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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Most Common ASC Ownership Model in 5 Years | WSJ Column Discusses Decline of Medical Services, Outpatient Surgery | Compensating ASC Administrators: 5 Best Practices |
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
August 3, 2010

Future of ASCs in Five Years: Predictions on the Most Common Ownership Model. Click Here

2. WSJ Column Discusses Declining Use of Medical Services, Including Outpatient Surgery. Click Here

3. 5 Best Practices for Compensating ASC Administrators. Click Here

4. Hear the Best Business Speakers in the ASC Business
at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 2010, Chicago). These include Dr. Michael R. Redler of The OSM Center; Dr. Brent Lambert, Founder of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America; Dr. Richard Wohns, Founder of Neospine at South Shore Surgery; Kenny Hancock, CEO and Partner of Meridian Surgical Partners; and 119 more speakers for 83 sessions. Download the conference brochure and register today. Click Here

5. Guidance on How Anesthesiologists Can Help Offset ASC Costs. Click Here

6. Government Still Weighing Whether to Intervene in Case of Former CFO Accusing Indiana ASC, Hospital of Billing Fraud.
Click Here

7. Job Openings: Spine Surgeon Sought to Join New Jersey (Edison) Practice. Click Here OR Supervisor and Spine OR Nurse Sought for Florida (Melbourne) ASC. Click Here OR Technician, Instrument Processing Technician and OR Nurse Supervisor Sought by New York (Garden City) ASC. Click Here

8. Wisconsin's Aurora Health Care to Build ASC in Same Town as Competing Facility. Click Here

9. Nominations sought for great ASC physician leaders and great ENT-driven ASCs. E-mail

10. ASC Industry Leaders to Know:
Larry Taylor, CEO of Practice Partners in Healthcare. Click Here Steven Geringer of AmSurg. Click Here

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17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference: Oct. 21-23, Chicago

Register today for the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, 2010; Chicago) by clicking here. This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and Becker's ASC Review, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing ASCs. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

Here are just five of the 83 terrific sessions:
1. Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on ASCs - Brent W. Lambert, MD, FACS, Principal & Founder, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Tom Mallon, CEO & Founder, Regent Surgical Health, Marian Lowe, Partner, Strategic Health Care, Moderated and Led by David Shapiro, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, AMSURG

2. Developing a Strategy for your ASC in Challenging Times - Larry Taylor, President & CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare, Kenny Hancock, President & Chief Development Officer, Meridian Surgical Partners, Joseph Zasa, JD, Partner, ASD Management, William G. Southwick, President & CEO, Healthmark Partners, Inc.

3. The Best Ideas to Immediately Improve the Profitability of Your ASC - Thomas S. Hall, Chairman, President & CEO, NovaMed, I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Managing Principal & CEO, Eveia Health Consulting & Management, Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, Caryl Serbin, RN BSN LHRM, President & Founder, Serbin Surgery Center Billing

4. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week, and Month and What to do About Them - Brian Brown, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners, and Reed Simmons, Administrator, Treasure Coast Center for Surgery

5. 5 Steps to Have Your ASC Maximize its Profits - Chris Bishop, SVP, Acquisitions & Business Development, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners

For more information about the program, please download the conference brochure (PDF), click here or call (703) 836-5904. There are four ways you can register:
  1. Online. Register through our secure Web site.
  2. Phone. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
  3. Fax. Print the conference brochure (PDF), fill-out the registration on p. 7 and fax it to (703) 836-2090.
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