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Episode 110 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Current News, ANSI/AAMI ST79, IRS Provider Relief Update, Recalls and Focus Segment on Employee Certifications - July 27, 2020

July 29th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, We discuss the latest news, including updates on upcoming ASC events, review ANSI/AAMI ST79 Steam Sterilization requirement updates that affect ASCS, discuss the IRS Ruling on Provider Relief Funds, review recent recalls on Hand Sanitizer, continue to wait for the 2020 ASC/HOPD Regulatory Updates and in our focus segment, discuss employee certifications in the ASC setting.  

 

The ASC Podcast with John Goehle is sponsored by Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, Eden Group Development, Surgical Information Systems, Intalere, Medicus IT,. Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions and BHG Patient Lending.  For more information about our sponsors, visit our website at ASC Podcast.com

 

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

 

Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

  1. Rollback of Covid-19 related liability protections for Healthcare Workers
    1. https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/NYSSPS/Campaigns/76107/Respond
  2. Recalls and Safety Alerts
    1. https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts
    2. Sign up for alerts: https://updates.fda.gov/SubscriptionManagement
  3. Information on Certifications:
    1. CASC - http://www.aboutcasc.org
    2. CAIP - http://www.aboutcaip.org
    3. CNOR - https://www.cc-institute.org/cnor/learn/
    4. AAPC - https://www.aapc.com/
    5. AHIMI - https://www.ahima.org/

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

 

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

 

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

Episode 109 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - AHS Annual Retreat, Challenges faced with Reopening, infection control challenges, mentoring new staff, preparing for next wave - July 17, 2020

July 20th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, the staff of Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies gathers for the Annual Retreat and discusses the challenges of re-opening, recent issues confronted related to infection control and life safety, mentoring new staff and administrators during a period of rapid change, and how we are preparing for the next wave.

 

The ASC Podcast with John Goehle is sponsored by Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, Eden Group Development, Surgical Information Systems, Intalere, Medicus IT,. Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions and BHG Patient Lending.  For more information about our sponsors, visit our website at ASC Podcast.com

 

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

 

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

 

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

 

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

 

Purchase John’s Books

 

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

 

See our YouTube Video Channel

 

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

Episode 108 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - News Update, Planning for Rest of 2020, Preparing for Retreat - July 12, 2020

July 13th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we end our respite with an update to all of the news in the industry, prepare for the annual AHS Retreat, and discuss how to develop a plan for the rest of a very challenging 2020.   The ASC Podcast with John Goehle is sponsored by Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, Eden Group Development, Surgical Information Systems, Intalere, Medicus IT,. Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions and BHG Patient Lending.  For more information about our sponsors, visit our website at ASC Podcast.com

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

  1. COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for
    Infection Control deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing
    Homes (Interesting in that it indicates that NH will be focus for rest of year):

    1. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-31-all.pdf
  2. Companies have raised prices on 245 Drugs during the pandemic 
    1. Article in “The Hill” on 6/29/2020
    2. Report from “Patient’s for Affordable Drugs” reported this
      1. https://patientsforaffordabledrugs.org/2020/06/28/covid-price-hikes-report
    3. The Hill Article:
      1. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/505115-companies-hiked-prices-on-245-drugs-during-pandemic-advocacy-group-says

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

Episode 107 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - News Update, Treating Patients in the New Normal, PPP Update, The Future of ASCs, Survey Update, Financial Future for ASCs - June 15, 2020

June 16th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we catch up on all the recent news, discuss recommendations for treating patients, staff and family members in the “New Normal”, Get an Update on Paycheck Protection Program Changes, Discuss Survey Activity, Discuss the Future of ASCs post COVID and some of the financial challenges that they will face with a panel discussion with Brian James and Tracey Chadwell with Intalere

This episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle is sponsored by Intalere.  Intalere empowers healthcare organizations to elevate their clinical, operational and financial performance with our GPO services, performance solutions, advisory services, strategies and programs.  For more information - visit their website at intalere.com  

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

  1. ASCA has produced a set of recommendations for Covid 19

    1. https://www.ascassociation.org/asca/resourcecenter/latestnewsresourcecenter/covid-19/covid-19-message
  2. CDC Recommendations Discussed:
    1. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html
    2. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
    3. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinic-preparedness.html
    4. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html
  3. Articles about the Future of ASCs Post-COVID
    1. https://www.beckersasc.com/asc-coding-billing-and-collections/half-the-cost-half-the-risk-at-ascs-versus-hospitals-dr-shakeel-ahmed-makes-the-case-for-upheaving-referral-patterns.html?origin=ASCE&utm_source=ASCE&utm_medium=email&oly_enc_id=0573H1191845C8E    
    2. https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/industry-voices-building-a-better-tomorrow-through-improved-outpatient-surgery
    3. https://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/2020/06/08/ambulatory-surgery-centers-closing-if-congress-doesnt-act-they-might-never-come-back/5319527002/ 
  4. Paycheck Protection Program Update
    1. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
  5. Joint Commission COVID-19 Update
    1. https://www.jointcommission.org/covid-19/
  6. AAAHC Update
    1. https://www.aaahc.org/what-you-need-to-know/

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

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

May 30th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle recorded live on May 29, 2020, we caught up on all the recent news, discussed the latest guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment and N95 Masks, reviewed CARE program reporting requirements for the Medicare Provider Relief Fund Program and the Payroll Protection Program, Discussed insurance companies that are requesting proof for non-elective procedures performed during the crisis and discussed the issue of air exchanges and intubation

Don’t forget to sign up for the  ASC Finance, Accounting and  Reimbursement Virtual Seminar, Presented by Coding Compliance Management, LLC and the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, June 11 and 12, 2020

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

  1. The CDC has provided guidance for travelers in the United States at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html.
  2. Joint Commission Resuming Surveys in June - See the full announcement here.
  3. Providers Must Act by June 3 to Receive Additional CARES Provider Relief Funds - Here is the link to the attestations and uploads.
  4. Air Exchanges During and After Intubation - AORN Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions. In: Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. Denver, CO: AORN, Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html#take_precautions
  5. Payroll Protection Program Guidance for Reporting: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-IFR-Loan-Forgiveness.pdf#page=16

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

Episode 105 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - News Update, In-Services for COVID-19, N95 Respirators in ASCs, Challenges in Re-Opening - May 18, 2020

May 18th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle recorded live on May 18, 2020, we caught up on all the recent news, discussed in-services you should be doing for your staff during this difficult time, discussed the use of N95 Respirators and reviewed some of the challenges that centers are facing in re-opening

American Academy of Ophthalmology Checklist for reopening

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the  ASC Finance, Accounting and  Reimbursement Virtual Seminar, Presented by Coding Compliance Management, LLC and the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, June 11 and 12, 2020

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

 

Episode 104 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Nurses Month, Coronavirus Update, Paycheck Protection Program Documentation, Respiratory Protection Program, Mandatory Education- May 5, 2020.

May 7th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle recorded live on May 5, 2020, we updated our audience on the latest Coronavirus news, discussed how you can use the staff that you brought back on the Paycheck Protection Program and documentation that you should maintain to get maximum forgiveness, Discussed elective versus non-elective procedures, and reviewed the importance of continuing to follow the regulations, even in these extraordinary times and took live listener questions

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the  ASC Finance, Accounting and  Reimbursement Virtual Seminar, Presented by Coding Compliance Management, LLC and the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, June 11 and 12, 2020

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

 

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

April 26th, 2020

On this episode, We discuss how we are surviving the Coronavirus Crisis, what our new world looks like, educational opportunities during the period of isolation, COVID-19 lessons, what the survey landscape is likely to be and how to prepare for it, and predictions for the rest of 2020 for ASCs. 

Don’t forget to sign up for the  ASC Finance, Accounting and  Reimbursement Virtual Seminar, Presented by Coding Compliance Management, LLC and the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, June 11 and 12, 2020

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

Episode 102 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - 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.

April 17th, 2020

On this episode, recorded live on April 16, 2020, The Staff of AHS and invited guests discussed the on-going effects of the CoronaVirus, 1135 Waivers, Possible Drug Issues, and took listener questions. 

Note you can also see a video on Youtube by searching for the "ASC Podcast with John Goehle" on Youtube and clicking on the link for the podcast.

Please note that all podcasts are dated and are current as of the podcast date.  This is a constantly changing situation and you must maintain on-going vigilance for the most up to date information.  The podcast is free to listen to on your phone, please search for “ASC Podcast with John Goehle” on your phone’s podcast app.  

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the  ASC Finance, Accounting and  Reimbursement Virtual Seminar, Presented by Coding Compliance Management, LLC and the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, June 11 and 12, 2020

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!

 

Episode 101 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Live Podcast on April 8, 2020 Coronavirus Update, PPP, Life Safety Issues During Crisis, Listener Questions - April 8, 2020

April 9th, 2020

On this episode, recorded live on April 8, 2020, The Staff of AHS and invited guests discussed Life Safety Oversight during the Coronavirus, PPP (SBA) Issues, CMS Hospital without Walls and take listener questions.

Note you can also see a video on Youtube by searching for the "ASC Podcast with John Goehle" on Youtube and clicking on the link for the podcast.

Please note that all podcasts are dated and are current as of the podcast date.  This is a constantly changing situation and you must maintain on-going vigilance for the most up to date information.  The podcast is free to listen to on your phone, please search for “ASC Podcast with John Goehle” on your phone’s podcast app.  

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the  ASC Finance, Accounting and  Reimbursement Virtual Seminar, Presented by Coding Compliance Management, LLC and the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, June 11 and 12, 2020

Make sure you are Compliant with Infection Control Regulations with the Infection Control Coordinator Training Program 2020

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Get a copy of John’s newest book - the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide - A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

Visit the ASC Podcast with John Goehle Website

Benefits of Becoming a Patron Member

Purchase John’s Books

Go to the ASC Podcast Store

See our YouTube Video Channel

Patron Members of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle have access to ASC Central - an exclusive membership website that provides a one-stop  ASC Regulatory and Accreditation Compliance, Operations and Financial Management resource for busy Administrators, nurse managers and business office managers.   Become a member today!