ASCA NEWS | NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018
Attend ASCA’s Final 2018 Webinars
The last four webinars in ASCA’s 2018 series will examine key performance indicators ASCs can use to monitor their financial health, new rules for Medicare’s ASC quality reporting program, the impact of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final 2019 ASC payment rule and strategies for building and sustaining a high-performance revenue cycle in your ASC.
Harmony Surgery Center Chief Financial Officer Darcy Thor will present “Benchmarking Key Performance Indicators for Financial Health” on Tuesday, November 6. Attendees will learn how to calculate key performance indicators and use this information to benchmark their facilities within the industry and against themselves for financial success.
ASCA Director of Education and Clinical Affairs Gina Throneberry, RN, CASC, and ASC Quality Collaboration Executive Director Donna Slosburg, RN, CASC, will lead “CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs” on Tuesday, November 13. They will discuss the quality measures that must be reported in 2019, review key definitions, answer frequently asked questions about the current measures and look ahead to new measures and changes being considered for the future.
ASCA Regulatory Counsel Kara Newbury will present “Understanding Medicare’s 2019 Final Payment Rule” on Tuesday, December 4. She will explain how ASC payment rates will change in 2019 and whether new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting.