoting Efficiency through Increased Clinical and Operational Teamwork

Quality Management

Quality Management



Saturday, April 30

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00 am–9:30 am

8:00 am–9:30 am

Employees Complaints/Progressive Discipline

Human Resources

Human Resources
8:00 am–9:30 am

8:00 am–9:30 am

Recruit, Retain and Engage Physicians in Your ASC

Human Resources

Human Resources
9:40 am–11:10 am

9:40 am–11:10 am

Fraud and Abuse Trends and Enforcement

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues
9:40 am–11:10 am

9:40 am–11:10 am

Keep Staff Safe, Motivated and Rewarded: Show Appreciation, Support Work-Life Balance and Work as a Team

Human Resources

Human Resources