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January 26, 2010

1. 21 Ways to Make and Save Money in Surgery Centers. Click Here

2. New Illinois Law Exempts Billing and Collections From Fee-Splitting Law. Click Here

3. New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Mandating Health Insurers Honor Assignment of Benefits; May Increase Challenge for Out-of-Network ASCs. Click Here

4. 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010, Chicago) will feature keynote speakers including Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist, discussing "The Changing Future of Health Care in the United State" and Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media Company, discussing "The Politics of Healthcare Reform." Learn more. Click Here See below for more highlights.

5. Extreme Makeover: ASC Turnarounds, by Brandon Frazier, vice president, acquisitions and development for ASCOA. Click Here

6. Dr. Peter Colquhoun Discusses Four Opportunities for Ophthalmology in ASCs. Click Here

7. AAAHC Surveyor Gayle Lowe Discusses Industry Emphasis on Patient Safety Initiatives, New Prevention Programs. Click Here

8. Free Webinar:  Hospital-Doctor ASC Joint Ventures: A Highly Efficient Physician Engagement Tool, Sponsored by Medical Surgical Partners. Feb. 11, 1:15-2:15 CST. Learn more and register. 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) 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.

Here are just 5 of the 91 terrific sessions on the program:

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in ASCs - Greg Poulter, MD, Surgeon, Peak One Surgery, Center, and Lisa Austin, RN, CASC, Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle III

Key Concepts to Improve the Profitability of Spine Programs - John Caruso, MD, Jim Lynch, MD, Founder Surgery Center of Reno, Moderator, and Jeff Leland, Managing Director, Blue Chip Surgical Partners

Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center - Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, CEO & Chairman of the Board, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Hand Surgery in ASCs: Key Concepts for Clinical and Financial Success - R. Blake Curd, MD, Orthopedic Institute, MD, Todd Flickema, SVP, Surgical Management Professionals, and Kyle Goldammer, SVP Finance, Surgical Management Professionals

5 Keys to Maximizing an Orthopedic Driven ASC's Returns in a Tough Economy - Brent Lambert, MD, President and Co-Founder, ASCOA

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.

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