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1. 20 Statistics About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers. Click Here

2. Number of ASCs Continues to Grow in Pennsylvania, 17 New ASCs. Click Here

3. Illinois DoH Launches Web Site to Report Performance Data for Illinois ASCs, Hospitals. Click Here

4. The January issue of Becker's ASC Review will highlight 53 Management & Development Companies, 15 Great ASCs to Work For and 10 ASCs that Opened in 2009. To advertise in the issue, please contact Jessica Cole ( or Kimberly Hursley ( You can also call Jessica and Kim at (800) 417-2035. Advertising closes on Dec. 17.

5. HHS Revises Calculations for Improper Medicare Rates. Click Here

6. Medical Facilities Corp. Earns $49M in Third-Quarter 2009. Click Here

7. In Search of the Perfect ASC Administrator, by Tom Harris of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Click Here

8. Advice on Surgery Center Loans, From Anthony Mai of Sun Healthcare Finance. Click Here

9. Learn about Medline Industries, a manufacturer of medical supplies serving ASCs, hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies, by calling (800) 633-5463 or contacting Roe Riggio at

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7 Great Companies to Know

If you'd like more information about or an introduction to any of these companies, please e-mail Scott Becker.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

Practice Partners. Practice Partners in Healthcare takes great pride in the development, management and equity ownership with its physician and hospital partners. Read more about Practice Partners.

MEDtegrity. The MEDtegrity Medical Laundry Network is a $500 million commercial laundry network and of one of the largest and most successful independent and family-owned laundries in the United States. Learn more about MEDtegrity.

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.

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

Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Serbin Surgery Center Billing was founded in 2001 to provide the answer to ASCs' complex and unique billing needs, providing expert and accurate coding, billing, collections, and managed care negotiations solely to the ASC industry. Learn more about SCB.

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