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THE ASCA JOURNAL JUNE/JULY 2020


10 STAYING CURRENT


WITH ANSI/AAMI ST79 What ASCs need to know


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 AS I SEE IT Adopt a reprocessing initiative


22 DOING BUSINESS Maximize the value of end-of-month reports


28 REGULATORY REVIEW ONC releases new electronic health information regulations


34 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Host a facility tour for National ASC Month


38 ASCA NEWS Register for ASCA’s virtual annual conference


40 WEB CRAWL Mark your calendar for Member Appreciation Week


FEATURES


14 FDA UPDATES EXTENDED USE DRUGS LIST TO MEET COVID-19 DEMANDS Protocols ASCs need to put in place to use these medications safely and avoid citations


16 JOINING FORCES AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC ASCs nationwide come together to help their communities


18 GREEN YOUR OR Recycle, use eco-friendly products and identify a sustainability champion in your center


42 EMBRACE CHANGE Add new procedures, technology to your ASC


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, Alex Taira, Sharita Williams and Rob Kurtz.


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 13, No. 6 | ISSN 1944-7280


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