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THE ASCA JOURNAL APRIL 2015


12 TECH ADVANTAGE Put your IT system to work to improve and demonstrate quality


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 ASCA 2015 Do more with less


10 AS I SEE IT Harness data to improve your billing process


FEATURES


16 DOING BUSINESS Clinical informatics in ASCs


18 REGULATORY REVIEW Medicare quality reporting 2015


20 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Thanks to the ASCAPAC Board


22 ASCA NEWS Sign up for this month’s webinars


24 WEB CRAWL


Q1 benchmarking data collection to open April 1


14 OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS Fine tune your organization’s IT investments with process improvement tools


26 PACKAGED SERVICES AND NCCI EDITS 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. 4 | ISSN 1944-7280


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