Subscribe to ASCA’s 2019 Benchmarking Survey Data collection for the first quar- ter (Q1) of ASCA’s 2019 Clinical & Operational Benchmarking Survey is open from April 1–30. Submit your ASC’s data before the deadline to get a complete picture of the trends for the year. The Clinical & Operational Bench- marking Survey provides vital data you can use to improve clinical out- comes, staff indicators and billing performance at your center. Survey content areas include volume, quality, complications, financial and opera- tional measures. If you have not yet subscribed to the 2019 survey, purchase your sub- scription today to keep your ASC on track for success in 2019 and beyond. ASCA members receive a 34 percent discount on survey subscriptions. To learn more or purchase your subscription, visit ascassociation. org/ascabenchmarking.

New Edition of Finance & Accounting for ASCs Now on Sale The fourth edition of Finance & Accounting for ASCs is now avail- able for purchase through ASCA’s Online Store. This valuable publication covers the fundamental concepts every ASC manager needs to know to protect the financial health of their ASC. It fea- tures contributions from nationally recognized experts in ASC finance and is illustrated with real-world examples. Topics covered include basic accounting principles, budget- ing, financial statements, reimburse- ments and financial analysis. All material in this latest edi- tion has been reviewed and updated. A new chapter on strategic plan- ning helps ASCs build for tomor- row based on their current strengths and weaknesses.


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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 web site. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.

ASCA members will need to be logged in andnonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.

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Last Chance to Register for ASCA 2019 Hurry up and register for the ASCA 2019 Conference & Expo, May 15–18 in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s meeting will feature more than 50 educational sessions, ample networking opportunities and one of the largest ASC-specific exhibit halls of the year in the US. Attendees will hear from featured speakers Scott Hamilton, Olympic gold medal-win- ning figure skater; and Alex Sheen, founder of the international social movement because I said I would. Outside of educational develop-

ment, ASCA’s annual conference will offer a variety of opportunities for fun, including ASCA’s Backyard in the exhibit hall where attendees can take part in cornhole, ringtoss, bocce ball and other favorite back- yard games; the energizing ASCA Bootcamp workout on Friday morn- ing; and a social event Friday evening at an authentic Nashville honky tonk. To learn more and sign up, visit ASCA members receive discounted rates on each registration.

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