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THE ASCA JOURNAL MARCH 2017


10 STAY ON TOP OF WATER QUALITY


Avoid contaminants with careful testing and vigilance


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


8 ASCA 2017 Reduce supply costs in your independent ASC


20 REGULATORY REVIEW Analyzing CMS’ Final Emergency Preparedness Rule


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Advocacy plays critical role in preventing colon cancer


24 ASCA NEWS Register now for ASCA 2017


25 WEB CRAWL Recognize National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


FEATURES


12 TIPS FOR MANAGING IMPLANTS AND SUPPLIES Reduce costs, increase value, maintain choice


14 LESSONS LEARNED OPERATING ASCs IN LOW-INCOME AREAS Be cognizant of financial obstacles and cultural differences


18 CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLANNING IN ASCs Effective communication, drills and working with your local organizations are key


26 CALCULATE YOUR ASC’s OR COST PER MINUTE ASCs that do can reduce expenses and improve contracts


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, Katy Hurtz and Rob Kurtz. Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 10, No. 3 | ISSN 1944-7280


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