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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Current Trends in ASC Mgmt Company Consolidation | NJ Recovers $116M in Fraudulent Medicaid Payments | Scott Becker: ASC Market Remains Active as Acquisitions Continue | Comprehensive Guide to Preparing an ASC for ICD-10
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
July 29, 2011

1. Current Trends in ASC Management Company Consolidation: Thoughts From Brent Lambert and Jon Vick. Click Here

 2. New Jersey Recovers $116M in Fraudulent Medicaid Payments. Click Here  

3. Scott Becker: Hospital and ASC Markets Remain Active as Hospital Acquisitions Continue, Insurers Buy Hospitals and Practices.
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4. Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Highlights Include 90 Sessions
and 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

5. Preparing Your Surgery Center for ICD-10: A Four-Part SeriesClick Here

6. Median Hourly Wages of the Largest Occupations in Ambulatory Health Services. Click Here

Nurse Recruiting for Surgery Centers Expected to Get Harder. Click Here

8. Complimentary Webinar: "ASCs - The State of the Industry." Tuesday, August 2; 1:15 - 2:15 CDT. To register for this webinar, click here.

9. 40 Benchmarks About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers. Click Here

10. Whistleblowers Claim DaVita Wasted Drugs to Overbill Medicare. Click Here
11. IPAs Investing in ASCs -- If you have an example of IPAs investing in ASCs, please contact Scott Becker at

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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

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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. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week, and Month and What to do About Them -- Reed Martin, Chief Operating Officer, Surgical Management Professionals  


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


C. Key Thoughts From Great Medical Directors - Managing Expenses and Managing Physicians -- Alfred McNair, MD, Steven Schuleman, MD, and moderated by Nap Gary, Chief Operating Officer, Regent Surgical Health    


D. How to Determine When To Go In-Network vs. Out-Of-Network -- Rob Murphy, President, Murphy Healthcare Group    


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. Surgical Notes:; 

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3. ASCOA:;

4. ProVation Medical:;
5. Provista:
6. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;

7. HealthCare Appraisers:

8. ASD Management: |; 

9. Surgical Care Affiliates:;   

10. Interventional Management Services:; 

11. Surgery Partners:  

12. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

13. EVEIA:;

14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

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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