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WEB CRAWL ASC RESOURCES Check out the website links below.


Q2 BENCHMARKING REPORTS AVAILABLE AUGUST 15 The data collection period for the sec- ond quarter (Q2) of ASCA’s 2018 Clin- ical & Operational Benchmarking Sur- vey closes July 31. Q2 reports will be available August 15. If you have not yet purchased your subscription to the 2018 survey, sign up now. ASCA mem- bers save $170 on survey subscriptions. www.ascassociation.org/


ascabenchmarking


APPLY TO TAKE THE FIRST CAIP EXAM IN OCTOBER


The application period for the first Cer- tified Ambulatory Infection Prevention- ist (CAIP) exam is open August 1–31. The exam period, scheduled for Octo- ber 1–31, will provide candidates with the opportunity to earn the first creden- tial designed specifically for infection preventionists in the ASC industry. www.ascassociation.org/


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REGISTER FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT WEBINAR Earn continuing education credit while learning how to develop a meaning- ful quality improvement program that fosters buy-in from staff and moti- vates them to participate with ASCA’s August webinar, “Create a Meaningful Quality Improvement Program.” This program, led by Mid-Atlantic Surgery Pavilion Administrator Tina DiMarino, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, at 1:00 pm ET. ASCA members save 33 percent off the full price of the webinar. www.ascassociation.org/


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REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER NATIONAL ADVOCACY DAY Participants in ASCA’s National Advo- cacy Day on September 5 will attend three to five meetings with their congres- sional representatives to discuss the role ASCs play in providing safe and afford- able care to their communities. The day before the meetings, ASCA staff will brief participants on ASC legislation and provide tips on how to conduct effective congressional meetings. www.ascassociation.org/


2018nationaladvocacyday


MANAGEMENT E-BOOK NOW AVAILABLE Developing & Managing Ambulatory Surgery Centers offers a comprehensive overview of the various components of running an ASC. This electronic book focuses on the four major elements of ASC management—patient and clin- ical care, risk management, business office systems, and managed care and payer contracting—and includes con- tributions from more than a dozen ASC industry leaders. ASCA members receive a 20 percent discount. www.ascassociation.org/


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ASC FOCUS AUGUST 2018|www.ascfocus.org


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