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THE ASCA JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017


8 BE CLEAR


ON MEDICAL DEVICE CLEARANCE PROCESS


What ASCs need to know about FDA 510(k)


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


14 REGULATIONS OSHA updates its reporting requirements


16 DOING BUSINESS Not too late to succeed under MIPS


18 TECHNOLOGY Rein in surgical case coordination inefficiencies


20 FINANCES Take your ASC revenue cycle to the next level


21 REGULATORY REVIEW Access ASCA’s regulatory resources


23 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT 2017 in the rearview


24 ASCA NEWS Register now to save on ASCA’s Winter Seminars


25 WEB CRAWL Benchmarking Q3 reports available in November


12 GET THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT AT THE RIGHT PRICE Plan ahead, take your time and do your research before making a purchase


26 IMPROVE SURGEON SATISFACTION Invest in OR technology


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. 10 | ISSN 1944-7280


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