ASCA NEWS: Access Recordings of ASCA 2020


Access Recordings of ASCA 2020

If you missed attending the ASCA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, July 9–10, not to worry. The recordings of all ASCA 2020 sessions are available on demand until October 31. As an ASCA member, you can access the keynote addresses, general sessions, affiliate presentations and focus groups at no cost. To access the entire virtual conference—including the educational sessions—you must register as an attendee.

Learn more on the ASCA 2020 website.

Prepare for CASC with This Review Course


The materials from the virtual Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) post-conference workshop, held July 27–28, are available on demand until October 31. The course provides an in-depth review of the key topics in the CASC exam’s five content areas:

  • regulatory and legal issues
  • finance
  • delivery of patient care
  • quality management
  • human resources

Each content area is covered by expert faculty with extensive experience in ASC management.

Learn more on the Virtual CASC Review website.

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Attend ASCA’s September Webinars

In September, ASCA will offer three webinars as part of its 2020 Webinar Series.

On September 8, Jan Allison, RN, senior director of regulatory at AmSurg headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, will lead “How to Succeed When a CMS Survey Strikes.” The webinar will examine the evolving climate of Medicare surveys and offer a clear overview of the regulatory requirements. Attendees will walk through a typical day in the life of a Medicare survey, discuss current survey deficiency trends and identify important compliance strategies that will assist them in maintaining a continued state of survey readiness.

Tami Robinson, RN, director of nursing at Unity Surgical Center in Lafayette, Indiana, will present “Bringing Out the Best in Your Staff: Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone” on September 22. This presentation will offer ideas and tips for enhancing staff morale as well as dissect strategies that help boost employee engagement and encourage staff to go beyond their comfort zone.

Lastly, on September 29, Jennifer Morris, administrator of Surgicare of Wichita in Wichita, Kansas, will lead “Strategies to Recruit and Retain Physicians in the ASC.” This webinar will discuss how recruiting and retaining physicians is vital to sustaining an ASC and explore strategies for attracting and retaining physicians that can be incorporated into daily and weekly routines.

All three webinars will take place at 1:00 pm ET and all are included in ASCA’s 2020 Webinar All-Access Pass, which provides access to all 20 webinars in this year’s series for one low fee.

Learn more and register on ASCA’s Webinars page.

Member Focus

Member Focus invites ASCA members to express their views on key ASC issues. Share your perspective with your colleagues and get to know your peers in the ASC community.

Complete a brief Member Focus questionnaire and you could be selected for a future profile.

Go to ASCA's Member Focus page to learn more.