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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
June 3, 2011

10 Most-Read Articles From Becker's ASC Review in May. Click Here

2. Staff Salaries in Surgery Centers: 50 Statistics to Know.Click Here

Less Than 20 Registration Spots Left for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain-Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Register Today! Click Here  

4. Dr. Christina Clardy of Houston Convicted on 14 Counts of Healthcare Fraud.
Click Here

5. 6 Ways to Provide Robust Benefits to Surgery Center Employees. Click Here

6. Symbion Begins Refinancing Process. Click Here

7. Stop by the Surgical Notes party following the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference on Thursday, June 9 at the Vertigo Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Dana. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served from
from 8:30-11:30 PM.

8. Connecticut Physician to Pay $2.2M to Settle False Billing Allegations. Click Here

12 Great Physicians in Florida. Click Here

10. 3 Great Ideas for Vendor Supply Warranties. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions, Eveia and VMG Health.
Meet ASC Buyers/Improve Profits/Join 600 People/Meet Mike Ditka/Register Today for the 9th Annual Ortho, Spine and Pain-Driven ASC Conference!

Less Than 20 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. Surgeon Owned Distribution and the Importance of Transparency - Paul Burton, MD, Chairman of the Board, American Association of Surgeon Distributors  

Top Traits of ASC Leaders and How to Recognize Them - Greg Zoch, Partner, Kaye-Bassman


C. Threats to Physicians and Strategies to Protect Your Practice and Investment - Robert M. Schwartz, Executive Director, Proliance Surgeons, Inc.


D. Hiring Winners Not Whiners - Tracy Hoeft- Hoffman, Administrator, Hastings Surgical Center  

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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2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review   

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
- sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control 
14. 100 Best Places to Work - 2011    
24 Companies to Know

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8. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;

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10. ProVation Medical:;
11. HealthCare Appraisers:;

12. NovaMed:

13. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

14. Laser Spine Institute: 

15. Interventional Management Services:;      

16. ASCs Inc.:;
17. Amerinet:; 

18. SourceMedical:;
19. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
20. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

21. Pinnacle III:; 

22. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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