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ASCs Making an Effort to Be Price Transparent

In ASCA’s August 2023 60-Second Survey, 91 percent of survey respondents said that their facility has a standard workflow for providing estimates to patients prior to a procedure.

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Complying with DSCSA

In recent months, ASCA has received numerous questions regarding ASC compliance with regulations related to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. ASCA’s best understanding of surgery center requirements as of September 2023 follows.

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AAAHC Publishes Updated Toolkit on Emergency Drills

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Deerfield, Illinois, released its updated Emergency Drills Toolkit, which educates ambulatory healthcare organizations on how to prepare before an actual disaster occurs.

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Covenant High Plains Performs Its First Robotic Sacrocolpopexy

Covenant High Plains Surgery Center (CHPSC) of Lubbock, Texas, announced in a release that Ryan C. Owen, MD, performed a sacrocolpopexy using a robot, making the ASC the first independent, freestanding surgery center in West Texas to offer the procedure with a robot.

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