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ASCA 2023 Conference & Expo Schedule

Please Note: All times are ET.

Wednesday, May 17

7:45 am–11:45 am
7:45 am–11:45 am
Pre-conference workshop (additional fee required)
A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing and Peer Review

CMS, accreditation organizations and state licensing regulations require credentialing and peer review. Misconceptions about the process abound. Learn how to correctly perform credentialing, recredentialing and peer review, and get answers to common questions from an accreditation surveyor and an attorney who specializes in credentialing and peer review. Real-world examples will be discussed.

AEU Content Area:

Human Resources

Faculty:

12:45 pm–4:45 pm
12:45 pm–4:45 pm
Pre-conference workshop (additional fee required)
Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation

Get to know the many benefits that Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation offers your ASC and get real-world advice on how to achieve and maintain that accreditation. Discuss essential components of AAAHC accreditation, including continuous quality improvement, patient and employee safety, and infection prevention and control. Then, look closely at the steps your ASC needs to take to make sure it measures up. Learn how to avoid the top deficiencies found during recent AAAHC accreditation surveys.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

5:00 pm–6:00 pm
5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Opening Keynote

Updates in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting measures your ASC is required to report now and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about those measures to help your ASC comply and avoid future cuts in your Medicare reimbursement rates.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

Faculty:

6:00 pm–7:30 pm
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception

Updates in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting measures your ASC is required to report now and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about those measures to help your ASC comply and avoid future cuts in your Medicare reimbursement rates.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

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Thursday, May 18

7:00 am–8:00 am
7:00 am–8:00 am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Description

8:00 am–9:00 am
8:00 am–9:00 am
General Session

Description

9:10 am–10:10 am

9:10 am–10:10 am

CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs

Updates in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) quality reporting program for ASCs pose new challenges for perioperative leaders in the ASC setting. Learn what quality reporting measures your ASC is required to report now and get key definitions and answers to frequently asked questions about those measures to help your ASC comply and avoid future cuts in your Medicare reimbursement rates.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

Faculty:


Managing Cardiovascular Care in the ASC Setting

In recent years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began approving coronary procedures in the outpatient setting that were once permitted only in hospitals. Since then, patients and healthcare providers have shifted their view of cardiovascular care dramatically and witnessed a significant outmigration of cardiac patients. Kelly Bemis, chief clinical officer for National Cardiovascular Partners—a pioneer in this field—will discuss where cardiovascular procedures in ASCs are today, the challenges ASCs face and the opportunities that lie ahead.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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Know Your Numbers: How to Calculate and Track KPIs for Your Business Office

Discuss valuable information you can pull from your ASC billing software, how to use this information to calculate key performance indicators (KPIs) and common benchmarks for KPIs. Review the importance of setting measurable goals and tracking progress against your goals. Examine common figures presented to Boards of Directors and other key stakeholders and discuss how to use your data to make informed decisions about cases, OR time and the financial health of your organization. By understanding your facility’s financial performance, you can make better decisions to improve the financial wellbeing of your ASC now and in the future.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:


Tips & Tricks of Staff Engagement

Teammate engagement is measured in many different ways. Join this session to discover new methods of engaging your staff, which in turn can increase engagement survey scores, boost participation in staff meetings and improve key metrics. There will be opportunities for audience participation, so come prepared to join the conversation!

AEU Content Area:

Human Resources

Faculty:


Succession Planning Pitfalls and Best Practices

This ASC administrator with long years of experience will share her personal story about the extensive succession planning process her facility conducted to replace her as its administrator in 2019. Then, she will discuss the multiple leadership failures that occurred over the next three years that ultimately led her to return to lead the center again in 2022. Mistakes made and lessons learned will be covered, along with suggestions on how your organization can get succession planning right the first time.

AEU Content Area:

Human Resources

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10:10 am–11:10 am
10:10 am–11:10 am
Exhibit Hall Morning Break

Description

11:15 am–12:15 pm

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Secure the Reimbursements You Deserve for Implants

As more complex procedures continue to shift to the outpatient setting, the implants used in these procedures can require significant investment. Missing out on any implant payment can turn a profitable procedure into a heavy loss for a center. To mitigate financial risks and maximize cash flow, ASCs must negotiate payer contracts that ensure proper implant reimbursement and review and streamline their revenue cycle management (RCM) processes. Participate in this session to hear industry experts share tips for negotiating solid payer contracts, discuss key RCM processes to review and discover overall best practices for securing reimbursements for implants.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:


The ASC Industry's Role in Reducing Disparity of Care

Are ASCs reducing or contributing to the disparities that exist in access to high-quality healthcare? What can individual ASCs and the ASC community do to promote equity? This session will examine the social determinants of health, how they impact an individual's health status, how ASCs come into play, how ASCs can help and why these issues are important. Simple steps for getting started and staying involved will be provided.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

Faculty:


Staffing, Scheduling and Cross-Training Staff

Dive into strategies your ASC can employ to address common staffing and scheduling issues. Discuss the skill set needed to cross train staff, the resources you may have available and ways to incentivize employees.

AEU Content Area:

Human Resources

Faculty:


Anesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery (Regional Blocks, Opioids and More)

Join this session for a discussion of the use of regional anesthesia and multimodal analgesia to facilitate ambulatory surgery. Also explore comprehensive care pathways that facilitate joint arthroplasty and the role of peripheral nerve blocks, continuous catheters, liposomal local anesthetics and paravertebral blocks in ambulatory surgery.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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Cybersecurity and Ransomware: Is Your ASC Protected?

Ransomware attacks are no longer just something you hear about in the news. Cyberattacks have been increasing at an alarming rate, and they are a very real threat for ASCs. These dangerous attacks penetrate your organization’s network infrastructure and jeopardize operations by encrypting files and limiting access to critical data and medical records—thereby severely impacting patient care. While leadership may understand the importance of cybersecurity, they may not always recognize what specific actions should be taken to protect the organization as a whole. A secure environment requires buy-in and involvement from all staff. Join this session to find out what you need to know to ensure your facility is protected from potential attacks—and what to do if you suspect an attack has occurred.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

12:15 pm–2:15 pm
12:15 pm–2:15 pm
Exhibit Hall Luncheon

Description

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Medicare Payment Policy and Implications on Commercial Payers and Surgery Migration

Get an overview of Medicare payment policy reimbursement logic and the impact that logic and annual payment rule changes have on bringing cases into your ASC. Then, examine the ways Medicare’s payment policies affect the commercial payer environment and ASC contracts with those payers.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


HVAC and Infection Prevention in Your ASC

Discuss the critical role your ASC’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays in infection prevention in your facility and the standards and codes that apply to the temperature, humidity and air pressure levels it controls. Learn how to conduct an infection control risk assessment that will help you keep your patients safe during a renovation, remodel or repair project or after any internal damage or disaster in your facility.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

IPCH Content Area:

Infection Prevention Strategies

Faculty:


Create a Culture of Belonging in Your ASC

A sense of belonging can foster a greater sense of purpose for an employee within their work environment that can help them connect with their workplace and find meaningfulness in their work. It can also create a sense of security, reduce stress and increase discretionary effort. Learn how to create and manage Employee Resource Groups that allow employees to discover a sense of connection through shared interests, display their creativity and experience a safe space to express their voice while advocating for change. Look into other options, too, such as employee listening sessions, recognition programs, employee engagement surveys and career development opportunities.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

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Risk Management and Quality: Forever Partners

Risk management and quality assessment/performance improvement work together to reduce the risk of errors, poor patient outcomes and harm to patients, staff and the surgery center. Learn from real-life events how to improve processes, safety and outcomes by integrating assessment, monitoring and taking action.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Use Your Financial Statements to Boost Efficiency and Profitability

Your financial statements are powerful tools you can use to identify strategic opportunities and accelerate the financial performance of your ASC, but only if you know how to use them. This session provides hands-on experience with the financials you receive every month and suggestions on important, lesser-known reports you should be getting and using. You don't need to be an accountant to be the most financially astute leader at your ASC. Use the techniques and methodology this session will provide to confidently evaluate your financial statements and build solid strategies for your ASC's prosperity.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Shift Your Perspective: Maximize Technology to Evolve Your Practice

When used properly, technology can influence decisions and help your healthcare organization stay aligned in a constantly changing environment. By pivoting from making reactionary IT decisions to implementing a proactive technology strategy, you can mitigate risk, improve operations and optimize patient care.

Join this session to learn how to approach technology from a new perspective and develop a plan to encourage business enablement. Gain a deeper understanding of your ROI of time, effort, and money—and why it’s important to stay aligned with market drivers. ASCs that thrive are quick to act on signals of change. Discover how to leverage technology to make better decisions that keep your organization aligned with the trajectory of change. Learn how to minimize inefficiencies, lessen patient turnover and build a better future for your organization.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:


Build a Better Relationship with Your Medical Director

Trust, communication, respect and teamwork are critical drivers of a thriving relationship with your medical director. Make the connection between clinical expertise and leadership management by learning how to develop, sustain and grow your relationship with your medical director based on the unique needs of your ASC and past lessons learned.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

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Clinical Considerations for Moderate Sedation Administration

Explore key aspects of moderate (conscious) sedation administration by nonanesthesia providers in the ASC setting. Consider the associated regulations and practice standards that underpin procedural sedation administration. Discuss practical application in the clinical space to gain insights into evidence-based nursing knowledge and medication administration strategies. Leave with confidence in your facility’s ability to achieve optimal outcomes for patients undergoing procedure-related moderate sedation administration.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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Reduce Waste, Save Money

Connect with this administrator of an independent ASC that is keenly aware of every dollar it spends on everything from electricity to disposable supplies to learn tips and tricks your ASC can use to be more conscientious about the waste you create. Find out how your center can use recycling to create a "green" facility, leave a small carbon footprint and save money at the same time.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:


Negotiate Better Service Contracts

To negotiate the best contracts, you need to understand what you are signing up for, what you are agreeing to and what you are willing to spend. Get tips about identifying opportunities to save, like variable pricing based on the time a service is rendered, and techniques for maximizing the benefits to your center, like making certain to read the entire contract before you sign. Be confident before you sign that you have the best agreement for your ASC.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:

5:15 pm–6:30 pm
5:15 pm–6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Reception

Description


Friday, May 19

7:30 am–8:30 am
7:30 am–8:30 am
Breakfast

Description

8:30 am–10:00 am

8:30 am–10:00 am

Tenant Improvement vs. Ground-up Construction and ICRA Compliance

Whether you’re making tenant improvements by remodeling your facility or embarking on a ground-up construction project, this session is for you. Learn how to select the best construction team, recognize the role of the state health department, consider design parameters and check systems capacities. Discuss projection construction and other development costs and learn how to anticipate and solve common mistakes. Find out how to conduct a construction infection control risk assessment (ICRA) in cooperation with the construction team to ensure your new or improved facility meets all requirements.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

IPCH Content Area:

Infection Prevention Strategies

Faculty:


Medical and Legal Marijuana

With all but a handful of states now allowing legal use of some form of cannabis, chances are someone on your staff or some percentage of your patients will have been exposed recently. As laws governing the use of cannabis continue to change throughout the US, find out what you need to know to address the new implications of cannabis in your surgery center, including how to manage your employees, patient consents and policies that will help you keep everyone in your ASC safe.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Use Financial Benchmarking to Support Your ASC’s Financial and Operational Health

Discuss the financial benchmarks successful ASC managers rely on, where to get them and how to use them effectively to improve your operations and the financial well-being of your center.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:


Develop an Effective ASC Compliance Plan

The session will cover the development and implementation of an effective and comprehensive compliance program.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

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Total Joint Replacement in the ASC

Join this session to learn how to build a successful total joint arthroplasty program at your center. Discuss the overall landscape of total joint arthroplasty as well as the benefits to moving this service line to an ambulatory setting. Review keys to building a safe and vibrant program that includes total knee, total hip, total shoulder and total ankle arthroplasty. Consider patient selection, capital needs, and patient and staff education, and receive tips on how to partner with physical therapy and other adjunct services. Gain insight into the payer landscape and discuss strategies for maximizing reimbursement. Identify outcome monitoring tools that you can employ in your total joint arthroplasty program.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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10:00 am–11:00 am
10:00 am–11:00 am
Exhibit Hall Morning Break

Description

11:00 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Active Shooter Preparedness and Response

Make sure you have the skills and knowledge you need to ensure your ASC is prepared in the event of an active shooter at your facility and empower your leadership to stop these events before they happen. Topics covered will include:

  • tips for recognizing signs of potential workplace violence,
  • mitigation strategies,
  • profile of the active shooter,
  • response to the active shooter and other workplace violence,
  • training for an active shooter situation, and
  • creating an emergency action plan.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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Life Safety Code from an Electrical Standpoint

Discover the most common issues found with electrical panels, generators, and electrical devices in healthcare facilities during Life Safety Code surveys. Learn how to avoid similar concerns in your own facility.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Improve Patient Satisfaction in your ASC

Although patients follow their physicians to the facilities where they practice, like all consumers, they have expectations about what they will experience. Talk about what patients expect at your ASC and get tools to enhance their perception of the care they receive every step of the way.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

Faculty:


Building a Successful Robotic Program at Your ASC

Robotic surgery is the new outpatient frontier—so how do you determine if it’s a good fit for your facility? Join this session to learn how to build and execute a successful robotic program in the ASC setting. It takes the collaboration of a strong clinical team and their administrative partners to transform a robotic program from a vision into reality. Discuss how to create a healthy ROI, surgeon alignment, time management, cost control, measuring clinical outcomes and more during this exciting session.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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Manage Digital Distractions in the OR; Refocus on Patient-Centered Care

This era of personal electronic devices and an explosion in social media might be impacting our patients and work environment in negative ways. Join this session to explore ways we can work together in the surgical suite to mediate the negative effects of electronic distractions. Also discuss the legal issues that electronic distractions bring to the practice of medicine and review several legal cases to see how this technology impacts both malpractice concerns and government regulatory policy. By understanding the addictive nature of the technology, we can better self-regulate our behavior and ensure patients are getting our safest and best care. Leave this session with proven strategies your ASC can use to improve its ability to address this distractive problem.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

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12:00 pm–1:20 pm
12:00 pm–1:20 pm
ASC Celebration Luncheon

Description

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

In Search of Excellence—Clinical Benchmarking

ASCs have a solid reputation of providing top-quality, safe care at an affordable price. As a leader, committed to meeting and exceeding that standard, you can rely on clinical benchmarking to help you foster continuous improvement and validate your center’s commitment to ensuring the best for your patients. Focus on the value of clinical benchmarking, from an internal and external perspective, and get practical insights into the benchmarking measures and applications you can rely on as you lead your center in its quest for excellence.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

Faculty:


Maximize the Benefits of Your Multi-Generational Workforce

Today’s workforce, and maybe your ASC, relies on at least four generations. With differences in ages come differences in perspectives around work, family, identity, communication style and more. Done well, generationally diverse teams can improve knowledge transfer, succession planning, mentoring, safety and patient service. Left unaddressed, generational differences can lead to conflict, resentment, isolation and even bullying. It is up to you and other leaders in your ASC to show your team how to recognize and embrace generational differences and avoid clashes in values and beliefs. This session will discuss the key characteristics of each generation, intersectionality and how to identify your own unconscious bias. Participants will actively workshop techniques for collaboration, safe sharing, empathy and making people feel valued.

AEU Content Area:

Human Resources

Faculty:


"GI? Not In My ASC!”—Endoscope Reprocessing and Process Failures

Effective cleaning and sterilization of reusable surgical instruments—such as endoscopes used in GI procedures—is a cornerstone of your ASC's infection prevention program. Discuss real-life scenarios of endoscope reprocessing failures that can happen in a GI setting. Practice putting it all together and troubleshooting common problems that may arise in your facility—and discuss strategies you can implement to prevent these issues from happening in the first place.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

IPCH Content Area:

Instrument/Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization

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Avoid the Most Frequently Cited Life Safety Code Deficiencies

Identify the deficiencies that are discovered most often during Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and Joint Commission Life Safety Code surveys and learn how to mitigate them.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Use Your Electronic Health Record to Help You Pass Your Next Accreditation Survey

If your ASC is preparing for a survey from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or one of the accrediting bodies and you have an electronic health record (EHR) system, there's good news: You have a solution that can help you succeed this time and the next. All it takes is knowing what you need to build into your EHR to address the requirements, understanding the policy changes and training staff on how to access and use these components properly. This session will give you the information you need to make sure you are using your EHR effectively to help you pass your survey and ensure ongoing compliance with requirements throughout the year.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Keep Your ASC Safe: Conducting a Security Risk Assessment

Get an overview of the resources available for conducting a security risk assessment of your ASC. Learn how to using existing tools—such as OSHA 3148 and CAP Index—to address current needs to keep staff and patients safe. Make sure you’re prepared to meet upcoming workplace violence standards and elements of performance for accredited ASCs.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

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Lessons Learned in Developing and Building a New ASC

Leading an ASC design-build project can be both exhilarating and stressful, but informed decision-making and timely coordination between designers, engineers and vendors done in a well-conceived, efficient manner can lead to success and on-time completion. In this time of extreme construction costs, learn what worked for this ASC clinical operations specialist and what advice she wishes someone would have shared with her before she took on her first project. Project development, equipment planning and efficiency enhancement with design options will be discussed.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Conversations about Mentoring

Mentors can make the difference in a mentee’s professional growth and impact their organization’s overall success in recruitment and retention. This session will highlight best practices for mentor and mentee partnerships while sharing stories about ways some of today’s most successful leaders were influenced by their mentors during their career. It will also explore the importance of mentor selection, candid conversations, formal and informal mentorship programs, and the value that a strong mentorship can provide in today’s challenging talent acquisition market.

AEU Content Area:

Human Resources

Faculty:


State Advocacy: Developing Relationships with Elected Officials and DOH

This presentation will cover the basics of state-level advocacy. Identify the component parts of advocacy, discuss why state advocacy is important, and find out how you can get involved. Review case studies from recent years of successful advocacy efforts by state ASC associations and ASC administrators.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Case Costing: Step by Step

Take a deep dive into all aspects of case costing your key procedures so you can negotiate better contracts and boost your bottom line. Start by identifying your center's top cases, then determine the reimbursement by payer. Next, review your labor and billing costs and list examples of expected costs for key supplies frequently used by the physicians who perform those procedures. As a bonus, this session will examine ways to automate your case costing process using your management software so you can streamline the review of your case costs and case margins by payer and physician.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:

6:00 pm–9:00 pm
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Social Event

Description


Saturday, May 20

7:00 am–8:00 am
7:00 am–8:00 am
Breakfast

Description

8:00 am–9:30 am

8:00 am–9:30 am

Clinical Documentation: Issues, Risks, Considerations and Solutions

Join this dynamic session led by an experienced ASC consultant and an ASC attorney as they explore issues, risks, considerations and solutions pertaining to clinical documentation. Examine scenarios that can lead to clinical and legal problems, discuss EHR and handwritten documentation, and consider real-world examples of legal exposure. Identify practical solutions that can minimize the risk of clinical and legal adverse outcomes in your ASC.

AEU Content Area:

Delivery of Patient Care

Faculty:


Pharmacy News and Essentials for ASC Leaders

Focus on patient safety and compliance as you discover what’s new in medication management in the ASC setting in 2023 and review the industry, accreditation and governmental standards and regulations that apply. Topics will include basic pharmacy practice within the ASC, USP 797 standards and Drug Enforcement Administration regulations that help prevent controlled substance diversion. Review the most common issues cited by the accrediting bodies as well as practice tips to prevent compliance issues. Get the practical information and real-world advice you and other leaders in your ASC need to confidently administer a successful medication management program.

AEU Content Area:

Regulatory and Legal Issues

Faculty:


Reinvent Your Materials Management Strategies for 2023

In today’s marketplace, employing a materials manager who simply acquires the supplies and products your ASC needs when it needs them is no longer enough. Continuous changes in healthcare reimbursements and evolving technologies, combined with post-pandemic supply chain disruptions and increased acquisition costs, mean you need a well-rounded, multi-talented creative supply management professional. Join this session to find out how to transform your ASC’s materials manager into a finance-oriented supply expense manager and watch your bottom line grow.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:

9:45 am–11:00 am

9:45 am–11:00 am

Strategies to Prevent ASC Staff Burnout

All jobs come with the potential for workplace stress and eventual burnout, but healthcare puts employees at particularly high risk. A 2021 survey found a nine percent jump in employee burnout compared to pre-COVID numbers. Employee burnout is real and it’s affecting millions of workers worldwide. It’s essential that ASCs understand the impact burnout has on employee engagement and business results—and know the tools and strategies reducing workplace burnout. Join this presentation to learn why burnout happens, how to recognize burnout and its consequences, the best way to handle burnout when it occurs and, ultimately, how to avoid burnout before it has a chance to begin.

AEU Content Area:

Quality Management

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ASC Valuations, Transactions and Trends

Join this business valuation and financial consultant to explore what a valuation is, the different kinds of valuations, and why a valuation might be needed. Look at recent transactions in the ASC industry and explore the trends that have emerged, the presenter’s observations on those trends and the ways those trends could impact your ASC.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

Faculty:


Save on Supplies with Improved Inventory Management

Get proven strategies and tactics for managing your ASC’s supply chain that will lead to cost savings across all areas. Leave with real-world advice that will help you tackle some of your biggest materials management challenges and practical solutions you can begin implementing in your ASC when you return home.

AEU Content Area:

Financial

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AEU Content Areas

Please Note: All times are CT.

Wednesday, May 17

Time Title AEU Content Area
7:45 am–11:45 am
A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing and Peer Review (additional fee required)

7:45 am–11:45 am

A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing and Peer Review (additional fee required)

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

Human Resources
12:45 pm–4:45 pm
Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation (additional fee required)

12:45 pm–4:45 pm

Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation (additional fee required)

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

Regulatory and Legal Issues



Thursday, May 18

Time Title AEU Content Area
9:10 am–10:10 am
CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs
Quality Management

9:10 am–10:10 am

CMS Quality Reporting for ASCs

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

9:10 am–10:10 am
Managing Cardiovascular Care in the ASC Setting
Delivery of Patient Care

9:10 am–10:10 am

Managing Cardiovascular Care in the ASC Setting

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

9:10 am–10:10 am
Know Your Numbers: How to Calculate and Track KPIs for Your Business Office
Financial

9:10 am–10:10 am

Know Your Numbers: How to Calculate and Track KPIs for Your Business Office

AEU Content Area: Financial

9:10 am–10:10 am
Tips & Tricks of Staff Engagement
Human Resources

9:10 am–10:10 am

Tips & Tricks of Staff Engagement

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

9:10 am–10:10 am
Succession Planning Pitfalls and Best Practices
Human Resources

9:10 am–10:10 am

Succession Planning Pitfalls and Best Practices

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Secure the Reimbursements You Deserve for Implants
Financial

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Secure the Reimbursements You Deserve for Implants

AEU Content Area: Financial

11:15 am–12:15 pm
The ASC Industry's Role in Reducing Disparity of Care
Quality Management

11:15 am–12:15 pm

The ASC Industry's Role in Reducing Disparity of Care

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Staffing, Scheduling and Cross-Training Staff
Human Resources

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Staffing, Scheduling and Cross-Training Staff

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Anesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery (Regional Blocks, Opioids and More)
Delivery of Patient Care

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Anesthesia in Ambulatory Surgery (Regional Blocks, Opioids and More)

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Cybersecurity and Ransomware: Is Your ASC Protected?
Regulatory and Legal Issues

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Cybersecurity and Ransomware: Is Your ASC Protected?

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm
Medicare Payment Policy and Implications on Commercial Payers and Surgery Migration
Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Medicare Payment Policy and Implications on Commercial Payers and Surgery Migration

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm
HVAC and Infection Prevention in Your ASC
Delivery of Patient Care

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

HVAC and Infection Prevention in Your ASC

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

2:20 pm–3:50 pm
Create a Culture of Belonging in Your ASC
Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Create a Culture of Belonging in Your ASC

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm
Risk Management and Quality: Forever Partners
Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Risk Management and Quality: Forever Partners

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

2:20 pm–3:50 pm
Use Your Financial Statements to Boost Efficiency and Profitability
Financial

2:20 pm–3:50 pm

Use Your Financial Statements to Boost Efficiency and Profitability

AEU Content Area: Financial

4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Shift Your Perspective: Maximize Technology to Evolve Your Practice
Financial

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Shift Your Perspective: Maximize Technology to Evolve Your Practice

AEU Content Area: Financial

4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Build a Better Relationship with Your Medical Director
Quality Management

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Build a Better Relationship with Your Medical Director

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Clinical Considerations for Moderate Sedation Administration
Delivery of Patient Care

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Clinical Considerations for Moderate Sedation Administration

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Reduce Waste, Save Money
Financial

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Reduce Waste, Save Money

AEU Content Area: Financial

4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Negotiate Better Service Contracts
Financial

4:15 pm–5:15 pm

Negotiate Better Service Contracts

AEU Content Area: Financial



Friday, May 19

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:30 am–10:00 am
Tenant Improvement vs. Ground-up Construction and ICRA Compliance
Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:30 am–10:00 am

Tenant Improvement vs. Ground-up Construction and ICRA Compliance

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:30 am–10:00 am
Medical and Legal Marijuana
Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:30 am–10:00 am

Medical and Legal Marijuana

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:30 am–10:00 am
Use Financial Benchmarking to Support Your ASC’s Financial and Operational Health
Financial

8:30 am–10:00 am

Use Financial Benchmarking to Support Your ASC’s Financial and Operational Health

AEU Content Area: Financial

8:30 am–10:00 am
Develop an Effective ASC Compliance Plan
Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:30 am–10:00 am

Develop an Effective ASC Compliance Plan

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:30 am–10:00 am
Total Joint Replacement in the ASC
Delivery of Patient Care

8:30 am–10:00 am

Total Joint Replacement in the ASC

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Active Shooter Preparedness and Response
Delivery of Patient Care

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Active Shooter Preparedness and Response

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Life Safety Code from an Electrical Standpoint
Regulatory and Legal Issues

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Life Safety Code from an Electrical Standpoint

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Improve Patient Satisfaction in your ASC
Quality Management

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Improve Patient Satisfaction in your ASC

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Building a Successful Robotic Program at Your ASC
Delivery of Patient Care

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Building a Successful Robotic Program at Your ASC

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Manage Digital Distractions in the OR; Refocus on Patient-Centered Care
Delivery of Patient Care

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Manage Digital Distractions in the OR; Refocus on Patient-Centered Care

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

1:30 pm–2:45 pm
In Search of Excellence—Clinical Benchmarking
Quality Management

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

In Search of Excellence—Clinical Benchmarking

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

1:30 pm–2:45 pm
Maximize the Benefits of Your Multi-Generational Workforce
Human Resources

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Maximize the Benefits of Your Multi-Generational Workforce

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

1:30 pm–2:45 pm
"GI? Not In My ASC!”—Endoscope Reprocessing and Process Failures
Delivery of Patient Care

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

"GI? Not In My ASC!”—Endoscope Reprocessing and Process Failures

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

1:30 pm–2:45 pm
Avoid the Most Frequently Cited Life Safety Code Deficiencies
Regulatory and Legal Issues

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Avoid the Most Frequently Cited Life Safety Code Deficiencies

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

1:30 pm–2:45 pm
Use Your Electronic Health Record to Help You Pass Your Next Accreditation Survey
Regulatory and Legal Issues

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Use Your Electronic Health Record to Help You Pass Your Next Accreditation Survey

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

3:15 pm–4:30 pm
Keep Your ASC Safe: Conducting a Security Risk Assessment
Quality Management

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Keep Your ASC Safe: Conducting a Security Risk Assessment

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

3:15 pm–4:30 pm
Lessons Learned in Developing and Building a New ASC
Regulatory and Legal Issues

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Lessons Learned in Developing and Building a New ASC

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

3:15 pm–4:30 pm
Conversations about Mentoring
Human Resources

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Conversations about Mentoring

AEU Content Area: Human Resources

3:15 pm–4:30 pm
State Advocacy: Developing Relationships with Elected Officials and DOH
Regulatory and Legal Issues

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

State Associations: Developing Relationships with Elected Officials and DOH

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

3:15 pm–4:30 pm
Case Costing: Step by Step
Financial

3:15 pm–4:30 pm

Case Costing: Step by Step

AEU Content Area: Financial



Saturday, May 20

Time Title AEU Content Area
8:00 am–9:30 am
Clinical Documentation: Issues, Risks, Considerations and Solutions
Delivery of Patient Care

8:00 am–9:30 am

Clinical Documentation: Issues, Risks, Considerations and Solutions

AEU Content Area: Delivery of Patient Care

8:00 am–9:30 am
Pharmacy News and Essentials for ASC Leaders
Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:00 am–9:30 am

Pharmacy News and Essentials for ASC Leaders

AEU Content Area: Regulatory and Legal Issues

8:00 am–9:30 am
Reinvent Your Materials Management Strategies for 2023
Financial

8:00 am–9:30 am

Reinvent Your Materials Management Strategies for 2023

AEU Content Area: Financial

9:45 am–11:00 am
Strategies to Prevent ASC Staff Burnout
Quality Management

9:45 am–11:00 am

Strategies to Prevent ASC Staff Burnout

AEU Content Area: Quality Management

9:45 am–11:00 am
ASC Valuations, Transactions and Trends
Financial

9:45 am–11:00 am

ASC Valuations, Transactions and Trends

AEU Content Area: Financial

9:45 am–11:00 am
Save on Supplies with Improved Inventory Management
Financial

9:45 am–11:00 am

Save on Supplies with Improved Inventory Management

AEU Content Area: Financial