Personal Best

Personal Best Rober Kurtz interviewing Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Using continuing education and certifications to support staff and add value to your ASC Source: ASC Focus May 2014

CMS Update for ASCs

CMS Update for ASCs Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Since the sweeping revision to the ASC Conditions for Coverage (CfC) in 2009, CMS has issued a number of clarifications, proposals, and changes. ... some warrant the attention of ASC operators. Source: AE…

ASCs Under the Looking Glass: A Regulatory Update

ASCs Under the Looking Glass: A Regulatory Update Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC ASCs operate in a heavily regulated environment with increasing scrutiny and decreasing reimbursements. Keeping abreast of all the regulations that effect the…

Meeting the Definition of an ASC

Meeting the Definition of an ASC Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC One of the more frequent survey citations we see involves a waiting room shared between the practice and the ASC. Does your facility fit the definition and characteristics of…

Setting Up Your Employee Health Program

Setting Up Your Employee Health Program Leanne Gallegos RN, BSN Every ASC must have a comprehensive Employee Health Program that addresses pre-employment requirements and policies and procedures intended to protect its employees and patients Source:…

Adding Accountability

Adding Accountability Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC How to develop a compliant and valuable QAPI program. Source: ASCA Focus March 2013

Emergencies in the ASC: Are You Prepared?

Emergencies in the ASC: Are You Prepared? Regina Boore RN, BSN, MS, CASC and Crissy Benze RN, BSN You need to be ready...it's a regulatory requirement, a risk management strategy and necessary prerequisite for patient safety. Source: Ophthalmology…

ASC Quality Reporting

ASC Quality Reporting Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Each surgery center needs to make sure its systems are in place to avoid payment reductions in 2014. Source: Administrative Eyecare Fall eZine 2012

Maximizing Reimbursement

Maximizing Reimbursement Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC  and  Maggie Dean With the cost of doing business steadily increasing, take advantage of every opportunity to maximize reimbursement and increase efficiency in your ASC's revenue cycle. Source:…

Acing an Unannounced Survey

Acing an Unannounced Survey Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Success on an accreditation survey might not assure Medicare compliance. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine 2012