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THE ASCA JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2019


8 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS


FOR AN ASC Choose an ASC architect and work closely with your state health department and full team


The waiting area of Key Whitman Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas. Eckert Wordell designed the ASC.


DEPARTMENTS


25 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT What ‘Medicare for All’ could mean for your facility


28 ASCA NEWS Register for ASCA’s 2020 Winter Seminar


29 WEB CRAWL ASCA introduces online ‘Ask & Answered’ series


6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


22 DOING BUSINESS Control ancillary services costs


24 REGULATORY REVIEW Keep your next building project compliant


FEATURES


12 ROLE OF HVAC IN INFECTION PREVENTION Implement a system that monitors and logs temperature, humidity and pressure of your unit


14 IMPROVE OUTCOMES THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE


Follow the rules, educate staff and create checklists


18 PROTECT YOUR ASC FROM EMBEZZLEMENT


Establish internal controls, use an external accountant and conduct regular audits


30 TRENDS IN ASC DESIGN Consider these practical, cost-cutting ideas


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. 8 | ISSN 1944-7280


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