ASC Academy: A Guide to Quality and Risk Management


Build Your Quality and Risk Management Program 

This interactive course is the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) leader's go-to resource for comprehensive training on Quality and Risk Management, which is vital to the success of your surgery center. Quality and Risk Management programs are major components of most licensure and accreditation requirements. ASCs are required to create an ongoing quality program that assesses risk, collects data, performs process improvement, and communicates the findings throughout the organization. 

Quality and Risk Management Support for the Ambulatory Leader

ASC administrators and CEOs are navigating the various roles and responsibilities to lead teams in providing quality care in a highly regulated environment.  Whether you have a business or clinical background, ASC leaders must understand and comply with the requirements of their local, state, federal, regulatory, and accreditation agencies. 

Complete with an arsenal of tools to put this knowledge into practice at your ASC, the Guide to Quality and Risk Management includes the latest reporting requirements and helps you to navigate your Quality Reporting submission.

Course Features

  • Quality and Risk Management online modules
  • On-Demand Webinar: Preparation for Accreditation Survey
  • Comprehensive video-based instructions and customizable resources to apply this knowledge into your practice:
    • Tools
    • Checklists (including Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Checklists for AAAHC, CMS, and The Joint Commission)
    • Templates

Download the Course Syllabus to view all course features and a full list of included implementation tools.

Course Objectives

  • Apply course information to customize the tools for assessing, tracking, and implementing a comprehensive, ongoing quality, risk management and performance improvement program.  
  • Organize your data, rate your facility’s current compliance, and create a quality and risk management program based on your accreditation requirements (CMS, AAAHC, The Joint Commission). 
  • Establish registration and processes to meet requirements for internal and external reporting of quality and performance improvement outcomes; Governing Body, ASCQRS, NHSN. 
  • Utilize the tools, templates, checklists, and resources to plan, create, implement, or revise a successful quality, risk management and performance improvement program.    

Contact Hours

Upon completion of the course and course evaluation, students will earn 4.5 contact hours. 


This program is approved for up to 4.5 hours of AEUs and up to 3 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0102. 

Course Access

The learner has 6 months from the time of first course launch to access and complete the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the full list of included tools and templates in the Course Syllabus under “Implementation Tools.”

ASC administrators or leaders covering multiple roles in the ASC.  The ASC Academy Leadership Guides Series was created in response to the overwhelming request for “short courses with plug and play tools for practical application of the information.” 

ASC leaders are wearing multiple hats and need resources to solve problems related to regulatory compliance, accreditation surveys, quality reporting and safety measures in an easy-to-understand, timesaving, manageable format with implementation tools.  

Yes, you will benefit from this course. It provides a refresher on the Quality & Risk Management course content, plus it includes customizable tools, templates, and video-based instructions to guide you through the process of the ASC Quality Reporting submission and in developing and maintaining a successful Quality and Risk Management program specific to the facility’s needs. It gives you the how-to elements for practical application.

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