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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 8 Ways to Deal With Difficult Physicians | Man Indicted for Stealing $882K From Illinois ASC | How Much Is Your ASC Worth? Find Out at the 9th Annual Ortho, Spine & Pain ASC Conference | 5 Qs to Ask Before Investing in Spine
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
March 25, 2011

1. 8 Tips on Dealing With Difficult PhysiciansClick Here

2. Man Indicted on $882,000 Theft From Illinois Surgical Center, Two Other Healthcare Facilities. Click Here

3. How much is your ASC worth? Learn the answer to this question and hear Coach Mike Ditka 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 215 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.

4. 5 Critical Questions to Ask Before a Surgery Center Invests in Spine. Click Here Features insight from Lisa Austin of Pinnacle III.

5. 18 Statistics About Pain Management in Surgery Centers. Click Here

6. 10 Ways Cabell Huntington Surgery Center Saved $200K in One Year. Click Here

Regent Surgical Health Partners With Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital, 23 Physicians on New ASC. Click Here Learn more about Regent Surgical Health.

8. 5 Points on Adding EMR to a Pain PracticeClick Here

. Tennessee Physician Gets 9 Years in Prison for Illegal Drug Distribution. Click Here

10. GENASCIS Announces Development of MEDIBIS Mobile. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ProVation Medical, ASD Management, SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions 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 215 registration spots remain; register 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. Key Concepts to Fixing Physician Hospital Joint Ventures Gone South - Brent W. Lambert, MD, FACS, Principal & Founder, and Luke Lambert, CFA, CASC, CEO, ASCOA 

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


C. ASC Turnarounds - 5 Key Steps for Success - Kenny Spitler, SVP Development and Robin Fowler, MD, Founder, Interventional Management Services, Introduced by Bart Walker, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP


D. Business Planning for Orthopedic and Spine Driven Centers - Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners

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. MEDtegrity: 

7. ASCOA:;    

8. Surgical Care Affiliates:;   

9. NovaMed:   

10. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

11. Laser Spine Institute: 

12. Interventional Management Services:;     

13. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
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15. Amerinet:; 

16. SourceMedical:;
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21. Pinnacle III:; 

22. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

23. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

24. Physicians Capital Investments: 

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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