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1. 22 Gastroenterologists to Know. Click Here

2. Georgia Surgery Center Warns Patients of Possible Infection. Click Here

3. Orthopedic Surgeon Salary Statistics by Region.  Click Here

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4. Industry Leaders Discuss Top Trends in ASC Startups. Click Here

5. Financial Facts: What is Your Surgery Center Worth Today, by Jonathan Vick of ASCs Inc. Click Here

Featured Speakers at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: George Trajtenberg, MD, Mark Beaugard, MD, and Lisa Shriver, Administrator, Turks Head Surgery Center, will discuss "A Year Later - The Successful Turnaround of a Failing Hospital-Physician Joint Venture ASC." Learn more. Click Here

6. Impact of the Recession on ASCs: Q & A with Mike Lipomi of RMC MedStone Capital. Click Here

7. Workers' Compensation Reimbursement for Microdiscectomy Denied by U.S. Department of Labor. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
ASCOA; Mnet Collection Agency; and Surgical Notes.

9. Near-Universal Healthcare Proposed by Maryland Lawmakers, BCBS. Click Here 

10. Surgical Care Affiliates and Hawaii Pacific to Open Surgery Center. 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.

Surgical Notes:
7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago - Register Today!

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.

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

1. A Case Study and Strategies to Achieve Excellent Results for an ASC -- Kenneth Austin, MD, Ramapo Valley Surgery Center; and Bob Zasa, Founder, Woodrum/ASD

2. Managed Care Negotiation Strategies for Orthopedic and Spine- Driven Centers -- Naya Kehayes, CEO, Eveia Health Consulting and Management

3. Handling Complex Spine Cases in an ASC, High Level Fusion and 23 Hour Cases -- John Seitz, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Group

4. Key Strategies for Controlling Implant Costs in ASCs and Surgical Hospitals -- Randi Pisko, CEO, North Carolina Specialty Hospital; and Richard F. Bruch, MD, Triangle Orthopaedic Associates

5. Physician Recruitment in 2009 - Some Key Thoughts and Challenges on Recruiting Orthopedics Neurosurgeons and Pain Management Physicians -- Kenny Spitler, SVP Development, HealthMark Partners
June 2009 Conference
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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.

VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

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.

Mnet Collection Agency. Mnet Financial, the preferred collection agency service vendor to United Surgical Partners and Health Inventures, is a receivables management company offering cost effective ways to increase cash flow and reduce debt for professional services. Learn more about Mnet Financial.

Surgical Notes. Surgical notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

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

Cygnus Medical. Cygnus Medical specializes in products and services for the endoscopy suite, the operating room and the sterile processing department. Learn more about Cygnus Medical.

Health Inventures. Health Inventures provides strategic and business planning, joint venture formation, facility development and operations management for ASCs. Learn more about Health Inventures.

Somerset CPAs. Somerset prepares feasibility studies, valuation of ASC and specialty hospital ownership interests, operations reviews, accreditation, revenue cycle assessment, benchmarking and succession/strategic planning, among other services, for healthcare clients nationwide. Read more about Somerset.

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

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