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1. Medicare Announces Conditions for Coverage Exception for Same-Day Scheduling of Surgery.
2. 17 Key Legal Issues of 2009, by Scott Becker, JD, CPA. 3. Physician-Owned Hospitals and Physician Owners Must Disclose Ownership to Patients Effective June 8. 4. Less than 50 registration spots remain for the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management
Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Hear Dr. Ken Pettine of Loveland Surgery
Center discuss "An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine: Procedures
Performed in ASCs." Learn more. 5. Stronger Bonds With ASCs Through Joint Ventures: The Hospital Perspective, by Ken Flickinger, CFO of the Chester County Hospital. 6. Industry Jobs: Woodrum/ASD
Seeks Assistant Director of Business Office Operations. CFO of Healthcare Management Services Firm Seeks Senior Executive Position in
Healthcare Finance. Tacoma, WA,
Gastroenterology Practice and Endoscopy
Centers Seeking Nurse
Manager. 7. ASCs in the News: New California Surgery Center Opens. Massachusetts Hospital to Build Outpatient Surgery Center. New Surgery Center Opens in Minnesota. Florida Pediatric Surgical Center Reopens After Renovation.
8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, Anesthesia Healthcare Partners, VMG Health and Surgical Notes.
9. Amkai Hosts Free Webinar on Comprehensive Information Management and ASC Performance on June 23.
10. Somnia Anesthesia Names Director of Client Operations, Mid-Atlantic Region.
11. Question of the Week: Lithotripsy in ASCs.
If your ASC performs lithotripsy services, does
your center (1) own and bill for the lithotripsy; (2) rent the lithotripsy
services and bill the services itself through the center; or (3) rent
space or services to the lithotripsy company and allow the lithotripsy
company to bill for the services. We will not publish the names of
respondents but we are trying to get a sense of the most prevalent
model. Please e-mail Scott Becker at email@example.com
or Rob Kurtz at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any answers
or thoughts you may have. 12. Nominations Sought:
We are seeking nominations for "100 People to
Know in the ASC Industry" for the July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review
. These are leaders in the ASC industry or someone
prominent in an aspect of ASCs. Submit a nomination by e-mailing Scott Becker at email@example.com
or Rob Kurtz at firstname.lastname@example.org
| Less Than 50 Spots Remain: 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:
A Case Study and Strategies to Achieve Excellent
Results for an ASC -- Kenneth Austin, MD, Ramapo Valley Surgery Center;
and Bob Zasa, Founder, Woodrum ASD
Making Big Cases Profitable in an ASC -- Naya Kehayes, CEO, Eveia Healthcare; and Greg Cunniff, CFO, National Surgical Care
7 Steps to Maximizing an Orthopedic-Driven ASC's
Returns in a Tough Economy -- Brent Lambert,
MD, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America
Is Your Center too Dependent on a Single
Specialty? How to Diversify and Make Change Happen -- John Seitz, CEO,
Ambulatory Surgical Group; Joe Zasa, CEO, Woodrum ASD; and Larry Taylor, President
and CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare
Handling Complex Spine Cases in an ASC, High
Level Fusion and 23 Hour Cases -- John Seitz, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Group
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)
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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.
HealthCare Appraisers. HealthCare Appraisers is a nationally recognized valuation and consulting firm providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry. Read more about HealthCare Appraisers.
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.
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
Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals, or office-based practice with the choice of all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions or any combination of those distinct anesthesia service components, which include anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.
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.
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.
Physicians Capital. This Nashville-based firm provides loans based solely on the future cash flow of a surgery or diagnostic center. Read more about Physicians Capital.
ASC Billing Specialists. ASC Billing Specialists is a billing company dedicated to the needs of the ASC market, specializing in both out-of-network and in-network facilities. Learn more about ASC Billing Specialists.
TransMotion Medical. TransMotion Medical designs, manufactures and distributes a line of specialty medical procedure chairs including the TMM3 Video Fluoroscopy Chair, TMM4 Multi-Purpose Treatment Chair and TMM5 Surgical Stretcher Chair. Learn more about TransMotion Medical.
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