The ADA Group, founded by Anne Dean, is a Consulting Firm Specializing in Ambulatory Surgical Development and Regulatory Compliance for ASC State Licensure, Medicare Certification and ASC Accreditation.
Providing Only the Best Solutions—From the conception of the idea through financial feasibility to the administration of hundreds of particles that must be managed during the construction process and on to State Licensure, Medicare Certification and Joint Commision and AAAHC Accreditation—we put your Center first.
The ADA Group has the experience. Since 1985, Anne Dean and the The ADA Group consultants have worked on more than 650 ambulatory surgical development projects and regulatory compliance contract services which has provided us with countless problem-resolving opportunities and success stories in ambulatory care.
Development: Although our development work typically begins at the design phase of a project, at any point in the ongoing development of an ASC, having us bring our unique programs and systems to the table would provide the highest level of achievement and success to any project. Do you have development questions? See commonly asked questions and our answers here.
Why Hire The ADA Group
Regulatory Compliance: The ADA Group utilizes our web site to communicate and provide updates to programs, policies and forms to those who subscribe. Want to see more? Download our sneak peak word document containing screen captures of access-only pages here: Sneak Peak
ADA HOMEPAGE NOTICES
Notes From Anne's Desk last update May 9, 2013
Midwest Eye Surgery Center
Calumet City, Ill
Marlene Rinella, RN, AD, ORS
Tampa Bay Surgery Centers
Jay Rosen, MD, Ad
Rick Kanahan, RN, ORS
Evenlyn VanDenBrink, RN, QIC, ICC, etc.
Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Ft. Myers, FL
Charles Eby, MD
Janet Eby, RN, ORS, QIC, etc.
AHCA, CMS, Risk Management
|Welcome New Clients!
The Speciality Surgery Center
Sparta, New Jersey
Terresa Hannibal, AD
Heather Riehl, RN, CNOR
Midwest Eye Surgery Center|
Diane Coyer, AD
Marlene Rinella, RN, ORS
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Our End of Year Newsletter is now available for download from here
RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES:
A Consultant's Perspective - Making the Switch to EMRs
Q and A with Anne Dean
in Amkai's March National Newsletter
To read Anne's article and other articles, go to their homepage and jump to News/Articles...
Becker's ASC Review: Ideas to Improve Performance and Benchmarking
8 Steps to Achieve 7 -10 Minute Turnover Times in an ASC
6 Tips for Proper Housekeeping in an ASC posted on the Clinical Quality and Infection Control Page at Becker's ASC Review
When Death Occurs at an ASC: Thoughts From Anne Dean, published April 10th at Becker's ASC Review, Quality & Infection Control page
Best Practices for Proper Care of Morbidly Obese in Surgery Centers, published January 10, 2012 at Becker's ASC Review, ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
Anne shares information with Rachel Fields for the article "10 Top Patient Safety Issues in 2012"
published at Becker's ASC Review (December 19, 2011)
Read Anne's article at Becker's ASC Review - ASC Accreditation Page "Seven Quality Improvement Strategies for ASCs Based on CMS Survey Results" (pubished December 13, 2011)
Read Anne's article "Measuring Patient Satisfaction: Important Considerations" at Becker's ASC Review - ASC Accreditation Page (pubished December 19, 2011)
Is Your Surgery Center Safe?
Where Was the Detour? Turning ORs in 7 to 10 Minutes
Housekeeping...The Backbone of ASCs
Should ASC's Consider Valium a Safe "Take-At-Home" Pre-operative Medication?
The Pre-Operative Patient Assessment in an Ambulatory Surgery Center
Losing a Patient
Transferring Patients in an ASC
Care of the Morbidly Obese in the Surgery Center
Renewing Patient Centered Care in ASCs
Disposing of Drugs
Measuring Patient Satisfaction (3 Parts)
Are you prepared for your next Joint Commission Survey? Anne just spent the last few weeks traveling to several surveys...her new suggested action items are posted on Notes from Anne's Desk, April 22, 2013
Are you prepared for CMS Re-Certification Survey? What about those expected OSHA inspections?
Clients, keep up to date by reviewing Notes From Anne's Desk
Update: Be sure to read the post dated August 3, 2012 which includes a Medicare Readiness Report
Everyone else...call us to discuss how we can help you be prepared!
LATEST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
My docs want to have the CMA give narcotics and start IVs. They cited the State Law regarding Physicians as proof that they can supervise this person. My nurses are up in arms about these practices. Is this allowed?
We have a scrub tech who is in nursing school and is due to graduate in May. He is doing his labs at a local hospital. My administrator wants me to let him start doing venipunctures and starting IVs. Is this OK?
View Anne's Answers and more FAQs here
Attention Inservice Coordinators:
Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement in an ASC Setting, New 12/12
Patients' Bill of Rights, New 12/12
Ergonomics at Work, Rev. 12/12
Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace, Rev. 12/12
(See dozens more on the Inservices page)
Attention Risk Managers:
Electronic Incident Reporting Now Avaiable
Contact Stephanie for instructions
regarding emailing those reports to the ADA Risk Managers
Here are our recommended downloads (pdf) files regarding CMS surveys:
Agency for Health Care Administration ASPEN: Regulation Set (RS)
ASC Quality Collaboration Implementation Guide
State Operations Manual Appendix L - Guidance for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Excerpt from State Operations Manual, Appendix L - 416.42 (b) Standard: Administration of Anesthesia
CMS 5/09 Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet
Review Anne's Medicare Survey - Self Assessment Tool...and many new and revised forms - on the forms page
See the tool created for putting together a book of displays according to CMS regulations - forms page (April, 2010)
Here is a link you may find useful for Verifying Education...
Also, these links for Infection Control Training for your IC Coordinator:
For many more outside links, see our Resource Links