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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
June 29, 2011
1. 7 Points on How ASCs Should Handle ACOs. Click Here

2. 10 Concepts from the Senate Finance Committee's Report on Physician-Owned Distributors. Click Here

3. New Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASC Planned for North Carolina. Click Here

4. Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick to Speak at 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers. 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. 7 Questions to Ask Before Adding a Specialty to a Single-Specialty ASC. Click Here

6. 10 Steps to Add Total Joint Replacements to an ASC. Click Here

7. Motivating Employees Through Effective Incentives: Q&A With Brian Brown of Meridian Surgical Partners. Click Here

8. Some Providers Widen BMI Limits for Gastric Banding After FDA Decision. Click Here

9. 8 Problem Areas in the ASC Revenue Cycle. Click Here 

10. Hand Hygiene Checklist: 5 Suggestions for Process Improvement. Click Here      

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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. The Role of the Medical Director and Physician Leaders in ASCs -- John Byers, MD, Medical Director, Surgical Center of Greensboro, Orthopaedic Surgical Center  

Ophthalmology in ASCs - Current Trends and Issues -- Michael A. Romansky, JD, Washington Counsel, VP for Corporate Development, Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society  


C. Urology Issues for ASCs -- Herbert W. Reimenschneider, MD, Riverside Urology, Inc.    


D. Managed Care Negotiation Strategies - Using Transparency and Case Data to Show Payers How ASCs Save Them Money -- I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, CEO & Managing Principal, and Matt Kilton, MBA, MHA, Principal and Chief Operating Officer, EVEIA HEALTH Consulting and Management  

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
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5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
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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
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ASC Quality & Infection Control 
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14. Laser Spine Institute: 

15. ASCs Inc.:;
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20. Pinnacle III:; 

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22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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