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NEW THIS YEAR: The meeting will kick off with a General Session at 5:00pm on Wednesday followed by the Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, May 13

CASC Review Course (7:25am–5:00pm)

Pre-Meeting Workshops (8:00am–12:00pm)

  • Preparing for AAAHC Accreditation

  • Preparing for Joint Commission Accreditation

  • ICD-10 For Administrators

Pre-Meeting Workshops (1:00pm–4:30pm)

  • A CMS/Life Safety Code® Survival Guide

  • Sterilization: Standards and Recommended Practices

General Session (5:00pm–6:30pm)

Welcome Reception: Exhibit Hall (6:30pm–8:00pm)

Thursday, May 14

Exhibit Hall Open (7:00am–2:00pm)

Breakfast: Exhibit Hall (7:00am–8:00am)

General Session (8:00am–10:00am)

  • ASCs in 2015

  • The Four Foundations of Greatness at Work: How Happiness and Excellence Go Together

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

Breakout Sessions (11:00am–12:00pm)

  • 50 Ways to Improve Productivity in Your ASC

  • Current Guidelines and Standards for Moderate vs. Deep Sedation, Training/Pitfalls and Controversies

  • Electronic Health Records; More Than Just a Documentation Tool

  • Intake and Investigation: Effectively Handling Employee Complaints

  • Medicare Quality Reporting Update for ASCs

  • Using AORN Guidelines to Avoid Adverse Patient Events

Lunch: Exhibit Hall (12:00pm–2:00pm)

Breakout Sessions (2:00pm–3:00pm)

  • Clinical Benchmarking

  • Compounded Medicines—New Laws, New Responsibilities, New Questions

  • Electronic Health Record Panel

  • Proper Credentialing and Privileging as a Risk Management Process

  • Strategic Planning for your ASC: Part 2

  • Where Do You Stand within the Alphabet Soup? ACA, ACO, ASC, IPA; Health Reform Who Will Survive?

Afternoon Break (3:00pm–3:15pm)

Breakout Sessions (3:15pm–4:15pm)

  • Best Practices in Vendor Credentialing/Vendor Access

  • Disruptive Behavior: How to Handle It

  • Emerging Trends in Post Op Care after Total Joint Procedures

  • Financial Benchmarking

  • Front Office Management

  • Infection Control: Confronting New and Existing Challenges during Surveys and Daily Practice

Breakout Sessions (4:30pm–5:30pm)

  • Communication in the ASC

  • Deemed Status and CMS Surveys—Always Be Prepared

  • Development and Implementation of a Meaningful QAPI Program in the ASC

  • Infection Control: The Role of the Anesthesia Team

  • Working Effectively with a GPO

Networking Reception: Exhibit Hall (5:30pm–6:30pm)

Friday, May 15

ASCA 5K Fun Run/Walk (6:30am–7:30am)

Breakfast (7:00am–8:00am)

General Session (8:00am–10:00am)

  • Medicare’s Golden Anniversary: The Program’s Evolution Over the Past 50 years and What to Expect During the Next Five

  • Attitude is Everything – Keynote Presentation

Exhibit Hall Open (9:00am–11:00am)

Breakout Sessions (11:00am–12:00pm)

  • Achieving an Effective Competency Program

  • ASC Administrators' Must-Know Info: 201

  • ASCA’s Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update

  • HIPAA in Plain English

  • Pharmacy Medication Management

  • Social Media from a Legal Standpoint

Celebration Luncheon (12:00pm–2:00pm)

Breakout Sessions (2:00pm–3:00pm)

  • Maximizing Surgical Efficiency in the Ophthalmic OR

  • Ortho

  • The Feasibility, Safety and Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusions Performed in an Outpatient Setting

  • Urology

  • Updates on GI Endoscopy

Afternoon Break (3:00pm–3:15pm)

Breakout Sessions (3:15pm–4:15pm)

  • EPA and DEA Drug Disposal Update

  • Implementing an Effective and Meaningful Peer Review Program

  • Nursing Documentation

  • Reimbursement Issues for Ortho, Eye, GI, Spine, Urology, ENT

  • Risk Management Assessment

  • Valuation of Your ASC

Breakout Sessions (4:30pm–5:30pm)

  • ASC Peer Review: Fair, Necessary, Practical and Legal

  • Informed Consent in the ASC Setting

  • Patient Selection in the ASC

  • Payer Strategies and Contract Reimbursement

  • Supplies Optimization—Making Fewer Resources Work Harder for You

  • Using Accurately Documented Minutes for Your QA Committee and Governing Board to Ensure Regulatory Compliance

Social Event (6:00pm–9:00pm)

Saturday, May 16

Breakfast (7:30am–8:30am)

Breakout Sessions (8:30am–9:30am)

  • Life Safety Standards—Methods for Compliance

  • Making Your ASC Safer—Responding to Serious Adverse Events

  • Take Patient Experience to the Next Level

Breakout Sessions (9:45am–10:45am)

  • Emergency Preparedness in the ASC

  • OSHA- Recommended Practices for the OR and Decontamination Area

  • Wrong-Site Surgery/Use of the Safe Surgery Checklist in the ASC

Morning Break (10:45am–11:00am)

Breakout Sessions (11:00am–12:00pm)

  • How to Protect Your ASC from Legal Trouble

  • Implementing an In-House RN New Graduate Program

  • Negotiating Vendor Contracts

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