ASCA NEWS: Renew Your ASCA Membership for 2021


Renew Your ASCA Membership for 2021

Make sure you can continue to take advantage of all your member benefits, including:

  • ASCA’s HIPAA Workbook for ASCs, designed to help ASCs meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requirements and reduce their HIPAA-associated risks;
  • the ability to collaborate with other ASC professionals on ASCA Connect about issues affecting your ASC and your bottom line;
  • discounted access to ASCA’s Webinar Series, which covers a variety of topics, including quality management, delivery of patient care, beneficial business practices, regulatory and legal issues and human resources; and
  • access to ASCA’s members-only Medicare Rate Calculator, which makes it easy to calculate your facility’s Medicare reimbursement rates.

Members can renew online or by writing LaToya Millet and requesting an invoice.

Tune in to ASCA’s Advancing Surgical Care Podcast


ASCA’s new Advancing Surgical Care Podcast, introduced earlier this year, features conversations with leaders in the ASC community discussing essential industry news and information. The series is available on most major streaming platforms and includes discussions with experts like Tom Deas, MD, a highly regarded gastroenterologist and former president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Michael Patterson, RN, CASC, president and chief executive officer of Mississippi Valley Health and Elizabeth Munnich, a distinguished healthcare economist and professor at the University of Louisville. Visit the site regularly for new episodes.

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Register for ASCA’s October Webinars

ASCA will host three webinars in October.

Ann Geier, chief nursing officer of Surgical Information Systems in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, will lead “What Do I Have to Complete… and When?” on Tuesday, October 6. During this webinar, attendees will get checklists that itemize key concerns for ASC administrators and gain practical tips and strategies designed to help busy administrators stay on track.

On Tuesday, October 20, Rebecca Overton-Geise, president of NSN Revenue Resources in Tampa, Florida, will present “Optimizing Profitability Through Engagement and Team Alignment.” Attendees will explore creative ways of improving their team’s knowledge, accountability and overall engagement to improve revenue cycle outcomes and increase the profitability of their centers.

Lastly, on Tuesday, October 27, John Goehle, chief operating officer of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies in Spencerport, New York, will explore the various types of organizational structures common in ASCs and discuss the responsibilities of governing body members under the Medicare Conditions for Coverage and review the attributes of a high-functioning and compliant governing board.

All three webinars will take place at 1:00 pm ET, and all are included in the 2020 Webinar All-Access Pass. This pass provides access to the live events and recordings of all 20 webinars this year at one low price. ASCA members save an additional $100 on the All- Access Pass.

Visit ASCA’s Webinars page to learn more and register.

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