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THE ASCA JOURNAL MARCH 2019


10 ASCA 2019 HEADS TO NASHVILLE


Join ASCA in Music City for education, networking and Honky Tonkin’


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


8 ASCA 2019 Secrets to successful equipment buying


16 DOING BUSINESS Use technology to make patient engagement a priority


20 REGULATORY REVIEW Medicare’s top citations in 2018


FEATURES


14 EXPLORE NEW REVENUE SOURCES IN GI Consider new procedures, ancillary services and payment models


26 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COULD TRANSFORM COLONOSCOPY Improved ADR, quality reporting and reimbursement likely to follow


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT ASCA in the forefront of CRC screening advocacy


24 ASCA NEWS Register for ASCA’s March webinars


25 WEB CRAWL Access ASCA’s 2019 Medicare payment resources


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, 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, Sharita Williams and Rob Kurtz.


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 12, No. 3 | ISSN 1944-7280


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