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2022 Infection Prevention Virtual Course


2022 Infection Prevention Virtual Course Save The Date

ASCA 2023 Infection Prevention Virtual Course

August 29–30, 2022

Get the resources you need to develop and maintain an infection prevention program that protects your patients and your ASC. This course, comprised of two four-hour days, will also help you prepare for the Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)® exam.

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ASCA 2022 Webinar Series On-Demand

2022 Webinar Series On-Demand

Clinical Manager Track

Recruitment and Retention: Are You All In?


Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Casey Duhart, Chief Labor & Employment Counsel, Acadia Healthcare

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Human Resources

Overview:
With or without a pandemic, hiring and retaining the right employees is a challenge for just about every employer. Trying to attract topnotch staff today can be especially costly since more candidates than ever are requesting sign-on bonuses, expanded benefits and competitive pay. On the flip side, employee turnover is costly. Knowing how to recruit and retain top talent is essential. This webinar will focus on how employee recruitment and retention can benefit your business, recruitment and retention challenges and key components for creating an effective recruitment and retention strategy.

No Surprises Act: What New Surprise Billing Regulations Mean for ASCs


Date/Time:
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Alex Taira

Continuing Education:
N/A

Overview:
On January 1, 2022, new requirements stemming from the No Surprises Act went into effect. ASCs will need to take action to comply with several new provisions in the act, such as disclosures of patient protections, notice and consent for balance billing, and good faith estimates for uninsured or self-pay patients. This webinar will give an overview of the new requirements and what ASCs need to consider.

Registration for the live webinar ends at 12:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 19. Those who register afterwards will receive access to the webinar recording.

Identifying Cost Savings While Maintaining Excellence in Care


Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Ashley Lewis, BSN, RN, CASC, Director of ASC Operations, Community Health Systems

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
Have you ever found a $20 bill in your pocket? Your ASC may have several! Dig into them by learning the most impactful ways to manage expenses while identifying cost savings opportunities. From service contracts to supplies and labor, this webinar will offer practical tips for administrators, materials managers and clinicians alike.

Using Evidence-Based Tools to Cultivate Teamwork, Communication and Patient Safety within the ASC


Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Tina DiMarino, DNP, RN, CASC, CNOR, Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Surgery Pavilion

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Developing teamwork and communication skills within your ASC will help promote a culture of patient safety. This webinar will highlight the steps necessary to assess your team's current skills and areas for improvement. Based on that assessment, the pertinent evidence-based tools best suited for improving your team's skills can be adopted. This webinar will summarize the use of Kotter's eight-step plan for implementing and sustaining change and ways to evaluate its effectiveness. Innovative ways to garner full participation from everyone working in your ASC, including physicians, will be discussed.

Business Office Personnel Track

Federal No Surprises Act: Six Months In. What Have We Learned? What Questions Remain?


Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Debra Silverman, Chair, Health Care Practice Group, Garfunkel Wild
John Martin, Partner, Garfunkel Wilds

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

How to Create and Reevaluate Your Charge Master to Ensure You Are Remaining Competitive


Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services
Scott Allen, Senior Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
ASCs that want to remain competitive in today’s healthcare environment must evaluate their front-office operations. A detailed review of your ASC’s managed care contracts and a charge master analysis are key to ensuring the long-term success of your facility. Improving efficiencies in key areas of front-office operations, such as demographic capture and patient eligibility and financial responsibility quoting, coupled with a complete managed care contract review, will ensure that your facility is capturing and maximizing revenue not only from patients, but from your payers as well. Regulatory landscape updates that impact your ASC’s ability to compete will also be explored.

Evaluating and Improving Business Office Productivity through Leadership and Oversight


Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Cristina Bentin, CMA, CCS-P, COC, CPPM, President, Coding Compliance Management

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
ASC business office performance evaluations are a way to assess your facility’s current financial health and identify what you need to do to ensure you get from where you are now to the goals you have set in place. Facilities should not only establish and implement internal and external auditing processes for all areas of the revenue cycle, but also analyze the findings, identify weak links, develop problem resolutions and monitor any changes to determine progress. During this webinar we will discuss the importance of cultivating a business acumen in all employees and examine the common areas of the revenue cycle that your facility should be monitoring. We will also discuss performance objectives, monitoring frequency and accuracy goals and review the internal controls for various departments of the ASC business office.

Understanding Recent Updates to CMS’ Interpretive Guidelines (Free for ASCA Members, $50 for Nonmembers)


Date/Time:
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Kara Newbury, JD, Director of Government Affairs & Regulatory Counsel, ASCA

Continuing Education:
N/A

Overview:
This webinar will outline recent changes to the CMS Interpretive Guidelines that could affect your ASC. Learn about the changes to the guidance on periodic written notices, medical history and physical assessments, medical records, and pre-surgical assessments.

Cash Goal Success: Plan, Prioritize, Inspire, Perform . . . Repeat


Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Rebecca Geise, Vice President, Revenue Cycle Operations, USPI

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
In this webinar, we will look at ways that best practices plus passionate leadership help us reach and continually attain collections success in the ASC. From front office to bad debt, we will look at what really goes into leading your team to maximum success and continuing to replicate those results.

Administrator Track

How to Educate Your Board to Meet CMS and Accreditation Requirements


Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
David Shapiro, MD

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
In just about any organization, but especially in ASCs, the governing board is an important component of both the structure and function of the entity. The operational characteristics of this governance unit are particularly significant for ASCs that are Medicare certified, accredited or both. This presentation will cover both regulatory requirements and practical suggestions for assisting facility leaders in creating and maintaining a compliant and high-functioning board positioned to guide your ASC into the future.

Implement a Meaningful, Effective and Compliant Peer Review Process


Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Rena Courtay, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC, AVP Perioperative Ambulatory Surgery, Duke University Health System

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Learn how to create an effective and comprehensive peer review program and how to implement a peer review process that will meet all the goals of this important part of your center's quality assurance and performance improvement program. Gain an understanding of the many legal implications involved in the peer review process and review best practices involving your ASC’s governing body and certification/accreditation requirements. Leave with tips and tools for dealing with deficiencies and implementing corrective actions that will enhance the patient experience at your center.

No Surprises Act: Recapping the First Year and Preparing for the Future
(free for ASCA members)


Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Alex Taira, Regulatory Policy and Research Manager, ASCA

Continuing Education:
N/A

Overview:
On January 1, 2022, new requirements stemming from the No Surprises Act (NSA) went into effect. ASCs should have taken action to comply with several new provisions in the act, such as disclosures of patient protections, notice and consent for balance billing, and good faith estimates (GFEs) for uninsured or self-pay patients. This webinar will review the requirements for ASCs, look back at the first year of the new requirements and give information on what ASCs need to be aware of to stay in compliance in 2023 and beyond.

CANCELED: CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs
(free for ASCA members)


Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Gina Throneberry, RN, CASC, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs, ASCA

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting measures are required now and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about the measures your ASC needs to report now to avoid future cuts in your Medicare reimbursement rates.

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