From: Scott Becker <>
Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 15 News ASCs in March | ASC Acquisition and Operation: 5 Trends | Improve ASC Profits, Improve ASC Inf Cntrl & Improve Your Golf Swing-Reg for 9th Annual Ortho, Spine & Pain Conference | NJAASC Comments on Report of ASC Violations
Becker's ASC Review
 News & Analysis
April 6, 2011

1. 15 New Surgery Centers Announced in March. Click Here

2. 5 Current Trends in Surgery Center Acquisition and
Operation. Click Here
Features data and analysis from VMG Health.

3. Improve ASC profits, improve ASC infection control and improve your golf swing: Register now for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here If interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.

4. NJAASC Issues Statement in Response to Report of Violations by Surgery Centers. Click Here

5. 6 Ways a Hospital/Surgery Center Joint Venture Benefits Both Parties. Click Here

6. Cosmetic Surgery Increases Almost 9% in 2010, Led by Breast Augmentation, Liposuction. Click Here

7. Free Webinar: EHR in the ASC: How to Drive Cost Savings (April 27, 1:15-2:15 Central). Reserve your spot today by clicking here.

8. 4 Predictions on the Switch to ICD-10. Click Here

9. 7 Statistics on Surgery Center Outcomes From the ASC Association. Click Here

10. Access MediQuip Launches Surgical Implant Device E-Newsletter. Click Here
Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, ASCOA and VMG Health.
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). Registration spots are going fast so register today! 95 percent of exhibits sold out.  

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. Reducing Implant Costs - Terry L. Woodbeck, CEO, Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital  

Avoiding Critical ASC Mistakes: Hiring Great Staff, Reducing Hours Per Case, Physician Utilization - Joyce Deno Thomas, RN, BSN, Senior Vice President, Operations, and Robert Welti, MD, Senior Vice President, Operations, Regent Surgical Health    


C. How to Immediately Improve Your Golf Swing - Aaron Bergman, PGA Golf Pro  


D. Can an ASC Improve Profits Through Market Consolidation - William J. L. Kennedy, MBA, SVP Business Development, NovaMed, Inc., and Michael Weaver, Vice President, Symbion, Inc.

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
*           *           *

If you are interested in subscribing to our free hospital- and health system-focused e-weekly, click here; our free orthopedic and spine practice-focused e-weekly, click here; or e-mail your request to Scott Becker.
1. Becker's Hospital Review
2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
- sponsored by VMG Health
5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy
8. Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
9. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical
11. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
- sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control
13. 2011 ASC Conferences
14. Becker's ASC Review / Becker's Hospital Review Names the 100 Best Places to Work - 2010
24 Companies to Know

1. Surgical Notes:;   

2. ASCOA:;  

3. VMG Health: |;  

4. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: | 

5. NovaMed:    

6. ASD Management: |;

7. Surgical Care Affiliates:;     

8. ASC Turnaround Group:;  

9. ProVation Medical:;

10. Laser Spine Institute: 

11. Interventional Management Services:;     

12. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
13. ASCs Inc.:;
14. Amerinet:; 

15. SourceMedical:;
16. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
17. Cygnus Medical:
18. HealthCare Appraisers:
19. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

23. Physicians Capital Investments: 

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


For more information about print and online stories, please contact:

Rob Kurtz
Editor in Chief
(781) 605-1837
e-mail Rob

For more information about advertising and exhibiting, please contact:

Jessica Cole
President and CEO
(800) 417-2035
e-mail Jessica
Join Our Mailing List
This email was sent to by |  
Becker's ASC Review | 875 N Michigan Ave #2940 | Chicago | IL | 60611