CfC Compliance Update

CfC Compliance Update Crissy Benze, RN, BSN We have worked with scores of facilities over the past 2 years assisting with plans of correction. This article summarizes some of what we have learned. Source: Administrative Eyecare eZine Spring…

National ASC Open House Day 2011

 National ASC Open House Day 2011 Look to see what ASCs across the country did for National ASC Open House Day 2011 last August. One of the featured ASCs is a client of PSS - Newport Bay Surgery Center! Source: ASCA Focus Nov/Dec 2011

Quality Assessment Performance Improvement

Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC A robust QAPI program is an invaluable asset to a best performing ASC operation. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Winter 2011

Can You Pass the Surveyor's White Glove Test?

Can You Pass the Surveyor's White Glove Test? Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC Advice to help make your next accreditation survey a lot less nerve-wracking. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Winter 2011

Medication Safety for Ophthalmic ASCs

Medication Safety for Ophthalmic ASCs Crissy Benze, RN, BSN The high-throughput nature of the ophthalmic ASC operation demands implementation of the best practices in medication management and infection control to ensure patient safety and…

Infection Control in ASCs

Infection Control in ASCs Vanessa Towers, RN, BSN As CMS rolls out new conditions for coverage, centers prepare to ace the surveys. Source: OASC October 2011

Medical Staff Credentialing in the ASC

Medical Staff Credentialing in the ASC Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC Many ASCs receive deficiency citations for medical staff credentialing and privileging. I review the applicable CMS conditions and standards and best practices to ensure…

Show Me the Documentation

Show Me the Documentation Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC Documentation is important not only to remain in regulatory compliance, but also to demonstrate your facility’s attention to quality and safety. Source: Outpatient Surgery Magazine…

Medication Compounding in the ASC

Medication Compounding in the ASC Regina Boore, RN, BSN, MS, CASC There has been a great deal of discussion lately about medication preparation in the ASC, and specifically medication compounding. Source: Administrative EyeCare eZine Summer…

Acing an Accreditation Survey

Acing an Accreditation Survey Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, CASC You can ace your accreditation survey with proper preparation and thorough knowledge of the standards. Source: Administrative EyeCare Spring 2011