Entries by Courtney Leonis

Risk Management for ASCs

Risk Management for ASCs Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC A comprehensive risk management plan helps not only to minimize any financial/legal exposure but also to improve patient outcomes. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Fall 2010

When Surveyors Land on Your Doorstep

When Surveyors Land on Your Doorstep Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Be Prepared! CMS has budgeted and committed to survey 30% of non-deemed ASCs in fiscal year 2010. The agency is also increasing fiscal year 2010 ASC validation surveys for centers that have deemed status. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Summer 2010

First Who, Then What: Nurturing Leadership

First Who, Then What: Nurturing Leadership Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC ASC leaders … will inspire their team to implement creative strategies and approaches to guarantee compliance with new regulations and established standards of care within existing financial constraints. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Spring 2010

Retina Rising

Retina Rising Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC How one facility added and is profiting from posterior segment surgery. Source: Outpatient Surgery Magazine March 2010

A New Era of Enforcement in ASCs

A New Era of Enforcement in ASCs Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Regulation and enforcement are more intense than I have ever experienced in my 27 years in ambulatory surgery. It is a certainty now: Your number will come up in the near future. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Fall 2009

EMR Selection in the ASC

EMR Selection in the ASC Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC One of the biggest obstacles to EMR for any provider is the lack of “standards” to facilitate the ease with which patient information can be transferred, shared, and interpreted. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Summer 2009

Improving ASC Profitability

Improving ASC Profitability Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Increasing the profitability of your ASC depends on effective utilization of available capacity, aggressive management of the cost per case and customer-relationship management. Source: Ophthalmology Management July 2008