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THE ASCA JOURNAL JUNE/JULY 2015


10 PRICE TRANSPARENCY Models that work in ASCs


DEPARTMENTS 6 MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


8 AS I SEE IT Responding to recalls


26 DOING BUSINESS Four core practices for patient satisfaction


28 TECHNOLOGY EHR systems in your ASC


FEATURES


32 REGULATORY REVIEW What you need to know about short-cycle and immediate use steam sterilization


36 ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT Host your representatives on National ASC Day


38 ASCA NEWS New Salary and Benefits Survey debuts in June


41 WEB CRAWL Save the date for ASCA 2016


14 TRENDS IN PAYER CONTRACTING Naya Kehayes discusses consolidation, health insurance exchanges and spine codes


18 KEY STATISTICS Know the numbers that help support your patients and ASC


22 SHAPING LEADERSHIP Use executive coaching to develop effective physician leaders


42 IMPROVE OPERATIONS Six ways for ASCs to optimize business office performance


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. 6 | ISSN 1944-7280


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