ASCA NEWS: Winter Seminar Early Bird Savings End November 15


Winter Seminar Early Bird Savings End November 15

Register for the ASCA 2020 Winter Seminar, January 16–18, in New Orleans, Louisiana, by November 15, to get the early bird rate.

Make plans now to join one of three specialized tracks:

2020 Winter Seminar

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Finance & Accounting: Whether you are new to ASC financial management or need to brush up on your knowledge, this track has the resources, tools and tips you need to protect your facility’s financial health. This track includes a half-day of materials management sessions.
  • Coding & Reimbursement: Make sure you are not leaving money on the table. In this popular track, you will hear from the experts on the coding and billing updates for 2020 and strategies that you can use to maximize your ASC’s reimbursements.
  • ASC Management: Learn to navigate the ever-changing guidelines and overcome common obstacles in regulatory compliance, infection prevention, human resources, quality improvement and other key operational areas, so your facility can remain focused on providing the best possible patient care. This track includes a half-day of infection prevention sessions.

You can move between the tracks and attend any of the sessions offered throughout the seminar.

Learn more and register today on ASCA’s 2020 Winter Seminar page.

Save Big with ASCA’s 2020 Webinar All-Access Pass

Enjoy savings on a full year of top-quality ASC education with ASCA’s 2020 Webinar All-Access Pass. This popular pass includes the live events and recordings of all 17 webinars scheduled for 2020. Continuing education credits, including Administrator Education Units, Infection Prevention Contact Hours and nursing contact hours are available. The All-Access Pass is $395 for ASCA members, which is a savings of more than $1,000 off the full purchase price.

Learn more and register on ASCA’s Webinars page.

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Attend ASCA’s Two Final 2019 Webinars

The last two webinars in ASCA’s 2019 series will examine recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ASC quality reporting program and the impact of Medicare’s 2020 final ASC payment rule.

On November 19, Gina Throneberry, ASCA’s director of education and clinical affairs, and Donna Slosburg, former executive director of the ASC Quality Collaboration, will lead “CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs.” They will discuss the quality measures that must be reported in 2020, 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’s director of Government Affairs and regulatory counsel Kara Newbury will present “Understanding Medicare’s 2020 Final Payment Rule” on December 3. She will explain how ASC payment rates will change in 2020 and whether new procedures were added to the final list of those eligible to be performed on Medicare patients in the ASC setting.

Each webinar begins at 1:00 pm ET; you can participate in the live broadcasts to ask your questions in real time or view the recordings at your convenience.

The price per webinar is $100 for ASCA members and $150 for nonmembers. Both webinars are included in ASCA’s 2019 Webinar All-Access Pass, which also includes the recordings for all 17 webinars from earlier in the year.

Learn more and register on ASCA’s Webinars page.

Names in the News

Do you have a new hire? Did your company win an award? Or did your management change? You can highlight all your company announcements in the Names in the News section of the ASC Focus website. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.

ASCA members will need to be logged in and nonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.

Please send your announcement to