The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described an opioid epidemic in the United States. Overdoses involving heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids killed more than 33,000 people in the United States in 2015. Nearly half of those deaths were from prescription opioids. az-opioid-prescribing-guidelines

Accreditation Compliance Made Smarter w/App

ACCREDITATION COMPLIANCE MADE SMARTER A San Diego based company, has announced the release of a new version of their mobile app designed to make accreditation compliance simple and efficient. They have transformed the outdated pen and paper practice of maintaining ambulatory surgery center logs – such as crash cart inventory, instrument sterilization runs, spore testing … Read more

CMS proposes to reduce regulatory burdens

CMS proposes to reduce regulatory burdens. In mid-September 2018, CMS proposed a rule that it would said would “… reform Medicare regulations that are identified as unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome on healthcare providers and suppliers.” Key takeaways for ASCs include the following: CMS is proposing to remove provisions requiring centers to establish a written … Read more

2015 AASCA Board Fall Retreat

  The AASCA Board met September 26, 2015 in Scottsdale for a semi-annual meeting, brainstorming, and retreat. The meeting had an energy that was a glimpse of the year to come. 2015 has shown growth in members, sponsors, and business partners and the current board intends to maintain that great momentum into 2016! Thank you to … Read more