Regular/Special Podcasts

List of Regular and Special Episodes:


Episode 111 – August 5, 2020 – 2021 CMS ASC/HOPD Payment Rule Released, Paycheck Program Update and Focus Segment on Electronic Medical Records


Episode 110 – July 27, 2020 – Current News, ANSI/AAMI ST79, IRS Provider Relief Update, Recalls and Focus Segment on Employee Certifications


Episode 109 – July 17, 2020 – AHS Annual Retreat, Challenges faced with Reopening, infection control challenges, mentoring new staff, preparing for next wave


Episode 108 – July 12, 2020 – News Update, Planning for Rest of 2020, Preparing for Retreat


Episode 107 – June 15, 2020 – News Update, Treating Patients in the New Normal, PPP Update, The Future of ASCs, Survey Update, Financial Future for ASCs.


Episode 106 – May 29, 2020 – PPE, CARE Program & other News Updates, Insurance Denials During COVID-19, Air Exchanges & Intubation, and More


Episode 105 – Live Podcast on May 18, 2020 – News Update, In-Services for COVID-19, N95 Respirators in ASCs, Challenges in Re-Opening


Episode 104 – Live Podcast on May 5, 2020 – Nurses Month, Coronavirus Update, Paycheck Protection Program Documentation, Respiratory Protection Program, Mandatory Education


Episode 103 – April 26, 2020 – Our New World, Education Opportunities, COVID-19 Lessons, Survey Preparedness Post-COVID, Predictions for the Rest of 2020.


Episode 102 – April 16, 2020 – Live Podcast on April 16, 2020 with discussion of the on-going effects of the CoronaVirus, 1135 Waivers, Possible Drug Issues, and took listener questions.


Episode 101 – April 8, 2020 – Live Podcast on April 8, 2020 Coronavirus Update, PPP, Life Safety Issues During Crisis, Listener Questions


Episode 100 – April 3, 2020 – Live Podcast on April 3, 2020 Celebrating the 100th Episode, COVID-19, PPP Loan, Equipment and N95 Issues


Episode 099 – March 31, 2020 – Live Podcast on March 31, 2020 CoronaVirus Update, Hospital without Walls, IT, Billing and Coding Issues


Episode 098 – March 27, 2020 – Live Podcast on March 27, 2020 Reporting Under COVID-19, SBA Funding, Surviving the Coronavirus


Episode 097 – March 23, 2020 – Live Podcast on March 23, 2020 with a Discussion of the Decision to Close, Furlough Issues, Listener Questions


Episode 096 – March 20, 2020 – Live Podcast on March 20, 2020 for NYS Centers to Discuss the Governor’s Executive Order Regarding the Coronavirus


Episode 095 – March 19, 2020 – Live Podcast with AHS Staff and Guest Ann Geier bout Emerging Issues with the Coronavirus


Episode 094 – March 17, 2020 – Live Podcast with AHS Staff About Emerging Issues with the Coronavirus – NYS Specific Issues


Episode 093 – March 16, 2020 – Live Podcast with AHS Staff About Emerging Issues with the Coronavirus


Episode 092 – March 15, 2020 – Live Podcast with AHS Staff About Emerging Issues with the Coronavirus


Episode 091 – March 13, 2020 – Live Podcast with AHS Staff About the Coronavirus and its Impact on ASCs


Episode 090 – March 10, 2020 – COVID-19 Update and Resources, CMS Directive regarding Certification Surveys, Recent Issues


Episode 089 – February 26, 2020 – Cost-Savings Ideas, Coronavirus, Improving Communication, and Support for ASC Bill in Congress


Episode 088 – February 17, 2020 – CoronaVirus Update, Eye Wash Stations, Interpretive Guidelines Update,, Domestic Abuse, Regulatory Requirements other than CMS


Episode 087 – February 10, 2020 – 50 Years of ASC Technology and its Impact on Healthcare Growth, difference between ASC Management and Practice Management Systems


Episode 086 – February 7, 2020 –  Live from the Nursing Leadership Conference in Dallas Texas, Concerns about healthcare supply chain resulting from Coronavirus


Episode 085 – February 3, 2020 – Tricare Reimbursement Proposal, Year of the Nurse, Communication and Quality Improvement


Episode 084 – January 27, 2020 – Surgical Gown Recall, Corona Virus, False Claims Act, Equipment Purchasing and Interview about Refurbished Equipment with Soma Technology’s Ashish Dhammam 


Episode 083 – January 20, 2020 –  ASCA 2020 Winter Seminars Debrief, Finance and Accounting, Budgeting and Projections


Episode 082 – January 17, 2020 – Live from ASCA 2020 Winter Seminars in New Orleans with Interviews with AHS Staff, Ann Geier and Cristina Bentin


Episode 081 – January 13, 2020 – 2nd Anniversary, Fluoroscopy Issues, disruptive behavior and an interview with Rena Courtay about disruptive providers


Episode 080 – December 30, 2019 – USP 800 Update, Orientation, Annual Mandatory and In-service Education and Guest Interview with Steve Gallion with Medtrainer


Episode 079 – December 22, 2019 – Special Christmas Episode and Reflections on 2019 with AHS Staff (and a special ASC version of the 12 Days of Christmas.


Episode 078 – December 9, 2019 – Major News Update, CMS Conditions Changes, Including CRNA Oversight, IMQ Update, Planning for 2020 and Interview with Bob Zaza about new program implementation


Episode 077 – December 2, 2019 – Winding Down an Accrediting Organization, Preparing for Surveys, Deemed Versus Non-Deemed Surveys


Episode 076 – November 25, 2019 – USP 800, Follow-up on CMS 2020 Payment Rules, Preparing for a Ransomware attack and Cybersecurity for ASCs


Episode 075 – November 18, 2019 –  Takeaways from NYSAASC Fall Conference, Nursing Retention and Development, and Starting a Total Joint Program


Episode 074 – November 8, 2019 –  Special NYSAASC Meeting Episode


Episode 073 – November 11, 2019 – USP 797 Update and focus on Credentialing with Guest Ted Gottis, Senior Vice President for QuickCred from Medtrainer


Episode 072 – November 3, 2019 – Interview with Tarin English with AAAHC, Quality Roadmap 2019, Update on Payment Rule


Episode 071 – October 28, 2019 – OIG Report on Medicare Oversight of ASCs, Leapfrog Report, USA Today Article


Episode 070 – October 21, 2019 –  Employee Appreciation, Joint Commission National Safety Goals, 2020 ASCA Winter Seminar and Focus on the Purchasing Cycle


Episode 069 – October 14, 2019 – Interview with Bill Prentice, ASC Regulatory initiatives, Benchmarking with Leapfrog


Episode 068 – October 7 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – CMS Regulatory Changes, Pharmacy Security and Storage


Episode 067 – September 19, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Special Ohio State Association Annual Conference Episode


Episode 066 – September 6, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Special CASA Conference Episode


Episode 065 – September 9, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Live from the Annual CASA Conference


Episode 064 – September 3, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Prepare for CASA, Annual CMS Report on Accrediting Organizations and Review the Major Annual Risk Assessments


Episode 063 – August 18, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – CMS 2020 Proposed Regs, ASCQR, NYS Cost Reporting, Upper GI Infection Risk and USP 800


Episode 062 – August 6, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Release of 2020 ASC/HOPD Proposed Rates


Episode 061 – July 28, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Still Waiting for CMS, State Update, Ketoacidosis and Diabetes, and Sharp Safety


Episode 060 – July 17, 2019 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – Latest News, Preparing for Rate Updates, Workplace Violence, and how Medicare ASCs work


Episode 059 – June 24, 2019 – AHS Staff Roundtable, QAPI, Strategic Planning, Exclusionary Databases, Team Building, and More


Episode 058 – June 6, 2019 – Special New York State Association Meeting Episode


Episode 057 – June 10, 2019 – AHS Annual Retreat, ASCA Debrief, National Timeout Day


Episode 056 – May 29, 2019 –  Special New Jersey State Association Meeting Episode


Episode 055 – June 2, 2019 –  Live from the New Jersey Association Meeting, Interview with Nina Dietrich, Press Inquiries, Governing Body Responsibilities


Episode 054 – May 16, 2019 – Live from ASCA 2019 – Observations for Wednesday and Thursday of Conference


Episode 053 – May 14, 2019 – Special ASCA 2019 Arrival Podcast, Pathology Issues, Anesthesia Consent and Risk Assessments.


Episode 052 – May 5, 2019 – National Nurse’s Week, Medicare Quality Reporting Deadlines, Board Meetings and ASCA 2019 Preparation


Episode 051 – April 15, 2019 – Special AHS Roundtable Discussion, More Observations from MedPAC Report, AAAHC Advanced Orthopedic Certification


Episode 050 – March 31, 2019 – March 2019 MedPac Report, Pharmacy Update, ACLS/BLS, ASCQR, Startups and MH Preparation


Episode 049 – March 12, 2019 – State Operatons Manual Appendix Q, Immediate Jeopardy and most common CMS Citations to date in 2019


Episode 048 – March 4, 2019 – Vanderbilt Nurse, USP 800, Mentoring Nurse Leaders, Lapses in QAPI, State Reporting and Budgeting


Episode 047 – February 5, 2019 – Revisions to Appendix Z SOM, Nurse Manager Recruitment, Medicare Quality Reporting and Case Costing


Episode 046 – January 18, 2019 – Special ASCA Winter Seminars 2019 Episode and Interviews with Ann Geier, Cristina Bentin and Jenna Alvarez.


Episode 045 – January 15, 2019 – Celebrating First Anniversary, NJ ASC Infection Follow-up, signage, pharmacy and IUSS.


Episode 044 – December 27, 2018 – ASC Notifies Patient of Possible BBP Exposure, Recent Pharmacy and Radiology Experiences, Annual Update of Your QAPI Program.


Episode 043 – December 10, 2018 – Celebrate 5,000 Downloads, Review Recent Survey Experiences, Discuss Credentialing and Accreditation Organizations


Episode 042 – November 19, 2018 – Review 2019 CMS Payment Rules, Discuss Price Transparency and Site Neutral Payments


Episode 041 – November 5, 2018 – Final 2019 CMS Payment Rules and Changes to Medicare Quality Reporting (ASCQR).


Episode 040 – Special NYSAASC (New York) Episode – October 22, 2018 – Highlights of the Fall 2018 New York State Association of ASCs conference in NYC and interviews with Association Leadership.


Episode 039 – October 15, 2018 – New York State Association of ASCs Meeting Debrief and Focus Segment on Emergency Preparedness and Drills.


Episode 038 – October 1, 2018 – OAASC Debrief, Surprise CMS proposed regulatory reduction regulations and their impact on ASCs,  Focus Segment on avoiding Adverse Events, and an Interview with Ridley Barron.


Episode 037 – Special OAASC (Ohio) Episode – September 24, 2018 – Highlights of the 20th Annual Ohio State Association Meeting and interviews with the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors


Episode 036 – September 17, 2018 – CASA Debrief, Patient Safety, Incident Reporting, Near Misses, Deemed Status Surveys and Interview with William Isenberg from Sutter Health.


Episode 035 – Special CASA (California) Episode – September 10, 2018 – Highlights of the 2018 Annual CASA Conference and Interviews of CASA Board and Executive Director


Episode 034 – September 3, 2018 – Human Resources, Fair Labor Standards Act, Breaks and Lunch and a Discussion of MRSA.


Episode 033 – August 22, 2018 – Followup on 2019 CMS Regulations, Focus Segment on Discharge and a Discussion of Bedbugs.


Episode 032 – August 6, 2018 – Latest News and Continuation of discussion of the CMS 2019 ASC and HOPD proposed payment rates and updates to the Medicare Quality Reporting program.


Episode 031 – July 30, 2018 – Special Episode to discuss the CMS 2019 ASC and HOPD proposed payment rates, and updates to the Medicare Quality Reporting program.


Episode 030 – July 23, 2018 – Latest News, Still Waiting for 2019 CMS Update and discussion of RN Conscious Sedation


Episode 029 – July 9, 2018 – Waiting for the 2019 CMS Rates, Discussion of Registration, Advance Directives, Interview with Public Relations Consultant.


Episode 028 – July 2, 2018 – Special One Hour Episode eligible for 1 AEU for CASC Certified Administrators.  Latest News, Orientation, Mandatory Annual Education, In-Services and Competencies.


Episode 027 – June 25, 2018 – A Culture of Safety, Infection Reduction in ASCs and Designing Fire/Disaster Drills.


Episode 026 – June 18, 2018 – Operational issues, Digitizing ASC records, Cybersecurity, EMR, HIPAA Security, and other IT issues.  Sponsored by Priority One Group.


Episode 025 – Special NJAASC Episode – June 13, 2018 – The hosts interview NJAASC leadership and discuss activities of the association and issues that ASCs in New Jersey Face.  Sponsored by Priority One Group


Episode 024 – June 11, 2018 – National Safety Month, Drug Shortages, Normothermia, Unplanned Vitrectomy, Medicare Quality Reporting


Episode 023 – June 4, 2018 – Pharmacy and Anesthesiology – Perspectives on Drug Usage, Opioids and Appropriate Candidates for Surgery (Available 6/4/18) – Note that this episode has been approved for One “Delivery of Patient Care” AEU Credit for CASC Certified Individuals.


Episode 022 – May 28, 2018 – Medical Records, QAPI Oversight of Chart Reviews and Peer Review


Episode 021 – May 21, 2018 – NYSAASC Meeting, Electronic Medical Records, OAS CAHPS and Upcoming Changes


Episode 020 – May 14, 2018 – Preparation for the NYSAASC Meeting, Discussion of Fire, Disaster and Emergency Drills


Episode 019 – May 7, 2018 – National Nurses Week, Survey Findings and Tips


Episode 018 – April 30, 2018 – AORN Statement on Hair Covering, ECRI Risk List, Preparing for a Survey


Episode 017 – April 23, 2018 – Highlights from ASCA 2018 (Part 2)


Episode 016 – April 16, 2018 – Highlights from ASCA 2018


Episode 015 – April 9, 2018 – ASCA 2018 Preparation, Satisfaction, Complaints & Grievances


Episode 014 – April 2, 2018 – Pharmacy and Tips and Tricks


Episode 013 – March 26, 2018 – Infection Control, Coordinators and Certification


Episode 012 – March 19, 2018 – CAIP, Leadership Changes, Outsourcing to Save Costs


Episode 011 – March 12, 2018 – How to be a Successful ASC Leader, Podcast Future


Episode 010 – March 05, 2018 – Misleading News Coverage, Clinical Leadership


Episode 009 – February 26, 2018 – Non-Discrimination, Registration, Sterile Transport


Episode 008 – February 19, 2018 – Joint Commission News, Administrator Role, Deemed Status


Episode 007 – February 12, 2018 – Fire Drills, Training and Medicare Quality Reporting


Episode 006 – February 05, 2018 – QAPI and Infection Control Meetings


Episode 005 – January 29, 2018 – Credentialing


Episode 004 – January 22, 2018 – Infection Control


Episode 003 – January 15, 2018 – ASCA Winter Seminars, HIPAA, Discharge Summaries


Episode 002 – January 08, 2018 – Door Testing, Governing Body and Benchmarking


Episode 001 – January 01, 2018 – Timeouts, ACLS, PALS