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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 19 Most Common ASC Services | Congressional Leaders Lobby for ASC Payments Equal to HOPDs | 6 ASC Reimbursement Trends for 2011 | How to Contain ASC Salary Costs
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
March 18, 2011

1. 19 Most Frequently Provided Ambulatory Surgery Center Services. Click Here

2. Congressional Leaders Lobby for Surgery Center Medicare Payments Equal to Hospital Outpatient Department. Click Here

3. 6 Ambulatory Surgery Center Reimbursement Trends for 2011.
Click Here Written by Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical.

4. ACOs, Improving Profits & Practice Acquisitions Key Issues 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 230 registration spots remain; register 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. 5 ASC Traits That Boost Employee Retention. Click Here

6. 5 Legal and Partnership Factors That Impact a Surgery Center's Value. Click Here

7. ASC Association: Invite Congress to Visit Your Surgery Center Over Easter Recess. Click Here

8. How to Contain Surgery Center Staff Salary Costs. Click Here 
Features insight from Lisa Austin of Pinnacle III.

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

10. Modifier 33 "Most Noteworthy" Change in CMS' Outpatient Code Editor. Click Here

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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 230 registration spots remain; register today!   
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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. The Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Why A Spine-Focused ASC is Important - Richard Hynes, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Melbourne, FL

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

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