WEB CRAWL: Attend ASCA’s Online Career Fair for Nurses


Attend ASCA’s Online Career Fair for Nurses

All you need is an internet connection to participate in the Virtual Career Fair for nurses, hosted by ASCA’s Career Center, on Thursday, April 4, from 11:00 am–3:00 pm ET. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event for ambulatory surgery professionals where interviews are conducted via instant message or Skype. The fair is free for job-seekers.



Apply Now to Take the June CAIP Exam

The application period for the June Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP) exam is April 1–30. The exam period, scheduled June 1–30, will provide candidates with the opportunity to earn this elite credential designed specifically for infection preventionists in the ASC industry.



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Updated Medicare Rate Calculator Available in April

In April, ASCA will update its 2019 Medicare Rate Calculator to reflect second- quarter changes to the ASC payment rates. This free, members-only resource helps you determine national and local payment rates for the procedures your ASC performs. Quarterly changes are made primarily to reimbursement rates for many of the ancillary codes.



Prepare for CMS Surveys During Upcoming ASCA Webinar

Hear firsthand from a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official about the agency’s ASC survey process during the upcoming ASCA webinar “CMS Surveys,” on Tuesday, April 9, at 1:00 pm ET. During this hour-long program, attendees will examine the role of state agencies and the accreditation organizations, discuss the current infection control worksheet and review how to be prepared for both expected and unexpected surveys. This webinar is $100 for ASCA members and $150 for nonmembers; it also is included in the 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass.


Use ASCA Asset Network to Buy Your Supplies

ASCA has formed an affinity partnership with HANDLE (formerly Healthcare Asset Network) to offer the ASCA Asset Network, a secure online portal where ASCs can buy and sell healthcare supplies and equipment. This platform features a streamlined and vetted marketplace for new and refurbished equipment. It also offers Android and iOS apps, an optional dedicated buyer program to free ASC staff from time-intensive purchasing tasks and a proprietary seller protection program.