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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Feb. 28, 2011

1. 100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America. Click Here
2. AmSurg CEO Bemoans Economy's Impact on ASC Operating Companies. Click Here

3 Factors That Drive Potential Physician Investors Away From ASCsClick Here

4. Less than 280 spots remain: Register today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here See below for additional information. If interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.

10 Statistics About the ASC Operating Market. Click Here

6. Massachusetts General Pays $1M to Settle HIPAA Violation Allegations. Click Here

7. How to Structure a Joint Venture for an Endoscopy Center. Click Here

8. 5 Recent Settlements by Healthcare Providers. Click Here

9. ASC Association Endorses Medical Liability Reform. Click Here

10. How to Banish Bad Customer Service at an Ambulatory Surgery Center.Click Here

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4. Register before May 1 and save $100; additional discounts when registering 2 or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

5. Here are just four of the more than 100 sessions:

A. Developing a Spine Driven ASC: The Essentials for Success - Kenny Hancock, President & Chief Development Officer, Meridian Surgical Partners

6 Top Legal Issues for ASCs - Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner, and Melissa Szabad, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP


C. Managing Pain Practice - Protocols, Branding and Other Tips to Improve Profitability - Vishal Lal, CEO, Advanced Pain Management


D. Key Priorities for the ASC Association - William Prentice, JD, Executive Director, ASC Association  

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4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
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5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
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8. Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
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11. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
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23 Companies to Know


1. ASCOA:;     

2. Source Medical Revenue Cycle Solutions: 

3. Laser Spine Institute:    

4. NovaMed:  

5. Surgical Notes:;   

6. ASD Management: |;


7. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

8. VMG Health: |;   

9. Interventional Management Services:;   

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

18. Pinnacle III:; 

19. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

20. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

21. National Medical Billing Services:; 

22. Physicians Capital Investments: 

23. Regent Surgical Health:; 

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