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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] Peoria Day Surgery Center in Illinois Wins Dismissal Against Hospital's Complaint | 10 Interesting Accounts Receivable Statistics for ASCs, from the 2008 VMG Health Intellimarker | Assessing the Merits of Outsourced Billing for ASCs, by Caryl Serbin | 10 Steps for ASCs to Respond to Anesthesia Subsidy Requests |
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December 11, 2008
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1. Peoria Day Surgery Center in Illinois Wins Dismissal Against OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's Complaint; claims by Saint Francis based on out-of-network billing practices was brought in response to a Peoria Day lawsuit against Saint Francis filed Sept. 2006. Click Here

2. 10 Interesting Accounts Receivable Statistics for ASCs, from the 2008 VMG Health Intellimarker. Click Here

3. Assessing the Merits of Outsourced Billing for ASCs, by Caryl Serbin, RN, BSN, LHRM. Click Here

4. 10 Steps for ASCs to Prepare For and Respond to Anesthesia Subsidy Requests. Click Here

The January issue of Becker's ASC Review focuses, in part, on anesthesia in surgery centers. Don't miss this or any of the nine issues in 2009 by subscribing now.

5. Case Study: Resyndication Leads to Successful Hospital/Physician Joint-Venture. Click Here

6. Press Release: Additional Financial Services Now Offered by Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Click Here

7. NovaMed Acquires Second Multi-Specialty Surgery Center in Pennsylvania. Click Here

8. 5 Key Concepts from the William Blair & Company Survey of Hospital Administrators With Comments on Stryker, Intuitive Surgical and TomoTherapy, written by Scott Becker, JD, CPA. Click Here

9. Wisconsin Physicians, Nonprofit Healthcare System Joint Venture on Surgery Center. Click Here

10. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertiser and This Edition's Sponsor: Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Click Here

11. Use These 10 Benchmarks and 10 Best Practices to Improve Your Billing and Collections Efficiency. Click Here

12. Joint Commission Manuals Now Available Electronically. Click Here

13. AAAHC's Medicare and Medicaid Deeming Authority Renewed by CMS. Click Here
39 ASC Women Leaders to Know

The September issue of Becker's ASC Review featured 39 ASC women leaders to know, including Caryl Serbin, RN, BSN, LHRM, and Judith English of Serbin Surgery Center Billing.

Learn about Ms. Serbin, Ms. English and the other 37 women recognized as women leaders to know by clicking here.

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10 Great Companies to Know

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. SCB's extensive knowledge of payor responsibilities and managed care contracting ensures you'll receive the highest reimbursements possible. Learn more about SCB.

Surgery Consultants of America. SCA is a highly-regarded company offering complete ASC development and management services nationwide. SCA specializes in joint-ventured physician-hospital projects and offers equity and non-equity models. Read more about SCA.

Alcon. Alcon is a research- and development-driven, global medical specialty company focused on eye care. It develops, manufactures and markets surgical equipment and devices, pharmaceutical eye drops and consumer vision care products to treat eye diseases and disorders. Learn more about Alcon.

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. Read more about Spine Surgical Innovation.

Pentax Medical. Pentax Medical's dedication to physician, nurse and medical excellence through innovative technologies is evident with the recent introduction of its intelligent suite of GI products like the redefining EPK-i Digital Processor and Pentax i-FLEX scopes -- the market's most comprehensive and advanced GI unit solutions to date. Read more about Pentax.

JCB Laboratories. JCB Laboratories is a compounding pharmacy that serves the ASC market place. Learn more about JCB Labs.

Cygnus Medical. Cygnus Medical specializes in products and services for the endoscopy suite, the operating room and the sterile processing department. Learn more about Cygnus.

Stryker Corp. Stryker is one of the largest players in the $28.6 billion worldwide orthopedic market and its products are in use by medical professionals in more than 120 countries. Learn more about Stryker.

Kaye/Bassman International. Greg Zoch, a partner and managing director with Kaye/Bassman International, has served many of the industry's largest players by finding top talent at the facility and corporate level. Mr. Zoch specializes heavily in the ASC world. Learn more about Kaye/Bassman.

Progressive Dynamics Medical. Progressive Dynamics Medical produces warming blankets that have proven very beneficial in preventing adverse medical problems associated with hypothermia. Learn more about Progressive Dynamics.

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