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Jan. 13, 2009
Latest News & Analysis

1. Statistics on Surgery Center Staff Hourly Wages and Administrator Salary by Region of the Country. Click Here

2. OIG Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding a Proposed Arrangement Under Which a Corporation Would Pay Two Part-Time Physicians to Perform Endoscopies, by Dan Soldato and Scott Becker of McGuireWoods. Click Here  

3. Update on Weight-Loss Surgery: 3 Current Trends. Click Here

4. Greg Zoch of Kaye/Bassman Offers 3 Observations for ASCs Seeking a Partner. Click Here

5. Louisiana Hospital Spends $28 Million on New Property, Acquires Two Surgery Centers. Click Here

6. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Mnet Financial; ASCOA and ProVation Medical.

7. 21 Companies ASCs and Hospitals Should Know. Click Here

8. Terrific Business Development Candidate Seeks Sales-Related Job in Healthcare Services in St. Louis, Mo. Click Here

9. 5 Ways to Improve Your Financial Health in Today's Challenging Economy, by Rob Morris of CareCredit. Click Here

10. Study Shows Hospital Reimbursement Shifts for Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Surgery in 2008. Click Here

ProVation Medical: 
Exhibitor Prospectus for the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference Now Available

The prospectus for the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference held June 11-13, 2009, in Chicago is now available. We have less than 50 exhibit spots remaining.

To download the prospectus, click here (pdf).

For more information about this conference and exhibiting, contact Scott Becker at, Jessica Cole at, or call (800) 417-2035.
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10 Great Companies to Know

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

1. VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

2. Implantable Provider Group. IPG works with providers, facilities, manufacturers and commercial payors to fully manage all aspects of high-cost implantable medical devices. Read more about IPG.

3. Raymond Fox & Associates. Raymond Fox & Associates is a full-service medical architectural firm that has completed over 4,000 projects ranging from small, single-specialty offices to large, multi-specialty medical office buildings and has been involved in over 400 surgical centers. Learn more about Raymond Fox & Associates.

4. Mnet Collection Agency. Mnet Financial, the preferred collection agency service vendor to United Surgical Partners and Health Inventures, is a receivables management company offering cost effective ways to increase cash flow and reduce debt for professional services. Learn more about Mnet Financial.

5. ASCOA. Since 1984, ASCOA's founders have helped physician-owners start and operate successful facilities; ASCOA currently owns and manages 34 facilities across the country with 14 others in development. Learn more about ASCOA.

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

7. CTQ Solutions. CTQ Solutions is a leading provider of healthcare satisfaction and benchmarking services, helping support ASC patient satisfaction targeting quality and process improvement initiatives, improving patient loyalty and meeting all industry accreditation requirements. Learn more about CTQ Solutions.

8. PharmASC-e Consultants. PharmASC-e is a pharmaceutical waste management consulting company that works with facilities on regulatory compliance, cost control and staff satisfaction to ensure organizations are proper stewards of the environment. Learn more about PharmASC-e Consultants.

9. AliMed. Since its inception in the early 1970s, AliMed has grown to become a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of patient care, rehabilitation, OR/critical care and diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and ergonomic products. Learn more about AliMed.

10. ASC Billing Specialists. ASC Billing Specialists is a billing company dedicated to the needs of the ASC market, specializing in both out-of-network and in-network facilities. Learn more about ASC Billing Specialists .

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedics-, Pain Management- and Spine-Driven ASC Conference
June 11 to 13, 2009

The 16th Annual Improving Profits and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Oct. 8 to 10, 2009

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here
Quick Links
  • Click here to visit VMG Health for valuation needs.
  • Click here to visit HealthCare Appraisers.
  • Click here to visit Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners
  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
  • Click here to visit National Surgical Care
  • Click here to visit Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
  • Click here to visit Serbin Surgery Center Billing
  • Click here to visit Meridian Surgical Partners.
  • Click here to visit Erdman (A Cogdell Spencer Company)
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