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ASC Quality Reporting Program Requirements for 2019

With the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program web-based measure deadline of May 15, 2018, in the rearview mirror, it is time to look ahead to the data that will be reported for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ASCQR Program in 2019 for 2020 payment determinations. It also is a good time to review some of the publicly available data on current measures to determine where ASCs can improve.


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Crossing the Atlantic to be at ASCA 2018

A delegation of 20 senior-level health care executives from eight Eurasian countries visited the Boston Eye Surgery & Laser Center in Boston, Massachusetts, as part of the US Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program during ASCA’s annual meeting in Boston, April 11-14.


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ASCA Endorses Veterans Deserve Better Act

ASCA endorses federal legislation that, if passed, would support ASCs as they serve combat veterans. The Veterans Deserve Better Act (H.R. 4783 / S. 2239), introduced by Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in the US House of Representatives and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in the US Senate, addresses claims reimbursement for care providers outside of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


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Oregon Passes HB 4020 on Extended Stay Centers

After five years of development and discussions, the Oregon Legislative Assembly passed House Bill 4020 unanimously. This bill creates a license for extended stay recovery centers, where patients can have 48 hours to recover from the time of admission at the ASC, as compared to the 24-hour limitation for ASCs, says Chris D. Skagen, chief executive officer of Strategic Resources Group (SRG) in Denver, Colorado.


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Focus on Members

What is the best part about attending an ASCA annual meeting?

LoAnn Vande Leest

"The ASCA annual meeting is my go-to meeting for high-level insights to our industry. It starts ..."

—LoAnn Vande Leest, Northwest Michigan Surgery Center LLC, dba, Copper Ridge Surgery Center


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Names in the News

New at The Joint Commission

MARCH 5, 2018

The Joint Commission appointed Cheryl L. Hoying, RN, as chief nurse executive and executive vice president of customer relations.


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