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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] ASC Doubles Revenue - 4 Key Practices | 9 Reimbursement/Business Concepts for ASC Orthopedics | TX Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for ASC Over Deteriorating Finances |
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News & Analysis
Feb. 23, 2010

1. ASC Doubles Revenue - 4 Key Practices: Moore Orthopaedic Clinic ASC. Click Here

2. 9 Reimbursement and Business Concepts for Orthopedics in ASCs.
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3. Free Webinar: Meeting Today's ASC Reimbursement Challenges: A Case Study for Success (March 10; 1:15-2:15 CST). Sponsored by Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Learn more and register. Click Here

4. Texas Court Asked to Appoint Receiver for Houston ASC Over Deteriorating Finances. Click Here.

5. Early registration discounts end March 1 for the Hospitals and Health Systems - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues Conference (April 13-14, 2010; Chicago). Great speakers and great topics on hospital core profit issues. Register now and save $200. Learn more. Click Here See below for more highlights.

6. 5 Best Practices for Managing Staffing Costs in an ASC.
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7. 6 Steps to Creating an Excellent Culture in Your Healthcare Business, by Tom Jacobs of MedHQ. Click Here

8. Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Objects to State's 2009 Survey Form, Alerts ASCs of Disputed Questions. Click Here

Editor's note: We are seeking information on companies that verify insurance for ASCs. Please e-mail or

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1. Physician Hospital Relationships: A Review of Evolving Problems and Opportunities - Paul Summerside, MD, Chairman of the Board, Aurora BayCare Medical Center
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3. Monetization of Non Core Assets and Outsourcing Facility Development - Michael Bryant, CEO, Methodist Medical Center and Gordon Soderland, SVP, Strategic Relationships, DASCO Companies
4. Hospital Transactions, Current Market Analysis and Valuations - Greg Koonsman, Senior Partner, and Jon O'Sullivan, Senior Partner, VMG Health
5. An Analysis of What Works, What Doesn't: Key Thoughts from 10 Great Partnerships With Management Companies and Hospitals - Joe Clark, EVP and Chief Development Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates

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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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