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THE ASCA JOURNAL AUGUST 2017


8 KNOW YOUR STATE’S NURSING SCOPE


OF PRACTICE DEFINITIONS Educate yourself to avoid adverse outcomes and litigation


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


18 REGULATORY REVIEW Find answers and clarifications on the OAS CAHPS survey


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Lobby for your ASC


FEATURES


10 CREATIVE STAFFING STRATEGIES FOR HIGHEST EFFICIENCY Adaptability and flexibility play key roles


14 RECRUITING AND RETAINING PHYSICIANS Develop a long-term plan, be responsive to your doctors’ needs and make sure staff is happy


24 ASCA NEWS Attend August webinars on CMS surveys, risk management


25 WEB CRAWL Order ASCA 2017 session recordings


16 COST SAVINGS IN HUMAN RESOURCES Hire smart, cross-train and keep staff morale high


26 GETTING STAFF TO BUY IN TO CHANGE Communicate clearly, gain staff support and hold employees accountable


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. 7 | ISSN 1944-7280


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