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1. 5 Antikickback Cases Making Headlines. Click Here

2. Case Revenue Statistics for ASCs With 3-4 ORs.Click Here 

3. Plans for Tennessee Urology Center Rejected for CON By State Agency. Click Here

4. Less Than 10 Registration Spots Remain for 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, From Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Learn more. Click Here

5. 3 Common Surgery Center Billing, Coding and Collection Mistakes. Click Here

6. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: APIC, ASCOA, SOIX and MEDtegrity.

7. Two Virginia Health Systems Compete to Build Surgery Centers in Isle of Wight County. Click Here

8. To Own or To Lease a Facility: 5 Insights From Tom Garceau of Fischer Financial. Click Here
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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.

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.

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

AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions. AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, an IBM Business Partner, develops medical billing technology and offers billing and A/R services for ASCs. Learn more about AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions.

APIC. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology has more than 12,000 members who have primary responsibility for infection prevention, control and epidemiology in healthcare settings around the globe. Learn more about APIC.

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.

Surgical Outcomes Information Exchange. SOIX offers services to benchmark performance and outcomes for accreditation, risk management and quality patient care in surgery centers. Learn more about SOIX.

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.

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.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. AAAHC/Accreditation Association has become a leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation with more than 4,000 organizations accredited nationwide, including endoscopy centers, ASCs, office-based surgery centers, managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices. Learn more about AAAHC.

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.

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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Learn more about VMG Health.
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Learn more about Amerinet.
Learn more about Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
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