WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NEW YEAR
IT’S A NEW YEAR, AND NJAASC WANTS TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WITH WHAT IS GOING ON
 
If you are not an NJAASC member, you should really consider becoming one!
 
NJAASC SAFETY FIRST CAMPAIGN
We are pleased to announce the launch of a year long campaign.
SAFETY FIRST will feature a calendar of marketing and communications initiatives designed to highlight and convey our commitment to quality and patient safety. Each month NJAASC will share tips and suggestions and helpful information to our member centers.
 
NJAASC EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
NJAASC will roll out a series of professionally produced webinars designed to help ASCs navigate their way through various issues and regulations. The first one will be forthcoming, so watch your e-mails!
 
NEW NJAASC BENCHMARKING SURVEY
The latest NJAASC New Jersey specific Benchmarking Survey is out:
SALARY & BENEFITS.
It is sent directly to you via the survey platform, and is confidential- no center names.
 
LEGISLATION TO KEEP AN EYE ON
We continue to interact with NJDOH & NJDOBI as regards the One Room Law and the OON Law.
There is other legislation to keep watch as well::
 
S-3751  - is a pilot program for SHBP & SEHBP plans that would in our opinion seriously affect and undercut Horizon contracts. We are scheduled to meet with Senator Sarlo in the near future to discuss our concerns.
 
S-2429  - is a bill that would make MVA carriers provide attorneys with policy limits and a copy of the accident report upon request.
 
Nurse Staffing Bill  - we continue to monitor (and oppose) this bill as part of the larger Healthcare Alliance we are members of.

 
DON’T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP  
If you are a member and have not done so already, please do not forget to renew your membership dues for 2020. Membership is due January 2020. Invoices for centers and vendors alike have been going out since October. We value your support and hope you will continue your membership with us.
If you have any questions, need an invoice or help please contact:
   
NJAASC IS HOLDING ELECTIONS  
Three seats are up for election to the NJAASC Board of Directors.
Any member center, corporate/vendor member or associate member may run for the Board. There is no better way to support the industry than to be involved.
If you want to throw you hat into the ring, fill out the Willingness to Serve form and send it to our Nominating Committee
   
NOT AN NJAASC MEMBER CENTER OR VENDOR?
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  
For the past 30 years, NJAASC has been the trade organization for ASCs in New Jersey. With over 160 member centers and 40 corporate/vendor members, we are the only full time/full service organization that represents you and your center.
To join,  click here.

NEED IC EDUCATION FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF:
Utilize our educational platform and complete the  NJAASC Infection Control Program . Produced in conjunction with  NJDOH , successful completion of this film will count as fulfilling the regulatory training requirements for your in-house infection control person(s).  Click here .
 
 
SAVE THESE DATES! 
April Quarterly Membership meeting
April 22nd at the Galloping Hills Country Club in Kenilworth NJ.
We already have a fantastic program lined up. 
 
10 th  Annual ASC Conference
June 10th & 11 th  at the East Brunswick Hilton
We have an exciting new format this year, enlarged vendor area and an expanded ‘night before’ .

Questions? Contact Jeff Shanton at  jshanton@jssurgctr.com