ASCA NEWS: Salary Survey Results Available in July


Salary Survey Results Available in July

ASCA will release the results from its 2019 Salary & Benefits Survey in July. The survey collects national, regional and state data on more than 20 ASC positions and is a valuable resource that helps ASCs attract and retain the best employees.

The survey allows ASCs to compare their compensation packages with similar facilities, negotiate a raise or establish salary and benefits for a new position. It also allows ASCs to view personalized reports comparing their information with others in the same geographic region, with a similar number of employees, in the same specialty and more. This year’s survey debuts new features like an N/A answer option for questions that don’t apply to your facility and new questions about the infection preventionist position.

All ASCs were invited to take the survey free of charge. ASCA members and nonmembers who completed at least 40 percent of the survey will receive personalized results for free. Results also are available for purchase for ASCs that did not participate. For more information, visit ASCA's Salary & Benefits Survey page.

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Purchase Upcoming ASCA Webinars

On Tuesday, June 4, at 1:00 pm ET, ASCA hosted a webinar titled “Does Your Infection Prevention Plan Include the Right Strategies for Your Patients?” Marion Sylvia, RN, infection control preventionist at Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center in Okatie, South Carolina, discussed how to create a proactive infection prevention (IP) plan based on a comprehensive infection control (IC) risk assessment. Registrants returned home with the know-how needed to conduct an IC risk analysis that can help improve the effectiveness of an IP plan by better prioritizing prevention strategies.

On Tuesday, July 9, at 1:00 pm ET, Matt Kilton, associate principal, and Jeff Hignite, senior manager, at ECG Management Consultants will present “How to Negotiate Managed Care Contracts Successfully.” They will provide practical advice on assessing existing managed care agreements, determining how and when to engage payers and preparing and submitting effective proposals.

Attendees receive one nursing contact hour and one unit of AEU credit for each webinar. The June 4 webinar also offers one infection prevention contact hour for the Certified Ambulatory Infection Preventionist credential.

Both webinars are included in the 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass, a package that includes the recordings and live events for all 16 webinars scheduled for this year.

ASCA members receive discounted pricing on both individual webinars and the All-Access Pass. Learn more and register today on ASCA's Webinars page.

Make Plans to Celebrate National ASC Month

In August, ASCs around the country will celebrate National ASC Month. Congress is in recess during August, so it is the perfect time host a facility tour for your representatives and open houses for the media and members of your community.

Hosting policymakers in your facility creates personal connections that can directly affect ASC-related legislation and regulations. These events raise the profile of ASCs, help educate the public about the highquality care ASCs offer and can secure support for ASCs during key policy-making deliberations. For more information, visit ASCA's National ASC Month page.