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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] What's Behind the Uptick in De Novo ASCs? | CA ASC Evacuated Over Bomb Threat | 7 Steps to Add a More Complex Procedure | 300 Spots Remain for the Oct. Conference -- Register Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
August 12, 2011

1. What's Behind the Uptick in De Novo Surgery Centers? Q&A With Steve Sheppard at Medical Consulting Group. Click Here

2. California Surgery Center Evacuated Following Bomb Threat. Click Here

3. 36 Great Presidents & CEOs in the Surgery Center Industry. Click Here  

4. Watch Attendees Discuss the Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in June! Don't Miss Out On The Next One -- Less Than 300 Spots Remain for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Learn more and register today! Click Here

5. 7 Steps to Add a More Complex Procedure to an ASC. Click Here

6. Deaths From General Anesthesia on the Rise. Click Here

7. Feds Indict Physician, Pharmacist and 51 Others in Philadelphia Drug Scheme. Click Here

8. The Future of Hospital/Physician ASC Joint Ventures: Thoughts From Regent Surgical HealthClick Here

9. Johnson & Johnson Reaches Agreement to Settle Criminal Charges Over Risperdal MarketingClick Here

10. CMS Adds 4 Codes With Modifiers Subject to CLIA Edits. Click Here

11. ASC Communications is seeking an entry-level assistant account manager to join our growing sales team in our Chicago office. For more information or to apply, contact Jessica Cole 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. 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

2. Great keynote speakers including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy

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. Cost Reduction and Benchmarking: 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits -- Rob Westergard, CPA, CFO, Susan Kizirian, COO, and Ann Geier, RN, MS, CNOR, CASC, Vice President of Operations, ASCOA   


B. Effective Clinical Benchmarking and Infection Control: Regina Robinson, Director, Peninsula Surgery Center      


C. Developing a Spine Driven ASC: The Essentials for Success -- Kenny Hancock, President & Chief Development Officer, Meridian Surgical Partners 


D. Infection Control in ASCs: Best Practices and Current Ideas --  Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, President, Infection Control Consulting Services, LLC     


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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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    
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12. Provista:

13. Interventional Management Services:;  

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15. EVEIA:;

16. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

17. Laser Spine Institute: 

18. Amerinet:; 

19. SourceMedical:;
20. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
21. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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