Message from the President

Message from the President

Look to ASCA, Talk to ASCA to Get the Services You Need

ASCA rolled out a new program this year that gives the association’s facility members and ASCs across the country easy access to several important resources they can use to meet regulatory requirements, cut costs, educate staff and continue to deliver top-quality patient care.

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How MACRA, MIPS Affect Your Physician Services

In the last few months, some of you might have received a letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) talking about Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program. This program is part of a large-scale shift in the way Medicare pays physicians and other clinicians since Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in 2015.

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ASC Payment Reform Deserves Bipartisan Support

Late last year, Congress adopted two important measures that ASCA and ASCs had been supporting for some time (www.ascfocus.org/21st-century-cures). While we appreciate the congressional support that those provisions received, the work ASCs need to do on Capitol Hill is far from over.

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CRCS Saves Lives and You Can Help

The evidence is clear: effective colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) prevents colon cancer and lowers the risk of death due to CRC. For more on this topic, listen to Richard Wender, MD, at www.ascassociation.org/wender.

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ASCA’s Annual Meeting this Year? You Need to Be There

Have you made your travel arrangements? ASCA 2017 is May 3–6 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, just minutes from Washington, DC. With more than 60 educational sessions, an exhibit hall filled with state-of-the-art, time- and money-saving solutions for your ASC and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join your colleagues in visiting Capitol Hill to advocate for policies that protect and support your ASC, this meeting is one you just can’t miss.

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Register Now for ASCA’s Three Winter Seminars

Start your New Year right by participating in one of three new seminars that ASCA is offering in San Antonio, Texas, this January. Developed to address critical operational areas in your facility that ASC managers and staff routinely tell us keep them up at night, these three programs will give you the essential information you need to make sure that your ASC is in compliance, on solid financial ground and on track for future success.

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