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June 4, 2009
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1. 10 Statistics About Surgery Centers With More Than 50% Orthopedics. Click Here

2. 10 Large Orthopedic Practices to Know. Click Here

3. Kathy Bryant of the ASC Association Discusses Critical Regulatory Issues. Click Here

4. ASC CEO Discusses Surgery Center Benefits as Guest Columnist. Click Here

5. 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.

Block Imaging International,
which offers hi-end systems such as a Siemens Biograph PET/CT Mobile, Hitachi Airis Elite MRI, a Mammo CR and much more, will be at booth #17 at the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference. E-mail to set up a time to meet with one of Block Imaging's team representatives at the show.

6. Overcoming the Anesthesia Provider Shortage: Q & A with Marc Koch of Somnia Anesthesia. Click Here

7. Nominations Sought:
The Sept./Oct. issue of Becker's ASC Review will highlight 40 ASC physician leaders to know and 40 ASC women leaders to know. E-mail Jessica Cole ( or Scott Becker ( for more information about this issue or to make a nomination for these lists.

8. Nevada Governor Signs ASC Inspection Bill Into Law. Click Here

9. Editor's Choice: 10 Top ASC Feature Stories. Click Here
Includes "17 Key Legal Issues of 2009," "15 Anti-Kickback and Fraud and Abuse Statute Cases Making Headlines, "Statistics on Physician Compensation" and more.

10. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
Surgical Notes, ASCOA, Anesthesia Healthcare Partners and Meridian Surgical Partners.

11. LCA-Vision May Close More ASCs. Click Here

12. VMG Health Announces New Managing Director of Transactional Services. Click Here
7 Highlights of 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago

Here are just seven of the highlights of this excellent conference:

1. 68 great orthopedic, spine and pain management topics
highly focused on providing practical and strategic guidance that can be applied to ASCs immediately. Speaker presentations are now online and ready for download here. All attendees will receive a USB flash drive with speaker presentations at the event.

2. Keynote presentation on The Evolution of Healthcare and the Impact on ASCs by Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics, Princeton University.

3. 94 industry expert speakers and networking with 500 owners, surgeons, administrators, exhibitors and speakers.

4. Free SourceMedical Regional Client Meeting starting at 9:00 a.m. on June 11. Click here to learn more.

5. 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.

6. Free orthopedic implant benchmarking report and chance to win $500 with completion of anonymous, 15-minute or less survey. Click here to participate.

7. 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 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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Anesthesia Healthcare Partners
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.

MedHQ. MedHQ is an expert in accounting, revenue cycle, human resources and credentialing services and provides these business office functions to hospitals, ASCs, imaging centers and physician practices nationwide. Learn more about MedHQ.

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.

The C/N Group. The C/N Group is a recognized leader in the development, ownership and operation of exceptional healthcare facilities, including ASCs, medical office buildings and diagnostic imaging centers. Read more about The C/N Group.

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.

Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals, or office-based practice with the choice of all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions or any combination of those distinct anesthesia service components, which include anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.

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

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.

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.

Spine Surgical Innovation. Spine Surgical Innovation designs and markets the Holmed Swivel Port System, which is designed for ease of use and intended for posterior or lateral lumbar surgery. Learn more about Spine Surgical Innovation.

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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