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NHASA Fall Meeting Notice

Please follow the link below to your invitation to our Fall Education Meeting.  Hope to see you there!!

Fall 2014 meeting

Happy Fall!

Summer 2014 NHASA Meeting

Summer 2014 Meeting

Hello all,

Hope to see you at our June 11th NHASA Meeting.  See link to the invitation above.


NHASA Winter Meeting

Hello Members and Non-Members,

Invitations will be going out at the end of this week for our first meeting of 2014.  We have exciting speakers, who will be updating us on ASC State of Affairs both at the National Level and at the State Level.  We hope you will join us on Wednesday February 12th, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Red River Theater in Concord.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or if you don’t receive your invite.  All are welcome!


Current Affairs Update

Hello all,

Hope everyone is enjoying this fall weather.  Last week, representatives from the NHASA attended the ASCA Capitol City “Fly-In” to meet with our state Congressional and Senate representatives.  Their visit proved to be very successful.  Congresswoman Kuster signed on to co-sponsor the Quality and Access Act of 2013. 

There are currently 39 congressional co-sponsors of this proposed legislation which proposes among other things, changes to the calculation methodology used by CMS for ASC’s as compared to HOPD’s.  ASC reimbursement currently is calculated using the Consumer Price Index – Urban, and the HOPD rates are calculated using the Hospital Market Basket.  We would like our payment rates to be calculated utilizing the same Hospital Market basket and stop the payment gap from widening any further.  In addition to this, there are 300 procedure codes currently performed in HOPD’s, that are not permitted in ASC’s if just a fraction of those codes could be done in ASC’s, the savings to the Medicare system over the next 10 years could be in the billions of dollars.  Not to mention the fact that the board deciding what procedures are done in an ASC has 19 hospital representatives, and no seat for even one single ASC representative.  This proposed legislation would grant us  one seat on this board. 

Finally, it is not too late to register for our October educational meeting being held at the Red River Theater on Main St. in Concord.  We are hoping for our largest turn-out yet.  Please follow this link Invitation Fall 2013_1 for a copy of the invitation.  Also, you can feel free to email your RSVP to Beverly Primeau at  Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Save the Date! Wednesday October 9th, 2013

The NHASA is hosting its Fall educational meeting.  Please save the date and plan on joining us for a fun meeting: 

“Leading in Challenging Times”, Speaker: Lee Primeau, CEO of LeaderShift, Inc. 

Please follow the link below for more information about this event.  Invitations and speaker information will follow.


Northeast ASC Conference offered by the MAASC



SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

Waltham, MA

For more information visit:

A conference focusing on current clinical and business topics for today’s Ambulatory Care Professional.

The Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (MAASC) is proud to invite you to attend the inaugural 2013 Northeast ASC Conference.  The agenda is packed with speakers covering all of the hot clinical and business topics affecting ASC’s and medical facilities today. 

The 2013 Northeast ASC Conference is geared to the clinical and business professionals working in ambulatory surgery centers.  This all day conference on September 20, 2013 will be held at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA.

Clinical Topics:                                                                        Business Office Topics:

Infection Control Updates                                                       ICD-10 Overview & Implementation

AAAHC & Medicare Survey survival                                     Coding Updates & Pitfalls:  GI, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Podiatry

Pharmacy Update                                                                  Maximizing the Success of your Business Office

Anesthesia Update & Preventing PONV                                Understanding your Personal Strengths & Weaknesses:  The Winning

Sterile Processing Department compliance                                       Edge Concept

Key to Efficiency in the ASC

This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.

For more information and registration please visit:


Seats are limited, so register early.  Any questions please contact Marjorie MacLeod,

NHASA Educational Summer Meeting


The NHASA is hosting a Meeting for all Members and Non-Members on Wednesday June 12th, 2013.

Location: O’s Steak and Seafood, 11 South Main St. Concord, NH

Time:  Networking and Exhibits open 5 p.m.  Meeting from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Governor Maggie Hassan has been invited to attend!

Topics: Health Insurance Exchanges and what they will mean to us in Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Medicare Expansion Plans.

Please R.S.V.P to Beverly Primeau at


If you have received an invitation in the mail, you may respond through by completing the registration form and returning it to the NHASA.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Mid-Winter Event Invitation

The NHASA is hosting a networking and educational session for both members and non-members. 

Wednesday February 13th, 2013

This event is sponsored by:

Platinum Level:


Gold Level:

Kairos Surgical -distributors for Arthex

Image First Healthcare Laundry Specialists

Invitation Winter 2013


1)  HAI’s and The Role of ASC’s presented by Elizabeth Talbot, MD and Katrina Hansen, MPH 

2)  Survey and Certification Update for ASC’s presented by Michael Flemming, Patricia Brett, and Glen Martin from the Office of Program Support Health Facilities Administration.

Please follow the highlighted link to the invitation. 

Invitation Winter 2013



Keeping It Local!

Please join the NHASA at it’s second Educational Session on Wednesday October 10th, 2012.  Please click the link below for a copy of the invitation. 

Invitation Fall 2012

We have two exciting speakers…  Come and network with other ASC representatives, sponsors, vendors and the staff of the NHASA!

Meet the Speaker!

Planning for our October meeting is coming together. Here is a sneak peak about one of our speakers!  More info to follow soon.