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1. 8 ASC Case Volume Statistics. Click Here

2. A Practical Compliance Plan Approach for ASCs. Click Here

3. HHS' Inspector General Issues Advisory Opinion on Physician On-Call Coverage. Click Here 

4. Now Online and Ready for Download: Speaker Presentations for 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference. Click Here All attendees will receive a USB flash drive with speaker presentations at the event.

5. New Bill Designed to Ease Nurse Shortage Over the Next Three Years. Click Here

6. Medicare Fraud Suit Filed Against Georgia Diagnostic Imaging Company. Click Here

7. Technology Explained: Virtualization 101, by the Amkai Technical Team. Click Here

8. Giving Back at the ASC Association Conference: 3rd Annual Charity Event, chaired by Kenny Spitler of HealthMark Partners. Click Here

9. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, Amerinet, ProVation Medical and B. Braun.

10. Colorado ASC Association Names Jim Riesberg Legislator of the Year. Click Here

11. ASCs in the News: Louisiana Eye Center to Offer Free Care to Uninsured Patients. Click Here  Texas Surgery Center Names New Administrator. Click Here $8.5M Outpatient Neurosurgery Center Being Built in North Carolina. Click Here New York Surgery Center Approved for Addition of Two Operating Rooms. Click Here Southgate Surgery Center Expands Services for Chronic Pain. Click Here

7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference Events

12. Free SourceMedical Regional Client Meeting starting at 9:00 a.m. on June 11. Click Here

13. Regent Surgical Health Cocktail Reception at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 11 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.

14. Free Orthopedic Implant Benchmarking Report and Chance to Win $500 With Completion of Anonymous, 15-minute or Less Survey. Click Here

15. Cash raffles: ASC Communications will hold multiple cash raffles ($100-$500 per raffle) for those that are present within the hall during exhibit hours.

Learn more about 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference. Click Here
Less Than Two Weeks to 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 "can't miss" topics on the program agenda:

A Year Later: The Successful Turnaround of a Failing Hospital-Physician Joint Venture ASC -- George Trajtenberg, MD, Mark Beaugard, MD, and Lisa Shriver, Administrator, Turks Head Surgery Center

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

3. Orthopedics - The Forecast for the Next Five Years -- John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago

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. 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

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.

Eveia Health Consulting & Management. Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Learn more about Eveia.

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.

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.

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.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

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.

CTQ Solutions. CTQ Solutions is a leading provider of healthcare satisfaction and benchmarking services, helping support ASC patient satisfaction targeting quality and process improvement initiatives, improving patient loyalty and meeting all industry accreditation requirements. Learn more about CTQ Solutions.

Raymond Fox & Associates. Raymond Fox & Associates is a full-service medical architectural firm that has completed over 4,000 projects ranging from small, single-specialty offices to large, multi-specialty medical office buildings and has been involved in over 400 surgical centers. Learn more about Raymond Fox & Associates.

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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