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1. 47 Concepts to Consider for ASCs. Click Here

2. Operating Expense Analysis by Region for Surgery Centers Per Case. Click Here

3. Speakers Sought for Three Topics -- Improving the Profitability of Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASCs (June 10-12, 2010, Chicago): We are seeking physician leader speakers for the following subjects -- 1. Clinical developments that will transform orthopedic surgery; 2. Hand surgery in ascs; and 3. Key thoughts on keeping an orthopedic-driven ASC profitable for the long-term: A physician leaders view. Please contact Scott Becker ( 

4. Basic Medicare Premiums Could Increase 15% in 2010. Click Here

5. Challenges Facing ASC Development in 2010 With Rob McCarville of Medical Consulting Group. Click Here

6. Avoid Screening Colonoscopy Mistakes, by Paul Cadorette of mdStrategies. Click Here

7. Study Finds Endoscopist-Directed Propofol Sedation is Safe. Click Here

8. MediGain Named to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Click Here

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

Kaye/Bassman International. Greg Zoch, a partner and managing director with Kaye/Bassman International, has served many of the industry's largest players by finding top talent at the facility and corporate level; Mr. Zoch specializes heavily in the ASC world. Learn more about Kaye/Bassman.

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