Pre-Meeting Workshops

Separate registration is required for the pre-meeting workshops. ASCA members receive a discounted registration.

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Wednesday, May 13

 

CASC Review (7:25am5:00pm)

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only CASC Review Course that will be provided in 2015. It will not be offered at ASCA's 2015 Fall Seminar.

 

Interested in becoming CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) certified? If you are planning to take the CASC exam, or just want a review of the key areas of ASC administration, this course is for you. Designed for those with ASC experience and knowledge, this course will provide an indepth review of the key topics in the five content areas of the CASC exam: regulatory and legal issues, finance, delivery of patient care, quality management and human resources. Each content area will be covered by expert faculty.  PLEASE NOTE: This is the only CASC Review Course that will be provided in 2015. It will not be offered at ASCA's 2015 Fall Seminar.Actual test questions will not be provided.         

 

Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC

Progressive Surgical Solutions          

 

John Goehle, MBA CPA CASC

Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, LLC              

 

Mary Ryan

 

           

ICD-10 For Administrators (8:00am–12:00pm)                      

 

Learn what you need to know to take a proactive approach to ICD-10 implementation in your ASC now rather than a costly defensive stand later. Consider staff and physician education (clinical/business), budgets and contingency planning critical to ensuring the continued success of your ASC under the new ICD-10 system. Discuss these key areas and others that many ASC facilities have not considered, including necessary changes in facility work flow processes (form/template/documentation reviews), vendor readiness/questions to ask and productivity and accuracy rate expectations.   

 

Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, CPC-H, CMA

Coding Compliance Management, LLC         

           

 

Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation (8:00am–12:00pm)     

 

Led by experienced surveyors from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), this session will help you understand the accreditation process and prepare to meet the most common accreditation challenges. Two experienced ASC surveyors will provide a review of AAAHC's standards, with a focus on recent revisions and compliance tips. Designed for ASCs undergoing accreditation for the first time as well as those preparing for re-accreditation.   

 

Ray Grundman, MSN, MPA, FNP-BC, CASC

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care    

 

Jo Vinson, RN, BA, CASC

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

 

               

Preparing for Joint Commission Accreditation (8:00am–12:00pm)         

 

Review the process for successfully completing a Joint Commission accreditation survey, including preparing for the survey, participating in on-site survey activities and following up after the on-site survey visit. Examine the challenges that can occur as well as suggestions for helping the process to proceed smoothly. A question and answer segment will focus on participants concerns about issues or questions that can arise during the Joint Commission accreditation process.          

 

Susan Herrold, BSN, MN    FNP-BC

The Joint Commission        

 

Pam Roark

The Joint Commission

           

 

A CMS/Life Safety Code® Survival Guide (1:00pm–4:30pm)         

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate for compliance with any particular edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) is no simple thing, and as if published code requirements aren’t elusive enough, CMS mixes it up with its own requirements for adoption. This session explores fundamental CMS requirements for an ASC’s physical (built) environment, from CMS facility-related mandates to the design, construction, and operational requirements of the adopted “Life Safety Code set.” CMS & NFPA requirements for ASCs  and little known operational requirements that can quickly turn a survey into a nightmare will be highlighted. New Life Safety Code code sets will be discussed.       

 

Bill Lindeman, AIA

WEL Designs PLC

           

 

Sterilization: Standards and Recommended Practices (1:00pm–4:30pm)        

 

"Innovation and research continue to redefine sterilization standards and recommended practices, and surveying agencies are intensifying their oversight of these processes in the ASC setting. Investigate the most recent updates to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) sterilization standards affecting ASCs, including two due out in 2015:

the first standard specifically developed for flexible endoscope reprocessing, Standard 91  Flexible endoscope reprocessing in health care delivery organizations; and

 

• the first standard specifically developed for flexible endoscope reprocessing, Standard 91  Flexible endoscope reprocessing in health care delivery organizations; and

 

• the first guidance document that addresses loaner instrumentation, Technical Information Report (TIR) 63 Management of loaned critical and semi-critical medical devices that require sterilization or high-level disinfection. 

 

Highlights of other AAMI documents that impact the processing of medical devices will also be provided."         

 

Sue Klacik, BS, CRCST, ACE, CIS, FCS

Klacik Consulting