Resources

For additional information please see the resources listed below.

Compliance

ASCA (Ambulatory Surgery Center Association): a membership and advocacy organization that: provides member benefits and services; combats legislative, regulatory and other challenges at the federal and state level; assists state ASC associations; and enhances ASC representation at the state and federal level.

CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services): provides up-to-date compliance and reimbursement information. Medicare coding information is found under “Coding.” Medicaid coding information is found under “Medicaid Coding.”

AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association): a health information management (HIM) professional association over 59,000 members strong. Since its founding in 1928, AHIMA has remained committed to quality healthcare through quality information.

Publications

ASC Focus: a bimonthly publication offering general business, legal and clinical news, analysis and guidance on a variety of topics relevant to ambulatory surgery centers including joint-ventures, billing and reimbursement, regulatory and compliance issues.

Outpatient Surgery Magazine: a meeting place and a marketplace for decision makers in facilities where ambulatory surgery is done. The magazine facilitates the exchange of ideas, advice, experiences and information between surgical facility management team members. It also delivers relevant info and advice from experts, professional advisors, industry and others.

News of note ...

July 28, 2010. Becker’s ASC Review names CCM President Cristina Bentin as one of the “107 Great Women Leaders in the ASC Industry.

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