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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By sharing facts about the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs, we can and will save lives. https://www.skincancer.org/get-involved/skin-cancer-awareness-month/

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health. With a growing number of Americans experiencing mental health symptoms, we need to join together to advocate for improving our nation’s mental health care system. To find out more, go to https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. We applaud you for your hard work and appreciate everything you do, Nurses! Thank you!

National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) begins April 18 – 24, 2021. Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can be challenged to have a family. All throughout NIAW, we will unite millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building a family of their own.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting. DEA is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence.

ASC 201: Value Based Care Strategy in the ASC Setting

ASC 201: Value Based Care Strategy in the ASC Setting

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Value-Based Care has finally come for the specialists……the first specialist based value models have arrived, primarily addressing bundled payments or site of care redirections.  But beyond that, your primary care referral base are taking on more risk in managing the full direction and scope of care.

Their value models have matured and they are accessing data and quality results on your services; including unit reimbursement, cost, volume, case mix scenarios, quality results, and overall margin targets for your payer strategy.

So how do independent specialists and ASCs develop relationships as the preferred downstream provider in a value-based shared savings model?

Join us to learn more about this and how you drive increased volume by becoming the preferred value based partners for your primary care community. Register for the webinar TODAY!

 

ASC 101: Managed Care Strategy in the Age of the No Surprise Act Webinar

ASC 101: Managed Care Strategy in the Age of the No Surprise Act Webinar

To many, managed care is managed care. But with the leverage and bottom-line impact of an ASC to a physician group or hospital system, planning a specific strategy is essential to account for market forces that have significantly changed the landscape in the last twelve months. We will cover such managed care topics as:

  • How managed care differs for ASC’s to your practice revenue stream.
  • How does the No Surprises Act impact in- vs. out-of-network strategies?
  • Contract strategy and negotiation.
  • How the insurance market has changed; diminishing the big five payers.
  • New ASC reimbursement methodologies hitting the market.

This webinar will be on April 6th from 12:00-100pm. As usual, registration ahead of time is required.  Please do so today!