When does the Georgia Legislative Session begin?

The Georgia General Assembly meets in Atlanta each year beginning on the second Monday in January for no longer than 40 legislative days.

For more information visit the Georgia General Assembly’s home page at http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx.

For information about GSASC’s legislative efforts contact the GSASC government affairs team Lasa Joiner at 404.299.7700 or Travis Lindley at 770.435.5586.

When is the GSASC Joint Conference & Trade Show?

GSASC hosts two conferences a year in conjunction with the South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (SCASCA).

The 2016 dates are:

February 18-19, 2016
Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Atlanta, GA

August 618-19, 2016
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit the GSASC Events page for more details.

Where can I find a list of ambulatory surgical centers in Georgia?

To locate a complete listing of ASCs in the state, visit the Georgia Department of Community Health’s “Find a Facility” search tool. Select “Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center” under Health Care Related Facilities and search all, city, county or zip code.

Who oversees the licensure of ambulatory surgical centers in Georgia?

The Georgia Department of Community Health has a section of their website that lists the different regulations for licensure of an ASC. Go to http://dch.georgia.gov/healthcare-facility-regulation-0.

For information about Georgia’s Certificate of Need Program visit http://dch.georgia.gov/certificate-need-con.

Where can I find a list of procedures that are covered by the Medicare Program?

The US Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issues the list of procedure codes which may be performed in an ASC under the Medicare program as well as the ASC payment group assigned to each of the procedure codes. To learn more about these procedures and proposed changes visit the ASC Association web site at http://www.ascassociation.org/ASCA/FederalRegulations/Medicare.