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THE ASCA JOURNAL JANUARY 2018


12 INDUSTRY FORECAST Where ASCs stand in the business of health care


DEPARTMENTS 8 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


10 ASCA 2018 Bringing cardiac cases into ASCs


20 DOING BUSINESS OR utilization: the double-edged sword


22 REGULATORY REVIEW CMS’ new emergency preparedness requirements


24 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT 2018 ASCA advocacy event calendar


26 ASCA NEWS Time running out to register for ASCA’s Winter Seminars


27 WEB CRAWL Tap into decades of experience with this development guide


28 PREVENT SURGICAL FIRES Reduce risk with understanding


FEATURES


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. 11, No. 1 | ISSN 1944-7280


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