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ASCA's webinars cover a variety of topics, including quality management, delivery of patient care, beneficial business practices, regulatory and legal issues, human resources and more.

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ASCA is excited to announce the launch of the ASCA Learning Hub, the new online platform for ASCA’s virtual education, events and webinars.

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Registration for live webinars ends at 12:00 pm ET on the Monday before each presentation. Those who register after 12:00 pm ET will only have access to the recording of that webinar.

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ASCA Members Special Discounted Pricing
Webinar All-Access Pass: $395
Individual Webinar: $100


ASCA Nonmember Pricing
Webinar All-Access Pass: $495
Individual Webinar: $150





If you registered for an All-Access Pass, you will have access to all live webinars in the webinar series and their recordings. Prior to each webinar, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar, downloading handouts and obtaining your continuing education certificate(s). Recordings will be available shortly after the live event.


If you registered for an individual webinar, prior to each webinar, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar, downloading handouts and obtaining your continuing education certificate(s). Recordings will be available shortly after the live event.


For questions or assistance with registering for a webinar, please contact Anthony Mace at amace@ascassociation.org or 703.665.4145.

Media inquiries should be directed to Kay Tucker.

It is the policy of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) to ensure that all individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with any entity whose products or services are pertinent to the content of the educational activity. The financial disclosure will include the name of the entity and the nature of the relationship the individual has with the entity during the time the relationship is in effect and for 12 months afterward.

  • Attendee must be present for the duration of the webinar.

  • Attendee must complete the evaluation form.


How to Receive Continuing Education Credit for ASCA Webinars:

  • Go to the continuing education portal.

  • Enter the webinar year and your email address to continue.

    • If this is your first time logging in, please fill in all required contact details to continue.
  • Enter your ASCA ID to log in.

  • Enter the five-digit code given at end of the webinar.

  • Complete the evaluation of the webinar.

  • Print the continuing education certificate.

Contact hours will be awarded until March 31, 2024, for the 2023 educational program and March 31, 2023, for the 2022 educational program.

  • Contact hours will be awarded until March 31, 2024, for the 2023 educational program and March 31, 2023, for the 2022 educational program.

  • ASCA is an approved provider for nursing contact hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #6949.

  • ASCA is an approved provider for Administrator Education Units (AEUs) by BASC Provider #3272.

  • ASCA is an approved provider for Infection Prevention Contact Hours (IPCHs) by CAIP.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

 


 

The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Please Note: All times are ET.

2023 Live Webinar Series

Jan. 17

Jan. 17

ASC Cybersecurity: Crash Course on Current Threats & Best Practices



Date/Time:
Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Paul Alcock, DIT, CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CCISO, GCIH
Chief Information Security Officer
Surgical Information Systems

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Protection of patient data should be top of mind for any ASC, particularly with the continual threats coming from financially motivated groups actively targeting the healthcare space. These groups are organized, sophisticated and very aware of the limited resources some ASCs have to prevent a data breach. This program will highlight who these groups are, what motivates them and why they are becoming increasingly successful. We will provide pragmatic guidance on how a few low-cost controls can significantly reduce the risk of a cyberattack. Finally, since some participants are, unfortunately, likely to be victims of a future attack, we will detail some fundamental steps an ASC can take to reduce the impact and recover as quickly as possible.

Feb. 21

Feb. 21

Evaluating Facility Security and Risk



Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lawrence Tan, JD, NRP, CHEP, BCMP
Safety Officer III
Medxcel

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Delivery of Patient Care

Overview:
Maintaining a secure workplace is critical to the overall success of a healthcare organization. Accredited ambulatory care facilities may have standards that incorporate NFPA 99—which includes a chapter on security management and requires an annual security vulnerability assessment. This presentation will provide an overview of the areas and factors that should be considered when evaluating facility security and review the steps every team member can take to reduce risk by improving workplace security.

Mar. 21

Mar. 21

CMS Updates



Date/Time:
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Erin Imhoff, MS, RN
ASC Program
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Joy Webb, MPA
ASC Program, Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Hear directly from CMS staff who are responsible for the ASC program to find out what you need to know to keep your facility compliant with the latest regulations and requirements. Examine ASC data, including national ASC breakdown and top-10 survey citations, and explore recent regulatory changes to the ASC Conditions for Coverage and subsequent updates to the interpretive guidelines. Review how to use the Quality, Safety & Education Portal, where the public can take CMS surveyor training; discuss recent updates to the Medicare certification process and infection control worksheet; and identify important resources for ASCs.

Apr. 18

Apr. 18

Best Practices for Improving Medical Records and Coding for ASCs



Date/Time:
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Alicia Shickle, AHFI, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, CRC, CPPM
President of the Documentation and Coding Compliance/Audit Division
Garfunkel Health Advisors

Michelle Vander Ark, RHIA
Medical Record Review Consultant
Garfunkel Health Advisors

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
ASCs are required to meet extensive federal and state requirements related to their medical record system. Complete and accurate documentation and coding is critical for payment integrity. Join this program to get an overview of requirements, discuss best practices and learn proven compliance strategies that will help ensure your center is on track for success.

Jun. 20

Jun. 20

The Power of Teamwork and the Importance of Physician Engagement & Collaboration in the ASC



Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Tamara Robinson, MSN, BSN, RN, CASC
Executive Director of Operations
Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Teamwork and collaboration are essential tools that bring out the best in your staff and your facility. This webinar will offer insights and strategies to ignite physician engagement, which in turn will enhance collaboration throughout your center. Great leaders understand the importance of taking care of their team. Building relationships and engaging your physicians strengthens the dynamics of the team. Learn how to create a cohesive environment where employees and physicians can interact, collaborate and be productive. We will review the skills needed to build relationships and offer tips to develop a strong team through communication, transparency, collaboration and some team spirit!

Jul. 18

Jul. 18

Key Considerations to Identify the Right Technology Partner



Date/Time:
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Lisa Sinsel, MSN, RN
Vice President, Clinical Quality
SCA Health

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
As ASC leaders look for new ways to support operational efficiency, the demand for software and technology-related solutions in the ambulatory surgery setting continues to evolve. Discover how to use a simple process to conduct your own software evaluation and ensure you select a solution that supports your ASC’s goals and objectives. Learn from the challenges and successes one organization experienced seeking software solutions to manage a variety of programs, including variance reporting, policies and procedures, and survey activity.

Aug. 15

Aug. 15

Quality Management in the ASC: Does Your Program Measure Up?



Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Doria Cipriani, BSN, RNBC
Director, Clinical Support
PE GI Solutions

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Quality Management

Overview:
Discuss how to establish and maintain the essential components of a quality program in an ASC. Review program planning and evaluation, infection control tracking and trending, quality indicator data collection, peer review, medical record review, internal and external benchmarking, and patient satisfaction. Learn best practices for completing a Performance Improvement/Continuous Quality Improvement Study. Identify resources you can use for networking, support and compliance.

Sep. 19

Sep. 19

HIPAA: A Refresher, Trends and What’s New



Date/Time:
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Angela Burnette, Esq
Counsel
Alston & Bird LLP

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Although HHS provided waivers for a variety of programs during the pandemic, HIPAA requirements remained largely intact. Join this session to get a refresher on the key concepts of HIPAA’s privacy, security and breach notification rules. Examine HIPAA penalty trends and what you can learn from others’ resolution agreements. Discuss real-life HIPAA scenarios and walk through the OCR data request process. Identify new developments under HIPAA privacy and security rules, including the status of previously proposed rules and the concept of “recognized security practices.” This webinar will provide a lively discussion of HIPAA—we promise.

Oct. 17

Oct. 17

Business Offices Mistakes: How to Spot, Avoid, Correct and Prevent Them



Date/Time:
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

Speaker(s):
Tara Gillon, CRCP-P
Chief Operations Officer
Serbin Medical Billing

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Financial

Overview:
Business office mistakes can result in significant revenue deficits for your ASC. Learn how to detect and prevent common errors and identify new methods for improving your revenue cycle. This program encompasses all business office tasks that can negatively affect your ASC’s revenue stream, including inadequate staffing, neglecting to implement up-front collections or pre-procedure patient financial counseling, improper insurance verification, coding errors, delayed or incomplete claim submission, inadequate collection efforts and forgoing routine auditing.

Dec. 5

Dec. 5

Understanding Medicare’s 2024 Final Payment Rule



Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 1:00 pm ET

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

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2024. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2024 and if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting. This webinar will not discuss coding changes. Join the live program to ask questions specific to your ASC.



2022 Webinar Series

Three Specialized Tracks in 2022

All three tracks are included in the Webinar All-Access Pass!

ASCA’s 2022 webinar series features three tracks: Clinical Manager, Business Office Personnel and Administrator.

Up next are the Administrator webinars:

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Understanding Medicare’s 2023 Final Payment Rule

Kara Newbury
ASCA

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The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Please Note: All times are ET.

2022 Live Webinar Series

Administrator Track

Dec. 6

Dec. 6

Understanding Medicare’s 2023 Final Payment Rule



Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1:00 pm ET

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

Continuing Education:
1 hour of AEU/CE

AEU Content Area:
Regulatory and Legal Issues

Overview:
Get the final word on the changes to Medicare’s ASC payment system that will take effect January 1, 2023. Find out how ASC payment rates will change in 2023 and if new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting. This webinar will not discuss coding changes. Join the live program to ask questions specific to your ASC.



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.