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THE ASCA JOURNAL FEBRUARY 2016


10 ADVOCACY IN ACTION Follow an ASC bill on its journey to becoming a law


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 ASCA 2016 Protect your data


18 DOING BUSINESS A case study of a multi-specialty ASC leveraging technology to increase revenue


20 REGULATORY REVIEW A detailed analysis of Medicare’s 2016 Final Payment Rule


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT ASC supporters in Congress face tough reelections


24 ASCA NEWS Register now for ASCA 2016


25 WEB CRAWL Renew your ASCA membership


FEATURES


14 SETTING THE RULES How the regulatory requirements that apply to your ASC are created and changed


16 PURCHASING AN EMR Do your research before you buy


26 SELF-CHAMPIONING YOUR ASC Stand up for your center and the work that you do for your community


ASC Focus is published by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703.836.8808, fax: 703.549.0976, www.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; Writer–Editor: Sahely Mukerji; Staff Writers: Kara Newbury, Jesse Chimes and Rob Kurtz


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 9, No. 2 | ISSN 1944-7280


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