New Salary and Benefits Survey Debuts in June Data collection for ASCA’s revamped Salary and Benefits Survey will open on June 1. All ASCs can participate for free. The survey collects national and

regional data on 20 ASC positions and can be used as a tool to attract and retain the best employees. Partici- pating ASCs will be able to compare their compensation packages to similar ASCs and use the data to help negoti- ate raises or determine the salary and benefits for a new position. Users will be able to benchmark their information with ASCs from the same region, with a similar number of employees, within the same specialty and with a similar number of patient encounters. The online platform also will pro- vide users with personalized graphi- cal reports and options for data com- parison to create the most meaningful reports possible. With 24/7 online availability, users will be able to enter data when and where they choose. For more information and to par- ticipate, visit SalarySurvey.

Upcoming Webinars to Discuss Clinical, Administrative Issues ASCA will offer five webinars in June and July that will cover moderate seda- tion in the GI suite, safe medication management, social media, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) and Quality Assurance and Performance Improve- ment (QAPI). Sekar S. Bhavani, MD, staff anes-

thesiologist and associate program director of Cleveland Clinic in Cleve- land, Ohio, will present “Moderate Sedation in the GI Suite” on June 1 at 1:00 pm ET. He will discuss what ASC owners, managers and anesthesi- ologists can do to ensure that the ASC setting can continue to provide endos- copy procedures that are both safe

38 ASC FOCUS JUNE/JULY 2015 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 of your company’s announcements in the Names in the News section of ASCA’s web site. This resource is available for free to both ASCA members and nonmembers.

ASCA members will need to be logged in and nonmembers will need to create a “Nonmember Guest Account” to access this free resource.

Please send your announcement to

and efficient for patients. Sheldon S. Sones of Sheldon Sones & Associates in Newington, Connecticut, will pres- ent “20 Things to Do Now to Ensure Safe Medication Management” on June 16 at 1:00 pm ET. The webinar will explore a recommended pathway for optimizing the medication manage- ment process to ensure safe, secure and compliant care. Ed Boniske, associate attorney with Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP of San Diego, California, will discuss “5 Tips for Handling Social Media in the Workplace” on June 30 at 1:00 pm ET. He will provide an over- view of legal issues surrounding the use of social media and practical tips for regulating its use in the work place. Cristina Bentin, president of Cod- ing Compliance Management LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will pres- ent “ICD-10: Current Documentation Practices and Contingency Plans that Impede Progress” on July 9 at 1:00 pm ET. She will provide an update on how the impending ICD-10 deadline will affect your ASC and how your documentation practices and contin- gency plans may need to be fine-tuned or overhauled. American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) credit


will be available for this webinar. Angie Blankinship, RN, CASC, administra- tor/chief nursing officer of Northstar- Healthcare Surgery Center in Dallas, will present “Compliance: From the QA Meeting to the Board Meeting” on July 21 at 1:00 pm ET. She will explain how to create compliant, informational and easy-to-use agendas and minutes for your ASC’s QAPI meetings. Visit to learn more and to register.

Still Time to Sign Up for ASCA’s June Capitol Fly-In The first of ASCA’s two 2015 Capi- tol Fly-In sessions will take place June 16–17 in Washington, DC. ASCA’s Capitol Fly-In Program is your oppor- tunity to join with other ASC advocates from around the country and lobby your members of Congress to support impor- tant ASC legislation. Over two days, you will learn about the issues affecting ASCs and the leg- islative process and meet with your legislators and their staff on Capi- tol Hill. Attendees of the June Fly-In will stay at the Liaison Hotel, just two blocks from the Capitol building. As a result of the 2014 Fly-Ins, more than 100 members of Congress cospon- sored important ASC legislation. Register online for the June or Sep-

tember Fly-In, September 29–30, at

Download Sessions from ASCA 2015 Were you unable to attend ASCA 2015 in Orlando, May 13-16, or while you were there, did you miss any sessions that you would have liked to attend? Session recordings available through the ASCA Learning Center can help you catch up on what you missed. Make sure that your ASC is positioned for optimal success. Visit the ASCA Learning Center at asca. and order the recordings that you need.

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