The ADA Group, founded by Anne Dean BSN, HCRM, who is known as the guru of ambulatory health care, is a consulting firm specializing in compliance for ambulatory surgical development and office-based surgical development. For office registration, state licensure, Medicare certification and ASC and OBS centers accreditation, call the ADA Group.
For nearly forty years, the team at the ADA Group has put the financial and regulatory success of its physician-owned practices first. Literally thousands of state licensure, and OBS licensure/registration and accreditation Medicare and accreditation surveys have been guaranteed with the ADA Groupís programs. No company has developed more physician-owned surgery centers than the ADA Group. They are who you call when you have a question about surgical compliance. Whether it is office-based, ambulatory, or even mobile, the ADA Groupís consultants have the hands-on experience to help your practice produce and maintain compliant systems. The ADA Groupís programs help improve patient outcomes, reduce risk, and ultimately remove liabilities that could compromise the success of the practice.
Ready to reduce liability and improve patient outcomes?
Anne Dean, as a forerunner in the ambulatory surgery movement has been involved with hundreds of ambulatory surgical development projects as well as already established centers since 1979 to include centers, not only in the US, but Africa and Saudi Arabia. No other consulting firm has developed as many ASCs as Anne Dean and the ADA Group. The ADA group has the ďhands onĒ experience you need for your center.
Everything starts with compliance. The ADA Group implements its dynamic and inclusive policy and procedures program as a foundation of compliance upon which everything runs. This supports quality patient care even when pushing to make facilities profitable. Medical practices, office-based surgery, and ambulatory surgery centers run efficiently and profitably with limited risk and liability from failure to comply.
See commonly asked questions and the ADA Groups answers here.
Why Hire The ADA Group
Our risk managers will perform risk assessments of your ASC and OBS to help you reduce your risks from failure to compliance. The ADA Group has the experience needed to help you reach and maintain compliant systems by putting their nationally recognized program in place in your center which improves patient outcomes and reduces risks.
Regulatory Compliance: The ADA Group utilizes our website to communicate and provide updates to programs, policies, and forms to those who subscribe. Want to see more? Download our sneak peek Word document containing screen captures of access-only pages here: Sneak Peak
ADA HOMEPAGE NOTICES
Notes From Anne's Desk last update January 5th, 2023
WELCOME to the following centers!
Holiday Surgery Center
Rita Iwanski, AD
Urologic Center of the VIs
St. Thomas, USVIs
Deborah Franklin, RN, BSN, AD
Eye Physicians of Sussex
Jean VanSyckle, A
Jodi Favorite, QIC
Rita Iwanski, RN, AD
Holiday Surgery Center
Griselda Acese, AD
Allison Alvarez-Finn, RN, Endo Director
Sheryl Sklare, Surgery Director
Medical Development Corp
Adeline Williams, RN, QI Coordinator
Urologic Center of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Anne Frey Dean, RN, BSN, LRM
is one of the
201 Women Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry
from Becker's ASC Review - Written by Carrie Pallardy | August 07, 2013
RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES:
See Anne's article in Becker's ASC Review:
See Anne's comments in the June and July OHSA article in ASC Focus by Robert Kurtz
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)
Preparing the older center for survey
The Safety of Multi Dose Vials
No Such Thing!
What, More Shots?
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.
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
Everyone else...call us to discuss how we can help you be prepared!
LATEST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Can hand lotion be used in the peri-operative setting?
What standards should my infection prevention program be resourcing?
Do we still have to remove nail polish if scrubbing in the OR?
Do I have to remove my gown before leaving the OR? How about before leaving the decontam/soiled instrument processing area?
There is a lot of controversy in our organization regarding the removal of jewelry prior to handwashing. Our staff says this only applies if they are scrubbing in for a case. Help!
We are a busy eye center. As such, we are drawing up all syringes for any blocks the morning of surgery and labeling them for the name of the drug, dosage, date and the initials of the person who drew it up. Is this acceptable?
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
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Training
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 12/13 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
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