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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] May/June Issue Now Online: 6 ASC Reimbursement Trends for 2011 | Warning Bell Rung for Phys-Owned Device Companies | 50 Things to Know About ACO Regs | What Can ASC Physicians Be Paid for Co-Management? | And 24 More Articles!
Becker's ASC Review
May/June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
May 4, 2011

Download the Digital Edition of the May/June Becker's ASC Review (pdf). Click Here

1. 50 Things to Know About the Proposed ACO Regulations. Click Here

2. 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Click Here

3. 6 Ambulatory Surgery Center Reimbursement Trends for 2011. Click Here

4. Hear great business advice from ASC leaders 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
If interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.

5. Publisher's Letter: Accountable Care Organizations: 10 Observations - 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference (June 9-11, Chicago). How Can ASCs and Practices Thrive in Changing Times; How Can Hospitals and ASCs Align?; Meet Every ASC Buyer; What Will ACOs Mean for ASCs and Specialists? Click Here

6. Physician-Owned Device Companies: A New Warning Bell Is Rung. Click Here

7. 9 Areas of Focus When Developing a De Novo Surgery Center. Click Here

8. 8 Issues When Converting Existing Space Into a Surgery Center. Click Here

9. Actual vs. Rentable ASC Surgery Center Space: Q&A With Richard T. Hardaway of Hardaway Associates. Click Here

10. Lawsuits Over OON Charges in New Jersey an Alarming Trend for Providers. Click Here

11. 6 Ways to Save Money on Supplies in a Surgery Center. Click Here

12. What Can Surgery Center Physicians Be Paid for Co-Management: Q&A With Jen Johnson of VMG Health. Click Here

13. 100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America. Click Here

14. 7 Critical Areas of Focus for a Successful Turnaround of a Physician/Hospital Joint Venture ASC. Click Here

15. 5 Steps Surgery Centers Should Take Before Selling to a Hospital. Click Here

16. 4 Ways to Ease the Transition to Hospital Ownership of a Surgery Center. Click Here

17. 70 of the Best Pain Management Physicians in America. Click Here

18. Best Practices for Working With Pharmaceutical Distributors: Q&A With Joan Eliasek of McKesson Medical-Surgical. Click Here

19. 6 Strategies for Surgery Centers to Address Drug Shortages. Click Here

20. 8 Ways for Surgery Centers to Reduce Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Drug Errors. Click Here

21. 3 Areas of Focus for Safe Drug Management. Click Here

22. 10 Recent Findings on Anesthesia Quality Issues. Click Here

23. 3 Ideas for Boosting GI Case Volume Through Marketing. Click Here

24. Rules for Beyond Use Dating of Medications Drawn Into Syringes: Q&A With Anesthesiologist Dr. Clifford Gevirtz. Click Here

25. 70 of the Best Knee Surgeons in America. Click Here

26. 10 Considerations for Automated Endoscope Reprocessor Selection. Click Here

27. 135 Great Surgery Center Administrators to Know. Click Here

28. 7 Strategies to Negotiate In-Network Carve-Outs for Outpatient Spine. Click Here

29. 5 Ways ASCs Can Maximize the Benefit of Their Membership With a GPO. 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 250 registration spots remain; reserve your spot 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. The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery - What to Expect Over the Next Ten Years - Joe Flower, CEO, The Change Project

Is There a Place for Orthopedics in ACOs? - Michael Redler, MD, The OSM Clinic


C. Top Traits of ASC Leaders and How to Recognize Them - Greg Zoch, Partner, Kaye-Bassman


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

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

We encourage companies, ASC and practices to hold their team and company meetings in conjunction with the Conference and provide substantial discounts in registration to encourage the same. If you have any questions or an interest in doing so, please also contact Jessica Cole ( or Cathy Brett (, or call (800) 417-2035.
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6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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13. Laser Spine Institute:

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22. Pinnacle III:; 

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24. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

25. Physicians Capital Investments: 

26. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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