ASC Administrator Development Program: Mentor Information

Spring Virtual Class (March 2024–February 2025)

Application Period: January 15–31, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2024

Applications are no longer being accepted for the spring 2024-2025 virtual clas.

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 spring 2024-2025 virtual class.

Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2024, 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 must agree to the following:

  • Attend the Virtual Meet and Greet in March.
  • 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.

*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.



March 2024

Virtual Meet and Greet

April 2024

Federal Regulations for ASCs

May 2024

Governance in the ASC

June 2024

Day-to-Day Duties of an Administrator

July 2024

Quality Program and Quality Improvement Studies

August 2024

Introduction to CMS Reimbursement

September 2024

Finance 101

October 2024

Understanding Materials Management

November 2024

What to Expect from a State, CMS or Accreditation Survey

January 2025

Human Resources: Back to the Basics

February 2025

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

Mentor Benefits

Educational Programs

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


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.