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THE ASCA JOURNAL JANUARY 2015


14 EASING THE TRANSITION Advice for moving patients and procedures from HOPDs into ASCs


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 AS I SEE IT Ten biggest challenges and opportunities facing ASCs in 2015


FEATURES


12 ASCA 2015 Communicate effectively to improve the performance of your ASC


20 REGULATORY REVIEW What you need to know to meet ASC-8 quality reporting requirements


22 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Elections report


24 ASCA NEWS Last chance to register for ASCA’s 2015 coding seminar


25 WEB CRAWL ASCA updates payment resources with 2015 rates


18 RUNNING A TIGHT SHIP How to manage ASC staff to ensure full coverage


26 PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION What ASCs need to know


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, Joe Hornig and Rob Kurtz


Advertising inquiries should be addressed to Chris Schriever at 202.337.1897. Vol. 8, No. 1 | ISSN 1944-7280


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