Texas ASC Society To Hold Annual Conference Next Month

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Professionals in the ambulatory surgery center industry are invited to attend a weekend of education and growth

The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (TASCS) is holding its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, February 28-29, 2020.

TASCS is the only organization dedicated to the representation of Texas ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), modern healthcare facilities that provide for patients in the most economical and efficient ways.

“We provide legislative and regulatory advocacy and valuable resources that allow Texas surgery centers to stay competitive,” says Krista DuRapau, executive director of TASCS. “With our conference each year, we are able to provide further education and support, so that more people know about and turn to these centers.”

Lectures this year will include keynote speaker William Prentice, chief executive officer of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Prentice will discuss the new federally adopted payment rule for ASCs, the new procedures added to the ASC payable list and federal legislation being debated currently in Washington, D.C.

Attendees will also be able to learn more on topics such as CMS burden reductions and patient safety, as well as trends and updates within the growing industry.

In conjunction with the annual conference, TASCS’ Political Action Committee will hold a reception on Friday evening, in order to elevate the importance of advocacy awareness. A special guest, Representative Steve Allison of the Texas House, will be in attendance.

“Having an elected official be able to attend such an event offers TASCS and its members the opportunity to educate our lawmakers about ASCs and the impact that these facilities have in reducing healthcare costs in Texas,” says DuRapau.

TASCS also uses the annual conference to recognize and present awards to individuals, organizations and businesses that have stood out in the past year and that have contributed to the advancement of ASCs in general. Highlights of the awards that will be presented are:

  • ASC Patient Advocate Award (presented to a person who has taken initiative above and beyond to help improve patient care in the ASC setting)
  • Vendor of the Year Award (presented to a vendor who has made positive changes in the ASC industry)
  • Rising Star Award (presented to an individual that works in an ASC and has shown significant growth in the ASC industry)
  • ASC Innovations Award (presented to a facility that has taken strides to create new and innovative programs within their facility)

“This field is expanding,” says DuRapau, “and our conference is a way for everyone to come together for a weekend of even more growth. We can’t wait for all the networking, collaborating and learning!”

For more information on the annual conference and TASCS, visit https://www.texasascsociety.org/.

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