This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.

BY JOE HORNIG Register Today for ASCA 2013 Registration is open for ASCA 2013! ASCA members can save $300 and more by taking advantage of the early registration and multi-attendee dis- counts ASCA is offering this year. Ear- ly registration discounts end March 2. ASCA 2013 will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, April 17–20. Attendees can take advan- tage of discounted rates at four nearby hotels located in the heart of Boston’s picturesque and historic Back Bay neighborhood. This year, ASCA has partnered with ConferenceDirect to provide a housing bureau to assist with hotel reservations. Visit the ASCA 2013 web site at for a detailed meeting schedule; faculty list; news about special events, including the social event, the celebration luncheon, tours and receptions; continuing educa- tion information; and resources that in- clude a map of the hotels and convention center and an exhibit hall map.

Attend February Webinars on Pain Management and Credentialing ASCA will offer two webinars this month: “How to Keep Pain Manage- ment Cases in Your ASC” on Tuesday, February 5, and “Credentialing 101” on Tuesday, February 19. Both webinars will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. Amy Mowles, chief executive officer and president of Mowles Medical Prac- tice Management LLC in Edgewater, Maryland, will present the first webinar. She will discuss solutions to the two ba- sic challenges in retaining intervention- al pain management cases: physicians who would rather treat patients in their offices than in an ASC and physicians who want to develop their own ASC or partner with an ASC management com- pany in a new or existing ASC. Cindy Young, RN, CASC, adminis- trative director of the Surgery Center

32 ASC FOCUS FEBRUARY 2013 Hynes Convention Center, site of ASCA 2013.

of Farmington in Farmington, Mis- souri, will present the second webinar. She will discuss how to ensure that an ASC’s credentialing program is built on a solid foundation and has all of its es- sential elements in place. From the ini- tial application process through month- ly tasks and the re-application process, attendees will walk through the process step-by-step. She will also present the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Ser- vices’ credentialing requirements. Register online at www.ascassocia- ASCA members can register for the entire 2013 Webinar Se- ries at once and save an additional 10 percent on the total price.

New Four-Day Specialty Seminar Program Coming this Fall ASCA will offer four days of specialty seminars in October 2013. Full-day seminars on quality reporting and pur- chasing and inventory management will be included, as well as a two-day seminar on finance and accounting. The Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) Review Course will also be of-

fered on the first day of the program and the CASC exam will be administered on the last day.

Attendees can pick and choose the seminars they would like to attend or register for them all. More information about this new offer, including dates, location and registration informa- tion, will be made available at www.

Browse through ASCA’s Online Business Directory Search ASCA’s newly redesigned on- line ASC Supporter Business Directory to find the products and services that your ASC needs. Advanced search capabilities and

improved functionality make it easy to find products, such as equipment, in- struments, supplies and medical linens, and services, such as help obtaining ac- creditation for your ASC. Browse through more than 300 soft-

ware companies, group purchasing or- ganizations, management consultants and more. Access the directory at www.

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38