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January 19, 2010
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1. Top 8 Surgery Center Stories of 2009. Click Here

2. MedPAC Proposes 0.6% Payment Increase for ASCs; Increases for Physicians, Hospitals. Click Here

3. Liquidity Analysis for Surgery Centers: Average amounts of cash, net accounts receivable and working capital for ASCs and their relative percentages of total assets. Click Here

4. Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and ASC Communications, publisher of Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, announce details of its upcoming 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues on June 10-12, 2010, at the Westin Hotel on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Click Here

5. National Public Radio Segment Features ASCs. Click Here

6. ASC Communications, publisher of Becker's ASC ReviewBecker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, has launched a free, daily healthcare news alert featuring the top healthcare business and legal news of the day. Click Here

7. CMS Issues Corrections to 2010 HCPCS Codes. Click Here

8. 50 Great ASC Administrators nominations sought. Article will appear in the March/April issue of Becker's ASC Review. To submit a nomination, e-mail Rob Kurtz ( or Scott Becker (

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, SCB, ASCOA and ProVation Medical. 
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) by clicking here. 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. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

Highlights include:
  1. 91 sessions and 112 speakers focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management administrators and surgeons.
  2. Topics covered include new and advanced procedures, the impact of healthcare reform, benchmarking, cost cutting, safe harbors, billing and coding, revenue growth and more. 
  3. Opportunities to network with physicians and administrators of orthopedic, spine and pain management ASCs. Last year's event included 600 attendees and 75 exhibitors.
  4. Outstanding keynote speakers.
  5. Opportunity to earn up to 14.5 CME credits.
  6. Terrific pre-conference sessions.
  7. Discounts for registering before May 1 and when registering two or more attendees.
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

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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