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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] ASC Physicians: 14 Stories That Will Shape Rest of 2010 | 21 Senators Ask CMS to Fix ASC Payments | ASCs Subsidizing Anesthesiologists |
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
August 10, 2010

1. ASC Physicians Identify 14 Stories That Will Shape the Rest of 2010. Click Here

2. 21 Senators Ask CMS to Fix ASC Payment Update. Click Here

3. ASCs Subsidizing Anesthesiologists: Q&A With Dr. Thomas Wherry of Health Inventures. Click Here Learn more about Health Inventures.

4. The Best Business Speakers in the ASC Industry Present
at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 2010, Chicago). These include Kenny Hancock, President and Chief Development Officer, Meridian Surgical Partners; Jon O'Sullivan, Senior Partner, VMG Health; Andrew Hayek, President & CEO, Surgical Care Affiliates; Barry Tanner, President, Physicians Endoscopy; and 119 more speakers for 83 sessions. Download the conference brochure and register today. Click Here

5. ASC Industry Urges HHS to Reward Outpatient Centers for Quality. Click Here

6. Surgical Care Affiliates Enters Into Joint Venture With Florida ASC. Click Here
Learn more about Surgical Care Affiliates.

7. Nominations sought for great ENT-driven and great GI/endoscopy-driven ASCs. E-mail

8. Alternative to Surgical Hospital: Attach Convalescent Center to ASC. Click Here

9. ASC Industry Leaders to Know: Luke Lambert of ASCOA. Click Here Michael Weaver of Symbion. Click Here

10. OCR Issues Proposed Modifications to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules to Implement HITECH Act, by Attorneys in the Health Industry Advisory Practice Group of law firm McDermott, Will & Emery. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, SCA, SCB and Surgical Notes.
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. Ophthalmology, ENT and Pain Management in ASCs: Current Ideas to Increase Profits- Tammy Ham, President, Surgical Specialty Division, and Reed Martin, Group Vice President, Nueterra Healthcare

2. Why Develop an ASC and Why Now is a Great Time to Do So? Key Steps for Development - John Marasco, AIA, NCARB, Principal & Owner, Marasco & Associates, and Rob McCarville, MPA, Principal, Medical Consulting Group

3. Making the Best Use of Information Technology in ASCs - Marion Jenkins, Founder & CEO, QSE Technologies, Inc., Todd Logan, VP Sales, Western Region, Ron Pelletier, Director of Development, SourceMedical

4. Handling Complex Spine Cases in an ASC, Clinical and Financial Issues - Marcus Williamson, President, Symbion Neospine Division

5. Taking Bold Steps to Build Case Volume: Our Direct Access, Screening Colonoscopy Program - A Great Case Study - Cindy Givens, Executive Director, and Christine Corbin, MD, Medical Director, Surgery Center at Tanasbourne

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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