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1. MedPAC Advises Congress to Increase ASC Payments. Click Here

2. Surgery Center Employees Experience Significant Layoffs. Click Here 

3. 7 Obstacles to Avoid in Planning Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASCs. Click Here 

Look for more best practices and practical guidance for successful joint ventures in the March/April issue of Becker's ASC Review.

4. Should You Sell Your ASC: Assessing Your Value and the Pros and Cons, by Kenneth Hancock of Meridian Surgical Partners. Click Here

Complimentary Webinar Focusing on Ways to Accelerate Hospital-Physician Collaboration - March 12, noon-1:00 p.m. CST. Click Here

5. Anesthesiologist Assistants May Soon Be Licensed in Maryland. Click Here

6. 21 Companies ASCs and Hospitals Should Know. Click Here

Featured Speaker at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: Ken Pettine, MD, of Loveland Surgery Center will discuss "An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine - Procedures Performed in ASCs." Learn more. Click Here

7. Arkansas Court Decision Prohibits Hospital Economic Credentialing Policy. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA; ProVation Medical; and B. Braun.

Register Now for Free SourceMedical Regional Client Meeting on June 11 in Chicago. Click Here

9. New York Delays New Payment Methodology for ASCs. Click Here

10. Seasoned Healthcare Sales and Marketing Professional Seeks Medical Marketing Position. Click Here

Exhibiting and Advertising note: There are only 5 exhibit spaces still available for the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference. Advertising for the May/June issue of Becker's ASC Review, which focuses on orthopedics and spine, closes on April 1. Advertising for the April issues of The Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, closes on March 16. If you are interested in learning more about exhibiting or advertising opportunities, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.
B. Braun:
7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues
June 11-13, Chicago - Register Today!

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center -- Lax Manchikanti, MD

2. 5 Core Strategies to Immediately Improve ASC and Hospital Operations -- Doug Johnson, COO, RMC MedStone Capital

3. The Pros and Cons of Total Knees in a 23-Hour Setting - Financial and Safety Issues -- Eric Monesmith, MD, and John Martin, CEO, OrthoIndy

4. 5 Core Concepts for Great ASC Joint Ventures with Hospital Partners -- Mike Pankey, Administrator, Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg; and Caryl Serbin, CEO, Serbin Surgery Center Billing

5. 2009 Pain Management Coding Update and Pain Industry Business Trends -- Linda Van Horn, MBA

Learn more about the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference and download the conference brochure by clicking here. To register online, click here or call (703) 836-5904.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Provation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about Provation Medical.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

Regent Surgical Health. As buyers, developers and managers of outpatient surgery centers and physician-owned hospitals around the country, Regent Surgical Health is an experienced developer and specialist in turnaround situations. Learn more about Regent.

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.

ASCs Inc. ASCs Inc. helps physician-owners of ASCs form strategic relationships with leading ASC management companies and hospitals, and also represents physician-owners of ASCs and medical office building real estate. Learn more about ASCs Inc.

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.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management 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
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