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1. 15 Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback and Fraud and Abuse Statute Cases Making Headlines in 2009. Click Here

2. 20 ASC Administrators to Know (Note: The complete list of ASC administrators to know will appear in the July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review)Click Here

Nominations Sought: The July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review will also highlight 100 people to know in the ASC industry. E-mail Jessica Cole ( or Scott Becker ( for more information or to make a nomination for the 100 people to know in the ASC industry or ASC administrators to know lists.

3. 7 Best Practices for Maximizing the Efficiency of Pain Management in Your ASC. Click Here

4. The Stimulus Package - Don't Wait Too Long to Act, by Marion Jenkins of QSE Technologies. Click Here 

5. Two Weeks Left to 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Register today to hear Dr. Lax Manchikanti discuss "Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center." 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.

6. 5 Critical Steps for Building a Successful Clinical Spine Practice From Dr. Bruce McCormack. Click Here

7. Surgery Center Billing and Collections Practical Guidance Presentation by Caryl Serbin Now Available. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
Surgical Notes, ASCOA, ProVation Medical and HealthMark Partners.

9. 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.

10. DOJ and HHS Announce Interagency Effort to Reduce Healthcare Fraud. Click Here

11. Minnesota Orthopedics Practice to Partner With Surgical Care Affiliates. Click Here

12. SourceMedical Introduces SourcePlus AutoPost for Automatic Payment Posting. Click Here
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Two Weeks Left to 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues -- June 11-13, Chicago

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

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

2. 5 Tips for Managing Anesthesia in Your ASC -- Thomas Yerden, CEO and Founder, TRY HealthCare Solutions

3. Practical Case Costing and Benchmarking for Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Driven ASCs - Strategies You Can Use Monday Morning -- Susan Kizirian, COO, and Anne Geier, VP, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America

4. Cost Justifying an EHR, What Is The ROI? -- Daren Smith, Administrator, Fremont Surgical Center, and Todd Logan, Regional VP, Source Medical

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.

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.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

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

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.

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.

HealthMark Partners. HealthMark Partners owns and operates single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States by creating joint-ventures with physicians or physicians and hospitals. Read more about HealthMark.

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

National Surgical Care. National Surgical Care, a nationwide owner and operator of ambulatory surgical centers, focuses on addressing the needs and problems confronting surgery centers across the country. Learn more about NSC.

Pinnacle III. PINNACLE III specializes in operational development, management, payor contracting, coding, billing, and collecting for ASCs. Learn more about Pinnacle.

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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