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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
May 20, 2011

30 Great Physician Leaders. Click Here

2. 5 Trends Impacting the Future of Ophthalmology in Surgery Centers. Click Here

3. Less Than 100 Registration Spots Lefts for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Discounted hotel room block almost sold out so register Today!  Click Here

4. Beverly Hills Surgical Center Sues UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth for Abusive Overpayment Recoupment
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5. New Georgia Surgery Center for WellStar Health Challenged by Local Hospital
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5 Worst Specialties for Surgery Centers: Readers Respond. Click Here 

Upcoming Free Webinar: Maximizing Reimbursement for ASCs with Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions (Wednesday, May 25, 1:15-2:15 CT). Register today! Click Here

8. 12 Fraud and False Claims Cases Involving Physicians. Click Here

9. Outpatient Volume Grew 3% in D.C. in 2010
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10. ICD-10 Straight Talk: An Overview
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9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
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Less Than 100 Registration Spots  Left! Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka 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!  

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. 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. Operational Best Practices - Sarah Martin, MBA, RN, CASC, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners

Coding Tools to Capture, Code and Improve Billings in the High Volume Orthopedic Center - W. Harwood Runner, CEO, Kerlan-Jobe


C. Value Priced Implants for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery - Richard A. Kube, MD, CEO, Founder & Owner, Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, and Blair A. Rhode, MD, Orland Park Orthopedics


D. The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery - What to Expect Over the Next Ten Years - Joe Flower, CEO, The Change Project

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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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 - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy and Olympus
8. Pain Management
Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
10. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions 
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical 
12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
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