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1. 72 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry.
2. 6 Statistics About ASC Administrative Staff Salaries.
3. Connecticut Man Sentenced in ASC, Hospital Investment Scam.
4. Healthcare Reform Audioconference and Presentation Now Available for Download.
5. Come Hear Norman
J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar of American Enterprise Institute, Discuss "The
Politics of Healthcare Reform" at the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Learn more.
have less than 10 of 65 exhibit booths still available for this
conference. Exhibit rooms will include a full bar and cash raffles, and
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People in Politics You Should Know: Tom Price, MD (R), House of
Representatives, and Kip Kirkpatrick (D), Candidate for Illinois
Woodrum/ASD Seeks Administrator for Florida ASC: Woodrum/ASD is seeking an administrator for a multi-specialty ASC in Panama City, Fla.
To learn more about the responsibilities and requirements, click here. Fax resume to (813) 464-8161 or e-mail to
7. AmSurg Q2 Earnings Up 12% on Procedure Volume Increase, Acquisition of 21 ASCs Over Past Year. 8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, VMG Health, mdStrategies and Amkai.
9. New York Podiatrist Accused of Medicare Fraud.
10. ASC Communications Launches New Web Site for Orthopedic and Spine Practices.
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Five of the great topics on the program agenda:
Turning Around an ASC: A Case Study from Panama City -- Daniel "Skip" Daube, MD, Founder of
The Surgical Center for Excellence in Panama City,
Florida, Gulf Coast
Facial Plastics, and Joe Zasa, President, Woodrum/ASD
Digging in Deeper: Finding New and Old Ways to Increase
Surgical Volume -- Gary Rippberger and Julie Bell, Hawthorn Surgery Center
Ways to Cut Costs in an ASC -- John Goehle, CASC, MBA, CPA and
Ed Hetrick, CEO, Facility Development and Management
Acquisition Strategy, ASC Acquisitions in the
Current Economic Environment: How Buyers Value ASCs -- Evie Miller, Vice President of Development, USPI,
Peter Fatianow, Director of Merger and Acquisitions, Health Inventures, Greg
Koonsman, Principal, VMG Health, Moderator
Internal Controls that are Necessary to Prevent Fraud at Your ASC: A
Real Life Experience -- Sam Rice, MD, Treasurer, Doctors' Surgery
Center of Apple Valley
Learn more about the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, and download the conference brochure by clicking here
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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.
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.
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.
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.
VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.
mdStrategies. mdStrategies is a full-service coding, auditing, and education company focused on the ASC market, providing full-time and as needed coding
services, coding and reimbursement audits, as well as conducting
coding seminars and webinars. Learn more about mdStrategies.
Amkai. Amkai is a software company with 20-plus years of experience delivering administrative and clinical solutions to ASCs, surgical hospitals and physician practices. Read more about Amkai.
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.
Viscot Medical. Products from Viscot Medical, a provider of disposable medical products since 1974, include sterile and non-sterile surgical skin markers; sterile and non-sterile medication labels and kits; male and female urinals; minor surgery drapes; and towels. Learn more about Viscot Medical.
Alternate Medical Billing Systems. Alternate Medical Billing Systems provides a number of medical billing services including claim filing, billing statements, coding, payment posting, denials/rejections analysis and much more. Learn more about Alternate Medical Billing Systems.
|Upcoming ASC Events
16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs|
Oct. 8-10, 2009
The 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010
For a complete list of upcoming events, click here
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