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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 135 Great ASC Admins | Rural Hospitals Near ASCs Perform Better | 6 Ways to Prep for Payor Contract Negotiations
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
March 14, 2011

1. 135 Great ASC Administrators to Know. Click Here

2. Study: Rural Hospitals With ASCs Nearby Perform Better. Click Here

6 Ways to Prepare for Successful Payor Contract Negotiations. Click Here Features insight from Tom Faith of The C/N Group.

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 270 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. 8 Observations About Hospital-Physician Joint-Venture Surgery Centers. Click Here Features insight from Tom Yerden of TRY Health Care Solutions.

6. Automatic Physician Fee Cut Will Rise to Almost 30% in 2012. Click Here

7. 10 Ways to Flourish in a Bad Economy: Advice From a Surgery Center That Survived. Click Here

Chronic pain management physicians sought for opportunity near Sedona, AZ. Click here for details.

9. The Future is Paperless: 5 Tips on Implementing EHR in an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Click Here

10. SourceMedical Launches Revenue Cycle Solutions Business Unit, Announces Organizational Changes. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, AAAHC, SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions, and Arise Healthcare.
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 270 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. Operational Best Practices - Sarah Martin, MBA, RN, CASC, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners 

Coding Tools to Capture, Code and Improve Billings in the High Volume Orthopedic Center - W. Harwood Runner, CEO, Kerlan-Jobe


C. Supply Chain Management - How to Work With Suppliers - Scott McDade, Vice President, Surgery Center Sales McKesson Medical, Jim Ricchini, Marketing Manager, Ambulatory Surgery & Oncology Markets, B. Braun


D. How to Determine When to Go In-Network vs. Out-of-Network - Thomas J. Bombardier, MD, FASC, Principal & Founder, ASCOA

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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6. Laser Spine Institute:

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8. Experior:

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12. Interventional Management Services:;     

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23. Pinnacle III:; 

24. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

25. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

26. Physicians Capital Investments: 

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