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THE ASCA JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2016


7 ASK AN RN The value of nursing input into ASC building design


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


15 INSURANCE Trends in medical risk transfer


17 DOING BUSINESS Grow your ASC


19 REGULATORY REVIEW Prepare now for proposed changes in Medicare quality reporting


21 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT One-on-one with ASC champion Linda Sanchez


22 ASCA NEWS Earn CE credits right from your computer


25 WEB CRAWL Tackle your toughest challenges with help from ASCA’S 2017 Winter Seminars


FEATURES


9 SPLASH, SOAP, RINSE, DRY How to assess hand hygiene and stay compliant


11 ASCs TRAINING PERIOPERATIVE RNs Dearth of trained nurses has inspired surgery centers to develop their own programs


13 ASC COLLECTIONS UNDER HEALTH CARE REFORM Talk with your patients early to ensure success


26 FIRE SAFETY COMPLIANCE The changes that ASCs can expect with the implementation of the 2012 Life Safety Code


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, www.ascassociation.org. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from ASCA is prohibited.


Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Writer–Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Kara Newbury, Jesse Chimes and Rob Kurtz. Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 9, No. 8 | ISSN 1944-7280


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