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January 12, 2010
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1. 5 Statistics on Anesthesiologist Compensation and Employment. Click Here

2. HHS Planned Claims Database Would Include Private Payor Data. Click Here

3. N.J. Senate to Vote on Bill Requiring Surgery Centers to Report Infection Information. Click Here

4. Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago) brochure now available. Click Here 91 sessions, 112 expert speakers, great keynote speakers. See below for more highlights.

5. U.S. District Court Rules Peoria Day Surgery Center Can Pursue Federal and State Antitrust Claims Against St. Francis Medical Center - Denies in Part and Grants in Part SFMC Motion for Summary Judgment. Click Here

6. Employment Growth at ASCs, Physicians' Offices Outpaces Hospitals; Healthcare Continues to Add Jobs as Major Industries Fall. Click Here

7. Time, Technology is Right for ASCs to Transition to a Paperless Environment, by Sean Benson of ProVation Medical. Click Here

8. Spectranetics Corp. Pays $4.9M to Settle Unapproved Medical Device Claims. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, SCA, ProVation Medical and Surgical Notes. 
8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago)

Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago). The conference brochure is now available by clicking here (pdf). This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Reivew, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing orthopedic, spine and pain management-driven ASCs.

Highlights include:
  1. 91 sessions offering immediately useful guidance for orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic spine Surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain management physicians, ASC physician owners, administrators and others.
  2. 112 industry expert speakers including 30 physician leaders and 29 CEO,
  3. Great keynote speakers including Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, CEO & Chairman of the Board, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; Dr. John Cherf, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago; James T. Caillouette, MD, Chairman, Newport Orthopedic Institute; Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist; Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media Company; and many more.
  4. Networking with more than 500 physicians, CEOs, administrators, leaders, speakers and exhibitors.
  5. Useful guidance to help you become dominant in orthopedics, spine and pain management.
  6. Topics covered include new and advanced procedures, the impact of healthcare reform, benchmarking, cost cutting, safe harbors, billing and coding, revenue growth and more.
For more information about the program, please download the conference brochure (PDF), click here or call (703) 836-5904. There are four ways you can register:
  1. Online. Register through our secure Web site.
  2. Phone. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
  3. Fax. Print the conference brochure (PDF), fill-out the registration on p. 7 and fax it to (703) 836-2090.

Upcoming Events

Free Webinar: Hospital-Doctor ASC Joint Ventures: A Highly Efficient Physician Engagement Tool
Sponsored by Medical Surgical Partners
Feb. 11, 2010; 1:15-2:15 CST

8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010

Hospitals and Health Systems Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues
April 13-14

17th Annual Improving the Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ASC Conference
October 20-22, 2010

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.
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