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THE ASCA JOURNAL


JUNE 2013


12 OSHA INSPECTIONS: ARE YOU READY?


Meeting OSHA requirements helps ensure the safety of patients and staff.


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 AS I SEE IT What every ASC should know about drug shortages and compounding pharmacies.


27 MEDICARE MONITOR What does the prospect of paying the same regardless of where a procedure is performed mean for ASCs?


29 DOING BUSINESS Dos and don’ts of building a successful pain management program.


31 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Talking shop with Anita Bhatia, health insurance specialist at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


32 ASCA NEWS Register for ASCA’s 2013 Fall Seminars.


33 WEB CRAWL QualityNet site reporting begins July 1.


FEATURES


16 HOW TO KEEP YOUR DOCTORS HAPPY Ensure the success of your ASC by building strong, positive relationships with physicians.


19 ADDED INCENTIVES What to consider when setting up a bonus pay program in your ASC.


22 TEAM UP FOR TOP QUALITY CARE How to get the best from your anesthesia provider.


25 OPEN COMMUNICATION Educate patients about their estimated financial responsibility before the date of service.


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34 TURNING 30 Administrators at two ASCs preparing to celebrate nearly 30 years of continuous operation, share their survival tips and secrets of success.


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Chief Executive Officer: Bill Prentice; Director of Communications: Kay Tucker; Writer–Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Jonathan Beal, Joe Hornig and Rob Kurtz


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