Attend ASCA’s Final 2017 Webinars
The last four webinars in ASCA’s 2017 series will examine Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement (QAPI) projects, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs, Medicare’s 2018 final payment rule and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) changes for 2018.
On Tuesday, November 7, AmSurg Senior Director of Regulatory Jan Allison, RN, will present “Steps for Completing a QAPI Project.” She will examine the process for carrying out a successful and meaningful QAPI project, focusing on the steps you need to take and how to create lasting improvement in your ASC.
ASCA Director of Education and Clinical Affairs Gina Throneberry, RN, CASC, and ASC Quality Collaboration Executive Director Donna Slosburg, RN, CASC, will present “CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs” on Tuesday, November 14. They will discuss the quality reporting required to protect your ASC from future reductions in your Medicare reimbursement and answer frequently asked questions to help you submit the correct information in the right way for all of the measures your ASC needs to report.
ASCA Regulatory Counsel Kara Newbury will discuss “Understanding Medicare’s 2018 Final Payment Rule” on December 5. She will explain how ASC payment rates will change in 2018 and whether new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting.
Sign Up for ASCA’s 2018 Webinar Series
Make sure that your ASC operates at its peak next year. Sign up now for an all-access pass to ASCA’s 2018 webinar series. Explore best practices in 17 operational areas, including preventing narcotics diversion, managing an adverse event, new techniques for improving collections and controlling costs, physician succession planning and mitigating the risk of employee lawsuits. Continuing education (CE) and Administrator Education Unit (AEU) credit is available. Learn more and register today at www.ascassociation.org/webinars.
The 2017 webinar series will conclude on Tuesday, December 19, with “CPT Changes 2018: What’s New, Revised and Deleted.” Coding Compliance Management President Cristina Bentin will review any new procedures that make the CMS list of approved surgical procedures in an ASC as well as the reimbursement potential of any new or revised CPT codes.
To register or learn more, visit ASCA's webinars page. The price per webinar is $100 for ASCA members; you can participate in the live broadcast to ask your questions in real time or view the recording at your convenience. All four webinars are included in ASCA’s 2017 Webinar All-Access Pass, which includes the live events and recordings for all 17 webinars.