AmSurg ASC Advocacy Leadership

Vice President of Facility Management and Construction Daniel Buehler has been appointed Co-Chair of the ASCA Facility Guidelines Institute Task Force. The Task Force will review and prepare comments from ASCA and AmSurg for the draft manuscript of the 2014 edition of the Facilities Guidelines Institute Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer Eric Thrailkill is on the ASCA HIT Task Force and travelled with Vice President of Center Applications Kim Franks to the Health Care Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Washington Policy Summit in mid September to ensure that physicians are not unfairly penalized for using ASCs as part of the electronic health record (EHR) incentive/penalty meaningful use program.
Regional Vice President of Operations Deb Miller is on the Board of Directors of the California ASC Association (CASA) and together with Division Vice President of Operations James de Ciutiis has been leading CASA and AmSurg efforts in California to defeat a proposed reduction in workers comp reimbursement.