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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 12 Major Issues Facing ASCs | CT ASC to be Acquired by, Integrated Into Hosp | 40 Stats on ASC Staff Hours Per Case | Now Available: Brochure for 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago) - Register Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
June 22, 2011
1. 12 Major Issues Facing the ASC Industry. Click Here
Features insight from Dr. Brent Lambert and Luke Lambert of ASCOA.

2. Connecticut ASC in Waterbury to be Acquired by, Integrated Into Local Hospital. Click Here 

3. ASC Staff Hours Per Case: 40 Stats to Know. Click Here 

4. Now Available for Download: Brochure for 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers. Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick. Download the brochure by clicking here (pdf). Learn more and register today! Click Here
To learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, email or call (800) 417-2035. 

5. 12 Keys to Better ASC Business Operations. Click Here
Features insight from Lisa Austin of Pinnacle III.

6. ASC Quality and Access Act Adds Three Cosponsoring Congressmen. Click Here

7. USPI Names Brett Brodnax President and Chief Development Officer. Click Here

8. 5 Things ASCs Need to Know About Meaningful Use and the 50% Rule. Click Here Written by Sean Benson of ProVation Medical.

9. Surgical Notes to Host Reception Fundraiser for Congressman Pete Sessions. Click Here

10. Third-Party Payor Denial of Modifier -33: Q&A With Jessica Edmiston of National Medical Billing Services. Click Here     

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, VMG Health, ProVation Medical and  Surgical Notes
18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues
This exclusive conference -- the Best Annual ASC Business & Clinical Conference -- is presented by Becker's ASC Review, ASC Communications, the ASC Association and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and takes place Oct. 27-29 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Highlights include:

1. 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers

2. Great keynote speakers including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy

3. Discounts for registering early, when registering two or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

4. Earn your CME, CASC and CEU Credits

5. Here are just four of the conference's great sessions:

A. How to Evaluate & Implement New Profitable Services into an ASC -- Robert Zasa, MSHHA FACMPE, Founder, ASD Management, and Kenneth Austin, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine   

Physician Owned Ancillaries - Device Companies, Anesthesia, Pathology and Pharmacy and More -- Steven Hochschuler, MD, Texas Back Institute, Richard Kube, MD, CEO, Founder & Owner, Prairie Spine and Pain Institute, John C. Steinmann, MD, Renovis Surgical Technologies


C. The State of the Union for ASCs -- Andrew Hayek, President & CEO, Surgical Care Affiliates and Chairman of the ASC Advocacy Committee  


D. Q&A Panel: Will Evidence Based Medicine Kill Spine? Will Practice Acquisitions by Hospitals Kill ASCs? Should ASCs Employ Physicians? Where are the Profits in Pain Management? -- Terry L. Woodbeck, CEO, FAHC, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, Thomas J. Pliura, MD, JD, PC, Physician & Attorney at Law, zChart, R. Blake Curd, MD, Board Chairman, Surgical Management Professionals

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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1. Becker's Hospital Review
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    
23 Companies to Know

1. ASCOA:;

2. VMG Health: |  

3. Surgical Notes:

4. ProVation Medical:;

5. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;  

6. ASD Management: |;   


7. Interventional Management Services:;

8. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

9. Surgery Partners:

10. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

11. EVEIA:;
12. HealthCare Appraisers:;

13. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

14. Laser Spine Institute: 

15. ASCs Inc.:;
16. Amerinet:; 

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

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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