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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Will Private Equity Groups Invest in ASCs? | 50 Benchmarks on ASC Case Volume | 7 Great Ideas to Slash ASC Costs | Early Registration Discounts End Today for Oct. ASC Conf! | Physicians Criticize AMA's Reaction to Health Reform
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 9, 2011

1. 50 Benchmarks on Surgery Center Case Volume. Click Here

Will Private Equity Groups Invest in ASCs: 6 Thoughts From Ambulatory Alliances' Blayne Rush. Click Here

3. Physician Signing Bonuses Up 30% Since 2004-05
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4. Early Registration Discounts End Today for the 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Less Than 50 Spots Remain. Register today! Click Here 

5. 7 Exceptional Ideas for Cutting Costs at a Surgery Center. Click Here

6. Survey: Physicians Believe AMA Has Failed on Healthcare Reform. Click Here

7. Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 91 People for Allegedly Bilking $295M. Click Here

8. 7 Ways to Slash Costs of Surgical Supplies. Click Here

9. Why Aren't Surgery Centers Buying Femtosecond Lasers? Click Here

10. Recruiting ASC Physician Investors in 2011: Q&A With Buddy Bacon of Meridian Surgical Partners. 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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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.What is Great and What is Not Great Physician Leadership for Your ASC - Brad Lerner, MD, Summit ASC

B. Should You Sell Your Practice to a Hospital? What Will the Agreement Look Like? What are the Key Issues? -
Kristin A. Werling, Partner, Geoffrey C. Cockrell, Partner, and Gretchen Heinze Townshend, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

C. The Best and Worst Procedures for ASCs and What an ASC Should Get Paid -
Matt Lau, Director of Financial Analysis, Mike Orseno, Revenue Cycle Director, and Vivek Taparia, Director of Business Development, Regent Surgical Health

D. Determining the Exact Cost of a Procedure -
Terry Woodbeck, CEO, FAHC, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital

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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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1. Becker's Hospital Review
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    
23 Companies to Know


1. ASD Management: |;

2. VMG Health: |   

3. Surgical Care Affiliates:;
4. NovaMed:

5. Vantage Outsourcing: 

6. ASCOA: |;

7. ASC Turnaround Group:; 

8. SurgicalNotes:

9. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;   

10. ProVation Medical:;

11. HealthCare Appraisers:  

12. Provista:

13. Interventional Management Services:;  

14. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

15. EVEIA:;

16. Laser Spine Institute: 

17. Amerinet:; 

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

21. Pinnacle III:; 

22. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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