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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
March 2, 2011

1. 19 New Surgery Centers Announced in February. Click Here

2. 5 Ways to Determine Surgery Center Administrator Salaries. Click Here

Iowa Hospital Officials Express Concern Over CON Bill Which Could Help Surgery Centers. Click Here

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

5. 7 Ways to Make and Save Money in Surgery Center Orthopedics. Click Here

6. Anesthesia & Analgesia Retracts 22 Articles Published by Dr. Joachim Boldt. Click Here

7. Interventional Pain Management: A Physician Specialty. Click Here
Written by Dr. Kenneth Elmassian.

8. Florida Podiatrist Sentenced to 21 Months of Prison, $325K Restitution for False Claims. Click Here

9. Coder's Guide to Surgery Center Colonoscopies. Click Here
Written by Rosalind Richmond of GENASCIS.

10. Amerinet Announces Complimentary Webinar Series on Revenue Enhancement. Click Here
Learn more about Amerinet.

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, Interventional Management Services, Experior and Surgical Notes.
9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
Pain Management-Driven
ASC Conference (June 9-11; Chicago)

Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower, and learn practical guidance to boost your ASC's profitability immediately at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11; Chicago). Less than 290 registration spots remain; reserve your spot today!   
Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions and 134 speakers, including 25 CEOs and 30 physician leaders as speakers, focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management surgeons who own ambulatory surgical centers

2. Great keynote speakers including legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Last year's event included 725 attendees and 65 exhibitors

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. Lessons Learned - What Did I Do Right and What Might I Do Differently When Creating a Spine ASC? - John Caruso, MD, Neurosurgeon, Parkway Surgery Center, Scott Gibbs, MD, Neurosurgeon, Cape Girardeau, MO, Richard Hynes, MD, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Melbourne, FL, Moderated by Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners

Key Thoughts on Hand and Knee Surgery in ASCs - What Makes Sense Financially - David J. Raab, MD, President, Board of Managers, and Jeffrey L. Visotsky, MD, Member, Board of Managers, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center  


C. Interventional Pain Management - New Concepts to Reduce ER Visits, Hospitalizations and Re-Admissions - Scott Glaser, MD, DABIPP, Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago


D. Keys to Successfully Establishing and Growing a Premier Spine Center - Why Partner With a Management Company, Why Partner With a Hospital, Challenges and Opportunities - William Tobler, MD, The Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center, and Michael Stroup, Vice President Development, United Surgical Partners International, Inc.   

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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