It’s A New World Conference 2020

Hosted by the ASC Podcast with John Goehle

A Virtual Conference for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Recorded Live April 14th and April 17, 2020

 

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Use this time to improve your skills and learn some new things. This two day “Virtual Conference” was recorded live on April 14th and 17th.   This program is approved for up to 14.50 hours of AEUs and up to 1.0 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #2618.  April 14th was approved for 7.25 hours of AEUs and April 17th was approved for 7.25 hours of AEUs and 1.00 hours of IPCHs.

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It’s A New World Conference 2020

DETAILED AGENDA – TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020

 

8:00 – 8:15 AM Introduction Sue Cronkite, RN, Co-Host of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle

John Goehle, MBA, CASC, Owner of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies.

8:15 – 9:15 AM Session One – Surviving the Challenges of a Changing World

  • Discuss Work Life Pre-COVID-19
  • Explain Social Isolation
  • Define Steps to Take to Overcome Social Isolation
  • Provide Tips for Working at Home for Clinical and Business Office Employees
  • Discuss Importance of Taking Care of Ourselves
Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC®,  Chief Nursing Officer for Surgical Information Systems 
9:15 – 10:15 AM Session Two – Survey Preparedness

  • Understand the CMS Survey Process
  • Discuss How Surveys are Likely to Change Post-COVID-19
  • Review Frequent Survey Issues
  • Review how to Maintain On-going Compliance with the Conditions for Coverage
John Goehle, MBA, CASC, Owner of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies.

Laurie Roderiques, RN, CASC, CAIP, Director Clinical Services for Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break (15 Minutes)
10:30 – 11:30 AM Session Three – Cost-Cutting Strategies after Challenging Financial Times 

  • Review Strategies for Cost-Cutting in the ASC Setting
  • Discuss Strategies for Re-Negotiating Contracts 
  • Discuss the Role of GPOs in ASCs and How they Can Help Control Costs
  • Review Issues Post-COVID-19 on Purchasing Cycle Cost-Containment
Barry Denny, Director of Expense Management, Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions
11:30 – 12:30 PM Session Four – Information Technology Challenges (Title Tentative)

  • Discuss Current Information Technology Issues
  • Discuss Issues Surrounding Working from Off-Site location
  • Review Requirements for HIPAA HI-TECH and Lessons Learned 
  • Discuss Recent Experiences with Security Breaches
Nelson Gomes, Senior Vice President of Development, Medicus IT
12:30 -1:00 PM Lunch and Vendor Presentations
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session Five – Re-Energizing Your Revenue Cycle

  • Discuss Challenges that ASCs Face with the Revenue Cycle
  • Review Opportunities for Assisting Patients to Cover their Financial Responsibilities
  • Discuss the Likely Impact of COVID-19 on our Future in the Revenue Cycle
Keith Gruebele, Senior Vice President, Patient Lending for BHG Patient Lending
2:00 – 3:00 PM Session Six – Radiation Safety Requirements in an ASC

  • Review AAAHC and Joint Commission Standards
  • Discuss the Radiation Safety Requirements for Patients and Staff including Dose Limits, Protective Equipment and Dosimetry Monitoring
  • Review Documentation Requirements for Radiation Safety
Judie D’Ambrosio, Director of Education Services for Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break (15 Minutes)
3:15 – 4:30 PM Session Seven – What’s Next?  How Do We Recover from This?  A Panel Discussion with Audience Interaction

  • Discuss the Impact on the ASC Industry’s Reputation of Our COVID-19 Response
  • Discuss the Known and Probable Changes to the Regulatory Environment Post-COVID-19
  • Discuss How Do We Start Up Again, and the Challenges for Staffing and Finances
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It’s A New World Conference 2020

DETAILED AGENDA – FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020

Time Session Speakers
8:00 – 8:15 AM Introduction John Goehle, MBA, CASC, Owner of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies.
8:15 – 9:15 AM Session One – Key Contract Considerations for an ASC and Lessons Learned (and being Learned) from the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Understand the potential impact of COVID-19 on current contracts.  Do the parties have the right to terminate or modify performance without liability?  What are the risks? 
  • Understand how contracts may be drafted going forward now that we know that a pandemic—like COVID-19—is a foreseeable occurrence.
  • Understand the impact of the Federal Anti-Kickback Law on certain ASC contracts.
Bruce A. Smith, Esq., Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC
9:15 – 10:15 AM Session Two – Hot Topics in Pharmacy

  • Recognize the most common medication-related deficiencies for ASCs
  • Describe pertinent pharmacy topics impacting patient safety
  • Understand the timeline of USP 797 and the implications of proposed changes
  • Know the USP 800 guidance and describe ways to comply
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on ASC patient safety and regulatory compliance
Victor Alves, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, President of OctariusRx,
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break (15 Minutes)
10:30 – 11:30 AM Session Three – The Disaster Response Process

  • Review a Disaster Case Study – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Discuss the Goals of Disaster Preparation
  • Review the Core Elements to Emergency Preparedness
  • Examine Strategies for Remaining Always Prepared for a Disaster
Alex Bornemann, CLSS-HC, Director of Operations for Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Jim Masters, Life Safety Consultant for Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

11:30 – 12:30 PM Session Four – ASC Governance and Governing Body Member Responsibilities

  • Discuss COVID-19 Governing Body Responsibilities
  • Discuss the CMS Requirements for the Governing Body
  • Review the Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Body Member
  • Discuss the role of the administrator related to the governing body
  • Review recommended components of the Governing Body Minutes. 
John Goehle, MBA, CASC, Owner of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies.
12:30 -1:00 PM Lunch and Vendor Presentations Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, Surgical Information Systems, Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions, BHG Patient Lending, Intalere,  Medicus IT, Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, OctariusRx
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session Five – FLSA and Personnel Issues

  • Discuss the FLSA and How it Applies in the ASC Setting
  • Discuss How Breaks are Handled and Regulated Under FLSA
  • Discuss Other Regulatory Issues in Personnel
  • Review Issues Surrounding Furloughs and Lay-Offs
Laura L. Spring, Esq.

Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC

2:00 – 3:00 PM Session Six – Infection Control – A Heightened Sense of Awareness – Coming Back from COVID-19

  • Discuss what “normal operation” looks like moving forward, clinically speaking
  • Propose infection control measures to consider prior to reopening
  • List goals to ensure a safe and sanitary environment
  • Develop a plan to reach those goals
  • Explain leadership’s role in achieving success
Laurie Roderiques, RN, CASC, CAIP, Director Clinical Services for Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break (15 Minutes)
3:15 – 4:30 PM Session Seven – The New World after the Crisis – A Leadership Opportunity – Panel Discussion

  • Discuss the Challenges on Leadership of the Post-COVID-19 World
  • Define the Opportunities that the ASC Industry will Face in the Future as a Result of our Response to COVID-19
  • Review What Skills Leaders in the Post-COVID-19 World will Need 
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