Attend the Federal Policy Sessions at ASCA 2017

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Attend the Federal Policy Sessions at ASCA 2017

Get critical regulatory updates and meet your members of Congress

ASCA’s annual meeting this year, ASCA 2017, will take place May 3–6 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. There is no better time or place to learn more about the ways that the decisions the federal government is making will impact your ASC.

In addition to educational sessions led by senior government officials and other experts, ASCA will conduct a variety of activities and information sessions that will give participants an opportunity to explore the political, legislative and regulatory landscape in Washington, DC, and its relationship to your ASC:


National Advocacy Day Briefing
May 3 or 4
8:00 am

If you signed up for Capitol Hill visits, you must attend this session to get the information you need to participate and talk with your members of Congress about the issues that impact your ASC’s operations and bottom line. Learn about the legislative initiatives pending in Congress, how to engage your lawmakers effectively and what to expect during your visit. Get an overview of ASCA's legislative agenda for 2017 and beyond, and consider the ways you can participate in ASC advocacy efforts in Washington, DC, your state and your hometown year round. The National Advocacy Day events at ASCA 2017 will replace ASCA’s Fly-In program this year and will be your only opportunity this year to visit Capitol Hill accompanied by a large group of your colleagues and ASCA staff in 2017.


Federal Regulatory Update
Friday, May 5
8:00 am

Learn about the latest regulatory developments that impact your ASC’s operations and bottom line. Get an overview of ASCA's regulatory agenda for 2017 and beyond and discuss the ways that ASCA is working for you inside the government agencies that have jurisdiction over your ASC.

While a comprehensive review of all of the legislative and regulatory activity occurring now in Washington would be daunting, these sessions will provide you with valuable insights that will target how Congress and federal agencies impact health care and your facility. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to address policymakers directly and educate them on the inner workings of your ASC. Whether you are new to national politics or a seasoned advocate, these specialized activities and information sessions will help you better navigate the changing climate in Washington, DC. Further, these sessions will give you and your staff an opportunity to influence key policymakers and protect patient access to the high-quality, cost-efficient care that ASCs provide. For more information, stop by the ASCA booth in the exhibit hall.