Important Dates Coming Up

March 2, 2015

Make sure to mark your calendar for:

Tuesday, March 3:

• “CMS’ Interpretive Guidelines: How to Comply with Recent Changes” webinar at 1:00 pm ET (this webinar is free for ASCA members and $50 for nonmembers). Register.

Friday, March 6:

• National Dress in Blue Day to bring national attention to colon cancer. Get involved.

Tuesday, March 10:

• “Zero-Stress CMS/Life Safety Code Surveys” webinar at 1:00 pm ET. Register.

Tuesday, March 24:

• “Your Policy and Procedure Manual, One Chapter at a Time” webinar at 1:00 pm ET. Register.

Monday, March 30:

• Cohort 5 of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Safety Program for Ambulatory Surgery begins. Enroll.

Tuesday, March 31:

• Member benefits expire for 2014 ASCA members. Renew your membership.


• Last day of data collection for ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel for CMS’ ASC Quality Reporting Program. Enroll in NHSN.


• Last day to request new continuing education certificates for all 2014 webinar recordings. Purchase recoding(s).


• The Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is set to expire if Congress does not act to avert a double-digit pay cut for Medicare physicians. Learn more.

Wednesday, April 1:

• First quarter (Q1) data collection opens for the 2015 ASCA Benchmarking survey. Sign up.

Friday, April 3:

• Last day to take advantage of early registration discounts for ASCA 2015, May 13-16, in Orlando. Register.