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January 14, 2010
January/February Issue of
Becker's ASC Review Now Online

Download the January Issue of Becker's ASC Review (pdf). Click Here

1. ASC Physician-Owners Share 5 Top Concerns for 2010. Click Here

2. 12 Best Practices, Lessons Learned and Goals for Spine Surgery ASCs. Click Here

3. 53 ASC Management and Development Companies to Watch in 2010. Click Here

4. Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago). Learn more. Click Here See below for highlights.

5. Publisher's Letter: Strategic ASC Growth in 2010. Click Here

6. 10 ASCs That Opened in 2009. Click Here

7. 8 Best Practices for a Profitable ASC Orthopedic Service Line. Click Here

8. 19 Statistics About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers. Click Here

9. 10 Pain Management Statistics for Surgery Centers. Click Here

10. Average ASC Facility Expenses By Region. Click Here

11. Several Perspectives on Healthcare Reform. Click Here

12. Now Accepting Nominations for Becker's Hospital Review/Becker's ASC Review "50 Best Places to Work in Healthcare - 2010." To nominate an organization as one of the 50 Best Places to Work, please e-mail Rob Kurtz ( or Scott Becker ( Learn more. Click Here

13. 4 Quick Stats About Orthopedic Surgery. Click Here

14. Attorney Representing New Jersey ASC in Landmark Victory for Surgery Center Industry Discusses Garcia v. Health Net, Continued Challenges for N.J. ASCs. Click Here

15. 8 Best Practices for Establishing and Improving Pain Management in Your ASC. Click Here

16. Average Surgery Center Debt/Leverage Ratios by Total Annual Revenue. Click Here

17. CMS Releases Final Rule For 2010 ASC Payment Rates. Click Here

18. Spine Surgeon Robert Bray Predicts a Major Shift of Volume into ASCs. Click Here

19. Overcoming a Crisis at Your ASC: 3 Scenarios. Click Here

20. Prexus Health Seeks an Energetic and Enthusiastic, Experienced Regional Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Click Here

View these stories and download the entire issue. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: VMG Health, ASCOA, SCB and Meridian Surgical Partners.
8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago)

The 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues will be held June 10-12, 2010 in Chicago. This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Reivew, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing orthopedic, spine and pain management-driven ASCs.

Highlights include:
  1. 91 sessions offering immediately useful guidance for orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic spine Surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain management physicians, ASC physician owners, administrators and others.
  2. 112 industry expert speakers including 30 physician leaders and 29 CEO,
  3. Great keynote speakers including Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, CEO & Chairman of the Board, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; James T. Caillouette, MD, Chairman, Newport Orthopedic Institute; Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist; Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media Company; and many more.
  4. Networking with more than 500 physicians, CEOs, administrators, leaders, speakers and exhibitors.
  5. Useful guidance to help you become dominant in orthopedics, spine and pain management.
  6. Topics covered include new and advanced procedures, the impact of healthcare reform, benchmarking, cost cutting, safe harbors, billing and coding, revenue growth and more.
For more information about the program, please download the conference brochure (PDF), click here or call (703) 836-5904. There are four ways you can register:
  1. Online. Register through our secure Web site.
  2. Phone. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
  3. Fax. Print the conference brochure (PDF), fill-out the registration on p. 7 and fax it to (703) 836-2090.

Upcoming Events

Free Webinar: Hospital-Doctor ASC Joint Ventures: A Highly Efficient Physician Engagement Tool
Sponsored by Medical Surgical Partners
Feb. 11, 2010; 1:15-2:15 CST

8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010

Hospitals and Health Systems Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues
April 13-14

17th Annual Improving the Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ASC Conference
October 20-22, 2010

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.
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8. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
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11. 50 Best Places to Work - 2010
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21 Companies to Know

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7. Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners:;
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14. Ambulatory Systems Development: |;

15. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:;
16. HealthMark Partners:;
17. Surgical Management Professionals:;

18. SpineSearch:;
19. Principle Valuation:;
20. Amerinet:;
21. MedHQ:;

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