Continuing Education


Continuing Education Credits

To receive credit, you must complete an evaluation for each session through the Continuing Education Portal by June 30, 2018. You will use the same ID number listed on your badge. If you have any questions regarding your customer ID, please contact registration@ascassociation.org.
 

Administrator Education Units (AEUs)

This program is approved for up to 16.00 units of AEU credit by BASC Provider #3272. Additional credits may be earned by attending a pre-meeting workshop (up to 9.0 AEUs for half-day pre-meetings).
 

Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP™) Credential

ASCA 2018 offers attendees the opportunity to earn many of the continuing education credits in infection prevention they need to qualify for the new CAIP exam, which will be offered for the first time in October 2018. Learn more about CAIP
 

Nursing Contact Hours

This program is approved for up to 16.00 nursing contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #6949. Additional contact hours may be earned by attending a pre-meeting workshop (8.0 contact hours for the CASC Review or up to 9.0 contact hours for the half-day pre-meetings).
 

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

 

AEU Content Area

Wednesday, April 11

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00am-12:00pm Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:00am-12:00pm Preparing for Joint Commission Accreditation Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:00am-12:00pm Your New Life Safety Code Survival Guide—Part I Regulatory and Legal Issues
1:00pm-5:00pm Your New Life Safety Code Survival Guide—Part II Regulatory and Legal Issues
3:30pm-5:00pm A Meeting with the Experts Regulatory and Legal Issues



Thursday, April 12

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00am-9:00am Essentials of CMS Quality Reporting Quality Management
8:00am-9:00am Make Your Infection Preventionist a Full Partner in Your Safety and Quality Programs Delivery of Patient Care
8:00am-9:00am Managing Your Top Revenue Cycle Metrics Financial
8:00am-9:00am Master the Employee Overtime Rules Human Resources
8:00am-9:00am Proactive Strategies for Managing Risk Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:00am-9:00am Real-World Solutions for Managing Complaints Quality Management
9:10am-10:10am Boost Quality, Efficiency and Cost Savings with Clinical Benchmarking Quality Management
9:10am-10:10am Negotiate Better Managed Care Contracts Financial
9:10am-10:10am Outpatient Robotics: A Discussion of Financial Feasibility and Implementation Delivery of Patient Care
9:10am-10:10am Prevent Cyber Crime in Your ASC Regulatory and Legal Issues
9:10am-10:10am Use Medicare’s ASC Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet to Improve Compliance and Patient Care Delivery of Patient Care
9:10am-10:10am Your Volume Leader Is Leaving—Strategies for Surviving and Thriving Human Resources
11:15am-12:15pm Are Cardiac Procedures in Your Future? Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Does Your ASC Have a Backbone? Bringing Spine into Your ASC Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Right for Your ASC? Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Starting an Outpatient Total Joint Program Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Tips and Techniques for Infection Control Training Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Vitreoretinal Surgery and Your ASC Delivery of Patient Care
2:20pm-3:50pm 2018 Federal Regulatory Policy: What You Need to Know Regulatory and Legal Issues
2:20pm-3:50pm How to Prepare for a Survey and Submit a Plan of Correction Regulatory and Legal Issues
2:20pm-3:50pm How-to Guide for Infection Control Risk Assessment Delivery of Patient Care
2:20pm-3:50pm “It’s Complicated:” Making a Joint Venture Work Financial
2:20pm-3:50pm Leadership 301: Exploring New Challenges Human Resources
2:20pm-3:50pm OSHA Resources for ASCs Regulatory and Legal Issues



Friday, April 13

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00am-9:00am An All-Hazards Approach to CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:00am-9:00am Benchmarking KPIs for Financial Health Financial
8:00am-9:00am Learning from Near-Misses and Mistakes Quality Management
8:00am-9:00am Managing Disruptive Physician Behavior Human Resources
8:00am-9:00am Regional Block Program Development A–Z Delivery of Patient Care
8:00am-9:00am Sterilization and Reprocessing of Ophthalmic Instruments Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Anesthesia's Role in Infection Control Delivery of Patient Care
11:15am-12:15pm Ensuring Leadership Continuity in the Changing Workforce Human Resources
11:15am-12:15pm Optimize Financial Operations at Your ASC Financial
11:15am-12:15pm Risk and the Dissatisfied Patient Financial
11:15am-12:15pm Strategic Planning for Future Success Financial
11:15am-12:15pm What You Need to Know Now about the OAS CAHPS Survey Quality Management
2:00pm-3:30pm Applying NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, to Your ASC Regulatory and Legal Issues
2:00pm-3:30pm ASC Cyber Security Guidance from the Front Lines Regulatory and Legal Issues
2:00pm-3:30pm Develop an Education and Competency Program for Endoscope Reprocessors Delivery of Patient Care
2:00pm-3:30pm EPA and DEA Drug Disposal Update Regulatory and Legal Issues
2:00pm-3:30pm How to Write Your Next QAPI Study Quality Management
2:00pm-3:30pm Introduction to ASC Finance and Accounting Financial
3:45pm-5:15pm Aligning Your Policies and Procedures with Medicare’s Regulations and Accreditation Standards Regulatory and Legal Issues
3:45pm-5:15pm Best Practices in Surgical Instrument Reprocessing Delivery of Patient Care
3:45pm-5:15pm Bring TEAMSTEPPS into Your ASC Quality Management
3:45pm-5:15pm Can Bundled Payments Work in Your ASC? Financial
3:45pm-5:15pm Crossing the Generational Divide Human Resources
3:45pm-5:15pm Finance 201: Decision-Making Strategies that Improve Your Bottom Line Financial



Saturday, April 14

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00am-9:30am ASC Risk Areas Under the False Claims Act Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:00am-9:30am OSHA Resources for ASCs Regulatory and Legal Issues
8:00am-9:30am Which Patients Are Right for Your ASC? Delivery of Patient Care
9:40am-11:10am An Administrator’s Guide to Fair Market Value Financial
9:40am-11:10am Eliminate Common Survey Deficiencies Regulatory and Legal Issues
9:40am-11:10am Employee Complaint Management Strategies that Keep You Out of Court Human Resources