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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] What Can ASC Physicians Be Paid for Co-Management? | AmSurg to Acquire NSC for $173.5M | GA ASC Society Wins Case Over Annual Survey | ASC Assoc. Files Amicus Brief With AZ Supreme Court | Request for Speakers -- 19th Annual ASC Conference
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
April 8, 2011

1. What Can ASC Physicians Be Paid for Co-Management?: Q&A With Jen Johnson of VMG Health. Click Here

2. AmSurg to Acquire National Surgical Care for $173.5M. Click Here

3. We are seeking speaking proposals for the 18th Annual ASC Conference  - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29; Chicago). The conference generally has an audience focused on ASC owners and administrators. To suggest a topic or speaker, please email

4. Ga. ASC Society Wins Case Against Department of Community Health Over Annual Survey. Click Here

5. ASCA Files Amicus Brief with Arizona Supreme Court in Support of Members. Click Here

6. 5 Ways for a Surgery Center to Flourish Without a Hospital or Corporate Partner. Click Here

7. Legislation to Free ASCs of 1099 Reporting Requirement
. Click Here

8. Hear great business advice and see Mike Ditka speak on leadership: 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.

9. Study: Hospital Errors Occurring 10 Times More Than Previously Detected. Click Here

10. California Physician Hopes to Turn Credit Union Into Surgery Center
. 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). 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
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