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Feb. 3, 2009
20 of the Most Popular Articles on

1. 10 Benchmarking Statistics for ASCs from the VMG Health Intellimarker. Click Here

2. 10 ASC Billing Mistakes From Caryl Serbin and Judith English of Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Click Here

3. Statistics on Surgery Center Staff Hourly Wages and Administrator Salary by Region from the VMG Health Intellimarker. Click Here

4. 10 Keys to Turning Around Financially Troubled ASCs. Click Here

5. 12 Interesting Statistics From the VMG Health Endo Centers Financial and Operational Benchmark Study. Click Here

6. Results of 2009 HealthCare Appraisers Surgery Center Valuation Survey.  Click Here

7. Statistics on ASC Staff Hourly Wages and Administrator Salary by Facility Size (Case Volume) from the VMG Health IntellimarkerClick Here

8. 5 Top Surgery Centers Performing More Than 10,000 Cases Per Year. Click Here

9. 10 Interesting Ophthalmology Statistics and Figures from the VMG Health Intellimarker. Click Here

10. 10 Noteworthy ASC Facts and Statistics, including average employee salary, long-term debt and number of cases from the VMG Health Intellimarker. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: National Surgical Care; ASCOA; and Physicians Capital.

11. 96 Questions to Ask When Reviewing Managed Care Contracts, by Naya Kehayes of Eveia Health Consulting & Management and Scott Becker. Click Here

12. 17 Orthopedic Coding Questions Answered By Stephanie Ellis. Click Here

13. 10 Benchmarks for Billing and Collections. Click Here

14. 41 Things You Should Know About ASCs. Click Here

15. 50 Management and Development Companies to Watch for 2009. Click Here

16. 10 Interesting Accounts Receivable Statistics for Surgery Centers from the VMG Health IntellimarkerClick Here

17. 12 Interesting Facts and Statistics About Outpatient Surgery from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click Here

18. 10 Top ASC Stories of 2008. Click Here

19. 10 Interesting Facts About Surgery Center Chains from SDI's 2008 Outpatient Surgery Center Market Report. Click Here

20. 10 Facts and Statistics to Know About Bariatrics from Novation. Click Here
Physicians Capital:
MEI Financial Services Becomes a Sponsor
for June ASC Conference in Chicago

MEI Financial Services is the sponsor for bottled water for the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference held June 11-13, 2009, in Chicago.

Here is a complete list of sponsors thus far:

- VMG Health (Senior Level Sponsorship)
- Amerinet (Exclusive GPO Sponsor)
- SourceMedical (Exclusive IT Sponsor)
- QSE Technologies (Cyber Cafe)
- Facility Development & Management (Keycard Sponsor)
- Serbin Surgery Center Billing (Conference Tote Bags)
- Eveia Health Consulting & Management (Badge Lanyards)
- MEI Financial Services (Bottled Water)

There are less than 20 exhibit booths and only a few sponsorship opportunities still available.

To download the exhibitor prospectus, click here (pdf).

For more information about this conference and exhibiting, contact Scott Becker at, Jessica Cole at, or call (800) 417-2035.
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10 Great Companies to Know

If you'd like more information about or an introduction to any of these companies, please e-mail Scott Becker.

Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Serbin Surgery Center Billing was founded in 2001 to provide the answer to ASCs' complex and unique billing needs, providing expert and accurate coding, billing, collections, and managed care negotiations solely to the ASC industry. Learn more about SCB.

Kaye/Bassman International. Greg Zoch, a partner and managing director with Kaye/Bassman International, has served many of the industry's largest players by finding top talent at the facility and corporate level; Mr. Zoch specializes heavily in the ASC world. Learn more about Kaye/Bassman.

HealthCare Appraisers. HealthCare Appraisers is a nationally recognized valuation and consulting firm providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry. Read more about HealthCare Appraisers.

National Surgical Care. National Surgical Care, a nationwide owner and operator of ambulatory surgical centers, focuses on addressing the needs and problems confronting surgery centers across the country. Learn more about NSC.

ASCOA. Since 1984, ASCOA's founders have helped physician-owners start and operate successful facilities; ASCOA currently owns and manages 34 facilities across the country with 14 others in development. Learn more about ASCOA.

Physicians Capital. This Nashville-based firm provides loans based solely on the future cash flow of a surgery or diagnostic center. Read more about Physicians Capital.

CareCredit. CareCredit lets your patients pay their current bills in full immediately with the use of convenient monthly payments. Learn more about CareCredit.

Practice Partners. Practice Partners in Healthcare takes great pride in the development, management and equity ownership with its physician and hospital partners. Read more about Practice Partners.

Implantable Provider Group. IPG works with providers, facilities, manufacturers and commercial payors to fully manage all aspects of high-cost implantable medical devices. Read more about IPG.

CTQ Solutions. CTQ Solutions is a leading provider of healthcare satisfaction and benchmarking services, helping support ASC patient satisfaction targeting quality and process improvement initiatives, improving patient loyalty and meeting all industry accreditation requirements. Learn more about CTQ Solutions.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedics-, Pain Management- and Spine-Driven ASC Conference
June 11 to 13, 2009

The 16th Annual Improving Profits and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Oct. 8 to 10, 2009

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here
Quick Links
  • Click here to visit VMG Health.
  • Click here to visit Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
  • Click here to visit Amerinet.
  • Click here to visit Meridian Surgical Partners.
  • Click here to visit Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
  • Click here to visit Surgical Notes.
  • Click here to visit Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.
  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
  • Click here to visit ProVation Medical.
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