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Comprehensive Emergency Management Program

Sandra Jones, Ambulatory Strategies Inc.
sjones@aboutascs.com

Question:

Now that CMS has released a guide to the requirements for a Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, are there any resources we should consider in developing our plan?

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Governing Body Responsibilities and Compliance

Sandra Jones, Ambulatory Strategies Inc.
sjones@aboutascs.com

Question:

I read an e-newsletter in early May about running more productive ASC board meetings. It addressed strategic planning and what detail may not need to go to the board. I am wondering now if I take too much information to the board.

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CMS Requrements for Patient Surveys

By Sandra Jones, Ambulatory Strategies Inc.
sjones@aboutascs.com

Question:

I heard about a new Medicare requirement for patient surveys. True? And, are there new quality measures CMS is requiring we report this year?

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FAQs on Reporting Data for ASC-9 and ASC-10

FAQs on Reporting Data for ASC-9 and ASC-10

Quality Reporting Center has answers to questions you may have about the endoscopy/colonoscopy surveillance measures: ASC-9 (Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients) and ASC-10 (Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps – Avoidance of Inappropriate Use):

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2017 Legislative Session

The first regular session of the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly convened on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  As legislators returned to Columbia, many of the same issues were still dominating the discussion. Although work has been done in recent years to provide more funding for highway infrastructure, there still is no stable, long-term funding source, and that will be once again be a top priority. Reforming our state's retirement system, public school funding and the state budget are also at the top of the agenda.

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