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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] On-Call Coverage: Should Hospitals Pay Orthopedic Physicians | Top 10 States With the Highest and Lowest Number of Paid Malpractice Claims | Improving ASC Profits in a Challenging Economy: 7th Annual ASC Communications/ASC Association Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference (June 11-13). Register Today |
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March 31, 2009
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1. On-Call Coverage: Should Hospitals Pay Orthopedic Physicians. Click Here

2. GAO Report Calls for Better Data on Healthcare-Associated Infections in Surgery Centers. Click Here

3. Surgery Centers Continue to Face Significant Legal Obstacles, Challenges, According to AMNews Report. Click Here

4. The 7th Annual ASC Communications/ASC Association Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference is scheduled for June 11-13. The 68 sessions are highly focused on providing practical and strategic guidance that can be applied to ASCs immediately. The Conference focuses heavily on orthopedics, spine and pain management. It also has enough highly intelligent and practical content that any ASC administrator, owner or operator will benefit heavily from the event. To register, call the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation at (703) 836-5904, e-mail or click here. A brochure for the conference is available by clicking here.

5. Top 10 States With the Highest Number of Paid Medical Malpractice Claims. Click Here Top 10 States With the Lowest Number of Paid Medical Malpractice Claims. Click Here

6. 7 Ways Nurses Can Benefit Your Bottom Line, by Marcia Faller of AMN Healthcare. Click Here

7. Study Finds that Shortage of Surgeons in Maryland Likely to Worsen. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
VMG Health, ASCOA and B. BRaun.

9. Medical Web Technologies and SourceMedical Solutions Announce New Documentation Software. Click Here

10. Bill Terrano Named New Director of Credit for MEI Financial Services. Click Here

Request for Conference Topics and Speakers:
We are seeking topics and speakers for the 16th Annual ASC Communications/ASC Association Improving Profitability Business and Legal Issues Conference scheduled for Oct. 8-10. We seek topics and speakers that can provide practical and useful guidance to ASC administrators, owners and operators. If you have suggestions, please e-mail your suggestion to Further, if there is any speaker that you have heard at an event in the last 12-24 months who is a remarkable speaker, please also e-mail
B. Braun:
Improving ASC Profits in a Challenging Economy: 7th Annual Orthopedic, 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:

An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine: Procedures Performed in ASCs -- Ken Pettine, M.D., Loveland Surgery Center

2. The Evolution of Healthcare and the Impact on ASCs -- Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics at Princeton University

3. Orthopedics - The Forecast for the Next Five Years -- John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago

4. An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine: Procedures Performed in ASCs -- Ken Pettine, MD, Rocky Mountain Surgery Center

5. 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.

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.

The C/N Group. The C/N Group is a recognized leader in the development, ownership and operation of exceptional healthcare facilities, including ASCs, medical office buildings and diagnostic imaging centers. Read more about The C/N Group.

National Surgical Care. National Surgical Care, a nationwide owner and operator of ambulatory surgical centers, focuses on addressing the needs and problems confronting surgery centers across the country. Learn more about NSC.

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amerinet. As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

Medical Consulting Group. Medical Consulting Group specializes in medical consulting, both at the surgical practice and corporate levels, providing ASC development and management solutions for single, multi-specialty and hospital joint-venture facilities. Read more about Medical Consulting Group.

Orion Medical Services. Orion Medical Services offers a turnkey approach to ASC development and management by covering all aspects of a project from financial feasibility analysis to site and operational development. Learn more about Orion.

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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