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Jan. 15, 2009
11 Articles From The January Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review Are Now Online

Download the January Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review (pdf). Click Here

1. 10 Knee Specialists to Know. Click Here

2. 10 Interesting Statistics and Facts About Orthopedic Practices. Click Here

3. Spine Surgeon Dilemma: Standalone Practice or Join Orthopedic Group. Click Here

4. 4 Observations on Orthopedic and Spine Devices and Equipment From Dr. John Cherf. Click Here

To receive a free one-year subscription to Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review, send your full contact information (name, title, facility/company, address, phone number and e-mail address) to Scott Becker ( or call (800) 417-2035.

5. Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals? Click Here

6. 5 Business Challenges Orthopedic Practices Face. Click Here

7. New Report Examines Hospital-Physician Relationships and Arrangements to Secure Successful Alignment With Physicians. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:; ASCOA; Mnet Financial and
Meridian Surgical Partners.

8. 3 Hot Spine Device Trends. Click Here

9. 3 Spine Products to Know With Neurosurgeon Dr. James B. Macon. Click Here

10. At a Glance: 6 Top Orthopedic Device Companies. Click Here

11. Office of Inspector General Issues Advisory Opinion: Physician/Hospital Orthopedic ASC Joint-Venture. Click Here

View these stories and download the entire issue. Click Here
Less Than 50 Exhibit Booths Still Available for 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference in June

There are less than 50 exhibit booths still available for the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference held June 11-13, 2009, in Chicago.

To download the exhibitor 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. Eveia Health Consulting & Management. Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Learn more about Eveia.

2. zChart EMR. zChart EMR was developed by dozens of healthcare professionals -- administrators, office staff, nurses and physicians -- at multi-specialty outpatient surgery centers. Learn more about zChart.

3. National Medical Billing Services. NMBS specializes in freestanding outpatient surgery center coding and billing and providing ASCs with an outstanding opportunity to increase revenue through its cost-effective service, subject matter experts and integrity in business relationships. Learn more about NMBS.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. Cygnus Medical. Cygnus Medical specializes in products and services for the endoscopy suite, the operating room and the sterile processing department. Learn more about Cygnus Medical.

8. Somerset CPAs. Somerset prepares feasibility studies, valuation of ASC and specialty hospital ownership interests, operations reviews, accreditation, revenue cycle assessment, benchmarking and succession/strategic planning, among other services, for healthcare clients nationwide. Read more about Somerset.

9. Erdman (A Cogdell Spencer Company). As an integrated provider, Erdman offers service from facility conception to completion, including advance planning, development, design and construction. Learn more about Erdman.

10. TransMotion Medical. TransMotion Medical (TMM) designs, manufactures and distributes a line of specialty medical procedure chairs including the TMM3 Video Fluoroscopy Chair, TMM4 Multi-Purpose Treatment Chair and TMM5 Surgical Stretcher Chair. Learn more about TMM.

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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