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1. 5 Salary Statistics About Surgery Centers That Perform More Than 50% Orthopedics. Click Here

2. ASC Review Reader Survey-Share Your Insight: Please click here to take a short, anonymous survey. In contributing to this survey, you'll help us to improve our publications and better target our efforts. Thank you very much!

3. Co-Founder of Successful Oklahoma Surgery Center Shares Advice for Growing Your ASC. Click Here

4. Improve Your ASC's Profitability Immediately: Less than 50 spots remain for the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Learn more and register today! Click Here Learn more about the program below.

5. Average Salaries for HIM Professionals. Click Here

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

7. Practical Solutions for National Healthcare, by Susan Charkin and Stevel Selbst of Healthcents. Click Here

8. Only One Week Left to Register: The "2009 North Carolina Health Care Provider Conference: Confronting Quality & Cost Challenges" will be held Thurs., Sept. 24 at the Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. Geared toward North Carolina and South Carolina hospital and health system executives, physicians and administrators of ESRD facilities, ASCs and IDTFs, the program begins at noon and concludes with a reception at 5 p.m. Cost to attend the event is $35. For more information about this event, please click here.

9. Study Finds Pediatric Patients Undergoing Ambulatory Procedures Need Better Pain Control. Click Here  

10. Surgical Notes Co-Founder Partners With Charity Golf Company, Will Market Services to Healthcare Industry. Click Here
Less Than 50 Spots Remain: 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs: Oct. 8-10, Chicago

Now in its 16th year, this conference, presented by ASC Communications, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, ASC Association and Becker's ASC Review, brings together surgeons, administrators, and surgery center business and clinical leaders to discuss key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing ASCs such as benchmarking, cost cutting, safe harbors, billing and coding, revenue growth and many more in specialties including orthopedics, GI, ophthalmology, spine, ENT and bariatrics.

Other 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. Registration discounts for Becker's ASC Review subscribers 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.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

ASC Billing Specialists. ASC Billing Specialists is a billing company dedicated to the needs of the ASC market, specializing in both out-of-network and in-network facilities. Learn more about ASC Billing Specialists.

SourceMedical. SourceMedical is the leading provider of outpatient information solutions and services, collectively serving ASCs and surgical hospitals. Learn more about SourceMedical.

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.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

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.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

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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