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1. 10 Lessons on ASC Turnarounds by Tom Mallon of Regent Surgical Health. Click Here

2. 8 Statistics About Surgery Center Operating Expenses Per Operating Room. Click Here 

3. Volume of Ambulatory Procedures Performed in the United States by Procedure Category. Click Here

4. Less Than 100 Spots Remain; Early Registration Ends in 4 Days for the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Don't Miss Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Discuss "The Politics of Healthcare Reform." Learn more below or click here.

5. 6 Trends Impacting the ASC Industry With Tom Yerden of TRY Health Care Solutions. Click Here

6. ASC Review Reader Survey-We Need Your Help: We want to gain your insight about what we should cover in our publications to better benefit you. Please click here to take a short, anonymous survey. Thank you.

7. Alaska Surgery Center Breaks Ground. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, ASCOA, SmartFund Medical and MEDtegrity.

9. MGMA Offers Free Paper on Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Care Setting. Click Here

10. B. Braun Named "Supplier of the Year" By McKesson. Click Here 
Less Than 100 Spots Remain for 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs: Oct. 8-10, Chicago

Highlights include:

1. 74 sessions providing great practical guidance for surgeons, proceduralists, physician owners, administrators and ASC leadership that can improve profits and efficiency immediately.

2. 97 industry expert speakers.

3. Networking with 650 surgeons, administrators, industry leaders, speakers and exhibitors.

4. Outstanding pre-conference workshop.

5. Early registration discounts and additional discounts for subscribers to Becker's ASC Review and members of the ASC Association.

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.

Cygnus Medical. Cygnus Medical specializes in products and services for the endoscopy suite, the operating room and the sterile processing department. Learn more about Cygnus Medical.

Surgical Anesthesia Services. Surgical Anesthesia Services delivers comprehensive anesthesia services exclusively to ASCs across the United States, with each ASC receiving a dedicated anesthesia team which does not rotate between competing facilities. Learn more about Surgical Anesthesia Services .

Woodrum/Ambulatory Systems Development. Woodrum/ASD reorganizes, performs financial turnarounds and develops new ASCs; its strength is in growing ASC businesses with innovative programs and adding new surgeons. Read more about Woodrum.

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.

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.

MEDtegrity. The MEDtegrity Medical Laundry Network is a $500 million commercial laundry network and of one of the largest and most successful independent and family-owned laundries in the United States. Learn more about MEDtegrity.

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

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.

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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