A Final Look at 2019 and onto 2020 for Your ASC!

This is a pre-recorded one hour webinar presentation.  This presentation will cover update topics in CMS, Pharmacy as relating to surgery centers, Quality Reporting and Accreditation updates with AAAASF, AAAHC, HFPA, IMQ and The Joint Commission. Additional areas to be discussed will be Quality Reporting, Emergency Operations Plan and EPA regarding disposal of medications. Not only will this be a wrap up to 2019 but a preparation moving forward into 2020.

Availability: In stock

Speaker:  Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC - President, Excellentia Advisory Group

About Our Speaker:  

Cathy Montgomery, RN, CASC

Cathy has over 25+ years in healthcare services management. As Regional Administrator for NovaMed, she oversaw operations of the physician practices as well as surgery centers, and optical shops in the metro St.Louis/Illinois area. 

Cathy is President and Founder of Excellentia Advisory Group, a consulting and development company serving both the surgical industry through ASC'S as well as surgical hospitals and the outpatient industry through physician practices and ancillary centers. Cathy for the past several years has studied all the regulatory agencies that impact the ASC industry and has made herself an expert on the subject. Cathy is a frequently speaker at State ASC conferences to speak on regulatory compliance topics.  Cathy also offers expertise in running the day-to-day operations of a surgery center and assists several privately-owned surgery centers across the country as their management company. Her vision is to offer services that will be cost effective for her clients and fill those gaps that occur due to immediate needs. She has hired consultants that are knowledgeable and follow TJC, AAAASF and/or AAAHC standards.  Cathy herself became an AAAASF surveyor in 2016 and now IMQ in 2018. Cathy has her CASC certification.

Format:  Pre-recorded webinar edited to video presentation

Duration:  61 minutes 

Who Should Attend:

  • ASC Administrators
  • ASC Clinical Directors
  • Managers of Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement
  • Team Leaders
  • Physician Owners and Leadership


Price: $139.00 for this presentation, handouts and any Q&A follow-up with Cathy that you might have after viewing the presentation. The price gets you unlimited viewing access for the 90-days.  You and your staff can qualify for receiving 1 Contact Hour of continuing education and each get a Certificate of Completion if requested.

Topic A Final Look at 2019 and On To 2020 for Your ASC


2019 presented a few wins for our ASC’s. Let’s take a look at what they were and how you should best approach each for your ASC.  This one- hour session will cover the finalized CMS changes that were part of the Omnibus Burden Reduction Final Rule 9/26/19 and effective 11/29/19 which include:

  • The 30 - day comprehensive H & P now may be determined by facility policy
  • Hospital transfer agreement or admitting privileges no longer required
  • Decrease in the Emergency Operations Plan requirements including review at two years vs one, training every two years vs annually, one testing drill annually vs two, and no need to document coordination efforts.
  • Discussion of proposed Appendix L and Z.

We will discuss the red flags as you compare the federal requirements to your state and accreditation body requirements.  


In addition,  ASC’s experienced some new rules in regard to pharmacy management.  Specifically intended to reduce the intentional sewering of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals,  Part 266 Subpart B became effective 8/21/19. On the other hand, USP 800, which has been updated and is effective 12/1/19, speaks to the handling of hazardous drugs within your organization.



Let’s review what you will be submitting for the current year and how the measures shape up for 2020.  Once again participation in the OAS CAHPS (patient satisfaction) program remains voluntary!



We will discuss the few changes, or constants, from AAAASF, AAAHC, HFAP, IMQ, and TJC.


Handouts for this session include:

  • CMS Federal Register effective 11/29/19 for ASC’s
  • USP 800
  • USP 800 Checklist
  • NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs plus list of proposed drugs
  • Quality Reporting CY 2021 Measures
  • Proposed Appendix L and Z from CMS 12/20/2019 memo
  • Differences between occupancies sheet
  • and several others


1Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion worth 1.0 Credit Hour of continuing education. You simply contact us at events@excellentiagroup.com requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.

* Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481: Issue Date: 4/6/2010;

 CLICK HERE for Certificate Request Form

2AEU credit requests are pending from BASC at ASCA and our site will be updated once given final approval.


Are you interested in seeing a complete list of VIEW UPON DEMAND video presentations within our membership library? CLICK HERE

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:A Final Look at 2019 and onto 2020 for Your ASC!
We found other products you might like!