WEB CRAWL: Plan Now to Get Involved in Grassroots Advocacy in 2019


Plan Now to Get Involved in Grassroots Advocacy in 2019

ASCA’s regulatory and legislative successes are dependent on the advocacy efforts of ASCA members. Every day, policymakers make decisions on issues that directly impact ASCs, their staff and their patients. It is critical that these decisionmakers understand how their choices affect their constituents.

ASCA provides a variety of opportunities for its members to educate and build a relationship with their local and federal officials. Learn more about these opportunities.



Apply to Take the March CAIP Exam

The application period for the next Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist (CAIP) exam is open January 1–31. The exam period, March 1–31, will give candidates the opportunity to be among the first to earn the first credential designed specifically for infection preventionists in the ASC industry.



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Keep Your ASC HIPAA Compliant With ASCA’S HIPAA Workbook

Make sure your ASC is achieving compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) with ASCA’s HIPAA Workbook for ASCs. This resource provides comprehensive tools and information to help you design, evaluate and update your ASC’s compliance program. The HIPAA Workbook for ASCs is free for ASCA members and $399 for nonmembers.



Save Big With ASCA’S 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass

Buy ASCA’s 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass to enjoy big savings on a full year of top-quality ASC education. This popular pass provides access to both the live events and recordings of all 16 webinars scheduled for 2019. The series covers infection prevention, employment law updates, surveying, managed care contracts, electronic health records (EHR), managing complaints in the ASC and more.

The 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass is $395 for ASCA members—a savings of more than $1,200 off the full purchase price. All webinars offer continuing education (CE) credits. Administrator Education Unit credits and Infection Prevention Contact Hours are available.


Q4 Benchmarking Data Collection Now Open

Data collection for the fourth quarter (Q4) of ASCA’s 2018 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey will be open January 1–31. This online resource provides valuable data about your ASC that you can compare with national performance statistics on clinical outcomes, staff indicators and billing performance. Subscribers to the 2018 survey should make sure to submit their data before the deadline to get a complete picture of trends for the year.

Prepare for the future by purchasing your subscription to the 2019 survey today. ASCA members save more than $150 on survey subscriptions.