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1. ASCs File Class Action Suit Against UnitedHealth, Ingenix. Click Here

2. 8 Statistics About Surgery Center Case Volume. Click Here

3. Dr. Thomas Wherry of Total Anesthesia and Health Inventures Discusses Anesthesia Trends in Surgery Centers. 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. Readers Respond: 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? Click Here

6. Don't Miss Dr. John Fitz of Surgery Center of Farmington Discuss "Key Thoughts on Improving the Profits of Ophthalmology in ASCs" at the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Learn more. Click Here

7. Elizabeth Litten of Fox Rothschild Discusses How to Be Prepared for N.J. Codey Law Amendments' September 2009 Deadline. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, ProVation Medical, Regent Surgical Health and Surgical Notes.

9. WiFi in an ASC: Is It Safe?, by Marion K. Jenkins of QSE Technologies. Click Here

10. Amkai Announces 11 New Contracts. Click Here Partnership With Mavicor. Click Here
Less Than 200 Registrations Left for 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs: Oct. 8-10, Chicago

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

The Best Ideas for ASCs Now -- Brent Lambert, MD, Principal, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Tom Mallon, CEO, Regent Surgical Health, Richard Francis, CEO, Symbion, and Richard Pence, President and COO, National Surgical Care

2. Key Concepts to Improve the Profitability of ASCs: A Focus on Orthopedics, Gastroenterology and Ophthalmology -- Barry Tanner, CPA, President and CEO, Physicians Endoscopy, Naya Kehayes, CEO, Eveia Health Consulting and Management, Buddy Bacon, CEO, Meridian Surgical Partners, and Bill Southwick, President and CEO, HealthMark Partners

3. Marketing Your ASC and Attracting Patients and Physicians -- Mike Lipomi, CEO, RMC MedStone Capital

4. Current Challenges in Financing ASCs and Financing Acquisitions and Expansions -- Robert Westergard, CFO, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, and Michael Karnes, CFO and Co-Founder, Regent Surgical Health

5. Using Data and Dashboards and Key Statistics to Manage for Success -- Raj Chopra, Principle and CFO, The C/N Group

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.

McShane Medical Properties. McShane Medical Properties is an integrated design/build construction and real estate development firm offering comprehensive services for the healthcare industry. Read more about McShane.

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.

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.

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.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

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.

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.

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

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.

ASCs Inc. ASCs Inc. helps physician-owners of ASCs form strategic relationships with leading ASC management companies and hospitals, and also represents physician-owners of ASCs and medical office building real estate. Learn more about ASCs Inc.

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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