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1. Accounts Receivable Analysis for Surgery Centers By RegionClick Here

2. Banner Health to Close Colorado Surgery Center Due to Economic Challenges. Click Here

3. 6 Statistics About Surgery Center Technical Staff Salaries. Click Here 

4. The October special issue of Becker's ASC Review will highlight 65 women to know in the ASC industry. It will also feature benchmarking and statistics. To learn more about the issue or to advertise, e-mail Jessica Cole ( or call (800) 417-2035.

5. NovaMed Reports Q2 Results; Sees Net Revenue Increase 14% Over Prior Year. Click Here

6. Reader Question: Do you outsource anesthesia to a company, to a local group or do you handle it 100-percent internally, and why does this model work well for your ASC?

Send your response to Scott Becker (, Rob Kurtz ( or reply to this E-weekly. Answers can remain anonymous.

7. Louisiana Surgery Center Converting to Hospital. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, VMG Health, Regent Surgical Health and Amkai.

9. AAAHC Issues Results of Cataract Extraction Benchmarking Survey. Click Here

10. Recovery Act to Fund Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections in ASCs. Click Here
Only Eight Weeks to 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs: Oct. 8-10, Chicago - Register Today

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

Physician Management Company Relationships: Communications and Marking the Center Highly Successful -- Dennis Pappas, MD, Outpatient Care Clinic, Introduced by Holly Ramey, VP Operations, Surgical Care Affiliates

2. The Financial World's View of ASCs -- Craig Frances, MD, Summit Partners

3. A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruiting Physicians -- Dan Pereles, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon & Medical Director for Surgery Center of MD in Silver Spring, MD, and Chris Bishop, VP, ASCOA

4. General Surgery in ASCs: Current Trends and Opportunities -- George Trachtenberg, MD, Turks Head Surgery Center, and Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip Surgical Partners

5. Orthopedics: The Forecast for the Next Five Years -- John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurological & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago

Learn more about the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, and download the conference brochure by clicking here. To register online, click here or call (703) 836-5904.

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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.

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.

Practice Partners. Practice Partners in Healthcare takes great pride in the development, management and equity ownership with its physician and hospital partners. Read more about Practice Partners.

Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Serbin Surgery Center Billing was founded in 2001 to provide the answer to ASCs' complex and unique billing needs, providing expert and accurate coding, billing, collections, and managed care negotiations solely to the ASC industry. Learn more about SCB.

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.

Regent Surgical Health. As buyers, developers and managers of outpatient surgery centers and physician-owned hospitals around the country, Regent Surgical Health is an experienced developer and specialist in turnaround situations. Learn more about Regent.

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.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

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.

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
ASC Quick Links
Learn more about VMG Health.
Learn more about Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
Learn more about Amerinet.
Learn more about Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
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