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November 24, 2008
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1. Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals, by Scott Becker and Elaine Gilmer. Click Here button

2. 10 Interesting Facts About Surgery Center Chains. Click Here button

3. Spine Surgery Centers: How to Avoid 5 Common Causes of Failure, by Dr. Richard Roski of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Click Here button

4. Should anesthesiologists own shares in an ASC: 5 Anesthesia Questions for Russ Greene, CEO of Physicians' Surgery Center (Fayetteville, Ark.). Click Here button

Read more about clinical, financial and staffing issues regarding anesthesia in ASCs in the January issue of Becker's ASC Review. Subscribe today: Click Here button

5. Best Practices to Improve 7 Essential Business Office Functions, by Kim Woodruff of Pinnacle III. Click Here button

6. 10 Statistics About Patient Charts in Surgery Centers. Click Here button

7. CON Not Required for Medical Office Building, Rules N.H. Supreme Court. Click Here button

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

9. McGuireWoods Appoints Scott Becker to Strategic Planning Committee. Click Here button

10. Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture Surgery Center Opens in Illinois. Click Here button
Latest Amkai Newsletter Now Available

The Nov. 2008 newsletter from Amkai, a software company delivering administrative and clinical solutions to ASCs, surgical hospitals and physician practices, is now available online on the company's Web site.

The issue discusses topics including patient safety, recent IT integration efforts and news coverage of Amkai and one of its clients.

To read this issue and view past issues of the newsletter, visit Amkai.

Learn more about Amkai.
Mansfield SurgiCenter in Ohio Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The SurgiCenter of Mansfield (Ohio) has celebrated the 10th anniversary since the first procedure was performed at the center, according to the Mansfield News Journal. The ASC, which performs cases in specialties including orthopedics, spine, GYN, urology and GI, has performed more than 39,000 procedures in its 10 years, the story reports.

Read more about the SurgiCenter of Mansfield here.
Learn More About Pentax and Its Focus on GI

Pentax Medical Co., a developer of medical products and services, introduced the EPK-i Video Endoscopic System and i-Flex scopes for U.S. physicians specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery in May 2007. The EPK-i was one of the first computer-controlled digital processing systems to provide a resolution of 1.25 megapixels, allowing it to produce one of the sharpest endoscopic images available.

Read more about what Pentax has to offer here.

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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.

The Joint Commission: Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program. The Joint Commission has been accrediting ambulatory surgery facilities since 1975, and has more than 1,600 ambulatory organizations accredited nationwide. Accreditation from The Joint Commission is a visible demonstration to your patients, staff, community and payers that you have taken extra steps to provide the safest, highest quality care.

Physicians Capital. Loans for ASC buy-ins - to help bring new physicians into a partnership - are among the unique financing options offered by Physicians Capital. This Nashville-based firm provides loans based solely on the future cash flow of a surgery or diagnostic center.

JCB Laboratories. JCB Laboratories is a compounding pharmacy that serves the ASC market place. Unlike most compounding pharmacies, JCB Labs focuses exclusively on preparing sterile products. By limiting the focus to sterile products, the company is able to provide exceptional safety, consistency and pricing.

Affiliated Credit Services. Affiliated Credit Services is a Colo.-based professional account receivables management firm that focuses on increasing businesses cash flow by providing superior collection services. ACS has emerged as one of the most relied on collection agencies in several industries.

McKesson Medical-Surgical. McKesson Medical-Surgical is a leading distributor of medical supplies and equipment to physician practices, surgery centers, home care and extended care facilities. McKesson helps manage the business of healthcare through advanced supply chain models, technology and software, and by offering comprehensive solutions to healthcare providers across the country.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is the largest and most experienced provider of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. With more than a decade of experience, Access MediQuip eliminates the financial burdens and risks associated with implantable medical devices for surgery centers, hospitals and physician offices across the country.

Physicians Endoscopy. Physicians Endoscopy develops and manages endoscopic ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with practicing GI physicians and hospitals. The company's physician and hospital partners enjoy majority equity ownership and maintain all facets of local control, while PE holds a minority ownership position.

Titan Health. Achieve returns with Titan that beat national industry averages. Titan is a nationwide surgery center development, acquisition and management company that partners with hospitals and physicians to develop successful, multi-specialty ASCs.

HealthMark Partners. HealthMark Partners owns and operates single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States by creating joint-ventures with physicians or physicians and hospitals. HMP's expertise includes ASC turnaround and de novo projects with the same goal to maximize patient and physician satisfaction while realizing healthy returns on investment.

NovaMed. NovaMed acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in partnership with physicians. NovaMed also provides expertise in identifying and attracting new physicians to perform surgical procedures in existing ASCs.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedics-, Pain Management- and Spine-Driven ASC Conference
June 11 to 13, 2009

The 16th Annual Improving Profits and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Oct. 8 to 10, 2009

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  • Click here to visit Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
  • Click here to visit Serbin Surgery Center Billing
  • Click here to visit Meridian Surgical Partners.
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