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THE ASCA JOURNAL JUNE/JULY 2017


10 MEDICATION


MANAGEMENT HOT SPOTS Accreditation standards that can challenge ASCs


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 AS I SEE IT Patient safety, it is everyone’s job


18 DOING BUSINESS Performing hand and upper extremity procedures in an ASC


22 COMPLIANCE Make HIPAA compliance a top priority


26 REGULATORY REVIEW CPI-U and secondary rescaling


32 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT 21st Century Cures Act becomes law


34 ASCA NEWS Sign up for ASCA’s upcoming webinars


36 WEB CRAWL Enter your Q2 benchmarking data in July


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; 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. 6 | ISSN 1944-7280


FEATURES


14 WORKING WITH COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES Check accreditation, state registration and licensure, and FDA track record


16 WINNING OVER PATIENTS THROUGH ENGAGEMENT Participation leads to better outcomes


38 SCREENING COLONOSCOPY PROGRAM REAPS REWARDS ‘Scopes for Hope’ at Surgery Center of Farmington sees early success


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