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1. 53 ASC Management and Development Companies to Watch in 2010. Click Here Seeking suggestions for companies to include. Please e-mail Scott Becker (, Rob Kurtz ( or Lindsey Dunn ( Note: This is not an endorsement of any company.

2. N.J.  Superior Court Upholds Ruling That Surgery Center Did Not Violate Insurance Fraud Prevention Act by Waiving Costs for Out-of-Network Patients. Click Here

3. Grow Your Business: Advertise in the Becker's ASC Review -- Let us help you reach your target audience in the most focused and intelligent way available. To make great connections with the most important and successful people in the ASC industry, please e-mail Jessica Cole, president and chief development officer of ASC Communications, at or Kimberly Hursley, account manager, at You can also call Jessica and Kim at (800) 417-2035.

4. Joe Sowell, One of the Best ASC and Healthcare Lawyers in the Country, Named Chief Development Officer at HCA. Click Here

5. Washington Plastic Surgery Center Nurse Sentenced For Product Tampering. Click Here

6. Chip Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, Looks at Health Reform 17 Years After 'Harry & Louise'. Click Here

7. 3 Simple Best Practices for Successful Surgery Center Billing Processes From Manitowoc Surgery Center. Click Here

8. Sec. Sebelius Announces Release of Recovery Act Funds to Prevent HAIs in ASCs. Click Here

9. 15 Great ASCs to Work For. Please submit nominations to Scott Becker (, Rob Kurtz ( or reply to this e-mail.

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, ASCOA, Regent Surgical Health and SourceMedical. 
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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.

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

MedHQ. MedHQ is an expert in accounting, revenue cycle, human resources and credentialing services and provides these business office functions to hospitals, ASCs, imaging centers and physician practices nationwide. Learn more about MedHQ.

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. Learn more about Orion.

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.

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.

Regent Surgical Health. As buyers, developers and managers of outpatient surgery centers and physician-owned hospitals around the country, Regent Surgical Health is an experienced developer and specialist in turnaround situations. Learn more about Regent.

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

Mnet Collection Agency. Mnet Financial, the preferred collection agency service vendor to United Surgical Partners and Health Inventures, is a receivables management company offering cost effective ways to increase cash flow and reduce debt for professional services. Learn more about Mnet Financial.

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.

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