ASCA’s Greatest Hits of 2023

December 20, 2023

Improve Your Surgery Center with These Popular ASCA Resources

As an ASCA member, you have access to a broad array of resources that can help you improve the care and service you offer, ensure the financial health of your center and operate safely and compliantly. Many of these tools are free or available at a discount to members. Descriptions of some that received significant attention or upgrades this year follow.

ASCA’s New Website

After more than a year spent studying user response to our former website and collecting information on the improvements our members wanted to see there, we launched a top-to-bottom redesign this fall. Member feedback has been extremely positive.

Please explore the new site to get the latest news on:

ASC Focus Magazine

In 10 print issues each year and on its website every day, ASC Focus magazine delivers valuable regulatory and policy updates, expert advice on every aspect of ASC management and an extensive collection of news you can use in your ASC.

The Digital Debut section offers a new article every week on current news and hot-button topics in the ASC community. Other sections feature members discussing their point of view on current topics and keep readers informed about individual ASC accolades, new hires, accreditation agency rule changes, and mergers and acquisitions. Every Friday, the Focus Friday email arrives in ASCA members’ inboxes with a roundup of stories from the week.

Only ASCA members and subscribers have full access to the magazine.

ASCA’s Advancing Surgical Care Podcast

This year alone, thousands have listened for free to one or more episodes of ASCA’s Advancing Surgical Care Podcasta series of short, insightful discussions with top experts on a broad range of topics that target the special interests of those who own, operate and work in or with ASCs.

Tune in to the programs that interest you most or some of the most popular episodes from 2023:  

ASCA’s 2023 Salary & Benefits Survey

ASCs across the country are invited to participate for free in ASCA’s Salary & Benefits Survey, a biennial resource that collects national, regional and state data on 20+ ASC positions.

Facilities that participated in the 2023 survey get free access to the complete report, which provides countless options for data comparison. The report is also available for purchase by those that did not participate. ASCA members receive a discounted rate.

ASC Advocacy and Medicare Resources

In line with requests ASCA and its members focused on in their recent advocacy efforts, Medicare’s 2024 final payment rule allows surgery centers to provide dozens of new procedures, including total shoulders and ankles, to Medicare patients and extends the use of the same inflation update factor for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.

ASCA members can learn more about these changes and the new quality reporting requirements and payment rates the rule contains using these exclusive members-only resources. ASCA continues to serve as the only national organization dedicated to promoting the interests of ASCs of every specialty in Washington, DC.

ASCA’s Educational Events

Whether you are looking for continuing education credit, opportunities to network with your peers, independent learning opportunities or, simply, the latest news about managing clinical care, regulatory requirements and business office functions inside your surgery center, ASCA’s educational programs deliver.

And in 2024, to make these educational opportunities more affordable and accessible for more members of the ASC community, ASCA is reducing the cost of registration for most educational offerings by up to 40%!

Next year’s educational offerings include:

And that’s not all...

  • Are you searching for highly qualified staff? Use the ASCA Career Center or consider enrolling a member of your existing team in ASCA’s ASC Administrator Development Program.
  • Want to find out what other ASCs are doing to address some of your biggest concerns? Ask a question in ASCA Connect, ASCA’s online, members-only community, or participate in ASCA’s Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey where you can compare results in your facility to the standards other surgery centers are setting in theirs.
  • Looking for a way to connect with the physicians who own and work in your ASC? Share a copy of ASCA’s free “ASC Physician Brief,” a quarterly one-page update designed with ASC physician interests in mind.

And the list goes on. As we head into 2024, please make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources your ASCA membership offers you.