Past ASC Review Issues

2014


June 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review
5 Most Attractive ASC Specialties Through 2020; ASC Payer Trends: Evolving Market Creates Opportunities for ASCs; Anesthesia Group M&A is On the Rise: What Does This Mean for ASCs?; Publisher’s Letter; AmSurg, SCA, USPI & More – 6 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies; 6 Insights From ASC Leaders for 2014; Administrator Roundtable: Trials & Tribulations of Adding New Specialties and Procedures to ASCs; Engaging Surgeons: A How-To Guide; GI/Endoscopy Center HIT: The Future is Here; How EHR Contributes to GI Center Value: Clinical Quality & Profitability; Capitalize on Technology: 3 Quick Tips for ASC EHR Selection; 5 Things to Know About Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act; 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2014; ASC Referral Patterns: Deciphering 6 Big Industry Trends; How ASCs Can Benefit From Adding Sports Medicine; Single-Specialty ASC Transaction & Valuation Outlook: Bright or Dark?; ASCs in 2014 — 3 Key Trends; Joint Venture ASCs: Are They the Best Strategy Going Forward?; CON States: How to Open a De Novo ASC; The 3 Most Exciting Advances in Endoscope Reprocessing; OIG Says Bring Down HOPD Rates for Surgery to ASC Rates, CMS Disagrees: 11 Things to Know; Refresher Course: How Can My ASC Prevent Sharps Injuries and Stay Compliant?; Credentialing Checklist: What to Check, Double-Check and Triple-Check to Achieve Compliance; What Does the ICD-10 Delay Mean for ASCs?; ASC Implant Carve-Outs: Opportunities, Challenges & 4 Best Practices; 6 ASCs Performing Rare or Unique GI/Endoscopy Procedures; 5 ASCs Performing Rare Orthopedic Procedures; 5 ASCs Performing Rare Ophthalmology Procedures; 4 ASCs Performing Rare Pain Management Procedures; Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting - The Business and Operations of ASCs; Taking on the Paradigm Shift in Care Delivery: What Does Value-Based Care Mean for Gastroenterologists?; The Hancocks of Healthcare — A Nashville Success Story; Supply Standardization: 7 Ways to Achieve ASC Physician Buy-In; Supply Chain Checklist: Daily, Weekly, Monthly Tasks for Efficient ASCs; Unique Methods of Payment: Opportunities for ASCs?; CMS No Longer Requires ASCs to Have Radiologists; 3 More Key Trends Impacting ASC Growth in 2014; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review
ASC Growth & Evolution in the New Healthcare Environment; Health Insurance Exchanges Gaining Steam: Great or Terrible for ASCs?; 8 Key Thoughts for ASCs on Out-of-Network Services; Publisher’s Letter; 6 Recent ASC Management & Development Key Notes – AmSurg, ASCOA, USPI & More; HCA, SCA, AmSurg, USPI & Symbion: 5 Key Facts About 5 of the Largest ASC Companies; Eliminate Staffing Overlaps: 7 Strategies to Run a Lean ASC; Avoid Dire Hires: ASC Administrators Reveal Innovative Hiring Strategies; Gastroenterology Practices & Endoscopy Centers: Best Opportunities for Expansion; ASC Financial Dashboard for Physician Owners; 21st Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference brochure; How Does Physician Ownership Impact ASC Valuation? Q&A With VMG's Aaron Murski; ASC Ownership Division: Structuring a 3-Way Joint Venture That Works; Hospital Joint Ventures: The New ASC Physician Succession Plan?; CMS Reporting: How Has it Changed Quality Data Collection?; ASC M&A Activity: 4 Big Trends for 2014 From HealthCare Appraisers; Potential Impact of MedPAC's Recommendation on ASC/HOPD Payments for Eye & Pain Procedures; The Expansion of Anesthesiology Leadership in ASCs: 4 Key Areas; Anesthesiologist Compensation: 5 Points; How to Structure Sound Shared Savings Programs: Get Physicians Involved; ASC Case Scheduling: Best Ideas for Biggest Efficiencies; 5 Key ASC Revenue Cycle Management Performance Indicators; 2014 CPT Code & Medicare List Updates: What Do ASC Leaders Need to Know?; A Closer Look at the Cost of Accounts Receivable; What Will it Take For Total Joints to Succeed at ASCs?; Medicare-Certified ASCs Grow 12% From 2007 to 2012; Reducing the Risk: Endoscope Reprocessing in Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Colonoscopies in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Saving Lives Through Increased Screening and Advances in Technology; Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey Launches Program to Improve Colonoscopy; Hospital Employment to Private Practice: 70% of Physicians Happier After the Switch; Eliminate the Weak Links in Supply Chain: 4 Core Points; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review
ASC Ownership Trends: Are Physicians Making the Investment?; Polishing the 3-Way Partnership: 5 Priorities for Joint Venture ASCs in 2014; Healthcare Reform: Impact on ASC Managed Care Contracting Next Year; Publisher’s Letter; Forecasting the Demand for Colonoscopy: 4 GI Physicians Weigh In; The New 2014 Medicare N1 Codes: How Will This Affect Your Ambulatory Surgery Center?; 6 Recent ASC Management & Development Company Key Notes – HCA, SurgCenter Development, Surgical Care Affiliates & More; 2014: A Promising Year for De Novo ASC Activity?; Build an Effective ASC Physician Recruitment Strategy: Q&A With Winborne Macphail of Surgical Care Affiliates; ASC Management Company Outlook: How to Find the Best Fit; Surgical Information Systems Acquires AmkaiSolutions; Beyond the Numbers: Benchmarking ASCs to Operational & Financial Success From SOIX; 6 Frequent Questions on ASC Benchmarking Answered; ASC & Hospital Partnerships: Weighing the Pros & Cons; ASC Buyers & Sellers: Valuation in 2014; Are ASC Management &Development Company & Hospital Partnerships on the Rise?; 25 ASC Administrators Offer Insight on Joint Venture Leadership; 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine Brochure; Pulling Back the Curtain: How Stony Point Surgery Center Embraced Price Transparency: Q&A With CEO Bruce P. Kupper; Overcome the 4 Most Common Pitfalls in ASC Revenue Cycle; 7 Tips for Effectively Managing ASC Billing Processes; USPI Reports $616.2M Net Revenue for 2013, Up 14%; AmSurg Revenue Grows 17% in Q4, Acquires 6 Centers in 2013; Using Advanced Technology to Simplify Revenue Cycle Management; The Future of Spine Surgery at ASCs: Q&A With Meridian Surgical Partners President Kenny Hancock; 40 Statistics on Surgery Center Staff Salary & Hours Per Case; Dr. Caroll Koscheski of ACG: Value-Based Care in Gastroenterology; Eye Surgery Centers: Opportunities, Challenges & Value-Added Procedures; ASC Sector M&A Activity: Outlook for 2014; How Will Healthcare Reform Impact Spine Surgery Reimbursements?; 8 Areas in Supply Chain Management Where ASCs Lose the Most Money; Simplify ASC Supply Chain: 4 Tips From Administrator Dominic Vendetta; 12 Statistics on Surgery Center Supply Chain Strategy & Physician Engagement; From Provider Collaboration to Coding & Billing: How to Successfully Bring Bundled Payments to ASCs; 60 ASCs Opened in 2013; ASC QI Projects: Best Ideas for Biggest Impact; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review
ASC Schedules, Staffing & Supply Costs: Strategies to Eliminate Inefficiencies From ASCOA CEO Luke Lambert; The Business of Medicine: How ASC Physician Owners Can Become More Financially Aware; Are There New ASC Physician Investors? Opportunities, Challenges & 5 Tactics for Successfully Attracting New Partners; Publisher’s Letter; 7 Recent Key Notes on ASC Management & Development Companies – AmSurg, ASD Management, HCA & More; 8 Steps for ASCs to Identify & Grow Nurse Leaders; ASC Administrators & Physician Champions: The Relationship Every Successful ASC Needs; 100 Minimally Invasive Orthopedic & Spine Devices to Know; 5 Statistics on ASC Physician Transactions; Knightsbridge Surgery Center: An Inside Look at Crafting a Productive ASC-Health System Joint Venture; Lawmakers, Organizations Call for Loosening of North Carolina CON Law; 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference+ The Future ofSpine Brochure; ASC Management & Development Companies: A Growing Market Power?; SourceMedical Names Ann Geier Vice President-Clinical Informatics; Staying at the Forefront of a Rapidly Evolving Field: 5 Gastroenterologists Weigh In; Raising and Maintaining Staff Engagement: 6 Spine Surgeon Leaders Discuss; How to Take Control of ASC A/R Days: Q&A With Jessica Nantz; 35 Statistics on Surgery Center Claim Denials; Planning for the New Year: 3 Big Trends for ASC Leaders to Watch in 2014; 10 Steps to Take Control of Implant Prices From ASC Leaders; 101 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry; Build an Outstanding ASC Quality and Accreditation Committee: Q&A With Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center's Sandy Berreth; 8 AAAHC Core Standards; 24 Statistics on Surgery Center Operating Expenses per Square Foot; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January/February 2014 Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Industry Evolution: Where Does the Future of ASC Independence Stand?; 12 Focus Areas to Boost Surgery Center Case Volume & Revenue in 2014; ASC Landscape in 2014 & Beyond: Healthcare Reform’s Biggest Threats, Opportunities; 13 Recent ASC Management & Development Company Key Notes; Southern Indiana Surgery Center Turnaround: From Decline to Profitability; Business Growth: What ASC Resyndication Can Do for Physician Owners; ASC Growth in 2014: Biggest Barriers & Best Opportunities From Administrators; Consolidation in Healthcare: Should ASCs Join In?; Should ASCs Move From Out-of-Network to In-Network? Assessing the Switch; 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Business of Spine Brochure; Biggest Concerns of ASC Physician Owners in 2014: Q&A With Dr. Brad Lerner of Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers; New OIG Advisory Opinion: 13-15 Further Hardens Line on Anesthesiologist Relationships; 13 Surgery Centers Adding New Specialties; Strategies for Growing Patient Volume: 4 Gastroenterologists Discuss; 5 Coding & Billing Changes to Anticipate in 2014; The Best of Both Worlds: 7 Keys to ASC Physician Preference Items Without Sacrificing Satisfaction; Defeat Time & Materials Waste in Surgery Centers: Q&A With Elizabeth Toony; Partial Knee Replacements With Robotic Technology: A New Trend for ASCs; AAAHC: 9 Top Surgery Center Accreditation Slip-Ups & Their Foolproof Solutions; CMS Drops Bariatric Surgery Center Accreditation Requirement: ASMBS Responds; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare — 2013; 10 Top Billed Ophthalmology Procedures With Highest Denial Rates; 33 Statistics on Surgery Center Case Mix by ASC Volume; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


2013


November/December Issue of Becker's ASC Review

Outlook on the ASC Industry for 2014: Biggest Concerns & Best Strategies for Success; 237 People in the ASC Industry to Know; 5 Key ASC Specialties & Capabilities to Add in 2014; 12 Key Notes on ASC Management & Development Companies; Best ASC Benchmarks From 6 Administrators; From Intake to Discharge: 4 Tips to Perfect Patient Flow at Surgery Centers; 5 Things to Know About ASC Transactions for the Next 5 Years; Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers & Others: Where Do Ancillary Services Stand in the Race for Consolidation?; Not-For-Profit Hospital & Physician Joint Ventures: Spotlight on Ambulatory Surgery Centers; 50 ASC Management & Development Companies to Watch in 2014; 5 Key Trends in GI/Endoscopy; How ASC/AECs Can Survive Coming Healthcare Changes: Q&A With Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy; Budget-Friendly Tips for Acquiring New Technology; 8 Benchmarks to Improve Profitability at GI-Centers; 5 Common Employee Disciplinary Issues at ASCs — How to Overcome Them; 5 Secrets to Build a Powerhouse Surgery Center Marketing Strategy; Physician CEOs of Multispecialty Medical Groups Report $424k in 2013, Up 3%; Clinical Trends in Ophthalmology: 3 Physicians Discuss; Advancements for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in ASCs: 7 Physicians Discuss; 6 Gastroenterologists on Opportunities in 2014; 6 Steps for Surgery Centers to Avoid Patient Transfers; Standardized Surgical Skin Antisepsis Protocol at Surgery Centers: 4 Imperatives; Skin Prep Products: What You Need to Know for Standardized Antisepsis Protocol in Surgery Centers; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Issue of Becker's ASC Review
100 ASC Benchmarks & Statistics to Know; 6 Biggest Threats to ASCs Right Now; 6 Golden Rules of Surgery Center Staff Engagment from Lori Martin; 7 ASC Administrators on Remaining Competitive Post-Healthcare Reform; 7 Steps to Plan for Sustainable, Long Term ASC Success; 8 Tactics to Strengthen Surgery Center Physician Credentialing; Can ASCs Survive Healthcare Reform?  Q & A with Kim White; Developing a Positive Community Presence for Surgery Centers; 5 Best Practices for Managing Leadership Transitions in ASCs; 5 Steps for Smooth Surgeon Relations at a Cost Conscious Surgery Center; ASCs Projected to Save Medicare $57.6B Over Next 10 Years; GI Diagnostics & Treatment; 3 Revolutionary Trends; 7 Ways to Use Key Quality Metrics to Improve GI Centers; 18 Statistics about GI/Endoscopy in Surgery Centers; 6 Questions Surgery Center Leaders Need to Ask When Adding a New Specialty; 5 Surgery Center Joint Venture Models; 5 Tactics for Attracting Physicians in an age of Hospital Integration; 7 Statistics on ASC Offering Price; AMA Report: 60% of Physicians in Physician-Owned Groups; 6 Gastroenterologists on Evolving to Meet Challenges in Today's Healthcare Environment; Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs--Getting Paid in a Timely Manner; Coding & Reimbursement for Spinal Surgery in Surgery Centers: Q&A with Carolyn Neumann; 50 Opthalmologists on Top Issues in the Field; Sports Medicine in ASCs: 8 Surgeons Discuss; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's ASC Review
8 Strategies for Smart ASC Physician Investors to Prepare for the Future; 4 Ways to Avoid Common Surgery Center Financial Mistakes; Rising Stars: 40 ASC Industry Leaders 40 Years or Younger; 7 ASC Administrators on the Biggest Challenges in Their Surgery Centers; 7 Key Financial Metrics at Surgery Centers; Cut Costs Where it Counts: 5 Steps to Reduce ASC Staff Hours Per Patient; 12 Statistics on ASC Case Volume Mix; Countdown to the Deadline: A Guide for Making the ICD-10 Transition; 5 Ophthalmologists on How the Field is Evolving; 5 Ways to Make Patient Satisfaction Surveys Work for Surgery Centers; 6 Gastroenterologists on the Biggest Challenges in GI/Endoscopy Today; Biggest Opportunities for Orthopedics in ASCs: 3 Orthopedic Surgeons Discuss; 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference Brochure; Achieve Appropriate ASC Reimbursement With PPACA: Q&A With Greg Maldonado of ANMM; 5 Reasons for ASCs to Remain OON; 201 Women Leaders in the ASC Industry to Know; 8 Trends for Airway Management in Outpatient Cases; 5 Advantages of Video Laryngoscopy in ASCs; Employer Mandate, Individual Mandate & Health Insurance Exchanges: 7 Things for ASC Owners to Know; 7 Key Areas to Recruit a Superstar ASC Director of Nursing; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue 

July/August Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Strategies for ASC Success in Healthcare Saturated Markets; 123 Ambulatory Surgery Center Administrators to Know; Driving Value in Spine Care: Outpatient Spine Surgery; July/August 2013 Publisher's Letter: 5 Key Trends in Healthcare for 2013; 8 ASC Administrators on Efficiency at Their Centers; 6 Key Strategies for Administrators to Bring ASCs Into the New Era of Healthcare; 5 Ideas to Engage Surgeons With Surgery Centers Throughout the Year; Insurance Plan Options for ASC Staff: 3 Plans to Consider; 5 Strategies for Effective ASC External Benchmarking; How Healthy is the ASC Transaction Market? Q&A With Colin McDermott of VMG Health; 12 Recent Surgery Center Openings & Announcements; 6 Tactics for ASCs to Survive in a Single Dominant Payer Market; 139 Speakers at the 2013 Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference; What do ACOs Really Mean for ASCs? Q&A With Ken Arvin, Esq. of Sheridan Healthcare; 5 Qualities of Spine ASC Leaders for Today & Tomorrow; 8 Ideas on Public Relations Programs for ASCs Without Large Marketing Budgets From Central Maine Orthopaedics; 5 Things to Know About Adding Pain Management to Orthopedics ASCs; 10 Key Thoughts for ASC Administrators Before Large Equipment Purchases; 8 Trends in ASC Payer Rates & Contract Negotiations; 13 Statistics on Medicare Patient Volume in ASCs vs. Hospitals; 20 Most Frequently Performed Medicare Surgical Services in ASCs; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
5 Improvements to Make Good ASCs Great;35 Joint Venture ASC Administrators to Know; 6 Ways ASCs Must Evolve to Meet Billing Challenges From Surgical Management Professionals CEO Mike Lipomi; 5 Initiatives for a Better Patient & Physician ASC Experience; 7 ASC Leaders on the Impact of Healthcare Reform on Their Centers; Is Your A/R Costing You More Than You Realize?; 12 Statistics on ASC Administrator Salaries; 8 Steps to Maximize Compact Scheduling at ASCs; 7 Steps for a Smoothly-Run Multispecialty ASC; 30 ASCs With 20+ Years of History; 5 Big Factors in ASC Merger & Acquisition Activity Today; 12 Statistics on Surgery Center Case Volume; Survey: 69% Providers Expect Costs to Drive Outpatient Populations; 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference Brochure; 5 ASC Deal Terms Affecting Business Value; Perceived Value and Longevity for Surgical Specialties and CONs; Industry Trends for ASC Life Cycles and Transaction Activity; ACOs 101 for ASC Administrators: Q&A With Stephen Rothenberg of Numerof & Associates; Price Transparency is Coming: 10 Things for ASC Leaders to Know; 7 Steps for ASCs to Ensure Accreditation Survey Readiness; 61 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Tips to Make Efficient ASCs Even Better; 50 ASCs Performing 10,000+ Annual Procedures; When ACOs Come to Town: Q&A on Strategies for ASCs With Jon Friesen of Nueterra; 1 10 ASC Leaders on Making Their Centers Stand Out; 6 Ways for ASCs to Adopt & Benefit From Flexible Employee Schedules; 5 Steps to Turn Your ASC Into a Destination Setting; 10 Top Ambulatory Care Procedures & Unexpected Denial Rates; HIPAA Compliance: 5 Key Considerations for ASCs, Physician Practices and Small Providers; Expect an Increase in New ASC Development: Q&A With Rob Carrera of Pinnacle III; 10 Essential Elements for Excellence in ASC Infection Control Programs; 4 Challenges ASCs Face in Standardizing Infection Control & How to Overcome Them; 6 Considerations for ASC & Hospital Joint Ventures; 12 Recent ASC Openings & Announcements; 5 Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Trends for ASCs to Know; Why Spine is Coming toASCs: 3 Big Reasons; 6 Effective Steps to Lower ASC Materials Costs; 6 OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Physician-Owned Distributorships; Medical Device Purchases: 3 Points on Physician Influences; 5 Steps to Cut Supply Costs at GI/ Endoscopy-Driven ASCs; 4 Points on How ASCs Can Make Out-of-Network Contracting Work; The 2% Medicare Reimbursement Reduction: Q&A on How it Impacts ASCs; 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Strategic Initiatives for ASCs to Prepare for the Future; 200 Orthopedic- & Spine-Driven ASCs to Know; Outlook for De Novo ASCs in 2013 and Beyond: Q&A With Luke Lambert of ASCOA; Publisher's Letter; 10 Biggest Factors in Negative Cash Flow at ASCs & How to Turn Them Around; 6 Crucial Strategies for Profitable ASCs From Regional SurgiCenter; 6 Ways to Slash Costs of Spine Surgery at ASCs; 5 Reasons to Conduct Regular ASC Valuations; ASC Valuation Analysis: 3 Biggest Opportunities for Improvement; Future Surgery Center Transaction & Acquisition Expectations: Q&A With Todd Mello of HealthCare Appraisers; 36 GI & Endoscopy-Driven Centers to Know; 10 Ways to Negotiate Better Rates for Orthopedic Cases in ASCs; 9 Ways to Increase Profit in Low-Reimbursement Specialties; 6 Best Practices to Avoid Common ASC Coding Mistakes; 5 Points to Consider Before Merging an Anesthesia Practice; 6 Smart Moves for Ophthalmology ASCs in 2013; 30 Statistics on Surgery Center Staff Compensation; 5 Initiatives for Higher ASC Operating Margins. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


February Issue of Becker's ASC Review
9 Mistakes to Avoid When Adding Spine Surgery to an ASC; 4 Specialties and Procedures to Consider Adding in 2013; 11 Ways to Cut Overhead Costs in Surgery Centers; 10 Ways to Improve ASC Finances & Operations; Becoming a Better Administrator in 2013: 5 Steps to Improve Your Leadership; How ASCs Can Effectively Handle CMS Quality Reporting; 9 Tactics for Effective Hospital/ASC Joint Ventures; Publisher's Letter; Ideas to Achieve Positive Cash Flow at ASCs: Q&A With Andrew Schrage; 8 Inexpensive Ways for ASCs to Boot Patient Volume; 8 Steps to Quicker Turnover Times in ASCs; 5 Action Steps for In-Debt Surgery Centers; 5 Coding Tips for Spine Surgery at ASCs; 9 Tactics for Hospitals to Build Effective Surgery Center Joint Ventures; 5 Steps for Surgeons to Resolve Liability Insurance Before Employment Transition; 6 Important Points on Recovery Audit Contractors; 5 Steps to Better Patient Collections at Surgery Centers; 7 Priorities for ASCs and Anesthesiologists in 2013; 8 Steps to Implement a Successful Surgery Center Bonus Program; 4 Things to Know About Implementing LED Backlight Technology in the OR; 10 New Ophthalmology-Driven Surgery Centers; 25 Statistics on Ophthalmology Revenue & Charges in ASCs; 10 Top Patient Safety Issues for 2013. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


January/February Issue of Becker's ASC Review 
10 Ways to Improve ASC Finances & Operations in 2013; 6 Ways to Dig Deeper Into ASC Financial Metrics; ASC Roundtable: What to Do in Markets With Heavy Hospital Employment; Publisher’s Letter; How Will Obama’s Re-Election Impact Healthcare? ASC Industry Leaders Respond; 10 Key Trends in Spine Surgery in 2013; 5 Key Items for 2013 ASC Strategic Plans; How Does Revenue Compare for 10 Surgery Center Specialties? 40 Statistics; 5 Key Trends for ASC Financing Opportunities; 8 Strategies for Surgery Centers to Stay Profitable & Accept Medicare; 50 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; 70 of the Ambulatory Surgery Centers That Opened in the U.S. in 2012; 4 Factors Affecting ASC Valuation and Sales; 10 Characteristics That Increase Surgery Center Risk; Building a Spine Center: 5 Points From Dr. Richard Kube; 10 Revenue Cycle MistakesASCs Make — and How to Fix Them; Get Paid More for Ophthalmology Cases: 4 Tips for Surgery Centers; 5 Core Concepts to Drive Revenue at Ophthalmology ASCs; How to Fully Comply With Medicare Quality Reporting: 7 Points for ASCs; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue


2012


November/December Issue of Becker's ASC Review
433 People in the ASC Industry to Know; 10 Strategic Questions to Ask for Long-Term ASC Success; Will Medicare Every Reimburse ASCs for Spine Surgery? Q&A With Dr. Brian Gantwerker; Publisher's Letter; 8 Points of Survival for Surgery Centers After ACOs; Most Beneficial Payment Models for ASCs in the Future: Q&A With Lloyd Guthrie; 8 Steps to Promote Growth & Innovation at Surgery Centers; 8 Qualities of Forward-Thinking ASC Administrators; 6 Common Myths About Patient Financing in an ASC; 7 Tips for Bringing Spine Cases to an Ambulatory Surgery Center; How ASCs Can Become a Disruptive Force in the Healthcare Market: Q&A With Adam Powell of Payer+Provider Syndicate; Evolving Strategies for Surgery Centers to Reach Savvy Healthcare Consumers: Q&A With Dr. Arvind Movva, CEO of Regional SurgiCenter; 5 Steps for Surgery Center Leaders to Reverse Unhappy Surgeons Before It's Too Late; Lowering Physician & Operating Room Costs Per Case at Surgery Centers: Q&A With Michael Abrams of Numerof & Associates; 7 Revenue Cycle Best Practices for Surgery Centers; Timeline for the Transition to an EMR: During Integration (Part 2 of 3); 176 Physician Leaders in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry; Timeline for the Transition to an EMR: After Integration (Part 3 of 3); 5 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Hospital/Physician ASC Joint Venture Relationship; 5 Succession Planning Tips From Stateline Surgery Center; 10 Ways to Get Paid Appropriately From Commercial Payors in an ASC; 5 Tips for Collecting in Full From Out-of-Network Payors. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Hospital Ownership, Out-of-Network and Other Pressing ASC Issues: Q&A With Luke Lambert of ASCOA; Rising Stars: 32 ASC Industry Leaders Under 40; 12 Keys to Financial Success--Ambulatory Surgical Centers; Publisher's Letter: 6 Key Issues Facing Healthcare in the Second Half of 2012; Ambulatory Surgery Centers--11 Key Legal Risk Areas; 5 Qualities to Look for in a Surgery Center Third-Party Patient Financing Program; Leading a Surgery Center During a Time of Change: Q&A With John Wipfler and Linda Ruterbories of Orthopaedic Surgery Center; 10 Good Ideas to Grow Single-Specialty Surgery Center Case Volume; 12 Steps to More Robust Reimbursement in a Surgery Center; 7 Ways for Surgery Centers to Make More Money Now; 9 Points for ASCs on Achieving Financial Solvency; Navigating Regulations, Reimbursements and Growth: Q&A With Minnesota Valley Surgery Center Administrator Sharon Richomnd; 8 Steps to Build a Cash-Pay Program at Surgery Centers; How Do ASCs Increase Case Volume in the Current Healthcare Environment? Q&A With Jared Leger of Arise Healthcare; 6 Ways to Boost ASC Business by Saying 'Yes' to Surgeons; Where Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is Headed: Q&A With Dr. Frank Phillips of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush; 10 Tools to Bring to an 'Evidence-Based' ASC Payor Contract Negotiation; ASC Forensic Collections: Unearthing Hidden Treasures; 10 Top Reasons to Invest in a Surgery Center Now; 10 Steps to Modernize Surgery Centers With Interior Design; 5 Operating Agreement Considerations for ASCs Pursuing Joint Ventures With Hospitals; Is Out-of-Network Reimbursement Disappearing for ASCs? Q&A With John Bartos of Collect Rx; 6 Points on Medicare Reimbursement Trends in Surgery Centers; Are Bundled Payments Near for Surgery Centers? Q&A With Dr. Jason Hwang of Innosight Institute; 7 Core Concepts to Leverage ASC Data in Payor Negotiations; Biggest Factors in Surgery Center Supply Chain Management Today: Q&A With Lori Pilla of Amerinet; 8 Tactics to Bring Surgeons Onboard for Implant Standardization at Surgery Centers; FDA Proposes Medical Device Unique Device Identification System; 145 Great Women Leaders in the ASC Industry; 7 Steps to Kick-Start a Positive Surgery Center Culture; 5 Ways to Attract Superstar Surgeons to Your ASC; 9 Points on Recruiting New Physicians in Tough Markets; 15 Statistics on Physician Compensation for Key Surgery Center Specialists. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Publisher’s Letter; 5 Management Problems Plaguing Unprofitable Surgery Centers; 66 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know; 6 Steps to Building a Bonus Program for ASC Administrators, Clinical Directors and Staff; 153 Orthopedic- and Spine-Driven ASCs to Know; 5 Steps for Optimizing Key ASC Benchmarks; 32 Statistics on Surgery Center Operating Expenses; 5 Factors That Attract Physician Investors to Surgery Centers; Why Are Your Physicians Taking Cases Elsewhere? 5 Signs of Disengagement; 6 Strategies for Seamless Surgery Center Expansion; Trending Toward Hospital Employment: Where Do Spine Surgeons Fit? Q&A With Dr. Robert Bray; 10 Steps to Increase the Value of a Surgery Center; 8 Steps to Maximize the Price of Your Surgery Center; Building a Physician-Hospital Joint Venture Overseas: 6 Points on Regent Surgical Health’s Irish Partnership; Health Inventures Expands Business With New Service Lines; 4 Options for Physician/Hospital Partnership: Thoughts From Dr. Chuck Peck of Health Inventures; 10 Statistics on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry; Expanding Health Inventures Past ASC Management & Development: Q&A With Senior Vice President Christian Ellison; 5 Tactics to Negotiate Better Reimbursement Rates for ASC Orthopedic Cases; Aetna Files $20M Lawsuit Against California ASC Company for Alleged Overbilling; Negotiating Reimbursement in Office-Based Surgery Centers: Q&A With Dr. Cory Lessner and Dr. Andrew Shatz; 5 Things to Know About Acquiring an O-Arm for Spine ASCs; 5 Ways an Inventory Management System Can Improve Efficiency in ASCs; 5 Issues in the CRNA Supervision Debate: Anesthesiologists Weigh In; OIG: Anesthesia Arrangements With ASCs Could Lead to Trouble; Operating a Surgery Center in a Saturated Market: Q&A With Lee Memorial’s Dave Cato. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
5 Ways Physician Employment Affects Surgery Center Valuation; 100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare; 6 Situations Where Out-of-Network Reimbursement Still Works; Publisher's Letter: June 2012; 30 ASCs Performing More Than 10,000 Procedures a Year; 13 Essential ASC Benchmarks & How to Stay Ahead of the Curve; 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference; 5 Things to Know About Successful Spine Surgery Center Joint Ventures; 10 Reasons Physicians Take Cases Out of Surgery Centers; What Can Football Teach Us About Surgery Center Management?; 5 Observations on Physician Employment & Recruitment From Dr. Richard Kube; Dr. John Byers: 4 Priorities for ASC Physician Investors in 2012; 6 Ways to Keep Eligible Cases at Your ASC: Advice From Dr. Brad Lerner of Summit Ambulatory Surgery Centers; 8 Characteristics of Highly Successful Surgery Centers; 10 Steps to Improve ASC Profitability Through Benchmarking; 5 Strategies for Administrator Succession Planning From ASC Administrator Lori Martin; 30 New Statistics on Surgery Center Acquisition & Valuation; How the ASC Industry Can Succeed in the Future: Q&A With ASCOA CEO Luke Lambert; When Hospital Employed Physicians Own a Joint Venture ASC: 4 Points From Dr. Thomas Miller of Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics; 5 Mistakes Surgery Centers Make When Dealing With Payors; 5 Best Practices for Appointing an Infection Prevention Nurse at an ASC; Managed Care Contracting: Strategies for Success; 5 Strategies for Cutting Costs in an Out-of-Network Surgery Center; How to Collect More Often on Spine Cases; 8 Basic Steps for ICD-10 Implementation in Surgery Centers; ASC Administrator Connie Casey: 5 Fresh Ideas for Cutting Costs in 2012; 5 Strategies for Successful Orthopedic ASCs From ASC Administrator Karen Cannizzaro; 4 Simple Steps to Improved Supplier Contracting, Negotiations and Costs at Your ASC; 7 Best Practices for Driving Spine Center Profitability With Marketing; 5 Strategies for Physician Recruitment in Competitive Markets; Healthcare Reform’s Day in Court: 8 Experts Weigh In; 20 Statistics on Physician Compensation for 5 Key Surgery Center Specialties. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's ASC Review
What Surgery Centers Should Expect in 2012: 15 ASC Market Trends; 10 Metrics That Reveal a Surgery Center’s Financial Performance; 10 Steps to More Profitable Managed Care Contracts for ASCs; Publisher's Letter; 32 GI & Endoscopy-Driven Surgery Centers to Know; 7 Dos and Don’ts for Opening a New Surgery Center in Today’s Economy; 10 Steps to an Improved Hospital Joint Venture in 2012; Getting to 18,000 Cases a Year: 8 Steps to Increase and Accommodate Case Volume; 20 Statistics on Physician Specialties With the Most ASC Investors; 10 Evolving Issues for Hospitals, Health Systems, Physicians & ACOs; 6 Strategies to Recruit More Physicians to Your ASC; How to Increase Efficiency at an ASC: 5 Thoughts From Dr. Ricardo Borrego of Dearborn Surgery Center; 7 Steps to Double ASC Volume by Integrating Cases From a Closed Surgery Center; How Do ASC Management Companies Assess Value?; Starting From Scratch: Top 5 Tips on ASC Development From Manhattan Endoscopy Center; The Colon Cancer Screening Controversy: How Old is Too Old to Screen?; 15 New Statistics on GI/Endoscopy Revenue Per Case; Cigna to Terminate Contracts With New Jersey One-Room Surgery Centers; The Future of Out-of-Network Reimbursement: 4 Thoughts From Industry Experts; 13 FAQs About Surgery Center Insurance Coverage; 8 Basic Steps for ICD-10 Implementation in Surgery Centers; 12 Critical Concepts to Know About ASC Supplies and Contracts; 5 Future IT Needs for Surgery Centers; 8 Reasons for Surplus Surgical Supplies in Ambulatory Surgery Centers; 7 Serious Effects of Anesthesia Drug Shortages on Surgery Centers. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Predictions on ASC Merger & Acquisition Activity in 2012; 10 Top Concerns for Surgery Center Administrators in 2012; Looking Ahead: 6 Thoughts From Physicians on the Future of ASCs; 28 Pain Management-Driven ASCs to Know; Valuing an Out of Network Center in 2012: Thoughts From VMG Health's Kevin McDonough; Surviving on a High Percentage of Medicare: 8 Thoughts From Health Inventures' Dana Folstrom; What Percentage of Your Surgery Center Should You Sell?; Selling Your Surgery Center? Physicians Alliance Surgery Center's Journey to a "Very Attractive" Offer; How Hospital Employment Will Affect ASC Physicians in 2012; The Surgery Center Market: 5 Observations for 2012; 28 ASC Joint Ventures Planned or Developed in 2011; 5 Questions to Ask When Resyndicating Your Surgery Center; How to Use Technology to Improve ASC Efficiency: Q&A With Scott McDade of McKesson Medical Surgical; Trends & Developments Shaping IT in Surgery Centers: Q&A With Scott Palmer of SourceMedical; 5 Tips for Updating a GI Center's Technology; Automating Processes & Services in a Surgery Center: Q&A With Troy Clifton of Encircle Healthcare; When Does Surgery Center Case Volume Peak & Valley?: A Statistical Analysis of 9 Common Specialties; 11 Evolving Issues in Healthcare and Business; 5 Business Lessons for ASC Physicians; 30 New Statistics on Surgery Center Staff Compensation; 5 Trends Impacting Outpatient Spine in 2012: Thoughts From Dr. Thomas Schuler; 5 CON Conflicts Over Proposed Surgery Centers in 2011; 6 Points on Building an ASC Joint Venture With an Academic Medical Center; 5 Ways to Save Money at GI Driven Surgery Centers; Gastroenterology in 2012: Q&A With Dr. Glenn Littenberg of ASGE; Is Your Center Ready for Bariatric Patients? A Checklist From Drs. Scott Cunneen and Peter LePort; Improving ASC Billing and Collections: 5 Critical Steps to Take Now; 10 Frequently Asked Questions About ICD-10; 9 Supplies That Endanger Profitability for ASC Cases — and How To Reduce the Damage; 5 Changes for Outpatient Anesthesia in 2012: Thoughts From Dr. Gilbert Drozdow; 5 Essential Skills for Surgery Center Anesthesiologists From Dr. Thomas Wherry; 8 Steps to Increase Orthopedic Case Volume at an ASC. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January/February Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Top Concerns for ASC Physicians; 12 Ways to Improve Physicians’ ASC Experience in 2012; 40 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare; Publisher's Letter; Achieving Record Profits Every Year During the Recession: 8 Steps From Gateway Surgery Center Administrator Craig Bryan; How Does Your Surgery Center Measure Up: Same Center Performance Trends; 10 Steps to Maintain Control of an ASC’s Central Supply Area; Average Revenue Per Case for Common ASC Specialties: 20 Benchmarking Statistics; 10 Trends in ASC Payor Reimbursement & Contracting for 2012; 7 Goals for ICD-10 Preparation for the Next Six Months; 350 People in the ASC Industry to Know; Lessons From 35 Years in the ASC Industry: Q&A With Cypress Surgery Center Cofounder and Administrator Judy Graham; 10 Steps to Add a Gastric Lap-Banding Service Line to a Surgery Center; 15 New Benchmarks on ASC Administrator Compensation; 10 Ways to Improve Profitability for Pain Management; 5 Points on Physician Involvement in the ASC Supply Chain; 10 Things to Expect From an ASC Anesthesia Provider; 10 Questions to Ask When Setting ASC Administrator Compensation; 7 Steps to Turn Quality Data Into a Useful, Compliant Improvement Study; 10 Ideas for ASC Quality Improvement Studies. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2011


November/December Issue of Becker's ASC Review
14 Achievable Goals for ASCs By Year’s End; 10 Ways to Get Paid More for ASC Procedures; 150 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry; Publisher's Letter; Best Practices for ASCs in a Bad Economy: Q&A with Mike Lipomi at Surgical Management Professionals; 6 Reasons Why Independent Hospitals and ASCs Face Similar Challenges on a Different Scale; Current and Future State of Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; Blue Shield of California Recommends Use of ASCs Over Hospitals; Adding a Total Joint Program to a Surgery Center: Q&A With John Brock of NorthStar Surgical Center; 10 Ways a Surgery Center’s Budget Can Go Awry; 50 Benchmarks on ASC Case Volume; Forming a Surgery Center State Association: Q&A With Todd Currier of Wyoming ASC Association; CMS Allows Unrestricted Same-Day Surgery for ASCs; How to Improve Patient, Physician and Employee Satisfaction at an ASC; 6 Thoughts on Private Equity Groups Investing in ASCs; FAQs About Outsourcing ASC Billing & Collections: Q&A With Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical; 20 Benchmarks for Large ASCs; 6 Steps to Build a Compensation Plan for ASC Employees; 125 of the Leading Gastroenterologists in America; Top 10 Gastroenterologic Procedures in Surgery Centers by Volume; Implementing an EHR at an ASC: 5 Thoughts From Robert Lamont of the Surgery Center of Central PA; 5 Ways ASCs Can Cut Costs; 10 Considerations for Providing Great Anesthesia in an ASC; Top 10 Compliance Findings Cited in Joint Commission Outpatient Surveys; 10 Steps to Hire an Outstanding Surgery Center Administrator. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review

30 Predictions on the Future of Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Will There Be Enough Physician-Investors in ASCs in the Future?; Finding the ‘New Spine’: 7 Procedures Moving Into the ASC Setting; 135 of the Leading Ophthalmologists in America; From Surgery Center Administrator to Executive: 4 Industry Leaders Discuss Their Transition; Top 10 Orthopedic Procedures in Surgery Centers by Volume; 100 Surgery Center Benchmarks; 10 Metrics for Measuring Physician Performance; 10 Key Financial Metrics to Measure in a Surgery Center; 50 Benchmarks of 5 Top ASC Specialties; 4 Things You Should Know About the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2011; 12 Important Questions to Ask Before Changing Anesthesia Care; 6 Ways to Ensure Clinical Quality While Switching Anesthesia Providers; 5 Traits to Look For in an Anesthesia Group; Adding a Total Joint Program to a Surgery Center: Q&A With John Brock of NorthStar Surgical Center; Future of the Freestanding Surgery Center: Q&A With Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy; Top 5 Vulnerabilities of Surgery Centers in the Next Few Years; Who Can Pay More for a Surgery Center: Hospital or Management Company?; 9 Observations on the ASC Market; ASCs Take on Lap-Band Surgery, But Payors Still Have to Catch Up; Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures Increased From 2003-2008; Debridement Most Confusing ICD-9-CM Subcategory Among Coders; Trends & Developments Shaping IT in Surgery Centers: Q&A With Scott Palmer of SourceMedical; 6 Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Cut Costs on Surgery Center Supplies; MDs, CRNAs and Care Teams: The Ins and Outs of 4 Anesthesia Care Models; New Regulations for Reporting Anesthesia Time Start Jan. 2012; What Management Companies Want: 10 Statistics on Surgery Center Owners and Operators. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's ASC Review
7 Predictions From ASC Physicians on the Future of Surgery Center Physician Ownership; Top Priorities of ASC Administrators: Thoughts From 10 Surgery Center Leaders; 125 Women to Know in the ASC Industry; Publisher’s Letter; 15 State of the ASC Industry and Ambulatory Surgery Center Association: Q&A with Bill Prentice of ASCA; 8 Ways to Make Yourself an Effective Administrator; 8 Procedure Types That Can Add Volume to Your ASC; 5 Steps to Build a More Successful Surgical Practice: Insight From Ophthalmologist Dr. Gary Foster; 10 Steps to Profitable and Successful ENT in Surgery Centers; Surgery Center Administrator Recruitment Checklist: 13 Questions to Ask Candidates; 10 Key Points to Consider When Selling Interest in an ASC; The Quiet Takeover: Insurers Buying Physicians and Hospitals; Current Trends in ASC Management Company Consolidation; Outsourcing Key Areas of Your Business Office: Q&A With Pinnacle III Executives; 6 Things to Know About Pharmaceuticals and Outsourcing Pharmaceutical Solutions; 5 Things to Know About Outsourcing Cataract Surgery in an ASC; Physicians Partnering With Hospitals on GI Centers: Q&A With Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy; 10 Ways to Increase Surgery Center Patient Collections Immediately; 6 Tactics to Prepare for ICD-10; 5 Things Surgery Centers Need to Know About Meaningful Use and the 50% Rule; 6 Key Ways to Save on ASC Supplies; 6 Traits Anesthesiologists Look for in a Surgery Center; Rising Stars: 30 ASC Industry Leaders Under Age 40; Changing the Culture of an ASC: Q&A With Mike Lipomi of Surgical Management Professionals; Current State of Physician Recruitment: 6 Thoughts From USPI’s Phil Spencer; Turning the Medicaid Crisis Into an Opportunity for ASCs: Q&A With Rob Schwartz of the Colorado ASC Association. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's ASC Review
6 Best Specialties for Surgery Centers; 12 Major Issues Facing the Surgery Center Industry; 10 Top Priorities of Surgery Center Physicians; Publisher’s Letter; Future of Physician-Owned Facilities: Q&A With Dr. Jeff Hessing of Treasure Valley Hospital and SCA; 5 Trends Affecting the Future of Ophthalmology in Surgery Centers; 6 Ways an ASC Can Lose Physicians — and What to Do About it; 10 Proven Ways to Improve Surgery Center Efficiency; 5 Factors That Heavily Influence ASC Value; 7 Questions on Surgery Center Transactions and Valuation Issues: Q&A With Stephan Peron of VMG Health; 56 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know; What Percentage of Orthopedic Surgeons Will be Employed in 5 Years? 10 Responses; 10 Strategies to Improve Endoscopy Center Operations; 10 Critical Social Media Guidelines for Surgery Center Physicians and Staff; Assembling a Robust Revenue Cycle Team: How to Hire and Retain Great Billers, Coders and Collectors; Staff Salaries in Surgery Centers: 50 Statistics to Know; Motivating Employees Through Effective Incentives: Q&A With Brian Brown of Meridian Surgical Partners; 5 Strategies to Make Successful Capital Acquisitions; 4 Tactics to Weather the Drug Shortage From Dr. John Dombrowski; 5 Reasons Why Surgeons Still Join Surgery Centers; 7 Points on How Surgery Centers Should Handle ACOs. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
5 Surgery Center Specialties Predicted to Grow in 2011; 10 Proven Ways to Profit From Gastroenterology; What Should Your ASC Pay Its Employees?; Publisher’s Letter: 13 Key Legal Questions for Hospital-Physician Relationships; 6 Questions Being Asked by ASCs News/Analysis; 16 Characteristics of a Successful Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASC; 17 5 Key Legal Issues Affecting Surgery Center Joint Ventures; 6 Benefits for an ASC With a Hospital Partner; 5 Ways to Build a Great Hospital/ASC Joint Venture; 10 Traits of Highly Successful Surgery Center Administrators; 8 Observations on Current ASC Transaction and Valuation Trends; 100 Orthopedic- and Spine-Driven ASCs to Know; 5 Ways to Improve Anesthesia Quality in ASCs; 9 Key Legal Issues Facing Endoscopy Centers; Preparing Your ASC for ICD-10: 6 Initial Steps; Electronic Health Records: What Does it Mean and Do We Have to Go There?; 7 Best Practices for an Effective Malignant Hyperthermia Transfer Plan; 12 Critical Questions for Malignant Hyperthermia Preparation. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
50 Things to Know About the Proposed ACO Regulations; 6 Ambulatory Surgery Center Reimbursement Trends for 2011; 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare - 2011; Publisher’s Letter: May 2011; Physician-Owned Device Companies - A New Warning Bell is Rung; 9 Areas of Focus When Developing a New Surgery Center V2; 8 Issues When Converting Existing Space Into a Surgery Center; Actual vs. Rentable Surgery Center Space: Q&A With Richard T. Hardaway of Hardaway Associates; 6 Ways to Save Money on Supplies in a Surgery Center; What Can Surgery Center Physicians be Paid for Co-Management: Q&A With Jen Johnson of VMG Health; 100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America; 7 Critical Areas of Focus for a Successful Turnaround of a Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASC; 4 Ways to Ease the Transition to Hospital Ownership of a Surgery Center; 5 Steps Surgery Centers Should Take Before Selling to a Hospital; 70 of the Best Pain Management Physicians in America; 70 of the Best Knee Surgeons in America; 6 Strategies for Surgery Centers to Address Drug Shortages; 10 Considerations for Automated Endoscope Reprocessor Selection; 7 Strategies to Negotiate In-Network Carve-Outs for Outpatient Spine; 5 Ways Surgery Centers Can Maximize the Benefits of Their Membership With a GPO. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's ASC Review
6 Key Legal Issues Facing Ambulatory Surgery Centers; 7 Costs Your ASC Could Cut in 2011; 12 Recent Surgery Center Transactions; Publisher’s Letter: March; 7 Steps for ASCs to Take Before Partnering With a Hospital or Management Company; 3 Frequently Asked ASC Valuation Questions; 9 Biggest Issues for Orthopedic Surgeons in 2011; Spine Surgery in 2011 and Beyond: 7 Points About the Future of Spine Surgery; 5 Areas Profitable ASCs are Still Leaving Money on the Table; 5 More Physician Statistics ASCs Should Track and Benchmark; 8 Areas to Reinvest in an ASC; 4 Ways Surgeons Can Increase ASC Distributions; 4 Kinds of Physicians Who Have Not Yet Invested in an ASC; 12 Decisions That Can Cripple a Surgery Center; Money-Makers: 15 Statistics on Physician Compensation; ASCs Play an Important Role in ACOs; Outpatient Spine: 6 Big Questions; Are You an Excellent Employer?: Professional Employer Organizations for Your Healthcare Human Resource Functions; 4 Ways for ASCs to Provide Competitive Benefits; 5 Ways to Incent Good Behavior With Staff Bonuses; 10 Recent Findings on Anesthesia Quality Issues; 3 Ideas for Boosting GI Case Volume Through Marketing; ASC Best Practice: Communicate and Confirm Patient Financial Responsibility Prior to Day of Surgery; 10 Assertions Payors Make in ASC Contract Negotiations and How to Respond; California ASCs Face 20% Reduction in Workers’ Compensation Reimbursement; 10 Key ASC Managed Care Contract Provisions and Terms to Know; 17 Steps to Take When a Payor Changes Payment System From Medicare-Grouper to APC-Based; 8 Ways to Limit Vendor Reps’ Influence Over ASC Surgeons; 4 Biggest Opportunities in Spine Surgery — From Spine Surgeon Dr. Jay Khanna of Johns Hopkins; Physician/Hospital Contracting — A Compliance Approach: 11 Key Concepts; Interpreting the New Medicare Same-Day H&P Guidance for ASCs. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Key Trends for Surgery Centers in 2011; ASC Transactions and Pricing During 2010: 4 Key Concepts; 50 New ASCs Opened in 2010; Publisher's Letter: 15 Questions for 2011; 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference (June 9-11, Chicago) – 101 Sessions and 134 Speakers New Head of ASC Association William Prentice Shares Thoughts on the Industry; 5 Ways to Increase Surgery Center Distributions in 2011; MedPAC Calls for 0.5% Pay Rise, New Reporting for ASCs; 1 Percent Pay Hike for Physicians; NovaMed to Be Acquired by Surgery Partners, Go Private; Irving Place Capital to Acquire National Surgical Hospitals; 10 Factors Affecting an ASC's Sales Price; Analysis of ASC Data Suggests a Mature ASC Market; 8 Insights Into Successful Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures; 10 Things to Know About Co-Management Relationships in Conversions of ASCs to HOPDs; 8 Factors That Make Your ASC Risky for Buyers; 4 Mistakes That Cause Surgery Centers to Fail; Owning a Surgery Center: The Best Investment I Will Ever Make; CMS Adjusts 2011 Medicare Conversion Factor for Physician Fees; 3 Common Complaints From ASC Physicians — And How to Avoid Them; Surgery Center Benchmark for Waiting Room Times: Q&A With Ann Geier and Susan Kizirian of ASCOA; Nevada Surgery Centers See Nearly 300% Increase in Inspection Fees; 4 Ways Anesthesia Provision Will Change in the Next Five Years ; 5 Opportunities for Gastroenterologists in 2011; AMA Clarifies Fluoroscopy Coding Guidance; 5 Changes to CPT Codes in 2011; OIG Issues Report on Improper Billing of Surgery Center Services for Skilled Nursing Facility Stays; 4 Common Medicare Violations Found by Inspectors of Surgery Centers; Medicare Clarifies Same-Day History and Physical Guidance for Surgery Center; 5 Things Every ASC Should Do to Reduce Supply Costs. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January/February Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Current Issues Affecting ASCs Nationwide; Outlook for ASCs in 2011; 75 of the Best Gastroenterologists in America; Publisher’s Letter: Healthcare in 2010; ASC Consolidation; 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference; Letter to the Publisher: Hospital Power to Fire a Doctor At-Will; 6 Things to Know About ASC Reprocessing; 5 Critical Steps in the Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices; Developing a Successful ASC Reprocessing Program; ASC Quality Collaboration Issues Free Single-Use Device Reprocessing Toolkit; Benchmarking Ambulatory Businesses; 5 Physician Statistics ASCs Should Track and Benchmark; 5 Achievable Goals for ASCs in 2011; 6 Common Complaints Physicians Have When Acquired by Hospitals; 56 ASC Management and Development Companies to Watch in 2011; 12 Anesthesia Processes to Track and Benchmark; 9 Key Considerations Regarding Healthcare Internal Investigations; 6 Things GI/Endoscopy-Driven ASCs Should Benchmark; 35 Statistics About GI/Endoscopy; 21 GI/Endoscopy-Driven ASCs to Know; ASC Managed Care Contracting Best Practices by Specialty; Guidance for Benchmarking Your ASC as Part of a Quality Improvement Program; 4 Target Areas for ASC Supply Chain Savings; 10 Proven Strategies to Successfully Reduce ASC Supply Costs; Section 179 Deduction for Businesses Increased to $500,000. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2010

November/December Issue of Becker's ASC Review
18 Top ASC Stories for 2010 — A Look at the Biggest Issues Shaping the Industry; 10 Statistics From the ASC Association's 2010 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey; CMS Issues Stark Act Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol — 9 Key Concepts; Publisher’s Letter: November/December 2010; Illinois Court Orders Blue Cross to Pay Almost $3M to Surgery Center in Out-of-Network Case; 106 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry; 3 Most Important ASC Specialties Resisting the Trend of Movement to Employment by Hospitals: A Quick Look at Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and Gastroenterology; 12 Sound ASC Financial Practices; Distribution of Facility Profits to Owners & Should Same Corporation Own ASC and Practice: Q&A With Scott Becker; Critical ASC Mistake: Accepting Highest Bidder but Not Best Long-Term Partner; 10 Ways to Improve Anesthesia in Your ASC; Impact of November Elections on ASCs: Q&A With Andrew Hayek of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee; 6 Ways Healthcare Reform and ARRA Will Impact Gastroenterology; ASC GI $100,000 Question: Are You Billing for Second Maneuvers?; 7 Ways to Ensure Payment Without Damaging Patient Relationships; Truth Behind A/R Days: Why It’s the Most Important ASC Business Statistic and Why Most ASCs Have it Wrong; What to Audit When You Audit Your ASC’s Billing Process; 8 Ways ACOs Could Impact Surgery Centers With Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower; 5 Strategies for Saving Your ASC Money by Streamlining Equipment Costs; 8 Ways to Save More Money on ASC Supplies; ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's ASC Review
5 Financial Implications Healthcare Reform Will Have on ASCs; 6 Key Issues and Trends Impacting Outpatient Services and Physician-Owned Facilities; CMS Releases 2011 ASC Proposed Rule: 7 Important Issues; Publisher’s Letter; 12 Ways to Maximize Profits at Your ASC; Spine and Sports Medicine Surgeons Top List of Highest Paid Orthopedic Specialties; Growing Your ASC, the Path of Least Resistance: Top 4 Easiest Specialties to Transition Into an ASC; 10 Best Practices for Recruiting New Partners to Your ASC; Access to Physicians: 3 Major Challenges Facing ASCs; 5 Ways ASCs Lose Money; 5 Observations on the Future of ASCs From Dr. Neal Lintecum of Kansas’ Lawrence Surgery Center; 7 Observations on ASC-Based EMR; Using Inventory Management and Technology to Increase Profits; Reducing ASC Chronic Technology Pain: 3 Rules to Contain IT Costs; 8 Tips for Managing Medical Equipment Software Updates and Upgrades; 107 Great Women Leaders in the ASC Industry; New Jersey Regulators Approve Penalties for PIP Patients Using OON Centers; ICD-10 Implementation for ASCs: What You Must Do Now; 10 Steps for ASCs to Collect Full Payment After the Procedure is Performed; 3 Successful Managed Care Contract Negotiation Tactics (and One to Avoid); 3 Critical Mistakes Made When Reporting Modifier -59; 3 Surprising Factors That Impact an ASC’s Value; Is the Independent Practice of Medicine Going the Way of the Dinosaur?; 5 Most Attractive ASC Specialties; Using New Processes and Technologies to Maximize ASC Patient Collections; Anesthesia Models Under Attack; 5 Observations on Anesthesia in ASCs From Syed Ishaq of Somnia Anesthesia; 4 Ways ASCs Can Improve Relationships Between Surgeons and Anesthesiologists; Impact of the Propofol Shortage on Anesthesiologists; 8 Ways GI Centers Can Prosper in the Next Five Years; 5 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation by Years of Experience; 4 Tips for Preventing Infection in Your ASC; Meeting AAAHC Standards for Reprocessing Single-Use Devices and Equipment; Air Change Requirements in Ambulatory Surgical Facility Operating Rooms. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July Issue of Becker's ASC Review
7 Considerations For An Out-of-Network Surgery Center Moving In-Network; Call Coverage Payments: Trends, Regulations, Statistics and Valuation Considerations; The ‘Co-Managed’ Hospital-Owned ASC: An Alternative Partnership Model; Publisher’s Letter: July 2010; 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation; 8 Statistics About Ophthalmologist Compensation; 6 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation; 8 Statistics About Urologist Compensation; 15 Statistics About General Surgeons’ Compensation; 15 Statistics About Anesthesiologist Compensation; 3 Key Factors Affecting ASC Administrator Compensation; 5 Ways to Reduce Costs and Bring New Business to a Surgery Center; 5 ASC Practices That Can Yield Big Financial Benefits; Health Reform’s Impact on ASCs: Commentary From Marian Lowe of ASCAC; 49 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know; 6 Physician Risk Factors That Impact an ASC’s Value; 4 Current Trends Driving the Value of ASCs; 4 Facility Risk Factors That Impact an ASC’s Value; Michelle Steele of Eastside Endoscopy Shares Advice for GI ASC Administrators; 3 Tips for Coding Orthopedics Procedures in Surgery Centers; 6 Areas of Focus for Collecting Full Payment: Critical Steps to Take Prior to Billing; Are Hidden Costs Hurting You? A Regional Anesthesia Approach to Reduce Complications and Cost at ASCs. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

June Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Key Legal Issues Facing Ambulatory Surgery Centers; 13 Major Changes Facing ASCs; A Review of OIG Self Referral and Antikickback Cases: 5 Categories of Non-compliant Physician Relationships and 8 Recent Cases; Publisher’s Letter: June 2010; Is the AMA the Worst Trade Association Ever?; 4 Initiatives That Doubled Physician Distributions; 72-Hour Recovery Center Greatly Expands the Scope of an ASC; ASC Sees Annual Returns of 300% and 750%: Q&A With Dr. Joseph Stapleton; ASC Association President Kathy Bryant Discusses Healthcare Reform’s Impact on ASCs; 7 Statistics ASCs Should Look at Every Month; Co-Management Relationships of HOPDs: 5 Things Your ASC and Hospital Should Consider Plus Legal Commentary and Key Concerns; 4 Ways to Ensure Profitability When Adding Procedures; The “Co-Managed” Hospital-Owned ASC: An Alternative Partnership Model; 5 Tips to Increasing ASC Value Before A Sale; 6 Key Practices for Growing Volume and Profits; 3 Common ASC Physician Recruitment Mistakes. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 of the Best Paying ASC Procedures; The Buying and Selling of Ambulatory Surgery Centers - A Review of Pricing By Tier in the Current Market – Updated for 2010; 20 Orthopedic and Spine-Driven ASCs to Know; Publisher’s Letter: May/June 2010; Healthcare Reform: A Brief Analysis on How it Impacts ASCs and Physician-Owned Hospitals — 10 Observations; Will the Physician-Owned Surgery Center Remain a Viable Business Model: Q & A With Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower; Becker's ASC Review/Becker's Hospital Review Names 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; 8 Best Practices for a Profitable ASC Orthopedic Service Line; 9 Reimbursement and Business Concepts for Orthopedics in ASCs; 6 Reimbursement and Business Concepts for Spine in ASCs; 50 Great ASC Administrators to Know; 5 Steps to Creating a Balanced Pain Management Surgery Center; What Health Reform Will Mean for Physicians and Hospitals; National Medical Billing Services Encourages Growth, Teamwork Among Staff; Regent Surgical Health’s RISE System Fosters Values-Based Achievement; Q & A: Reimbursement and Volume Impacts of Moving From Out-of-Network to In-Network. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's ASC Review
20 Things to Know About Gastroenterology in ASCs; 5 Tips for Growing Volume From David Daniel, CEO of Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center; 11 Things to Know About the False Claims Act; Publisher’s Letter: March/April 2010; 5 Biggest Issues Facing Gastroenterologists Today; 6 Statistics About Ophthalmologist Compensation; 6 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation; Growing Your ASC: Q&A With Robert Zasa of ASD Management; 22 GI/Endoscopy Statistics for Surgery Centers; Most Profitable Specialties for ASCs With Brian Mathis of Surgical Care Affiliates; 2010 CPT Coding Changes Analysis for Gastrointestinal Services in ASCs; 5 Predictions for ASCs in 2010; 10 Ophthalmology-Driven ASCs to Know; 28 of the Best Gastroenterologists in America; 7 Trends and Opportunities for Ophthalmology in Surgery Centers; 10 Statistics and Facts About Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists; Drive ASC Denials Down to Reduce Costs and Drive Revenue Up; 8 Statistics on Registered Nurse Compensation. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

February Issue of Becker's ASC Review
21 Ways to Make and Save Money in Surgery Centers; Top 8 Surgery Center Stories of 2009; 23 Things to Know About Anesthesia and Anesthesia in ASCs; Publisher’s Letter; 4 Top Issues Facing ASC and Hospital Valuation; Free Becker’s Healthcare Alert Sends Breaking Healthcare Business and Legal News to Your Inbox Daily; 6 ASC Turnarounds; Tag Team Recruitment — 6 Steps to Drive Profitably: A Success Story From Melville, N.Y.; 8 Statistics About Anesthesiologist Compensation; Extreme Makeover: ASC Turnarounds; 2010 CPT Changes for Paravertebral Facet Joint Injections & Guidance; 2009 Physician Hospital Valuation Survey; Becker’s ASC Review, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review Announce 8th Annual Conference on Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues; 5 Best Specialties for ASCs Now; 17 Great ASCs to Work For. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January Issue of Becker's ASC Review
ASC Physician-Owners Share 5 Top Concerns for 2010; 12 Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Goals for Spine Surgery ASCs, 53 ASC Management and Development Companies to Watch in 2010, Publisher’s Letter, 10 ASCs That Opened in 2009, 8 Best Practices for a Profitable ASC Orthopedic Service Line, 19 Statistics About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers, 10 Pain Management Statistics for Surgery Centers, Average ASC Facility Expenses By Region, Several Perspectives on Healthcare Reform, 4 Quick Stats About Orthopedic Surgery, Attorney Representing New Jersey ASC in Landmark Victory for Surgery Center Industry Discusses Garcia v. Health Net, Continued Challenges for N.J. ASCs, 8 Best Practices for Establishing and Improving Pain Management in Your ASC, Average Surgery Center Debt/Leverage Ratios by Total Annual Revenue, CMS Releases Final Rule For 2010 ASC Payment Rates, Spine Surgeon Robert Bray Predicts a Major Shift of Volume into ASCs, Overcoming a Crisis at Your ASC: 3 Scenarios. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2009

November Issue of Becker's ASC Review
10 Steps to Increase the Life Span of a Surgery Center; 10 ASC Salary Statistics From the ASC Association 2009 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey; 47 Concepts to Consider for ASCs; Publisher's Letter; 16 Coding, Billing and Collections Best Practices; 10 Observations About Anesthesiologists From Incoming ASA President Dr. Alexander A. Hannenberg; Operating Expense Analysis Per Case for Surgery Centers by Total Case Volume; 10 ASCs Performing More Than 10,000 Procedures Annually; 5 Anti-kickback Cases Making Headlines; 15 Great Single-Specialty ASCs; Overcoming 3 ASC Crisis Scenarios; Gastroenterology in ASCs: 10 Fast Facts; 3 Things Wrong With the AMA’s Support of the President’s Healthcare Reform Plan; ASC Financing: Sound Strategies & Proven Tactics; 10 ASC Revenue Cycle Sticking Points; Average Surgery Center Staff Hours Per Case; Co-Founder of Successful Oklahoma Surgery Center Shares Advice for Growing Your ASC; Case Revenue Statistics for 11 Surgical Specialties; 6 Toyota Production System Concepts to Improve ASC Efficiency. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

October Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Concerns Raised on the Valuation of Surgery Centers; 5 Best Practices for Increasing Volume Through Cultivating Relationships; 66 Women to Know in the ASC Industry; Publisher’s Letter; 10 Steps to Improving ASC Profitability With Dr. Brent Lambert of ASCOA; 10 Lessons Learned From Turnarounds; ASC Leaders Share Advice and Experiences About 5 Critical Management Issues; How Much Should a Surgery Center Administrator Be Paid?; Statistics on ASC Staff Salaries; 12 Critical Areas of Focus to Increase Your ASC’s Reimbursement; 4 Critical Components of Implementing an Effective Patient Survey Model; Developing a Bariatrics Program in an ASC; 8 Statistics About Surgery Center Operating Expenses Per Case. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's ASC Review

Out-of-Network Payment Squeeze: 4 ASC Trends and Challenges; Healthcare Reform: An Overview of Key Concepts; 72 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry; Publisher’s Letter; 50 ASC Administrators to Know; CEO Spotlight: Q&A With Jane Keller of Indiana Orthopedic Hospital; Compliance Guidelines Related to Selling Units in an ASC to Physician Investors; Anesthesiologist Involvement in an ASC: Q&A With Howard Balkenbusch of Associated Anesthesiologists of Fort Wayne; Anesthesiologist Dr. Sterling Wood Discusses Anesthesia Challenges and Opportunities for ASCs; 8 Statistics About Operating Expenses as a Percent of a Surgery Center’s Total Net Revenue; Overcoming the Anesthesia Provider Shortage: Q&A With Marc Koch of Somnia Anesthesia; 10 Steps to Prepare for and Respond to Anesthesia Subsidy Requests; Value of Single-Specialty Surgery Centers: Q&A With Richard Jacques of Covenant Surgical Partners. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Issue of Becker's ASC Review

170 People to Know in the ASC Industry; Core Trends in ASCs - 14 Observations; Kathy Bryant of the ASC Association Discusses Critical Regulatory Issues; Publisher’s Letter; 5 Urology-Driven ASCs to Know; 6 Urology Procedures ASCs Should Perform to Maximize Profits; 22 Facts About Urology in Surgery Centers; 10 Managed Care Best Practices for Urology; 5 ENT-Driven ASCs to Know; 4 ENT Procedures ASCs Should Perform to Maximize Profits; 10 Statistics About ENT in Surgery Centers; 6 Challenges Facing Ophthalmology in Surgery Centers and the Best Ways to Overcome Them; 5 Ophthalmology-Driven ASCs to Know; Opportunities for Growth in Ophthalmology Through Efficiency and Added Services; Are You Billing for your PC/AC IOL Cataract Cases Correctly?; ASC CEO Discusses Surgery Center Benefits as Guest Columnist; 10 Statistics About the Earnings and Growth of Registered Nurses; Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti Discusses Current Trends in Interventional Pain Management; 10 Statistics About Surgery Centers With More Than 50% Orthopedics; 4 Things to Know About Bundled Pricing by ASCs; Impact of the Recession on ASCs: Q & A with Mike Lipomi of RMC MedStone Capital. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

Special June Issue of Becker's ASC Review

17 Key Legal Issues of 2009; ASC Lawyers Discuss Current Critical Legal Issues Facing Surgery Centers; Mandatory Disclosure of Physician Ownership in ASCs Required by the Medicare Conditions for Coverage; Publisher’s Letter; Checklist for the Changes in the ASC Medicare Conditions for Coverage; Conditions for Coverage Crosswalk; The ASC Association: The Last 10 Years; 15 Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback and Fraud and Abuse Statute Cases Making Headlines in 2009; A Practical Compliance Plan Approach for ASCs; HHS’ Inspector General Issues Advisory Opinion on Physician On-Call Coverage; Bart Walker of McGuireWoods Discusses 6 Issues Affecting Loan Closing Costs; Protecting Your Facility and Physicians From Medicare Fraud Investigations: Q & A With Tom Pliura; 11 Key Concepts From the Stark Law; Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals; Do Non-Procedural Sources of Income Apply to the One-Third Rule? Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Which ASC Model is Best- Equipped to Deliver Spine Surgery: Multi- Specialty or Spine-Focused; 3 Core Models for Delivering Anesthesia Services — Trends, Legal Issues and Observations; 28 Interesting Facts About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers and Orthopedic Surgeons; Publisher’s Letter: ASCs in 2009: 14 Quick Observations; Improving ASC Profitability in a Down Economy; 31 Spine Surgeons; 9 Surgical Equipment Products for ASC Spinal Procedures; 5 Best Practices to Help Address Increasing Patient Out-of-Pocket Expenses; 13 Orthopedic- and Spine-Driven ASCs; 10 Great Knee Specialists; 5 Challenges Facing Orthopedics in Surgery Centers and Best Practices to Overcome Them;4 Great Growth Opportunities for Orthopedics in Surgery Centers; 5 Best Practices for Improved Coding of Orthopedic and Spinal Procedures; Adopting Bylaws That Address Disruptive Physicians: Q & A with Tom Stallings of McGuireWoods; 10 Interesting Statistics and Facts About Pain Management in Surgery Centers; Growing Pain Management Through Diversification, Expansion and Marketing; 6 Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiency in Pain Management; Industry Leaders Share Insight on ASCs in the Current Economy; Practical Guidance to Help You Understand and Plan for On-Call Coverage Payments; Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center — A Primer From A to Z (Part 2). Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Issue of Becker's ASC Review

11 Key Concepts From Stark Law; 44 ASC Management and Development Company CEOs to Know; 10 Best Practices for Improving GI-Efficiency in ASCs; Publisher’s Letter: Consolidations Increasing - Buyouts Stagnant; 7 Key Legal Areas for 2009; ASC Communications and the ASC Association June Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference – June 11-13, Chicago Michigan Avenue - $200/$100 Discounts on Registrations Available; 9 Best Practices for Successful Physician/ Hospital Joint-Venture ASCs; Case Study: Successful Joint-Venture Turnaround; 23 Gastroenterologists to Know; 4 Key GI Trends in 2009; 25 Interesting Statistics About Gastroenterology in Surgery Centers; 10 GI and Endoscopy Managed Care Best Practices; 5 Common GI/Endoscopy Coding and Billing Mistakes; 14 GI-Driven ASCs to Know; 8 Devices and Products GI-Driven ASCs Should Know; Should You Sell Your ASC: Assessing Your Value and the Pros and Cons; Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center — A Primer From A to Z (Part 1); Industry Leaders Discuss Top Trends in ASC Startups. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

Special February Issue of Becker's ASC Review

ASC Transactions-An Overview and Primer of Key Issues; Evolution of ASC Ownership Models – Independent, Minority Partnership and Majority Partnership; Publisher's Letter: Healthcare Reform; Uninsured Coverage; Obama's Appointments; ASC Transactions; Results of 2009 HealthCare Appraisers Surgery Center Valuation Survey; Buyers More Prudent in ASC Acquisitions, But Pricing Remains High for the Right Opportunity; Determining the Value of a Medical Practice; 11 Ways to Improve Efficiency, Quality and Profitability in Ophthalmology; 3 Eye Surgical Machines ASC Ophthalmologists Recommend; 10 Interesting Stats About Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery in ASCs; 5 Major Trends Impacting the ASC Marketplace in 2009; Growth of ASCs Outpace Number of Available ASC Physician-Owners; 6 Factors Contributing to Increase in ASC Mergers and Acquisitions; 3 Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions in the ASC Sector. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

January/February Issue of Becker's ASC Review

50 Management and Development Companies to Watch for 2009; Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals?; Letter From the Editor: Recapping 2008, Looking Ahead to 2009; 17 Great ASCs to Work For; Larry Taylor of Practice Partners Discusses 3 Trends for Surgery Centers in 2009; 10 Steps to Prepare for and Respond to Anesthesia Subsidy Requests; 6 Critical Anesthesia Protocols and Procedures to Improve Efficiency; 5 Current Challenges in Ambulatory Anesthesia; 5 Things to Know About Gynecology in ASCs; CMS Establishes New ASC Conditions of Coverage; Update on Weight-Loss Surgery: 3 Current Trends; Turnaround Case Study: Minor Issue or Fatal Flaw?; Capture Your Partners’ Cases: The Carrot & Stick; Accounts Receivable Analysis for ASCs by Revenues From the VMG Health 2008 Intellimarker; 4 Critical Concepts From the Latest Stark Act Regulations; Rob Carrera of Pinnacle III Discusses 3 Trends for Surgery Centers in 2009; 10 Managed Care Best Practices for Bariatrics, General Surgery and Gynecology; Peer Review Q&A With Sarah Martin; 4 Observations on Orthopedic and Spine Devices and Equipment; 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Generation Y; OIG Blasts CMS on HIPAA Security Gaps; Guidance for ASC Compliance; Election 2008: 5 Quick Observations; 10 Interesting Facts About Surgery Center Chains; 6 Best Practices for Proper Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste; General Surgery Coding Guidance for 2009 Additions and Revisions. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

2008

November/December Issue of Becker's ASC Review
17 Statistics an ASC Should Look at Every Month; 39 ASC Women Leaders to Know; Benchmarking, Healthcare Information Technology and the Changing Nature of ASCs; 10 Legal Issues Facing ASCs; The Elements of an ASC Turnaround; 6 Ways to Increase GI Profitability; 4 Best Practices for the Correct Coding and Billing of GI Procedures; Extending ASC Lifespans: 4 Rules of Thumb for Mature Centers; 7 Great ASC Turnarounds; 5 Tips for FESS Coding; 9 Best Practices to Grow and Distinguish ENT in Your ASC; 5 Trends, Developments and Challenges Affecting ENT; 5 ASC IT Leaders to Know; Effective Use of Information Technology to Optimize Financial Performance; 12 IT Companies to Know; 5 Things You Should Know About EMR in ASCs; Kathy Bryant's Year in Review; 4 Steps to Bring an ASC to 100 Percent Capacity; 11 Leaks to Plug in Your Billing Department to Ensure Total Reimbursement; Use These 10 Benchmarks and 10 Best Practices to Improve Your Billing and Collections Efficiency. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

September/October Issue of Becker's ASC Review

Surgeons' Wish List Is Simple: Convenience, Efficiency, Ease of Practice; 41 Things You Should Know About ASCs; 5 Legal Developments; 27 Tips to Get Paid Fairly By Medicare and Third-Party Payors; 40 Physicians to Know; Letter to the Editor: Doc-Owned Facilities Aren't the Bad Guys; Office of Inspector General Issues Advisory Opinion — Physician/ Hospital Joint-Venture; 10 Things You Should Know About Construction; Lessons from 3 Construction Projects; Cost to Build: Sample 2-OR ASC; Four Current Issues in Real Estate Development; Lease Vs. Own: Cost Estimate Sample for 2-Surgery-Suite ASC Development; The Future of Spine: Freestanding Spine Centers; Cost of Doing Orthopedic Surgery. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

July/August Becker's ASC Review
Meeting the Current Business Challenges in Ophthalmology; Merging Two Centers - Can it Solve Certain Problems?; Expert Guidance to Help You Capitalize on New Urology Opportunities ; Should You Add These Complex Urology Procedures?; Prostate Brachytherapy: 2008 ASC Coding Changes; Four Steps to Profitable Retina in the ASC; Per Click and Ophthalmologist - Vendor Payment Arrangements; 12 Reasons to Consider Cataract Outsourcing Services as an Option for Providing Cataract Surgery; 127 People to Know in the ASC Industry; Benchmarking Statistics: Gross Charges and Net Revenue Per Case for ENT, Ophthalmology and Urology ; Five Current Business and Clinical Issues for ENT in ASCs; Follow Example Operative Note to Help Code Common ENT Procedure Correctly; Recent Attacks on Out-of-Network Practices Highlight the Need for Careful Assessment of Efforts; 4 Case Studies: How You Can Use Benchmarking to Improve Practice; What's New for Ophthalmology Surgery; 3 Urology Products to Know; 5 Products for ENT Surgery; Q&A With Joint Commission's Michael Kulczycki. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

May/June Becker's ASC Review
6 Considerations for Successful Outpatient Knee Replacement; Reimbursement, Profit and Patient-Selection Issues -- Spine and Orthopedic Cases; Physician/Hospital Joint-Ventures -- Incentives and Ownership for Hospital-Employed Physicians and for Primary Care Physicians; Regional Anesthesia: Benefits and Implementation in Your ASC; 10 Medication Management Ideas for Anesthesiology Services; 3 Hot Spine Device Trends; At a Glance: Anesthesia Products and Services; 10 Valuation Facts and Statistics for ASCs; Key Clinical and Business Developments in ASC Anesthesia; 7 Keys to Successfully Launching a Spine Program in the ASC; USP 797 and Its Effect on ASCs; Four Steps to Prepare for Malignant Hyperthermia; Five Practical Tips to Becoming a Top Spine and Orthopedic Hospital -- A Discussion With a Top-Rated Neurosurgical Hospital; The Ins and Outs of Outsourcing Implants; 7 Orthopedic Surgical Devices to Know; Sleep Apnea Screening for ASCs; New Financing Opportunities for Common ASC Challenges; Three Trends in the Implantable Device Industry; Tips to Tackle Four Common Orthopedic Coding Challenges; 7 Accounting Tips to Help Your Practice Be More Efficient. Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue

March/April Becker's ASC Review

Hospital-Physician Joint-Ventures: Current Tips for Success; Four Tips for Profitable Endoscopy in ASCs; Trends, Developments and Legal Issues in the Orthopedic and Spine Device Markets; 3 Best Practices for Better Outpatient Anesthesia; Four Cornerstones to Strategic Planning for Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center — A Primer from A to Z; Spotlight On: A Better Way to Collect Fees, Click here to view the pdf

Jan./Feb. Becker's ASC Review
Components of a Successful Weight-Loss Surgery Program in the ASC; 40 Companies to Watch in 2008; Orthopedic & Spine Medical Device Market Letter; 17 Red Flags of HIPAA Security in ASCs; Four Ways to Expand Your ASC's Business Reach; Spotlight On: Selling the Real Estate to Enhance the Surgery Business, Click to view the pdf

2007

Nov./Dec. Becker's ASC Review
Healthcare Information Technology: 8 Key Benefits; ASC Case Studies: Different Approaches Can Help Facilities Find Turnaround Success; CMS Issues New Conditions of Coverage for Ambulatory Surgical Centers; Your Questions Answered; Sample Code of Conduct for ASCs; Physician-Hospital Joint-Ventures: An Outline of Arrangements; Six Core Investing Concepts; Spotlight On: Coding, Billing and the New Medicare Payment System, Click to view the pdf

Sept./Oct. Becker's ASC Review
Establishing an ASC -- The Building Blocks for Success; CMS Issues a Revised Proposed Payment System for Services Provided in Ambulatory Surgery Centers; ASC Development: Success in the "Red Zone"; Under Arrangements Model Joint-Ventures: The End May Be Near; Amending an Operating Agreement: Avoiding Controversy and Litigation; Utilize Cost-Saving Devices to Economize on Supply Expenses; Spotlight On: Design-Build Construction, Click to view the pdf

July/Aug. Becker's ASC Review
Ambulatory Surgical Centers -- An Analysis for the Next Five Years; Sixty-Three People to Know in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Industry; SpineMark Corporation Makes its Mark in the Evolving Spine Industry; Good Hiring Practices Help ASCs Meet Critical Staffing Challenges., Click to view the pdf

May/June Becker's ASC Review

Building and Operating a Surgery Center: 11 Critical Mistakes; Experts Weigh In on the Key Elements and Challenges to Overcome in Developing a Successful Spine/Ortho Program; 9 Things to Know About Imagine and Radiation Therapy; Ask the Expert; Quality Imaging Services: Essential for Ortho-Pain-Spine Programs; Using Technology: Automate Your Workflow to Cut Costs; Are You Making the Best Use of Your Invested Capital?; Physician Disclosure of Ownership, Click to view the pdf

March/April Becker's ASC Review

Five Key Issues Facing Ambulatory Surgery Centers; ASC Experts See Opportunities and Hurdles in 2007; Evaluating Opportunities in Outpatient Surgery Centers: Using Benchmarking Data to Ensure Success, Click to view the pdf

Jan./Feb. Becker's ASC Review
Improving Your ASC's Billing and Collections — Five Important (and Sometimes Urgent) Areas to Address; 38 Companies to Watch for 2007; Suffering From Success: ASC Buy-in Issues and Fair Market Value; The 5 Cardinal Sins of New Development; The Return of Problematic Leases, Click to view the pdf

2006

Nov./Dec. Becker's ASC Review
I Heard I Was in Town — Measuring ASC Staffing Costs; 33 Things You Should Know About Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Five Signs You're in Need of Outside Intervention: ASCOA's Perspective; An ASC in Need of Drastic Improvement — 26 Questions You Should Ask; How to Keep Results Up and Sustainable; Five Signs You're in Need of Outside Intervention: Regent Surgical Health's Perspective; Staffing a Turnaround Center, Click to view the pdf

Sept./Oct. Becker's ASC Review

Seven Tricks of the Trade in Establishing an ASC; Developing an Ambulatory Surgery Center: Understanding the Key Legal Issues and the Essential Elements of an ASC Operating Agreement; An ASC Development — The Chief Financial Officer's Perspective; Ask the Expert, Click to view the pdf

July/Aug. Becker's ASC Review

Hospital Tactics — "Friendly" and "Not-So-Friendly" Competition; 50 People to Know in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Industry; Unlocking Value in Your ASC; Question and Answer, Click to view the pdf

May/June Becker's ASC Review

Pricing for Redemption — Two Key Options; Selling an Ambulatory Surgery Center; Changes to Reimbursement for Imaging Services Under the Deficit Reduction Act; HR Administrative Service Providers Can Enhance the Efficiency of an ASC; Six Steps That Can Help Boost Profits at a Struggling ASC, Click to view the pdf

March/April Becker's ASC Review

Ten Core Concepts to Consider — Rules for Block Leasing of MRI and Imaging Services, Essential Elements of an Operating Agreement, Click to view the pdf

Jan./Feb. Becker's ASC Review
Nine Trends To Consider For 2006, Compliance Guidelines Related To Solicitating Physician Investors, Focused Community Hospitals—A Health care model for the new century, Click to view the pdf

2005

May Becker's ASC Review
Selling an ASC, ASCs - Orthopedics; Neurosurgery and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference, Anti-Kickback Statute - Sale of Shares in an Ambulatory Surgical Center, ASCs - Key Risks, Click to view the pdf (low-res)

March Becker's ASC Review

Provider-Based Joint Ventures - Fair Game or Gaming the System?, EASC Development: Steps to Success, Professional Courtesy at a Surgery Glance, ASCs Buying Pathology Services, Click to view the pdf (low-res)

Jan. Becker's ASC Review

Ownership and Referral Patterns, Twenty-Four Companies to Watch: 2005 and 2006, The Anatomy of a "Do Over", Click to view the pdf (low-res)

2004

June Becker's ASC Review
ASC Safe Harbors - The Current Issues, EASC Trends, Fast Facts About Endoscopy Driven ASCs, Adding a Corporate Partner: Pros and Cons, Click to view the pdf

March Becker's ASC Review

Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Hospital Conflict of Interest Policies/Economic Credentialing, Click to view the pdf

Jan. Becker's ASC Review
Restructuring of Surgery Centers, Twenty to Watch, Surgical Hospitals, 10th Annual Surgery Center Conference, Click to view the pdf

2003

June Becker's ASC Review
An Orthopedic ASC - Advisory Opinion 03-2, Management Companies, Benchmarking Ambulatory Businesses, Riskier Times Ahead for Surgery Center Owners?, Click to view the pdf (low-res)

2002

March Becker's ASC Review
Explaining the Growth in Orthopedic Driven ASCs, Moving Cases - The Next Great Opportunity and Threat, Surgical Hospitals - A Passing Fancy or a Real Addition to the Healthcare Community?, Click to view the pdf (low-res)

Jan. Becker's ASC Review
The Office of Inspector General Approves of a Hospital Physician Surgery Center Joint Venture, Surgical and Specialty Hospitals: A Legal Primer, Click to view the pdf

2001

June Becker's ASC Review
Selecting a Joint Venture Partner for Your ASC, ASCs - Core Risks, Center for Surgery - Naperville IL - A Shining Success Story, Click to view the pdf (low-res)

Jan. Becker's ASC Review

Stark II Final Regulations Issued on January 3 2001, ASC Preliminary Valuation Questions, ASC COmpliance Policies and Plans: Practical Approaches to Compliance Planning, Click to view the pdf (low-res)

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