February 2010 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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21 Ways to Make and Save Money in Surgery Centers

1. Closely follow your market. Keep your ear to the ground. Know when competitors are attempting to get exclusive contracts with payors, says William G. Southwick, president and CEO of HealthMark Partners... read more »


Top 8 Surgery Center Stories of 2009
1. Medicare reimbursement. During 2009, the ASC Association and ASC industry advocates lobbied for Medicare payment rates that would protect the financial viability of ASCs that care for Medicare beneficiaries... read more »


23 Things to Know About Anesthesia and Anesthesia in ASCs
1. There are just over 32,900 anesthesiologists practicing in the United States. Anesthesiologists represent 5.2 percent of the 633,000 practicing physicians in the country, according to the Bureau of... read more »


Publisher’s Letter
Republican Wins Senate Seat in Massachusetts: 8 Quick Thoughts 1. After President Obama won the election in 2008, the Republicans have won the last three major statewide elections — all in states that... read more »


4 Top Issues Facing ASC and Hospital Valuation
A difficult economic climate has led many healthcare providers, including ASCs and hospitals, to make significant efforts to cut costs and improve revenues. Although providers have done well in adapting... read more »


Free Becker’s Healthcare Alert Sends Breaking Healthcare Business and Legal News to Your Inbox Daily
ASC Communications, publisher of Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, has launched a free, daily healthcare news alert featuring... read more »


6 ASC Turnarounds
The Center for Special Surgery (San Antonio, Texas)
Background: When a group of physicians acquired The Center for Special Surgery from their former management company, they assumed full ownership of an ASC... read more »


Tag Team Recruitment — 6 Steps to Drive Profitably: A Success Story From Melville, N.Y.
In order to run a truly profitable surgery center, case volume is as important an ingredient as any. The success of any turnaround or de novo project hinges on the ability to attract great surgeons to... read more »


Extreme Makeover: ASC Turnarounds
The best place to start your "Extreme Makeover" is with physician recruiting. The first place to look for additional cases is within your existing partnership. Chances are your partners... read more »


2010 CPT Changes for Paravertebral Facet Joint Injections & Guidance
As of 2010, CPT codes for facet joint injections will include guidance for locating the injection site and will limit the number of levels that can be billed at three... read more »


2009 Physician Hospital Valuation Survey
For the first time HealthCare Appraisers has surveyed the physician hospital industry to determine current perspectives among industry participants regarding valuation, transaction activity and management... read more »


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
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the national association for surgery centers, and ASC Communications, publisher of Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, announce details of its upcoming 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues on June 10-12, 2010, at the Westin Hotel on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago... read more »


5 Best Specialties for ASCs Now
1. Orthopedics. Rising ASC reimbursement for orthopedic surgery is transforming a sometimes break-even field into a money-making one, says William G. Southwick, president and CEO of HealthMark Partners... read more »


17 Great ASCs to Work For
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wis.) Annual volume: 1,400 Specialties: Urology, podiatry, pain management, orthopedics, ophthalmology, general surgery and plastic surgery... read more »


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