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1. Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti Discusses Current Trends in Interventional Pain Management. Click Here

2. 4 Things to Know About Bundled Pricing by ASCs. Click Here

3. ASCOA Seeks National Vice President of Operations. ASCOA is seeking an RN with extensive business experience, who has senior level, hands-on experience in freestanding ASC management. Experience in oversight of multiple centers preferred; knowledge of Medicare, AAAHC and regulatory standards mandatory. This is a fast-paced, challenging, hands-on position requiring extensive travel. This opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits. Come grow with us. E-mail resume in confidence to or call Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America at (843) 303-0008.

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4. 10 Statistics About the Compensation of Registered Nurses. Click Here

5. Early registration deadline extended to May 12 -- Come Hear Dr. Lance Lehmann and Liliana Rodriguez Lehmann from the Hallandale Outpatient Surgical Center Discuss "Pain Management: 5 Keys to an Superior Pain Management Program" at the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Learn more. Click Here

6. Checklist for the Changes in the ASC Medicare Conditions for Coverage, From the ASC Association of Illinois. Click Here

7. 33 Companies for Surgery Centers and Hospitals to Know. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Kaye/Bassman, ASCOA and ProVation Medical

9. Three Texas Residents Convicted of $36M Medicare Fraud. Click Here

10. The ASC Association: The Last 10 Years. Click Here

Nominations Sought: We are seeking nominations for 30 great ASC administrators. To nominate an administrator, e-mail Scott Becker at

Early Registration Deadline Extended to May 12 -- Improve the Profits of Your ASC: 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:

Uni Knees and Shoulders in the Outpatient Setting: Cost, Staffing and Profitability Issues -- Peter Kurzweil, MD, and Margarita de Jesus, Administrator, Surgery Center of Long Beach

2. How to Recruit and Retain Great Administrators and Directors of Nursing -- Greg Zoch, Partner, Kaye/Bassman

Implant Costs: Why Facility-Physician Collaboration Makes Sense -- Karen Barrow, SVP Business Development, Amerinet

4. Key Strategies for Controlling Implant Costs in ASCs and Surgical Hospitals -- Randi Pisko, CEO, North Carolina Specialty Hospital, and Richard F. Bruch, MD, Triangle Orthopaedic Associates

5. The 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Examine Each Week -- Shannon Blakeley, VP Operations, National Surgical Care

Learn more about the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management 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.

Practice Partners. Practice Partners in Healthcare takes great pride in the development, management and equity ownership with its physician and hospital partners. Read more about Practice Partners.

Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Serbin Surgery Center Billing was founded in 2001 to provide the answer to ASCs' complex and unique billing needs, providing expert and accurate coding, billing, collections, and managed care negotiations solely to the ASC industry. Learn more about SCB.

Implantable Provider Group. IPG works with providers, facilities, manufacturers and commercial payors to fully manage all aspects of high-cost implantable medical devices. Read more about IPG.

Kaye/Bassman International. Greg Zoch, a partner and managing director with Kaye/Bassman International, has served many of the industry's largest players by finding top talent at the facility and corporate level; Mr. Zoch specializes heavily in the ASC world. Learn more about Kaye/Bassman.

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.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

Marasco & Associates. Marasco & Associates is a national architecture that has helped develop more than 300 ASCs and over 1,500 healthcare facilities nationwide over its 30-plus-year history. Read more about Marasco & Associates.

Cygnus Medical. Cygnus Medical specializes in products and services for the endoscopy suite, the operating room and the sterile processing department. Learn more about Cygnus Medical.

SourceMedical. SourceMedical is the leading provider of outpatient information solutions and services, collectively serving ASCs and surgical hospitals. Learn more about SourceMedical.

HealthCare Appraisers. HealthCare Appraisers is a nationally recognized valuation and consulting firm providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry. Read more about HealthCare Appraisers.

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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  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
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