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What to Expect at ASCA’s Virtual Conference
May 14, 2020: In this new podcast episode, ASCA staff discuss the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, happening live July 9–10.

HHS Extends Provider Relief Fund Attestation Deadline
May 8, 2020: Healthcare providers that want to keep the grants the US Department of Health & Human Services began distributing April 10 now have 45 days to respond.

Make the Most of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
May 8, 2020: ASCA members are invited to listen to John Goehle of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies and Bill Prentice, ASCA CEO, discuss PPP compliance strategies in the Advancing Surgical Care Podcast.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
May 8, 2020: The May issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Free Toolkit Helps ASCs Reassure Patients as Elective Surgeries Resume
May 7, 2020: ASCA members can download a free toolkit they can use to address patient concerns about infection prevention and safety in response to COVID-19.

Call for Topics and Speakers for 2021
May 7, 2020: If you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers for ASCA's 2021 educational programs and content, please let us know. ASCA is accepting submissions through June 30, 2020.

Important Dates in May
May 1, 2020: Use ASCA's COVID-19 Resource Center, see the schedule for the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, submit your Q1 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey data and more.

ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo Schedule Now Online
April 30, 2020: Check out the schedule for the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, July 9–10, offering 50 educational sessions, access to 100+ exhibitors and unique networking opportunities.

Now Available: $20B in Grants to Eligible Healthcare Providers
April 24, 2020: HHS has allocated an additional $20 billion in grants to Medicare providers, including ASCs, starting today, April 24.

Coronavirus Relief Extension Signed into Law
April 24, 2020: President Trump today signed new legislation that replenishes financial support programs created by the CARES Act, including two that have already benefited ASCs.

New Members-Only Podcast Helps ASCs Reopen for Non-Urgent Care
April 23, 2020: Listen to ASCA’s newest podcast to hear ASCA CEO Bill Prentice and ASCA Board member and Mississippi Valley Health President and CEO Michael Patterson discuss recent guidance for resuming elective surgeries.

$20B in Grants to Eligible Healthcare Providers Available Tomorrow
April 23, 2020: HHS will allocate an additional $20 billion in grants to Medicare providers, including ASCs, starting tomorrow, April 24.

Use ASCA’s Checklist to Help Reopen Your ASC
April 21, 2020: ASCA members can use this checklist to identify key elements to consider as they prepare to resume in-person care of non-COVID-19 patients in regions with a low incidence of COVID-19 disease.

CMS Releases Recommendations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities
April 20, 2020: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance yesterday on restarting non-emergent non-COVID-19 healthcare.

Listen to ASCA’s "ASCs as Hospitals Without Walls" Podcast
April 20, 2020: Join Bill Prentice, ASCA chief executive officer, and Mandy Hawkins, director of the Surgery Center of Charleston and ASCA board member, as they discuss the Hospitals Without Walls program.

ASCA and Others Release Statements on Resuming Elective Surgery
April 17, 2020: This guidance outlines important considerations that ASCs must evaluate before proceeding.

CARES Grant Attestation Portal Now Live
April 17, 2020: Healthcare providers can now attest that they wish to keep the grants the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) began distributing last Friday.

ASCA 2020 Transitions to Virtual Conference & Expo
April 15, 2020: Out of concern for the health and safety of all attendees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo is transitioning to a virtual event.

At ASCA’s Request, HHS Clarifies Grant Terms and Conditions
April 14, 2020: US Department of Health & Human Services confirms ASCs can accept CARES Act grants even if they are closed temporarily or not caring for known COVID-19 patients.

ASCs Join Forces Against COVID-19
April 14, 2020: As healthcare workers nationwide face shortages of PPE and medical equipment critical in treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs across the country have come together to help.

HHS Begins Distribution of $30B to Medicare Providers
April 10, 2020: ASCs will receive a share of $30 billion in grant money the US Department of Health & Human Services is sending to Medicare providers under the CARES Act.

New ASCA Tool Helps ASCs Expand Services During COVID-19 Response
April 6, 2020: A new checklist available from ASCA helps ASCs identify key elements to consider as they prepare to provide expanded services under the temporary rules and waivers the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Guidance on Affiliation Rules for Paycheck Protection Program Loans
April 4, 2020: Additional guidance from the federal government was issued on the affiliation rules for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

New Online Resources Support ASC COVID-19 Response
April 3, 2020: A new Q & A from ASCA discusses recent Medicare waivers and helps ASCs access federal assistance; new federal guidance helps ASCs tap US Small Business Administration support.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
April 3, 2020: The April issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo Postponed
April 1, 2020: Out of concern for the health and safety of all members and supporters of the ASC community amid the coronavirus pandemic, the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo in Orlando scheduled for May 13–16 is officially postponed.

Benchmarking Q1 Data Submission Now Open
April 1, 2020: The data submission period for the first quarter (Q1) of ASCA’s 2020 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Sunday, May 31.

Important Dates in April
April 1, 2020: April's important dates include today's free COVID-19 webinar, Q1 benchmarking data submission, the deadline to vote for the ASCA Board of Directors and more.

ASCA Announces Free Webinar to Help ASCs Support COVID-19 Response
March 31, 2020: ASCA’s April 1 webinar helps ASCs learn more about participating in the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospitals Without Walls program.

ASCA Commends Trump Administration and CMS for ‘Bold, Well-Considered Strategy’
March 31, 2020: ASCA applauds steps taken to expand ASCs’ ability to assist with the COVID-19 response.

CMS Expands ASCs’ Ability to Assist with COVID-19 Response
March 30, 2020: Sweeping regulatory changes establish Hospitals Without Walls program to address the surge expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please Help ASCA Collect Critical Data for COVID-19 Response Planning
March 27, 2020: ASCA is asking ASCs to complete a survey to help ASCs respond to COVID-19 and assess its impact on their operations.

Third Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed into Law
March 27, 2020: President Donald Trump today signed legislation that provides three possible sources of financial assistance for ASCs facing COVID-19 hardship.

ASCA Tool Helps ASCs Share COVID-19 Response Capacity
March 23, 2020: ASCA encourages ASCs to prepare now to provide essential information to all involved in coordinating a community-wide response to COVID-19.

ASCA Offers Critical Reminders to ASCs
March 20, 2020: As the nation continues to manage the COVID-19 response, ASCs continue to play a pivotal role that requires careful coordination.

ASCA Requests HHS Support for ASCs
March 20, 2020: As ASCs continue to postpone elective surgeries, ASCA asks Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to take steps to help ASCs remain viable.

ASCs Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures
March 19, 2020: As the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs across the nation are taking additional measures to keep their patients and facilities safe.

COVID-19: ASCA Releases Guidance for ASCs on Necessary Surgeries
March 18, 2020: ASCA offers expanded insights into ways ASCs can help manage necessary surgeries during the COVID-19.

COVID-19: An Interview with ASCA CEO Bill Prentice
March 17, 2020: As ASCs continue to coordinate COVID-19 response efforts, Prentice responds to several questions ASCA has received.

ASCA Issues Consensus Statement on COVID-19
March 16, 2020: As the nation continues to coordinate its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCs have a pivotal role to play in helping to manage the crisis.

2020 ASCA Board Ballot
March 13, 2020: Designated ASCA voting members are eligible to vote for the members of the ASCA Board of Directors. All ballots must be submitted by April 30.

ASCA 2020 Early Bird Registration Extended
March 12, 2020: The early bird registration discount for the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo has been extended. Register today to save!

New! ASCA Introduces Culture of Safety Survey
March 11, 2020: The Culture of Safety Survey is an electronic survey you can use to evaluate how safety issues are addressed in your ASC.

ASCA 2020 and COVID-19 Update
March 9, 2020: At this time, there is no indication that concern about COVID-19 is great enough to warrant changes in the schedule and events we have planned at ASCA 2020.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
March 6, 2020: The March issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Important Dates in March
March 4, 2020: March's important dates include the last day for ASCA 2020 early bird savings, National Advocacy Day, the application period for the May CASC exam and much more.

ASCA 2020 Early Bird Registration Ends Next Week
March 3, 2020: The early bird registration discount for the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo ends Friday, March 13. Register today to save!

Q4 2019 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
February 19, 2020: Subscribers to ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their fourth-quarter (Q4) reports.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
February 7, 2020: The February issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA COO Leaves
February 4, 2020: Steve Miller, ASCA’s chief operating officer, has taken up a new challenge. He will join the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations in Vienna, Virginia, as its new chief executive officer. His last day with ASCA will be February 6.

Important Dates in February
February 3, 2020: February's important dates include the ASCA membership renewal deadline, early bird registration discount for ASCA 2020, Q4 benchmarking reports available and much more.

Donald S. Cross, MD, Discusses Cardiology in ASCs
January 27, 2020: Learn why this cardiologist’s patients choose ASCs and why more cardiac procedures could migrate into the ASC setting soon.

Call for Topics and Speakers for the ASCA 2021 Winter Seminar
January 22, 2020: If you have a suggestion for a topic or speaker you would like to see at the ASCA 2021 Winter Seminar, please let us know. ASCA is accepting submissions through February 28.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
January 13, 2020: The January issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA's Rate Calculator Updated to Reflect CMS January Addendum
January 3, 2020: On January 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a corrected payment addendum for CY 2020 ASC payment rates. ASCA has updated its Medicare Rate Calculator to reflect these changes.

2020 Winter Seminar: Online Registration Closes January 10
January 2, 2020: Online registration for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, January 16–18 in New Orleans, LA, closes January 10. Register today!

Benchmarking Q4 Data Collection Now Open
January 2, 2020: The data collection period for the fourth quarter (Q4) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Friday, January 31.

Important Dates in January
January 2, 2020: January's important dates include the final days to register for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, March CAIP exam application period, Q4 benchmarking data collection and much more.

Two Weeks Left to Renew Your ASCA Membership for 2020
December 16, 2019: You have just two weeks left to renew your membership for the new year before your benefits expire. Don't lose these vital benefits—renew by December 31!

Time is Running Out to Get the Best Rates for ASCA 2020
December 16, 2019: Register for the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo by December 31 to receive the lowest registration rates.

New Course Added to ASCA Online Training Series
December 11, 2019: A new course, Malignant Hyperthermia, is now available in the ASCA Online Training Series. This collection of 25 interactive courses is provided through ASCA’s affinity partnership with HealthStream.

ASCA Board of Directors Nominations Due December 12
December 4, 2019: ASCA is seeking candidates to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors. Submissions are due December 12.

Important Dates in December
December 2, 2019: December’s important dates include deadlines to get the best rates for ASCA 2020, renew ASCA membership for next year, submit nominations for the ASCA Board of Directors and more.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
November 25, 2019: The November-December issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

2020 Final Rule Rate Documents Added to ASCA Resources
November 15, 2019: ASCA’s Medicare Rate Calculator and other resources have been updated to reflect the changes finalized in the 2020 final payment rule for HOPDs and ASCs.

Q3 2019 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
November 15, 2019: Subscribers to ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their third-quarter (Q3) reports.

2020 Call for Nominations to ASCA Board of Directors
November 13, 2019: The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is seeking candidates to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors.

Winter Seminar: Early Bird Savings End November 15
November 8, 2019: Register by November 15 to get the early bird rates for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, January 16–18 in New Orleans, LA.

Medicare's 2020 Final Payment Rule Released
November 1, 2019: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 final payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).

Important Dates in November
November 1, 2019: November’s important dates include ASCA staff speaking at various meetings, registration for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, two ASCA webinars and more.

ASCA 2020 Registration Now Open
October 30, 2019: Register today for the ASCA 2020 Conference & Expo, May 13–16 in Orlando, FL.

ASCA Interviews Sundar Rajendran, MD
October 29, 2019: Find out how one anesthesiology practice is using continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) with home infusion to reduce opioid use in postoperative pain control.

ASCA's 2020 Webinar All-Access Pass Now On Sale
October 22, 2019: This popular pass provides access to all 17 webinars—both the live events and recordings—in ASCA’s 2020 series.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
October 11, 2019: The October issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

2020 ASCA Membership Renewal Now Open
October 1, 2019: ASCA membership provides a variety of benefits that help you run your ASC more efficiently, provide quality patient care and stay up to date on industry trends and regulations.

Benchmarking Q3 Data Collection Now Open
October 1, 2019: The data collection period for the third quarter (Q3) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Thursday, October 31.

Important Dates in October
October 1, 2019: October’s important dates include the opening of the 2020 membership renewal cycle, Q3 benchmarking survey dates, three ASCA webinars and more.

CMS Reduces Regulatory Burdens on ASCs
September 25, 2019: Sweeping changes eliminate hospital transfer agreement requirement and revise emergency preparedness and H&P policies.

ASC Quality and Access Act Introduced in House
September 18, 2019: ASCA supports new legislation introduced by US Representatives Devin Nunes and John Larson to promote Medicare patients’ access to ASCs.

Register Now for the Best Rates on the 2020 Winter Seminar
September 17, 2019: Sign up today to get the best registration rates for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, January 16–18 in New Orleans, LA. Best rates end September 30.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
September 6, 2019: The September issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Important Dates in September
September 3, 2019: This month's important dates include the 2020 membership renewal period, National Advocacy Day, ASCA webinars and more.

New Asked & Answered Now Online
August 29, 2019: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice discusses ASC role in quality and price transparency, surprise billing and network adequacy.

Subscribe Now to Save 40% on New ASCA Buyer Program
August 28, 2019: Get on-call sourcing, equipment planning, and tracking and reporting services for just $30 (per OR) per month with the new ASCA Buyer Program offered through the ASCA Asset Network and provided by ASCA affinity partner HANDLE.

Q2 2019 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
August 15, 2019: Subscribers to ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their second-quarter (Q2) reports.

2019 Salary & Benefits Survey Reports Now Available
August 14, 2019: ASCA has released the reports from its 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey. The survey, which was open to all ASCs and was conducted between May 1–31, collected national, regional and state data on 20+ ASC positions.

2020 Winter Seminar Registration Now Open
August 8, 2019: Register today for ASCA's 2020 Winter Seminar, January 16–18 in New Orleans, LA. This year’s Winter Seminar features three specialized tracks: ASC Management, Coding & Reimbursement and Finance & Accounting.

2020 Proposed Rates Now in ASCA’s Rate Calculator
August 7, 2019: ASCA members can use ASCA’s free Medicare Rate Calculator to see how Medicare’s proposed 2020 payments affect their ASC. Not a member? Join now.

ASCA CEO Bill Prentice Discusses Medicare’s 2020 Proposed ASC Payment Rule
August 5, 2019: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2020 proposed payment rule for ASCs on July 29. See what ASCA CEO Bill Prentice has to say about the proposed changes.

Apply Now for the October CAIP Exam
August 5, 2019: The application period is now open for the October Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ exam.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
August 2, 2019: The August issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Important Dates in August
August 1, 2019: This month's important dates include National ASC Month, the application period for the October CAIP exam, Q2 reports for ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey, ASCA webinars and more.

Medicare's 2020 Proposed Payment Rule Released
July 29, 2019: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).

Free Marketing Resources Now Available for ASCs
July 23, 2019: Use ASCA’s new flyer to explain how ASCs are supporting right-size healthcare; help your patients compare ASC/HOPD prices.

ASCA Partners with SPH Analytics for Patient Experience Surveys
July 10, 2019: ASCA has selected SPH Analytics as its affinity partner for Patient Experience Surveys. Through this relationship, ASCA members can enjoy special discounted rates on two new surveys, the ASC Patient Experience Survey and the ASC Express Survey, in addition to the OAS CAHPS Survey.

Important Dates in July
July 1, 2019: This month's important dates include Q2 data collection for ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey, the application period for the September CASC exam, an ASCA webinar and more.

Benchmarking Q2 Data Collection Now Open
July 1, 2019: The data collection period for the second quarter (Q2) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Wednesday, July 31.

September CASC Exam Application Period Now Open
July 1, 2019: Candidates who plan to take the September Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC)™ exam must submit an electronic application by Wednesday, July 31.

ASCA Payment Resources Updated to Reflect CMS Changes to January, April and July Addenda
June 28, 2019: On June 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released corrected addenda for January and April. In addition, the July addenda includes several notable changes that are effective July 1, 2019. ASCA has updated its Medicare payment resources to reflect these changes.

Leapfrog Group ASC Data Collection Now Underway
June 24, 2019: Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, talks about the organization’s first ASC survey in ASCA’s new Asked & Answered series.

Language Access: Improve Health Outcomes for Limited English Proficient Patients
June 21, 2019: Read this article, written by ASCA Affinity Partner Akorbi, on the Joint Commission blog Ambulatory Buzz.

Join ASCA in Celebrating Member Appreciation Week
June 14, 2019: June 17-21 is ASCA’s second annual Member Appreciation Week! This celebration is dedicated to all of ASCA's wonderful members who make advocating for ASCs possible. Head over to the Member Appreciation Week page to participate.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
June 14, 2019: The June-July issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

ASCA Introduces New Online “Asked & Answered” Series
June 12, 2019: Find out what top experts inside and outside the ASC community are saying about the latest news affecting ASCs.

ASCA Partners with AAOS to Encourage ASC Registry Participation
June 5, 2019: ASCA and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) have agreed to a 2019 pilot program with the goal of encouraging ten to fifteen ASCs to join an AAOS registry. ASCA member centers that participate may be eligible to have their first year of registry fees waived.

Important Dates in June
June 3, 2019: This month's important dates include the deadline to request CEs for ASCA 2019 and to suggest topics and speakers for ASCA 2020, Member Appreciation Week, ASCA staff speaking at various meetings and more.

Last Week: Participate in ASCA’s 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey
May 23, 2019: Data collection is now open for ASCA’s 2019 Salary & Benefits survey. The deadline to participate is May 31.

ASCA Presents Nap Gary Legacy Award to Donna Slosburg
May 23, 2019: At the ASCA 2019 Conference & Expo, ASCA presented Donna Slosburg, RN, CASC, with the annual Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the ASC Community.

ASCA Announces New Board Members
May 23, 2019: ASCA members have elected five new members to three-year terms on its Board of Directors.

Q1 2019 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
May 15, 2019: Subscribers to ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their first-quarter (Q1) reports.

New! Livestream Pass for ASCA 2019
May 7, 2019: Can’t make it to Nashville for the ASCA 2019 Conference & Expo? ASCA is livestreaming four sessions on Thursday, May 16. Get access to these sessions by purchasing the ASCA 2019 Livestream Pass.

Important Dates in May
May 1, 2019: This month's important dates include data collection for ASCA’s 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey, the ASCA 2019 Conference & Expo in Nashville, the deadline to submit data for the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program and more.

ASCA 2019 Online Registration Closes Friday, May 3
May 1, 2019: The ASCA 2019 Conference & Expo, May 15–18 in Nashville, will offer ample opportunities to network, stay abreast of industry regulations and news, earn continuing education credits and more.

Participate in ASCA’s 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey
May 1, 2019: Data collection is now open for ASCA’s 2019 Salary & Benefits survey. The deadline to participate is May 31.

Important Dates in April
April 1, 2019: This month's important dates include the online career fair for nurses, Q1 data collection for ASCA's 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey, an ASCA webinar and more.

Benchmarking Q1 Data Collection Now Open
April 1, 2019: The data collection period for the first quarter (Q1) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Tuesday, April 30.

Apply Now for the June CAIP Exam
April 1, 2019: The application period is now open for the June Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ exam.

2019 ASCA Board Ballot
March 15, 2019: Designated ASCA voting members are eligible to vote for the members of the ASCA Board of Directors. All ballots must be submitted by April 15.

ASCA Supports Improved Transparency
March 14, 2019: ASCA CEO Bill Prentice speaks out about the need to provide patients with better cost and quality data.

National Advocacy Day Registration Now Open
March 4, 2019: Register now for ASCA’s 2019 National Advocacy Day on September 24.

Important Dates in March
March 1, 2019: This month's important dates include the application period for the May CASC exam, the opening of registration for ASCA’s 2019 National Advocacy Day, two webinars and more.

May CASC Exam Application Period Now Open
March 1, 2019: Candidates who plan to take the May Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC)™ exam must submit an electronic application by March 31.

ASCA Updates its Opioids Resource Center
March 1, 2019: ASCA has added several new articles to its Opioids Resource Center, which provides an abundance of reputable resources to assist ASCs in their training and understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

Participate in ASCA’s 2019 Benchmarking Surveys
February 22, 2019: Ensure your facility remains successful and competitive in 2019 by participating in both of ASCA’s 2019 online benchmarking surveys: the Salary & Benefits Survey and the Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey.

ASCA Members: Apply for a Medical Mission Scholarship
February 22, 2019: The ASCA Foundation is pleased to offer a scholarship program for nurses, surgical techs and scrub techs interested in medical mission opportunities through One World Surgery.

Q4 2018 Benchmarking Reports Now Available
February 15, 2019: Subscribers to ASCA's 2018 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey can now access their fourth-quarter (Q4) reports.

CASC Credential: Important Dates and Information for 2019
February 11, 2019: If you are interested in taking the Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC)™ examination in 2019, visit this page to learn more information.

Read the Latest Edition of ASC Focus Magazine
February 11, 2019: The February issue of ASC Focus is now available on the ASC Focus website.

Call for Topics and Speakers for ASCA’s 2020 Winter Seminars
February 11, 2019: If you have a suggestion for a topic or speaker you would like to see at ASCA's 2020 Winter Seminar, let us know. ASCA is accepting submissions through February 28.

Important Dates in February
February 1, 2019: This month’s important dates include early bird registration and financial aid application deadlines for ASCA 2019, the membership renewal cutoff and more.

New Edition of Finance & Accounting for ASCs Now on Sale
January 25, 2019: This book covers the fundamental concepts every ASC manager needs to know to protect the financial health of their ASC. Get your copy today! 

CAIP March Exam Application Closes Next Thursday
January 22, 2019: The application period for the March Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ exam will close Thursday, January 31.

13th International Congress on Ambulatory Surgery Convenes in Porto, Portugal, this May
January 16, 2019: You are invited to join ASC professionals from around the world at the 13th International Congress on Ambulatory Surgery: “Ambulatory Surgery—The Future Is Today.”

CMS to Grant Exceptions to ASCs Affected by the California Wildfires
January 16, 2019: CMS is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing and payment programs to facilities, including ASCs, as well as Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians located in areas affected by the California wildfires.

Important Dates in January
January 2, 2019: January important dates include the final days to register for ASCA's 2019 Winter Seminar, March CAIP exam application period, Q4 benchmarking data collection, and much more.

Benchmarking Q4 Data Collection Now Open
January 2, 2018: The data collection period for the fourth quarter (Q4) of ASCA’s 2018 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is now open and will close on Thursday, January 31.

CAIP March Exam Application Now Open
January 2, 2019: The application period is now open for the March Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP)™ exam.

 

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