ASC Administrator Development Program: Mentor Information

Virtual Class (May 2023–April 2024)

Application Period: July 17–August 31, 2023

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023-2024 virtual class.

Applications must be completed and submitted with a resume/CV. Applications submitted without a resume/CV or past the deadline above will not be considered for the virtual class of the 2023 program.

Applicants will be notified by September 15, 2023, if they have been accepted into the program.

Mentor Qualifications

To qualify for participation in the program, applicants must be currently employed as an administrator in an ASC and have at least five years of experience in the administrator position. Additionally, applicants must have the ability to mentor at least one program mentee. Consultants and other service providers will not be considered for this program at this time.

Program Expectations

All mentors in the 2023-2024 virtual class must agree to the following:

  • Attend the Virtual Meet and Greet in October.
  • Prior to the Virtual Meet and Greet, mentors should contact matched program mentee(s) to introduce themselves.
  • Commit to monthly 60- to 75-minute check-ins via conference call with matched program mentee(s) to discuss the monthly assignment as well as the previous month’s assignment.* 
  • Be available for additional conference calls and emails as needed when issues or questions arise throughout the month. Calls are not to exceed three per month for a combined total of 30 minutes.

Mentors can also attend the optional 30-minute on-demand webinars along with program mentees. (See below for more details on the webinars.)

*It is recommended for all check-in calls to be made via a video conferencing program, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. Other as-needed calls can be done either by video or phone.

Mentee Obligations


Mentees will be expected to complete 11 assignments throughout the program year. Mentees will watch recorded content each month, then complete an assignment based on that content. The assignments will be provided to each mentor so that all mentees have the same assignments. Watching the recorded content plus completing the monthly assignment should take approximately 1–2 hours for the mentee to complete.



October 2023

Virtual Meet and Greet

November 2023

Federal Regulations for ASCs

January 2024

Governance in the ASC

February 2024

Day-to-Day Duties of an Administrator

March 2024

Quality Program and Quality Improvement Studies

April 2024

Introduction to CMS Reimbursement

May 2024

Finance 101

June 2024

Managed Care Contracting and Negotiating

July 2024

What to Expect from a State, CMS or Accreditation Survey

August 2024

Human Resources: Back to the Basics

September 2024

Understanding Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection Processes: Before, During and After

Webinar Attendance

There will be four optional 30-minute webinars that mentees can watch on demand:

  • Secrets of an Effective Leader: Things No One May Have Told You (Yet)
  • From Administrator to Advocate: The Crucial Role of ASC Administrators in State Advocacy
  • The Administrator's Role in Business Office Oversight
  • Key Considerations for New ASC Leaders to Reduce IT Challenges

Mentor Benefits

Educational Programs

  • Choice of complimentary registration to the ASCA 2024 Conference & Expo* or a $500 VISA gift card

*Does not include pre-conference workshops; pre-conference workshops require separate registration fees and are not discounted.


A complimentary digital copy of the following publications:

  • Finance & Accounting for ASCs
  • Benchmarking Basics for ASCs
  • HIPAA Workbook for ASCs

Additional Benefits

  • Periodic check-ins with each mentee to gather feedback regarding the program
  • Private community on ASCA Connect for all mentors and mentees to share information and collaborate


If an emergent situation occurs that doesn’t allow you to fulfill the requirements of a mentor, please notify Gina Throneberry at as soon as possible so that alternate plans may be organized for program mentee(s) who are matched with you.

Terms & Conditions

This program was designed by ASCA in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt mission as an educational and management tool that provides introductory information about applying basic, well-accepted management concepts to ASCs. It is not intended to be a comprehensive resource and, therefore, should not be used as the sole source of information in developing a management system for an ASC. No representations or warranties are made concerning the application of the advice and opinions presented. The information should not be considered to be and does not constitute legal advice or opinion. Specific factual situations should be discussed with legal counsel. Further, ASCA does not endorse or recommend any specific presenter, promoter, company or center, or any views mentioned at any conference, meeting, conversations or in the materials. Under no circumstances will ASCA (or its directors, officers, employees or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or information, or any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of presenters, including but not limited to intellectual property infringement, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or materials.