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WEB CRAWL ASC RESOURCES Check out the website links below.


RENEW YOUR ASCA MEMBERSHIP BY FEBRUARY 28 Renew your ASCA membership for 2019 and make sure you do not miss any member benefits. Being an ASCA member provides your staff access to vital educational resources, valuable net- working opportunities, essential industry news and tools to use daily in your prac- tice. Members can renew online through ASCA’s website or by contacting Mem- ber Relations Manager LaToya Millet at lmillet@ascassociation.org and request an invoice. ascassociation.org/renew


USE ASCA’s 2019 BENCHMARKING SURVEY TO IMPROVE YOUR ASC Participate in ASCA’s Clinical & Oper- ational Benchmarking Survey to get valuable quality and performance data about your ASC that can be compared with other participating facilities. Designed by ASC benchmarking


experts and based on feedback from ASCA members, this survey features dynamic filtering capabilities and pro- duces easy-to-read reports that can be compared to national and specialty trends. ASCA members receive a 34 per- cent discount on survey subscriptions. ascassociation.org/


ascabenchmarking


ACCESS HIGH-QUALITY LANGUAGE SERVICES FOR ASCs Through ASCA’s affinity partnership with Akorbi, ASCA members enjoy special discounted rates on Akorbi’s high-quality Medicare-compliant trans- lation and interpretation services. Learn more about how Akorbi’s language solutions—available in more than 170 languages—can benefit your ASC. ascassociation.org/akorbi


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 andnonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.


Please send your announcement to editorial@ascassociation.org.


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REQUEST YOUR CE CREDITS FROM ASCA’s 2019 WINTER SEMINAR Those who attended ASCA’s 2019 Win- ter Seminar, January 17–19, in Austin, Texas, have until February 28, 2019, to request nursing contact hours, Admin- istrator Education Units (AEU) for the Certified Administrator Surgery Cen- ter (CASC) credential, and Infection Prevention Contact Hours (IPCH) for the Certified Ambulatory Infection Pre- ventionist (CAIP) credential. To obtain nursing contact hours, AEUs or IPCHs, you must submit an online evaluation for each session that you attended via the link on the back of your name badge. If you have questions, write registration@ ascassociation.org. Please note that nursing contact hours


are not offered for the Coding Update & Reimbursement Strategies track. Attendees submitting coding con- tact hours will need to follow the direc- tions established by AAPC. Coding contact hours will be offered only for the Coding Update & Reimbursement Strategies track. If you have topic suggestions for the


2020 Winter Seminar, complete an online evaluation about the event via the link on the back of your name badge. ascassociation.org/


2019winterseminar/education/education


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