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Episode 117 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Latest News, New CMS Categorical Waiver, CMS Payment Rule Update, Focus Segment on Operational Issues - November 29, 2020

November 29th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss the latest news,  mourn the passing of a leader in the ASC Industry, discuss the new Categorical Waiver from CMS,  Continued Delay in the 2021 HOPD and ASC Rates, and in our Focus Segment, Discuss Operational issues in our new world and Pandemic Fatigue with our Friend Christina Norman. 

This episode sponsored by:

  • Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies
  • Surgical Information Systems
  • Intalere
  • Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions
  • Medicus IT
  • BHG Patient Lending

Items Discussed in this Episode:

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Sign up for the ASC Administrators Bootcamp

Sign up for the Fall 2020 Finance, Accounting and Reimbursement Seminar

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

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 116 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Latest News, Recent Experiences, PPP Update, Status of 2021 Payment Rule and Focus on Cybersecurity with SIS - November 21, 2020

November 21st, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss. The latest news and information affecting the ASC Industry, discuss recent experiences with centers,  review updates on the PPP Program get an update on the 2021 CMS Payment rule and in our focus segment, discuss cybersecurity and cyberthreats with our friends at Surgical Information Systems. 

This episode sponsored by Surgical Information Systems

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Sign up for the ASC Administrators Bootcamp

Sign up for the Fall 2020 Finance, Accounting and Reimbursement Seminar

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

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 115 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Latest News, 2020 Election Impact, Recent Client Experiences, and Focus on Credentialing - November 8, 2020

November 10th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss. The latest news and information affecting the ASC Industry, discuss the potential effects of the 2020 election, prepare for the 2021 CMS ASC/HOPD Rule, review recent experiences with centers and in our focus segment, talk about credentialing. 

This episode sponsored by Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

Resources for Credentialing:

  1. Access the AMA database at  https://profiles.ama-assn.org/amaprofiles/  They provide primary source verification for physicians (ie. not CRNA's, Podiatrists, Dentists).  
  2. For Podiatrists, access the American Board of Podiatric Medicine at https://www.abpmed.org/pages/credentialers/verification where you can perform primary source verification.  
  3. For CRNAs, access the national board at: https://portal.nbcrna.com/credential-verification to perform primary source verification.  
  4. Go to the National Practitioner Data Bank at:   http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov/.  
  5. Check the Medicare Excluded individuals database at:  http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov/ to make sure the practitioner has not been excluded from the Medicare program.  
  6. To Verify DEA directly go to this website: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/validateLogin.jsp

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Sign up for the ASC Administrators Bootcamp

Sign up for the Fall 2020 Finance, Accounting and Reimbursement Seminar

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

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 114 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Latest News, Recent COVID-19 Lessons, New CMS Emergency Plan Requirements and Focus on Collections with Jho Outlaw from SIS - October 5, 2020

October 6th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss the latest news,  Review recent COVID-19 lessons, discuss survey activity, review the newly issues CMS “Guidance related to the Emergency Preparedness Testing Exercise Requirements- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” and in our focus segment discuss patient collections with Jho Outlaw from SIS.

This episode sponsored by Surgical Information Systems

Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

  1. Emergency Preparedness - Requirements for Surveying for Testing Exercises Standard (2)(2) of the standard:
    1. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-41-all.pdf

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

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

Make sure your infection control coordinator has the proper training in ASC Infection Control Oversight to meet CMS and Accreditation Requirements. 

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 113 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - Recent Survey Experiences, Shutdown Effects, Payroll Tax Deferral and Focus on ASC Information Technology with Nelson Gomes - September 21, 2020

September 26th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss the latest news, discuss recent survey experiences, review plans for a coronavirus vaccine, discuss some of the effects of the shutdown and the pandemic, review recent guidance regarding the payroll tax deferral and talk with our friend Nelson Gomes, Sr. VP of Business Development /MedicusIT about recent challenges in the IT industry. 

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. Joint commission webinar on preventing coronavirus transmission in ASC
    1. https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/news-and-multimedia/webinars/coronavirus-webinar-replays/preventing-coronavirus-transmission-in-ambulatory-surgery-centers/
  2. Safety advisory- Impax Epinephrine injection auto injector 0.3 mg may be missing its yellow stop collar which could result in a medication overdose. Visually inspect for the yellow stop collar. If missing- contact Amneal PHarmaceuticals drug safety department
    1. For more information: AMNEAL PHARMACEUTICALS DRUG SAFETY DEPARTMENT, Phone: 1 (877) 835-5472, Email: Drugsafety@amneal.com, Mail: Amneal Pharmaceuticals, 50 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, New York 11719
  3. IRS tax deferral pay back
    1. https://www.nysscpa.org/news/publications/the-trusted-professional/article/irs-guidance-on-payroll-tax-deferral-says-companies-responsible-for-back-payments-083120?utm_source=RealMagnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=50002&utm_campaign=9%2E1%2E20%20Headlines

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Make sure your infection control coordinator has the proper training in ASC Infection Control Oversight to meet CMS and Accreditation Requirements. 

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 112 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - CMS Survey Update, HOPD/ASC Rate Update, LGBTQ+ Patients, Contract Compliance, Recent Experiences and Administrator Bootcamp Announcement - August 23, 2020

August 31st, 2020

On this information packed Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss the latest news including recent CMS guidance on the resumption of Survey Activities, provide an update on the draft CMS payment rule for ASCs and HOPDs, discuss LGBTQ+ patients, review contract compliance review requirements and announcing our new ASC Administrator Bootcamp program and in our focus segment discuss some recent experiences in our ASCs.

 

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. CMS 2020 Proposed ASC/HOPD Rules:
    1. CY 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS-1736-P)
  2. CMS issued Guidance on August 17th “Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization”
    1. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-35-all.pdf
  3. The Joint Commission has an ASC Specific COVID 19 Q&A webinar, a risk assessment, and other resources:
    1. https://www.jointcommission.org/covid-19/  
  4. Link to the State Associations Website List on the ASC Association Website:
    1. https://www.ascassociation.org/aboutus/relatedorganizations/stateassociations
  5. ASC Administrator Bootcamp Announcement:
    1. http://ascpodcast.com/asc-administrator-bootcamp/
  6. Patron Member (ASC Central)  Program now includes free access to some of our virtual conferences from 2020:
    1. For more information about membership, which includes many benefits for the busy ASC Executive, go to: http://ascpodcast.com/membership-information/

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

Make sure your infection control coordinator has the proper training in ASC Infection Control Oversight to meet CMS and Accreditation Requirements. 

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 111 - ASC Podcast with John Goehle - 2021 CMS ASC/HOPD Payment Rule Released, Paycheck Program Update and Focus Segment on Electronic Medical Records - August 5, 2020

August 9th, 2020

On this Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, We discuss the just released 2021 CMS payment rule for ASCs and HOPDs, review some recently released guidance related to the Paycheck Protection program and in our focus segment, discuss electronic medical records with Daren Smith from Surgical Information Systems. 

This episode is sponsored by Surgical Information Systems.  

 

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. CY 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS-1736-P)

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 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!

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