Get on Track for 2015 with Help from ASCA

January 12, 2015

Get your ASC on track for the New Year by taking advantage of ASCA’s many educational opportunities and resources available in 2015.

2015 Coding Seminar


Next week is the 2015 Winter Coding Seminar in San Diego. There is still time to sign up and ensure that your ASC is prepared for 2015’s coding and billing changes. Live nearby? ASCA has partnered with Avis Rental Car to offer 30% discounts. Need to escape the cold? Enjoy incredible ocean views and waterfront dining in 70 degree weather.





In May, plan to attend two meetings in Orlando: ASCA 2015, the largest and most comprehensive industry event of the year, and the new Medical Director Leadership Seminar, where physician leaders will address high-level aspects of ASC management, expectations and responsibilities. Registration discounts are currently available for both meetings.


Regulatory Training Series


Need a convenient and low-cost way to earn continuing education (CE) credit this year? ASCA’s new Regulatory Training Series will help you meet regulatory requirements, orient new staff and achieve top outcomes without having to travel. Special reduced prices are available through the end of the month.



ASCA Benchmarking


The data collection period for the fourth quarter of the 2014 ASCA Benchmarking Survey will be open through February 6. If you haven’t subscribed to the 2014 survey, you can still sign up and receive the national/specialty report for Q1, Q2 and Q3. Data collection for the 2015 survey will open April 1.




ASCs are required to collect data on ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel from October 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015, as part of Medicare’s ASC Quality Reporting Program. ASCs must enroll through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in order to report data for ASC-8. The reporting deadline is May 15.



Membership Renewal


If you haven’t already, make sure to renew your ASCA membership by March 31 or you will lose access to ASCA Connect, Medicare payment resources and member discounts for the above resources and more. Renew your membership online or contact Renee Harris-Etheridge at to request a renewal invoice.