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WASCA’s mission is to be a respected resource for educational opportunities, legislative advocacy, legal information and resources, and assistance with operational issues relevant to the ambulatory surgery industry and to promote independent providers in the health care delivery system.

Ambulatory Surgical Facility Licensing Seminar
Hosted by: Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Glaser Auditorium, Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Meeting Agenda: Click here for the meeting agenda

What’s New in 2017?
Frank Schitoskey and the Department of Health Surveyors will provide insight on known and forecasted changes on CDC and CMS standards for 2017. They will take attendees along the “mind of the surveyor” path, in a safe place, explaining how emphasis during surveys are determined, which can be facility-specific.

Outbreak Investigation in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Jason Lempp of Qualis Health and Jamie Moran of APIC Puget Sound will present the fundamentals of Outbreak Investigations for ASC infection preventionists and quality leaders.  The topics covered include: Recognizing an outbreak, confirming an outbreak, surveillance methodologies, the steps in an investigation, and mitigation and control strategies. This workshop will be interactive, practical, and aimed specifically at ambulatory care settings.

Registration

3 Easy Ways To Pay
Email Registration: info@wasca.net
Fax Registration: (206) 441-5863
Mail Check to:
WASCA
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121

For questions regarding registration, please email info@wasca.org.


2017 Annual Education Conference & Trade Show
October 12 & 13, 2017
Tulalip Resort and Spa
10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard
Tulalip, WA

The Annual Conference provides ASC owners, operators and clinicians with the latest information impacting the industry. With a range of topics presented by speakers who are leaders in the ASC industry, our programming is designed to provide you with the tools you need to run your business efficiently so that you can focus on delivering high quality health care to patients.Shuttle Service
Shuttle service to the Tulalip Resort & Spa is available from SeaTac Airport on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. and departing from Tulalip Resort & Spa to SeaTac Airport on Friday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. Please reserve your space by contacting Linda O’Keefe.

Registration and Exhibitor Information


2016 ICD-10 Webinar Series
In partnership with mdStrategies, WASCA is offering its members a coding webinar series to help prepare your team and your facility for implementation of ICD-10. Learn about the changes in documentation requirements so that the correct diagnosis codes can be determined and the structural makeup of the new codes can be used. Participants are eligible to receive 2 AAPC credits.To attend, complete and return the registration form to mdStrategies. Visit www.mdstrategies.com for more information.
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  • Ambulatory Surgical Facility Licensing Seminar
    Hosted by: Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
    Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Glaser Auditorium, Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
    Meeting Agenda: Click here for the meeting agenda

    What’s New in 2017?
    Frank Schitoskey and the Department of Health Surveyors will provide insight on known and forecasted changes on CDC and CMS standards for 2017. They will take attendees along the “mind of the surveyor” path, in a safe place, explaining how emphasis during surveys are determined, which can be facility-specific.

    Outbreak Investigation in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
    Jason Lempp of Qualis Health and Jamie Moran of APIC Puget Sound will present the fundamentals of Outbreak Investigations for ASC infection preventionists and quality leaders. The topics covered include: Recognizing an outbreak, confirming an outbreak, surveillance methodologies, the steps in an investigation, and mitigation and control strategies. This workshop will be interactive, practical, and aimed specifically at ambulatory care settings.

    Registration

    3 Easy Ways To Pay
    Email Registration: info@wasca.net
    Fax Registration: (206) 441-5863
    Mail Check to:
    WASCA
    2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2700
    Seattle, WA 98121

    For questions regarding registration, please email info@wasca.org.

  • 2017 Annual Education Conference & Trade Show
    October 12 & 13, 2017
    Tulalip Resort and Spa
    10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard
    Tulalip, WA

    The Annual Conference provides ASC owners, operators and clinicians with the latest information impacting the industry. With a range of topics presented by speakers who are leaders in the ASC industry, our programming is designed to provide you with the tools you need to run your business efficiently so that you can focus on delivering high quality health care to patients.

    Shuttle Service
    Shuttle service to the Tulalip Resort & Spa is available from SeaTac Airport on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. and departing from Tulalip Resort & Spa to SeaTac Airport on Friday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. Please reserve your space by contacting Linda O’Keefe.

    Registration and Exhibitor Information


  • 2016 ICD-10 Webinar Series
    In partnership with mdStrategies, WASCA is offering its members a coding webinar series to help prepare your team and your facility for implementation of ICD-10. Learn about the changes in documentation requirements so that the correct diagnosis codes can be determined and the structural makeup of the new codes can be used. Participants are eligible to receive 2 AAPC credits.

    To attend, complete and return the registration form to mdStrategies. Visit www.mdstrategies.com for more information.
    Registration Form


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