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Jan. 28, 2010

1. 5 Great Specialties for ASCs Now. Click Here

2. 4 Top Issues Facing ASC and Hospital Valuation. Click Here

3. 2010 CPT Coding Changes Analysis for Gastrointestinal Services in ASCs. Click Here Have an ASC coding or billing question? E-mail

4. Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010, Chicago). It will feature terrific speakers including Dr. John Cherf of OrthoIndex discussing "Key Developments That Will Transform the
Business of Orthopedic Surgery" and Drs. John Caruso and Jim Lynch discussing "Key Concepts to Improve the Profitability of
Spine Programs." Learn more. Click Here See below for more highlights.

5. Jeff Blankinship, CEO of Surgical Notes and Member of the ASC Association's Task Force on Healthcare IT, Discusses Meaningful Use Criteria, ASC Exclusion. Click Here

6. 5 Statistics on Surgical Technologist Compensation and Employment. Click Here

7. Nominations Sought: 50 Best Places to Work in Healthcare and 50 ASC Administrators to Know. If you would like to nominate an outstanding place to work, please contact Rob Kurtz ( or Scott Becker ( Deadline for nominations is Feb. 28. The list of "50 ASC Administrators to Know" will appear in the March/April issue of Becker's ASC Review. To nominate an ASC administrator, e-mail Rob Kurtz ( or Scott Becker ( Learn about one ASC Administrator to Know: David Daniel of Lakeland Surgical and Diagnostic Center. Click Here 

8. Proposed Illinois Law Would Significantly Increase Surgery Center, Hospital Licensing Fees. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: SCB, ASCOA, VMG Health and Meridian Surgical Partners.
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:

1. Business Planning for Orthopedic and Spine Driven Centers - Tom Mallon, CEO, Regent Surgical Health, and Jeff Simmons, President Western Division, Regent Surgical Health

2. An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine Procedures Performed in ASCs - Ken Pettine, MD, Loveland Surgery Center

3. The 7 Best Ways to Increase ASC Profits Now - Larry Taylor, CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare

4. Excelling Without Orthopedics and Spine: Key Concepts for Great ASC Performance - Joseph Zasa, JD, Partner, ASD Management, Skip Daube, MD, Founder, Surgical Center for Excellence, Panama City

5. A National View of Political Advocacy Efforts and ASCs - Andrew Hayek, CEO Surgical Care Affiliates, Chairman ASC Coalition

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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15. EVEIA HEALTH Consulting & Management:
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19. SpineSearch:;
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