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Helping Hand - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - July 2019

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 W hether you're a new OR leader still set- tling into your role or you've been herding surgeons for years and have the battle scars to prove it, one thing is cer- tain: You've got an incredibly challenging job that's been known to chew up and spit out nurse managers who didn't have what it takes to run the show. No worries. We've got you Coveyed. With a nod to self-help guru Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, here are the 7 habits of highly effective surgical administrators. Keep your facility in continuous compliance Making sure your facility complies with reams of regulatory requirements is a mission-critical part of your job. Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) must comply with the federal requirements set forth in the Medicare Conditions for Coverage (CfC) in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment. The regulations inside Appendix L (osmag.net/Za6KHy) of CMS's 151-page State Operations Manual, "Guide for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers," is probably the most comprehensive document available to help ASC administrators 1 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Administrators A roadmap for your personal and professional success. Staffing DeeDee Dalke, CPPM, CPC • SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS For many administrators, the transition to the business side feels like being dropped into the deep end of the pool without ever having learned how to swim. Andre Flewellen

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