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ASCA NEWS


Time Running Out to Register for ASCA’s Winter Seminars You still


have time to register for


ASCA’s 2018 Winter Seminars, January 11–13, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sign up now to learn how to implement an effec- tive infection prevention program, min- imize your regulatory and legal risks, keep up with the latest coding and billing changes and improve your ASC’s perfor- mance with the expert insights and real- world advice these seminars will deliver. This year’s program features three seminars: “Coding Update & Reim- bursement Strategies,” “Minimizing Your Regulatory & Legal Risk” and— new in 2018—“Infection Control & Prevention Techniques for ASCs.” Each seminar offers three days of focused, intensive educational sessions designed specifically for ASC adminis- trators, coding and billing staff, infec- tion preventionists and other ASC staff responsible for directing and perform- ing activities in these operational areas.


All three seminars run concurrently in the same location. When you regis- ter for one seminar, you get access to sessions from the other seminars at no additional cost. Visit www.ascassociation.org/2018


winterseminars to learn more and reg- ister. ASCA members save $100 when registering one attendee and $200 for every additional attendee.


Attend ASCA 2018 in Boston Don’t miss ASCA’s annual meeting, April 11–14, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. ASCA 2018 will feature more than 60 educational sessions, one of the largest ASC-industry exhibit halls of the year, extensive network ing and professional development opportuni- ties and the first-ever ASC carnival. New this year are special advanced courses designed for experienced ASC staff. One of those advanced courses will be on information technology. Gerard Nussbaum of Zarach Associates will


present Prevent Cyber Crime in Your ASC and discuss who might be targeting your ASC, how they can gain access and how you can keep them at bay. Once your ASCA 2018 sessions end


each day, you can take advantage of all that Boston has to offer. The Hynes Convention Center is centrally located in the heart of the historic Back Bay neighborhood, a world- class shopping and dining destination. Visit www.ascassociation.org/asca


2018 to register for ASCA 2018, download the event program, make your hotel reser- vations and learn more about the meeting.


Buy ASCA’s 2018 Webinar All-Access Pass ASCA’s 2018 webinar series includes 17 programs covering essential ASC manage- ment topics ranging from infection control training and best practices in surgical instru- ment reprocessing to preventing narcotic diversion and managing adverse events. ASCA members can


save up to


Achieving Accreditation


2018


Improving health care quality through accreditation.


MARCH 16-17, TAMPA, FL www.aaahc.org/achieve


$1,300 by purchasing the 2018 Webinar All-Access Pass. For one low fee, you have access to both the live events and the recordings for the entire series. All webinars offer continuing edu- cation (CE) credits, last an hour and are held on Tuesdays. AEU credits are also available Visit www.ascassociation.org/


webinars to register. 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 the ASC Focus web site. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.


ASCA members will need to be logged in and nonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.


Please send your announcement to editorial@ascassociation.org.


26 ASC FOCUS JANUARY 2018 |www.ascfocus.org


LEARN ABOUT THE 2018 STANDARDS!


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