FAQ
When does the Tennessee Legislative Session begin?
The Tennessee General Assembly meets in Nashville each year beginning at noon on the second Tuesday of January.  Each General Assembly meets 90 session days over a two-year period.

The 2018 Session convenes January 9, 2018 at noon.

For more information visit the Tennessee General Assembly’s home page at http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/. For information about TASCA’s legislative efforts contact TASCA at 888.526.9450.
 
When is the TASCA Fall Conference & Trade Show?
The TASCA 2017 Fall Conference & Trade Show is September 14 - 15 in Gatlinburg, TN at Park Vista DoubleTree. Visit the TASCA Meetings page for more details.
 
Where can I find a list of ambulatory surgical centers in Tennessee?

To locate a complete listing of ASCs in the state, visit Tennessee Department of Health’s online facility locator at http://health.state.tn.us/hcf/Facilities_Listings/facilities.htm

Select “Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center” as facility type and search by name or county.

 
Who oversees the licensure of ambulatory surgical centers in Tennessee?
The Tennessee Department of Health has a section of their website that lists the different regulations for licensure of an ASC. Go to http://health.state.tn.us/HCF/index.htm.

For information about Tennessee’s Certificate of Need Program visit the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency website at http://www.tn.gov/hsda/.
 
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 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association web site at http://www.ascassociation.org/ASCA/FederalRegulations/Medicare.