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Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 23, 2011

1. How Does Your Surgery Center Measure Up: Same Center Performance Trends.
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2. 30 Essential Benchmarks for Heavily Orthopedic ASCs. Click Here  


3. NJ Surgery Center Leadership: Proposed Regulations Will Force PIP Outpatient Procedures to Become Inpatient. Click Here     


4. Network with 750-Plus ASC Leaders at the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago). Register today! Click Here    


5. Surgery Partners Acquires 50th Ambulatory Surgery CenterClick Here  


6. 6 Ways to Cut Staffing Costs in a Surgery Center. Click Here    

7. Prominent Addiction Physician Faces Kickback Charges in Massachusetts. Click Here

8. Free Webinar: "What Every ASC Needs to Know About HITECH Regulations, EHR Incentive Program & Use of IT in Surgery Centers" from ProVation Medical. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:00 PM CT-1:00 PM CT. Click Here to register.


9. 6 Steps for Integrating Outsourced Surgical Team Members Into a Surgery Center. Click Here          


10. Virginia AG Says Medicaid Fraud Officials Should Carry Guns and BadgesClick Here

11. ASC Job Opening: Surgical Care Affiliates Seeks Administrators in Several Locations Nationwide.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.

Highlights include:

1. 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

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A. Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures - How to Resolve Conflict and Keep the Venture Thriving - Dawn McLane, Regional VP, Health Inventures, and Tom Yerden, CEO, TRY Healthcare Solutions 

B. Cost Reduction and Benchmarking - 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits -
Rob Westergard, CPA, CFO, Susan Kizirian, COO, Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America

C. Impact of Healthcare Reform on Physician Practices and ASCs -
Charles "Chuck" Peck, MD, CEO, Health Inventures

D. Accreditation 101, Everything You Need to Know About Accreditation -
Bernard McDonnell, DO, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

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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    
24 Companies to Know

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5. Kaye/Bassman: 

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9. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

10. ASD Management: |;

11. ProVation Medical:;
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. Surgery Partners:
22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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