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THE ASCA JOURNAL FEBRUARY 2018


8 PROVIDING HIGH-ACUITY ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE CASES


Strategies for success lie in pre- and postop care


DEPARTMENTS 4 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


6 ASCA 2018 Use TeamSTEPPS to communicate effectively


20 REGULATORY REVIEW TKA comes off the inpatient-only list


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT ASCAPAC thanks its donors


24 ASCA NEWS ASCA 2018 to Offer Life Safety Code Session


25 WEB CRAWL Get Your CE Credits for 2018 Winter Seminars


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. 2 | ISSN 1944-7280


FEATURES


14 BENCHMARK BEYOND REQUIREMENTS Use external and internal parameters


16 PARTICIPATE IN AN ORTHOPEDIC REGISTRY Join the ‘transparency revolution’


18 PROVIDE HEALTH LITERACY TO PATIENTS Share basic information and encourage questions


26 INNOVATIONS IN OUTPATIENT FOOT SURGERY More foot cases are migrating into the ASC setting


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