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1. 12 Things to Know About Anesthesia and Anesthesia in ASCs. Click Here See 11 Other Things to Know About Anesthesia and Anesthesia in ASCs by clicking here.

2. Average ASC Facility Expenses By Total Case Volume. Click Here

3. California Medical Center Sues Developer Over Failed Surgery Center. Click Here

4. Virginia Department of Health Inviting Residents to Comment on Proposed Competing Surgery Centers. Click Here

5. Becker's ASC Review's second annual Best ASCs to Work For nominations is now open. This list recognizes organizations that go beyond what's expected for ensuring the highest level of staff satisfaction as a driver of quality care. If your ASC is a great place to work, please tell us why by e-mailing Scott Becker (, Rob Kurtz ( or reply to this e-mail. The list of "25 Great ASCs to Work For" will be published in the January issue of Becker's ASC Review.

6. Idaho Hospital Purchases North Fork Surgery Center. Click Here

7. Develop a marketing plan that works. Let us give you insights into how to develop and utilize your budget in a way that effectively meets your goals. We can help you combine frequency and messaging and the use of different media and events to help you best improve your revenues. For a free consultation, e-mail Jessica Cole, president and chief development officer of ASC Communications, at or Kimberly Hursley, account manager, at to set a time to speak. You can also call Jessica and Kim at (800) 417-2035.

8. Regent Surgical Health Enters Into Joint Venture With Nevada Hospital, Physicians. Click Here

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Anesthesia Healthcare Partners
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.

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.

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.

mdStrategies. mdStrategies is a full-service coding, auditing, and education company focused on the ASC market, providing full-time and as needed coding services, coding and reimbursement audits, as well as conducting coding seminars and webinars. Learn more about mdStrategies.

PENTAX Medical Company. PENTAX offers detection and efficiency solutions for video and fiber endoscopy equipment and computer technology/imaging products for diagnostic, therapeutic and research applications in the GI, ENT and pulmonary fields. Learn more about PENTAX.

Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals, or office-based practice with the choice of all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions or any combination of those distinct anesthesia service components, which include anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.

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.

Amkai. Amkai is a software company with 20-plus years of experience delivering administrative and clinical solutions to ASCs, surgical hospitals and physician practices. Read more about Amkai.

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.

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

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