Testimonials from CASC-certified individuals

The CASC certificate definitely made me more self-assured in my ability to manage all aspects of ASC operations. At the same time, it is a reminder to remain steadfast and humble to all those that my work touches. I am extremely proud of this designation. Our industry has and will continue to evolve. This certificate, along with the ongoing requirements to keep it active, are challenging and necessary in order to be an effective administrator.

Meg Wiebel, CASC

I felt that earning the CASC credential would verify my commitment to my role as an administrator, my organization — governing body and staff — as well as the patients my center serves. Maintaining the credential requires me to remain current in all aspects of the certification: financial, regulatory/legal, human resources, quality and patient care. This enables me to be prepared for the future. When you earn the credential, you are regarded as being among the top in your profession and are highly respected by your peers. It is also an accomplishment one should be proud of. I know I am.”

Laurie T. Roderiques, RN, CNOR, CASC

I feel that earning the CASC credential helped to validate my knowledge and skills in the ASC world. In order to maintain the credential, I attend conferences and training, so this helps to always keep my knowledge current.”

Paige Proffitt, RN, BSN, CASC

ASCs are an important part of our healthcare delivery system so I feel it is very important to document excellence in the administration of our surgery centers. The CASC credentialing process is a means for administrators to learn and continuously improve. It is worth the effort as the CASC credential sets a higher standard for all of us. There are always leaders who show dedication to their craft. The CASC credential is an outward symbol of dedication to excellence and to continuous improvement.”

Mark Mayo, CASC

I have found CASC to be a very worthwhile credential. Individuals in our industry recognize it as a benchmark for a level of knowledge and expertise that is necessary for leadership in our industry. Earning the credential has motivated me to pursue a deeper understanding of areas that were not always a part of my duties as an administrator. Whether that area was billing because it occurred offsite; partnership issues because it was handled by a management company; or insurance contract negotiation because it was a contracted service; no matter what the area, resources were available and opportunities existed to increase my knowledge and confidence. This credential was the inspiration to expand my understanding and seek further educational opportunities.”

Stephanie Martin, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

The CASC credential not only validates my expertise in ambulatory surgery management to other industry professionals, but to myself. With the continual evolution of the industry, it’s easy to get left behind; passing the CASC exam gave me added confidence in my proficiency. Not only does the CASC credential show a broad and in-depth knowledge of ASC business and clinical operations, it also represents an individual’s commitment to continuing education and professional development.”

Judy Harless, MBA, CASC

Management of an ASC continues to change as regulatory issues, healthcare reform and lower reimbursements affect everyday operations. The CASC credential requires a person to obtain a broad range of knowledge in all aspects of  ASC operations, while the maintenance of the CASC credential through AEUs ensures that CASC members stay current in their knowledge. The ability to obtain advanced knowledge and skills from the CASC program and continued education is critical to the success of today’s ASC administrator.”

Todd Currier, CASC, CMPE, CPA

CASC credentialing is a distinction that indicates that the person holding the credentials has a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills in the role of an ASC administrator. It gives individuals the confidence to speak intelligently with their board; it denotes knowledge and understanding that you have deliberately studied and analyzed what it takes to be an ASC administrator. Folks use this as a jumping off spot to further their careers and increase paygrades. It is important for the CASC individuals to shout from the mountain tops, ‘My CASC credential means something. It shows intelligence and common sense. It is important!’”

Sandy Berreth, RN, BS, MS, CASC

CASC is the gold standard for ASC certifications, and earning the CASC credential is truly the highest honor. CASC certification signifies an individual’s pursuit of excellence in the ASC industry as well as a high standard of expectations on a personal and professional level. The expanded content areas are invaluable for CASC members with different educational and work history backgrounds. Through earning and maintaining the CASC credential, my knowledge base has significantly expanded with the educational opportunities and resources available. The CASC initials are recognized and appreciated throughout the ASC industry.”

Linda Y. Simmons, RN, BSN, MSHPA, CASC

For me, being one of the initial candidates to sit for the CASC examination was one of unparalleled opportunity. CASC does not teach you how to be an Administrator or member of management; however, obtaining the CASC credential validates your academic and operational knowledge base. Maintaining your CASC certification provides you a venue to continue to grow and expand your multidisciplinary skill set without concentrating in any one area.”

Nancy Jo Vison, RN, BA, CASC