Last Chance to Register for Coding Seminar Attend ASCA’s 2015 Winter Coding Seminar, January 22–24, in San Diego to ensure that your ASC is prepared for 2015’s coding and billing changes. Earn up to 19.5 CEUs from the

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and learn best cod- ing practices for specialties includ- ing gastroenterology, orthopedics, urology, cardiology, ENT, ophthal- mology, gynecology, spine and pain management. Saturday’s sessions will incorporate hands-on coding exercises, and partici- pants should come prepared to spend approximately 20–30 minutes working coding examples.

The seminar will take place at the

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina near SeaWorld San Diego. This beautiful vacation resort offers incredible

ocean views, waterfront

dining, a contemporary poolside lounge and an eco-friendly spa. The full-service marina also includes jet skis, sailboats, kayaks, sport fishing and whale excursions. Visit

Coding to register and get more infor- mation, including a detailed schedule, faculty list, hotel discounts and con- tinuing education information.

Save the Date for ASCA’s New Leadership Seminar ASCA’s Medical Director Leader- ship Seminar, May 16–17, 2015, in Orlando, will target the unique inter- ests and needs of medical directors and other physician leaders in the ASC setting. The program will address key deci- sion-making strategies related to cur- rent and emerging practices and tech- nology and explore best practices in long-term business planning and man- agement. It also will provide extensive networking opportunities.



Orlando, Florida, location of ASCA’s Medical Director Leadership Seminar.

To obtain continuing medical education (CME) credits, you must attend this meeting. ASCA 2015, the association’s annual meeting this year, will not offer CME credits. The seminar will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida, a facility recog- nized as one of the top luxury resorts in Orlando. Learn more at www.ascassociation. org/2015MedicalDirectors.

ASC Quality and Access Act Breaks Cosponsor Records

A record number of members of Con- gress cosponsored the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2013 (H.R. 2500 / S. 1137) ahead of the midterm elections in November 2014. The legislation received 80 cosponsors in the House and eight in the Senate. The same bill got 58 cosponsors in the House and 11 in the Senate in 2011–2012. ASCA staff would like to thank all of the members who participated in the grassroots efforts, such as the national fly-ins or hosting a facility tour, which made it possible to reach this record. Having a large number of cosponsors can help communicate the importance of ASC issues and make the difference between being included

in key end-of-year legislative pack- ages and being left out. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of ASCA’s 2015 Capital Fly-Ins (June 16–17 or September 29–30). The ASCA Capitol Fly-In is an opportunity to build a personal relationship with the members of Congress that represent you, your center and your patients. “Flying-in” to DC allows you to meet directly with your members of Congress and educate them on the high-quality care that ASCs provide.

Names in the News

Do you have a new hire? Did your company win an award? Or did your management change? You can highlight all your company announcements in our online-only Names in the News section. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.

ASCA members will need to be logged in to access this free resource.

Nonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.

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