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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] 4 Statistics on Physician Compensation | 15 Great ASCs to Know: 5 ENT-Driven, 5 Ophthalmology-Driven and 5 Urology-Driven | Less Than 40 Registration Spots Left for 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference (June 11-13, Chicago) |
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1. 4 Statistics on Physician Compensation.  Click Here

2. 5 ENT-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

3. 5 Ophthalmology-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

4. 5 Urology-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

Nominations Sought: To nominate a great ENT-driven ASC, ophthalmology-driven ASC or urology-driven ASC, e-mail Scott Becker ( or Rob Kurtz (

5. The July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review will focus on ENT, ophthalmology and urology. The issue will also highlight 100 people to know in the ASC industry and 30 ASC administrators to know. E-mail Jessica Cole ( or Scott Becker ( for more information.

6. 5 Statistics About OB/GYN in Surgery Centers. Click Here

7. Free Orthopedic Implant Benchmarking Report and Chance to Win $500:
Executive Leadership International invites you to participate in an anonymous, 15-minute or less survey on the impact of healthcare reform on ASCs and the orthopedic implant industry. Each participant will receive a free electronic copy of the benchmarking report based on the survey's results and one participant will win a $500 American Express gift card. Please only take the survey if you are an executive, administrator or physician at an ASC. To take the survey, click here.

8. Less Than 40 Registration Spots Left for 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference (June 11-13, Chicago). Don't miss Dr. Kenneth Austin of Ramapo Valley Surgery Center and Bob Zasa of Woodrum/ASD discuss "A Case Study and Strategies to Achieve Excellent Results for an ASC." Learn more.
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Regent Surgical Health Cocktail Reception:
Join Regent Surgical Health for a cocktail reception hosted at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 11, immediately following the exhibit hall reception at the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference. The reception will be held in the Michigan Room on the 3rd floor of the Westin Michigan Avenue. All attendees are welcome to join the reception. Please e-mail Jackie Dream ( if you would like more information.

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ProVation Medical, ASCOA, JCB Laboratories and Meridian Surgical Partners.

10. WellCare Pays $10M to Settle SEC Probe. Click Here

11. Amerinet Releases 2008 Fiscal Report; Members Received $386 million in Contract Portfolio Savings and Rebates. Click Here

12. 8 Companies for Surgery Centers and Hospitals to Know. Click Here

13. May AAAHC Connection Now Available Online; Sign-Up to Receive a Free Subscription. Click Here

Less Than 40 Registration Spots Left: 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:

New Trends in Ambulatory Spine Surgery -- David Abraham, MD, Reading Neck and Spine Center

2. The Evolution of Healthcare and the Impact on ASCs -- Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics at Princeton University

3. Using Spine as the Backbone of a Multi-Specialty ASC -- James Lynch, MD, Surgery Center of Reno

4. Case Study: Two Years Later, A Physician-Owned Spine ASC - A Frank and Open Discussion of Financial Performance, Organizational Issues, Challenges and Problems -- John Caruso, MD,, Parkway Surgery Center, Hagerstown, Md.

5. Hand Surgery in ASCs: Key Concepts for Success -- Ed Rudisill, MD, The Hand Center, Greensville, SC

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.

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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.

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

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.

Amerinet As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

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

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.

JCB Laboratories. JCB Laboratories is a compounding pharmacy that serves the ASC market place and focuses exclusively on preparing sterile products. Learn more about JCB Labs.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

Health Inventures. Health Inventures provides strategic and business planning, joint venture formation, facility development and operations management for ASCs. Learn more about Health Inventures.

Mnet Collection Agency. Mnet Financial, the preferred collection agency service vendor to United Surgical Partners and Health Inventures, is a receivables management company offering cost effective ways to increase cash flow and reduce debt for professional services. Learn more about Mnet Financial.

Medical Consulting Group. Medical Consulting Group specializes in medical consulting, both at the surgical practice and corporate levels, providing ASC development and management solutions for single, multi-specialty and hospital joint-venture facilities. Read more about Medical Consulting Group.

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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