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1. Accounts Receivable Analysis for Surgery Centers (By Number of Operating Rooms).
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3. ASC Communications, together with the ASC
Association, will be hosting its 16th Annual ASC Conference on Improving
the Profitability of ASCs and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs on Oct. 8-10 in
have a really interesting program including speakers such as Norm Ornstein of
the American Enterprise Institute on the Politics of HealthCare Reform, Dr.
Steve Stern from United Healthcare (medical director of orthopedics and spine
at United HealthCare), Bill Lane, the long-time speech writer for Jack Welch
and author of "Jacked Up," Kathy Bryant, president of the ASC
Association, Bruce Bright, together with Hall of Fame football player Bart
Starr, on working with Generation Y. To learn more, click here or see below for more information.4. Dr. Kenneth Pettine Performs Expansive Study on Providing Quality Spine Care at a Reduced Cost: The Impact of ASC-Based Spine Surgery. Includes Benchmarking Data on Average Time in OR, PACU and a Convalescent Center.
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16. HIPAA Settlements Between Healthcare Providers and the Government.
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|Early Registration Ends Sept. 1: 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs -- Oct. 8-10, Chicago|
ASC Communications, together with the ASC Association, will
be hosting its 16th Annual ASC Conference on Improving the Profitability
of ASCs and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. We have a really interesting program
including speakers such as Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute
on the Politics of HealthCare Reform, Dr. Steve Stern from United Healthcare (medical
director of orthopedics and spine at United HealthCare), Bill Lane, the long-time
speech writer for Jack Welch and author of "Jacked Up," Kathy Bryant,
president of the ASC Association, and Bruce Bright, together with Hall of Fame
football player Bart Starr, on working with Generation Y.
We also have outstanding panels on the "Best Ideas for ASCs Now" with
such leading industry CEOs and officers as Brent Lambert, Richard Francis,
Tom Mallon and Rick Pence, and an outstanding panel on "Key Concepts to Improve
the Profitability of ASCs: A Focus on Orthopedics, Gastroenterology and
Ophthalmology" with Barry Tanner, Buddy Bacon, Bill Southwick and Naya
There are, in total, more than 70 sessions and more than 97
Overall, it is an outstanding program with a timely agenda.
If you'd like a full copy of the brochure, please e-mail Scott Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or click here
. To register, call (703) 836-5904 or click here
Early Registration ends Sept. 1. There are also discounts for paid subscribers
to the Becker's ASC Review
and for members of the ASC Association.
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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.
Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals, or office-based practice with the choice of all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions or any combination of those distinct anesthesia service components, which include anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.
Medical Consulting Group. Medical Consulting Group
specializes in medical consulting, both at the surgical practice and corporate levels, providing ASC development and management solutions for single, multi-specialty and hospital joint-venture facilities. Read more about Medical Consulting Group.
Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.
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.
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.
SmartFund Medical. SmartFund Medical is a full service billing and collections company that specializes in ASC billing, coding, collections, patient payment programs, and funding accounts receivable. Learn more about SmartFund Medical.
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.
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.
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.
Prexus Health. Prexus Health is a 100 percent physician-owned company that specializes in the development and management of multi-specialty, physician-owned ASCs and small hospitals. Learn more about Prexus Health.
|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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