Focus Groups

As a member of ASCA and an ASCA 2020 attendee, you are invited to participate in one of the ASCA 2020 Affiliate-led focus groups. This is your opportunity to help influence the future of healthcare during a targeted discussion over Zoom.

For consideration please complete the Focus Group Registration Form Participation is limited and advance registration is required. Accepted participants will be invited to join directly from the hosted Affiliate Sponsor.

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Thursday, July 9

12:30 pm–1:15 pm

PCI in the ASC: Pursuing the Shift of Cardiovascular Procedures to the Outpatient Setting
Tim Gruber, Director of Corporate Accounts at Cordis
Hosted by Cardinal Health

With 2020 CMS approval of coronary interventions for reimbursement in the ASC space, now is the time to begin implementing and optimizing PCI procedures in your facility.

Join us in an interactive panel discussion with Jared Leger, RN, CEO and Co-Founder of Arise Vascular, and Tony Das, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist and founder and CEO of Connected Cardiovascular Care, to learn more about the shift of PCI to the outpatient setting, how to build a strategy to enter the market, and the steps you can take to get started.

Fact Finding with Surgery Centers
Faculty TBD
Hosted by oneSOURCE

oneSOURCE Document site will be conducting a focus session centering around discussion of the use of SDS sheets and a potential database. oneSource would like to see if this fits the needs of surgery centers. Participants attending should represent the Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) and pre-screening will occur. A $50 gift card for participation will be provided.

Future-Proof Surgical Revenue
Lucian Newman III, MD, FACS, CMIO
Hosted by Nuance Communications

Ambulatory surgery centers continue to experience dramatic change as a result of the pandemic. Discover resources to future-prep the field of surgery now to drive greater efficiencies and revenue in the weeks and months ahead. Discussion will center around the hidden costs associated with today’s most common documentation practices, their impact on physician and facility reimbursement, and steps you can take to prepare for the upcoming procedure surge.

Payer Contracting in a Bundled Payments World
Tara Vail
Hosted by HSTpathways, Healthcare Systems and Technologies

Calling all Admins and Payer Contracting Specialists. Join our focus group to discuss payer contracting in a bundled payments world. Objectives 1. How does your center define a bundled payment? 2. What are the current bundled payment challenges? 3. Provide requirements for tracking bundled payments nuances.

The Business of Complex Orthopedic and Spine Cases Moving to Surgery Centers
Nader Samii
Hosted by National Medical Billing Services

With the advancement of technology, complex orthopedic and spine procedures are increasingly moving out of hospitals and into surgery centers. Join us in this Focus Group discussion, where we will address the following, and will seek your feedback and input on issues that are critical to you in your surgery center environment including: projected growth rates for orthopedic and spine ASC volume, the movement of high acuity orthopedic & spine cases to ASCs, such as total joints, spinal fusions, and others, best practices in key areas to ensure patient safety and financial success (clinical protocols, insurance verification and pre-authorizations, managed care contract negotiations, medical coding and claims submission and denial management and appeals) and the impact that these procedures can have on an ASC’s growth rate, profit margins and equity value.

For consideration please complete the Focus Group Registration Form. Participation is limited and advance registration is required.