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1. Distribution of Surgery Centers and Hospitals by Population Levels. Click Here button

2. Top 12 Specialties by Revenue for ASCs Performing 3000 to 5000 Cases, from the VMG Health 2008 Intellimarker. Click Here button

3. Best Practices for Physician-Hospital Partnerships, written by George Trajtenberg, MD. Click Here button 

4. Commercial Insurers Scrutinize Imaging Services (Wall Street Journal). Click Here button    

5. The January premier issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review will include coverage of five business challenges orthopedic practices face, spine and knee surgeons to know, interesting statistics about orthopedic practices, spine devices and trends to know and much more. To receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review, e-mail Scott Becker at

6. Zimmer's Orthopedic Compliance Issues Disrupt Consultant Relationships. Click Here button

7. Vail Valley Surgery Center (Vail, Colo.): Great Place to Work. Click Here button

See the list of great ASCs to work at in the January issue of Becker's ASC Review.

8. Learn More About Our 3 Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: MediGain, Meridian and Facility Development and Management. Click Here button

9. Titan Health Announces New Surgery Center in San Diego. Click Here button

10. Learn More About Pentax and Its Focus on GI. Click Here button
Physicians Well-Represented in Congress

There will be at least 14 MDs in the 111th Congress, two more than in the current session, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Learn more about the physicians holding Congressional seats here.
0 Records Found: The Real Cost of Data Loss

Written by Stephen Campbell and Harry Cook of Mavicor   

How much do you rely on your computer systems? If all of your data went missing or became corrupted, do you know how long it would take to restore your systems from backups? There's an old saying in the I.T. world: "You're only as good as your last backup." But even a good backup strategy may not be enough. Have you ever tested to see if you can restore your systems from backups? What happens if your backups fail? 

Read the rest of this practical guidance-filled story here. Find more valuable IT insight and best practices in the recently published Nov./Dec. issue of Becker's ASC Review.

-- Mavicor is an ASC technology management company specializing in ASC application services, systems integration and consulting services, as well as the procurement and management of hardware and software. Contact Mr. Campbell at Contact Mr. Cook at Learn more about Mavicor.

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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.

National Medical Billing Services. NMBS specializes in freestanding outpatient surgery center coding and billing. NMBS's mission is to provide our clients with a unique and outstanding opportunity to increase revenue by offering a cost effective service, subject matter experts and integrity in business relationships. offers SCOR, a multi-purpose communication and case scheduling tool that leverages the Internet to improve ASC case scheduling efficiency, customer service and ability to market services. SCOR does this by improving upon the phone and fax as the primary scheduling and communications medium to help ASCs improve their utilization and bottom line.

Medical Facilities Corporation. Medical Facilities Corporation is a publicly traded company and a leading acquirer of majority interests in high quality specialty hospitals and ASCs. Founded and managed by physicians and with a market capitalization over $300 Million, MFC permits physician-owners to retain local operational control while benefiting from being part of a larger prestigious healthcare organization.

Orion Medical Services. Orion Medical Services offers a turnkey approach to ASC development and management by covering all aspects of a project from financial feasibility analysis to site and operational development. Surgeons are able to own the majority share in the ASC so they maintain control, without having to do the time-consuming administrative work required to setup a surgery center.

The C/N Group. The C/N Group is a recognized leader in the development, ownership and operation of exceptional healthcare facilities, including ASCs, medical office buildings and diagnostic imaging centers. Since 1985, more than 20 healthcare facilities have been developed in the Northeast and Midwest, using the C/N Group's innovative, single-source approach.

Mednet. Mednet is a software technology company, led by a group of professionals from the ASC market that understand the core of your business practice and its unique requirements. Mednet has created a stand alone inventory management application called MIRA (Medical Inventory Reporting Application), which works with your existing management application, or with our soon-to-be-released ASC management application OASIS (Online Ambulatory Surgical Information Systems).

Spine Surgical Innovation. Spine Surgical Innovation designs and markets the Holmed Swivel Port System, which is designed for ease of use and intended for posterior or lateral lumbar surgery. Its designs are surgeon driven, our rich history and culture is focused on making surgical instruments and systems safe, easy-to-use and cost-effective.

Nueterra Healthcare. Nueterra Healthcare partners with physicians and hospitals to develop and manage community hospitals, surgical hospitals, ASCs and physical therapy centers including new development, joint-ventures, acquisitions and turnarounds. It provides its partners with access to business management and wealth building opportunities to ensure sustained growth throughout the lifecycle of your facility and beyond.

Marasco & Associates. Marasco & Associates is a national architecture and consulting firm, dedicated to providing quality facility design and development assistance for outpatient medical facilities, private physician groups, hospitals and institutional clients. It has have helped develop more than 300 ASCs and over 1,500 healthcare facilities nation wide over its 30-plus-year history.

Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals or office-based practice with all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions, including anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. AHP manages anesthesia teams that include anesthesiologists and CRNAs, and provides safe, consistent and efficient anesthesia services, including propofol sedation.

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