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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 7 Procedures Moving Into the ASC Setting | Will There Be Enough Physician Investors to Support ASCs? | 110 Spots Left -- Register Now for the Oct. ASC Conference! | Dr. Tom Pliura Runs for Illinois Senate Seat
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 2, 2011

1. Finding the New Spine: 7 Procedures Moving into the ASC Setting. Click Here

2. Will There Be Enough Physician Investors in ASCs in the Future? Click Here

13 New Surgery Centers Announced in August. Click Here

4. Early Registration Discounts End Tomorrow for the 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Less Than 125 Spots Remain. Register today! Click Here 
5. ASCs Take on Lap-Band Surgery, But Payors Still Have to Catch UpClick Here

6. ASC Veteran Dr. Tom Pliura Running for Illinois Senate Seat. Click Here  

7. ASC Industry Leader to Know: Lori Ramirez of Elite Surgical Affiliates. Click Here

8. Lou Holtz vs. Jimmy Johnson:  Please email Scott Becker at to tell us who you'd prefer as one of the keynote speakers for next year's 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference.

9. Free Upcoming Webinar: Critical Guidance for Hospital Integration of Independent Physicians (Tues., Sept. 20 at 1:15 p.m. CDT). Reserve your spot today by clicking here!

10. CMS Administrator: Technology Fights, Not Enables, Medicare Fraud. Click Here  


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This exclusive conference -- the Best Fall 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.

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1. 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

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A. Metrics and Improving Performance - John Seitz, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Group

B. The Most Common Medical Staff Issues and How to Handle Them - Thomas J. Stallings, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP 
C. How to Improve Coding for ASC Procedures -- A Discussion of Orthopedic, GI and Ophthalmology Procedures - Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, President, Ellis Medical Consulting

D. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, MBA, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, LLC

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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
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ASC Quality & Infection Control 
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