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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] PA Hosps Attack ASC Business Model | ASC Industry's Premier Fall Event Almost Sold Out: Reg Closes Oct. 13 | From History Major to ASC Owner | SMP to Manage Iowa ASC
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 28, 2011

Pennsylvania Hospital Association Attacks Surgery Center Business Model. Click Here

2. From History Major to Surgery Center Owner: Q&A With Dr. John VitoloClick Here

3. Surgical Management Professionals to Manage Iowa's Gateway Surgery Center. Click Here

4. ASC Industry's Premier Fall Event Almost Sold Out: Registration Closes Oct. 13 for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago). Register today! Click Here    


5. 10 Key Steps to Boost Patient Satisfaction in ASCs. Click Here     

6. 4 Common Mistakes in Determining Fair Market Value for Physician Compensation. Click Here      


7. Inaugural Meeting of Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Chicago. Click Here       

8. Free Webinar: "What Every ASC Needs to Know About HITECH Regulations, EHR Incentive Program & Use of IT in Surgery Centers" (Oct. 4; 12:00 PM CT-1:00 PM CDT). Presented by ProVation Medical. Reserve your spot today!
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 10 ASC Must-Reads From the Week of Sept. 19. Click Here

10. Treating Patients With MRSA in a Surgery Center: Q&A With Regina Dolsen of Blue Chip Surgical Partners. Click Here

11. ASC Job Openings: Surgical Care Affiliates Seeks Administrators in Several Locations Nationwide.Click Here 

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C. Establishing and Operating Successfully in a Small Market -- Joseph Zasa, JD, Partner, ASD Management, and TK Miller, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, VTC School of Medicine, Medical Director, Roanoke Ambulatory Surgery Center, Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

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

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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
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12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
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11. ProVation Medical:;
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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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