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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 5 Areas ASCs are Leaving Money Behind | Physician/Hospital Contracting - A Compliance Approach: 11 Key Concepts | Core ASC Spine Procedures | OIG's 10 Most-Wanted Healthcare Fugitives
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Feb. 11, 2011

1. 5 Areas Profitable Surgery Centers are Still Leaving Money on the Table. Click Here Features insight from Joe Zasa of ASD Management.

2. Physician/Hospital Contracting - A Compliance Approach: 11 Key Concepts. Click Here
Written by Scott Becker and Lainey Gilmer of McGuireWoods.

3. Core Spine Procedures Performed in Surgery Centers: Q&A With Jeff Leland of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Click Here Learn more about Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners

4. Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business & Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here
To register, click here, call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at Learn more about the many highlights of this conference below.

OIG Releases List of 10 Most-Wanted Healthcare Fugitives on Charges of Fraud and Abuse. Click Here

6. 5 Steps by a Management & Development Company to Facilitate Change in a Surgery Center: Q&A With Larry Taylor of Practice Partners in Healthcare. Click Here Learn more about Practice Partners in Healthcare.

7. 10 Assertions Payors Make in Surgery Center Contract Negotiations and How to Respond. Click Here

8. Kansas Hospital to Lay Off 130 in Conversion to Surgery Center. Click Here

9. Drug Shortages Could Force Physicians to Choose Risky Alternatives. Click Here

10. Top 10 Patient Safety Issues for 2011. Click Here
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9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business & Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago).

Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions featuring 134 of the best speakers in the orthopedic, spine and pain management ASC business

2. Keynote speakers include legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Early registration savings until May 1. Extra savings for groups, paid ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

4. Here are just three of the more than 100 sessions:
    1. Assessing the Profitability of Orthopedics and Spine
      Cases - Vivek Taparia, Director of Business
      Development, and Matt Lau, Director of Financial
      Analysis, Regent Surgical Health
    2. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in ASCs - Greg
      Poulter, MD, Peak One Surgery Center, and Lisa
      Austin, RN, CASC, Vice President of Operations,
      Pinnacle III  
    3. Keys to Transforming Surgery Centers Into a
      Profitable Business - Jim Freund, Senior Vice
      President, GENASCIS and Matt Searles, Managing
      Partner, Merritt Healthcare  
Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at
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1. Surgical Notes:;  

2. ASC Turnaround Group:;  

3. ASD Management: |;  

4. Laser Spine Institute: 

5. ASCOA:;  

6. Interventional Management Services:; 

7. VMG Health: |; 

8. NovaMed:  

9. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
10. ASCs Inc.:;
11. Amerinet:;
12. ProVation Medical:;
13. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
14. Cygnus Medical:
15. HealthCare Appraisers:
16. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

17. Pinnacle III:; 

18. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

19. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

20. National Medical Billing Services:; 

21. Physicians Capital Investments: 

22. Regent Surgical Health:; 

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