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November 12, 2009
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1. ASC Physician-Owners Share 5 Top Concerns for 2010. Click Here

2. Alaska High Court Overturns Judgment in CON Suit Against Pain Center. Click Here

3. Third Health System Proposing Surgery Center in Virginia County; State Expected to Approve Only One. Click Here

4. Growth Expected in Healthcare Construction in 2010 as Other Sectors Fall. Click Here

5. Becker's ASC Review's second annual Best ASCs to Work For nominations is now open. 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. Acting CMS Administrator Highlights Top Three Sectors for Medicare Fraud, Discusses Commitment to Investigations. Click Here

7. NQF Endorses Six Quality Measures for Eye and Skin Care in Ambulatory Settings. Click Here

8. 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.

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Medical Consulting Group. Medical Consulting Group specializes in medical consulting, both at the surgical practice and corporate levels, providing ASC development and management solutions for single, multi-specialty and hospital joint-venture facilities. Read more about Medical Consulting Group.

Marasco & Associates. Marasco & Associates is a national architecture that has helped develop more than 300 ASCs and over 1,500 healthcare facilities nationwide over its 30-plus-year history. Read more about Marasco & Associates.

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.

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.

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.

SourceMedical. SourceMedical is the leading provider of outpatient information solutions and services, collectively serving ASCs and surgical hospitals. Learn more about SourceMedical.

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

Surgical Notes. Surgical Notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

Amerinet. As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

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