Register Today for ASCA 2017 Make plans to attend ASCA 2017, May 3–6, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. This year, ASCA’s annual meeting will offer you oppor- tunities to network with other ASC professionals, visit with exhibi- tors, meet with industry experts and attend more than 60 educational ses- sions on the key business, financial, clinical and regulatory issues you face at your ASC. Attendees also can take advantage of continuing educa- tion (CE) credits, including AEUs, offered in most sessions. Visit 2017/home to register for ACA 2017, book your hotel room and access a complete schedule. Those who have already registered but not yet booked a hotel room are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Represent ASCs on Capitol Hill When you attend ASCA 2017, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in ASCA’s National Advocacy Day pro- gram. This is your chance to meet face- to-face with your representatives on Capitol Hill and advocate for the poli- cies you need to support your ASC. The National Advocacy Day events

will take place May 3 and 4. Prior to your meetings on Capitol Hill, attend a one-hour training session on the legisla- tive process and issues that are relevant to ASCs. You will receive briefing mate- rials and talking points and find out who will accompany you as you visit Capi- tol Hill. ASCA also will hold a training webinar for attendees on Tuesday, April 18 at 2:00 pm ET.

The deadline to register for the

National Advocacy Day program is April 14. Visit www.ascassociation. org/asca2017/advocacy to sign up and learn more. If you have questions,

write Danielle Kaster

Attend ASCA’s Webinar on Regulatory Risks ASCA will offer one webinar


month: “Reading the Tea Leaves— What Are the Top Ten Regulatory Risks Your ASC Will Face in 2017?” on April 11 at 1:00 pm ET. Robert Liles, JD, managing member

of Liles Parker PLLC, will present the webinar. He will discuss recent admin- istrative, civil and criminal enforce- ment actions against health care pro- viders’ practices and go over the risks and challenges ASCs are likely to face during the rest of 2017. The cost for ASCA members is $395 and $595 for nonmembers. You can also sign up for ASCA’s All-Access Pass and pay one low rate to gain access to the entire 2017 webinar series. Register online at www.ascassocia- All webinars will be recorded and available for purchase on ASCA’s Learning Center, asca.sclive- Nursing contact hours and administrator education units (AEU) will be available, and multiple members of your staff can participate using the same online connection. Partici- pate in the live broadcast to ask your ques- tions real-time during the presentation.

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 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.

Please send your announcement to

24 ASC FOCUS APRIL 2017 at dkaster@

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