Important Dates in September

August 31, 2017

Make sure to mark your calendar for the following dates this month:

Thursday, September 7

Monday, September 11

  • Deadline to submit comments on Medicare’s 2018 ASC proposed payment rule

Tuesday, September 12

Friday, September 15

Thursday, September 21

  • ASCA Regulatory Counsel Kara Newbury leads a breakout session on federal regulations updates at 10:45 am ET and ASCA CEO Bill Prentice delivers a keynote presentation at 11:45 am ET during the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (OAASC) 2017 Annual Conference. ASCA will also have a booth during the conference, September 19–21 in Columbus, Ohio
  • ASCA Director of Education & Clinical Affairs Gina Throneberry gives a presentation on quality reporting measures at 8:30 am CT during the 2017 Midwest ASC Conference, September 20–22 in Branson, Missouri

Tuesday, September 26

Friday, September 29

  • Deadline to participate in ASCA’s Member Referral Program and earn a $25 gift card for recruiting a new ASC to join ASCA

Month of September

Later this year:

Wednesday, November 15

  • New Emergency Preparedness Requirementsare implemented for 17 CMS-certified provider and supplier types, including ASCs. ASCs must complete several required activities before surveys beginning November 15, so ASCs that have not yet started their emergency preparedness activities should begin immediately