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THE ASCA JOURNAL OCTOBER 2016


12 POWER IN NUMBERS Work with local authorities when creating your emergency preparedness plan


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


8 AS I SEE IT Use data to your advantage


22 DOING BUSINESS The nuts and bolts of clinical data registries


24 REGULATORY REVIEW Patient experience survey coming to ASCs


30 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT The debate on Certificate of Need


35 ASCA NEWS Register for October webinars


36 WEB CRAWL Q3 ASCA Benchmarking data submission opens


FEATURES


16 IS YOUR ASC EQUIPPED TO RESPOND TO DISASTERS? Make emergency preparedness a top priority in your surgery center


18 BENCHMARK TO PROVIDE BEST QUALITY CARE ASCA’s second generation clinical and operational program offers apples-to-apples comparison


20 USERS PRAISE ASCA’S ONLINE TRAINING SERIES Three new courses to be added in fall


38 HOW TO DRAFT A PLAN OF CORRECTION Do it quickly and make sure that it is executable


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. 9 | ISSN 1944-7280


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