CASA LIVE WEBINARS

*Recorded webinars are also available - please scroll down for the list of recordings.


 

How to Incorporate AI Into Your ASC

DISCOUNTED RATE FOR CASA MEMBERS - CEUS ARE PROVIDED

JUNE 20th - 2:00 PM

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Description: It is becoming increasingly impossible to ignore the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry. The potential is limitless, and AI will revolutionize the way healthcare organizations operate, improve patient outcomes, and streamline critical processes. This session will help you wrap your head around how to get started and leverage AI to your benefit. Key topics to be covered include:

  • A brief explanation of what AI is
  • Practical AI applications
  • Real-world examples and success stories
  • Best practices for implementing AI technologies
  • Potential concerns and overcoming hurdles

Members: $100
Non-Members: $200

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CASA'S Infection Prevention & Surveillance Seminar

DISCOUNTED RATE FOR CASA MEMBERS - CEUS ARE PROVIDED

NOVEMBER 2024

CASA’s Annual Infection Prevention Seminar has become recognized as one of the premier ASC IP seminars in the country. 

Keeping up with the demands for infection prevention & surveillance is critical.  Accreditation bodies will be looking to ensure your center has the most current policies and training.  CASA has secured an outstanding group of industry experts to provide you with this critical information.  

Program and dates to be finalized in June.



CASA Recorded Webinars are Available to  Members!

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OAS CAHPS - Get Ahead of the Curve

This recorded webinar is available in our Learning Module System. 
Members receive a discounted rate; CEUs are available!


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Starting in 2025, Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) must conduct the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Survey, or face reduced Medicare reimbursement rates in 2027 onward.

It’s crucial for ASCs to commence preparations promptly.  This pivotal webinar will guide participants through the process and address these important questions.

  • What is OAS CAHPS? How does it function?
  • Why is this important now?
  • How will CMS be using this OAS CAHPS data?
  • Is it advisable to administer the OAS CAHPS Survey before it becomes mandatory?
  • How can ASCs effectively collaborate with their vendors?
  • What are 5 top considerations ASCs should be incorporated to adequately prepare?

Join us for this vital webinar on April 4, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.  Andria Hannula Director, Customer Success and Rachel Beavers, Director, Compliance and Vendor Management at NRC Health will lead this session, providing insights to help ASCs prepare effectively and seamlessly implement the OAS CAHPS program.

Objectives

  • Define OAS CAHPS and how it works
    • Sample sizes, results, required information (ex: CPT requirement)
  • Understand why this is important now (changes in Medicare ASCQR Program)
    • How will CMS be using this OAS CAHPS data?
  • Understand the OAS CAHPS Survey process and implementation before it’s mandatory
  • Describe how to effectively partner with your vendor
  • List 5 things ASCs should be putting in place with a timeline associated

Cost is $50 for members and $100 for non-members.

If you have any questions on registration, please contact April Ligtenberg at aligtenberg@casurgery.org or 714.330.2343. 


Navigating the New Norm:

Adapting to Changes in Medical Minimum Wage, Salary Requirements & Sick Leave in CA

The webinar recording is available to members on our community page.


Members who registered for the live webinar on January 25th, can click the link below and sign in to review the recording.

*If you did not register for the live webinar, please register via the blue button below. This recording is free to all CASA members.

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Having issues accessing the webinar? Please contact April Ligtenberg @aligtenberg@casurgery.org or by calling 714.330.2343.

This enlightening and essential webinar delves into the significant shifts in California's medical compensation and benefits landscape, brought about by SB 525 and SB 616. This session is tailored for healthcare administrators, HR professionals, and business leaders within the medical sector, aiming to equip them with the knowledge and strategies necessary for adapting to these pivotal legal changes.

Attendees will leave this webinar with a comprehensive understanding of the new regulations, practical compliance strategies, and cost-control measures essential for their medical practices to thrive in this evolving legal environment.

Key Topics:

Understanding SB 525: A New Era in Medical Minimum Wage

  • Overview of SB 525 and its impact on minimum wage rates in the medical industry.
  • Analyzing rate variations based on the size and type of medical practice.
  • Implications for salary-exempt positions: Navigating the new two-stage test for minimum salary requirements.

SB 616: Expanding Sick Leave Entitlements

  • Unpacking SB 616's provisions: From standard entitlements to exceptional scenarios.
  • Exploring the extended minimum sick leave allocation of five days.
  • Scenarios warranting more than 40 hours per week in employee benefits.

Staying Ahead: Compliance Strategies for the Coming Years

  • Developing robust processes to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Anticipating and preparing for future regulatory shifts.

Cost Management in the Wake of Regulatory Changes

  • Assessing the financial impact of SB 525 and SB 616 on medical practices.
  • Exploring innovative approaches to control costs while remaining compliant.
  • Interactive Q&A Session

Please contact April Ligtenberg at registration@casurgery.org or by calling 714.330.2343, with any questions.


Unpacking Life Safety - Understanding and Addressing Common Deficiencies in ASCs


This recorded webinar is available in our Learning Module System. 
Members receive a discounted rate; CEUs are available!


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This informative webinar with Jeremy Ralston, Life Safety Manager - Clinical Quality Enterprise; SCA Health delves into the critical topic of survey deficiencies for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Life Safety, exploring proactive measures to prevent them before undergoing survey assessments. This seminar aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the top 10 survey deficiencies, along with practical strategies to ensure compliance and maintain a safe environment.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and Understand Common Survey Deficiencies: We will explore the top 10 survey deficiencies that are often found in EOC and Life Safety assessments. Through case studies and real-world examples, we will provide a comprehensive understanding of these deficiencies and their implications for healthcare organizations.
  2. Learn Preemptive Strategies to Prevent Survey Deficiencies: Participants will gain practical strategies to prevent survey deficiencies before they occur. We will delve into the importance of developing a robust EOC/Life Safety plan, conducting regular self-assessments, and implementing mock surveys to proactively identify and address potential deficiencies.
  3. Implement Best Practices for Compliance: Effective compliance management is crucial for ensuring a safe healthcare environment. We will share best practices related to the proper maintenance of life safety equipment and systems, conducting emergency drills and exercises, and fostering effective communication and coordination during emergencies.
  4. Stay Updated on Regulatory Changes: Healthcare regulations and standards are constantly evolving. We will discuss the latest updates in EOC/Life Safety standards and provide insights into compliance considerations for different healthcare settings. Staying informed about regulatory changes is essential for maintaining compliance and avoiding survey deficiencies.

Member Registration: $150
Non-Member Registration: $350

Please contact April Ligtenberg at aligtenberg@casurgery.org with any questions!

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*This webinar was sponsored by Surglogs. To learn more about their company, please click the logo to be directed to their website.

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The ASC Anesthesia Dilemma

The webinar recording is available on our community page. Please click the button below to view the recording.

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*If you can not access this recording, please contact April Ligtenberg at registration@casurgery.org.

One of the many challenges affecting ASCs every day is the ability to maintain anesthesia coverage for their needed surgical volume.  The pandemic exasperated the shortage of anesthesia providers and ASCs are struggling to staff their centers. 

The webinar brought together a panel of experts to provide their perspectives and concepts for success.

Panel of Experts:
  • Daniel Brazell - Senior Vice President - American Group, Surgery Partners 
  • Eric Boon - Market President, United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
  • Binh Nguyen – Chief Operating Officer, Newport Center Surgical
  • Haywon Lieh, M.D – Medical Director, Aspen Surgery Center
  • Ron Grace – Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm

*This webinar is sponsored by Sweet Dreams Anesthesia. For more information, please click their logo below to be directed to their website.

Sweet Dreams


California State Board of Pharmacy ASC Update

The webinar recording is available on our community page. Please click the button below to view the recording.

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*If you have any difficulties logging in to view the webinar, please contact April Ligtenberg at registration@casurgery.org.

California Ambulatory Surgery Centers are overseen by the California State Board of Pharmacy (Board) regarding the proper handling of medications which includes securing a Board of Pharmacy Clinic Permit. Debi Mitchell, Senior Licensing Manager, and Janice Dang, PharmD, Supervising Inspector from the Board will be our featured speakers.  This program content will include the requirements for California ASCs regarding clinic permits, including the responsibilities of consulting pharmacists.  Discussed will be the application process and reporting notifications to the Board, as well as identifying common errors which may delay the processing of the application.  Lastly, information will be shared on the results from recent surveys conducted by the Board, including the most common violations.

Session Outline

  1. California ASC Requirements
    1. Retaining a consulting pharmacist
    2. Clinic Permits
    3. Any new changes
  2. Clinic Permits
    1. Clinic Licensure Requirements
    2. Application process
    3. Reporting Changes
    4. Common errors
  3. Board of Pharmacy Clinic Inspections
    1. Recent findings

*This webinar was sponsored by Surgical Notes. To learn more about their company, please click the logo to be directed to their website.

Surgical Notes

 


California ASC Contract Negotiations - Strategies for Success

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*If you have any difficulties logging in to view the webinar, please contact April Ligtenberg at  registration@casurgery.org.

Navigating payor contracts in the California market can be a confusing process.  Successful negotiations can mean the difference between ASC success and failure.  In this webinar, industry experts will provide an overview of the fundamentals of ASC contract negotiations with a focus on the California challenges.  The panel will address assessing payment methodologies and data needed to determine the value of a payor and the ASC contract.  They will also discuss the impact of establishing strong business relationships with the payor and tools to navigate the negotiation process for restructuring managed care contracts.

*This webinar was sponsored by Surgical Notes. To learn more about their company, please click the logo to be directed to their website.

Surgical Notes

None at this time.