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WEB CRAWL ASC RESOURCES Check out the website links below.


GET YOUR CE CREDITS FOR 2018 WINTER SEMINARS Those who attended ASCA’s 2018 Winter Seminars, January 11–13, in Las Vegas, Nevada, have until Febru- ary 28, 2018, to submit the evaluations needed to get their nursing contact hours and/or administrator education units (AEUs) for these programs. Attendees submitting coding con- tact hours will need to follow the direc- tions established by AAPC. To obtain nursing contact hours and administrator education units (AEUs), submit your evaluation for each ses- sion that you attended online by Feb- ruary 28, 2018, via the link on the back of your name badge. If you no longer have your badge, call ASCA at 703.836.5904 to get your ID number. Please note that nursing contact hours


are not offered for the Cod ing Update & Reimbursement Strategies Seminar. If you are interested in helping ASCA plan the 2019 Winter Seminars, complete an online evaluation about the meeting via the link on the back of your name badge. www.ascassociation.org/


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BASC TO OFFER CAIP The Board of Ambulatory Surgery Cer- tification (BASC) will administer the Certified Ambulatory


Infection Pre-


ventionist (CAIP) certification start- ing this fall. The first testing period for the CAIP exam will be October 1–31, 2018. The electronic application for the October testing period will be August 1–31, 2018. For more information, download the handbook at www.aboutcaip.org. www.ascassociation.org/caip/ mini-handbook


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY FEBRUARY 28 ASCA members who fail to renew their membership for 2018 by February 28 will have their benefits suspended. Make sure you have continuous access to vital resources like ASCA Connect, ASC Focus magazine, discounts on clinical benchmarking, breaking news updates delivered direct to your inbox and free and discounted educational tools and programming. If you haven’t already signed up for 2018, renew your membership online today or contact LaToya Millet, member relations man- ager, at lmillet@ascassociation.org for an invoice. www.ascassociation.org/renew


ACCESS LANGUAGE SERVICES ASCA has formed an affinity partnership with Akorbi to provide ASCs with high-quality translation and interpretation services. Through this relationship, ASCA members enjoy special discounted rates. www.ascassociation.org/akorbi


NEW EDITION OF DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT E-BOOK NOW AVAILABLE Whether you are establishing an ASC for the first time or have years of experi- ence in ASC management, the new edi- tion of the ASC operational guide Devel- oping & Managing Ambulatory Surgery Centers has something to offer you. This book examines the four corner- stones of an ASC—patient and clinical care, risk management, business office systems, and managed care and payer contracting—and includes contributions from more than a dozen ASC industry leaders. Readers call it “an easy read that dives deep on what matters,” “a great reference” and “a must-buy.” The new edition of Developing &


Managing Ambulatory Surgery Cen- ters features a foreword by ASCA CEO Bill Prentice, a new chapter on pediatric ASCs and updated content. It is on sale now for $79.99 for ASCA members and $99.99 for nonmembers. www.ascassociation.org/


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