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Latest News & Analysis

1. BCBS Changes Out-of-Network Elective Services Plan; Members See 5% Responsibility Increase. Click Here

2. Top 5 Integrated Health Networks with the Most Network Relationships with Surgery Centers. Click Here

3. N.J. Insurers Offer Unjustified Criticism at Law Allowing Physicians to Refer Patients to Their ASCs. Click Here 

4. Current Challenge in Ambulatory Anesthesia: Cost-Containment. Click Here

Look for more coverage on anesthesia in surgery centers in the January issue of Becker's ASC Review and on throughout January.

5. 7 ASC Trends from Medical Architect Raymond Fox of Raymond Fox & Associates. Click Here 

6. Understanding the Implications of Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASCs, by Jessica Nantz, RN, of ASC Strategies. Click Here

7. Scott Palmer of SourceMedical Discusses 4 Top IT Challenges Facing ASCs in 2009. Click Here 

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Serbin Surgery Center Billing, Meridian Surgical Partners, MediGain. Click Here

9. Physicians Endoscopy Announces Opening of Saint Vincent Endoscopy Center in Erie, Pa. Click Here

10. Congero Development Announces Construction of Surgery Center and Health Campus in York, Pa. Click Here
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10 Great Companies to Know

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Surgical Anesthesia Services. SAS delivers comprehensive anesthesia services exclusively to ASCs across the United States, with each ASC receiving a dedicated anesthesia team which does not rotate between competing facilities. Learn more about Surgical Anesthesia Services.

Medical Facilities Corp. Medical Facilities Corp. is a publicly traded company and a leading acquirer of majority interests in high quality specialty hospitals and ASCs. Read more about MFC.

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. Read more about Orion.

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.

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

MediGain. MediGain helps healthcare providers to preserve profitability with improved and low cost back-office processes, enabling better focus and more resources to be dedicated to caring for patients. Learn more about MediGain.

QSE Technologies. QSE Technologies is a premiere IT systems integrator serving the ambulatory healthcare industry for more than five years. Read more about QSE.

McShane Medical Properties. McShane Medical Properties is an integrated design/build construction and real estate development firm offering comprehensive services for the healthcare industry. Read more about McShane.

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. Learn more about The C/N Group.

Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals or office-based practice with all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions, including anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.
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