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Jan. 20, 2009
25 Articles From The January Issue of
Becker's ASC Review
Are Now Online

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

1. 50 Management and Development Companies to Watch for 2009. Click Here

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

3. Letter From the Editor: Recapping 2008, Looking Ahead to 2009. Click Here

4. 17 Great ASCs to Work For. Click Here

Learn even more about these great ASCs to work for. Click Here

5. Larry Taylor of Practice Partners Discusses 3 Trends for Surgery Centers in 2009. Click Here

6. 10 Steps to Prepare for and Respond to Anesthesia Subsidy Requests. Click Here

7. 6 Critical Anesthesia Protocols and Procedures to Improve Efficiency, written by Andrew Ribaudo and Kelly Scherbenske of Surgical Anesthesia Services. Click Here

8. 5 Current Challenges in Ambulatory Anesthesia. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America; VMG Health; and B. Braun.

9. 5 Things to Know About Gynecology in ASCs. Click Here

10. CMS Establishes New ASC Conditions of Coverage. Click Here

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

12. Turnaround Case Study: Minor Issue or Fatal Flaw? Written by Jeffry A. Peters of Surgical Directions. Click Here   

13. Capture Your Partners' Cases: The Carrot & Stick, written by Chris Bishop of ASCOA. Click Here

14. Accounts Receivable Analysis for ASCs by Revenues From the VMG Health 2008 Intellimarker. Click Here

15. 4 Critical Concepts From the Latest Stark Act Regulations. Click Here

16. Rob Carrera of Pinnacle III Discusses 3 Trends for Surgery Centers in 2009. Click Here

17. 10 Managed Care Best Practices for Bariatrics, General Surgery and Gynecology, written by Susan Charkin of Healthcents. Click Here

18. Peer Review Q&A With Sarah Martin of Meridian Surgical Partners. Click Here

19. 4 Observations on Orthopedic and Spine Devices and Equipment. Click Here

20. 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Generation Y, from Lt. Col. Bruce Bright of The Sanders Trust. Click Here

21. OIG Blasts CMS on HIPAA Security Gaps; Guidance for ASC Compliance, written by Marion Jenkins of QSE Technologies. Click Here

22. Election 2008: 5 Quick Observations. Click Here

23. 10 Interesting Facts About Surgery Center Chains. Click Here

24. 6 Best Practices for Proper Disposal of Pharmaceutical Waste. Click Here

25. General Surgery Coding Guidance for 2009 Additions and Revisions, written by Cristina Bentin of Coding Compliance Management. Click Here

View these stories and download the entire issue. Click Here

B. Braun:
Thank You to June Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank the six companies that have already signed up as sponsors for the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference held June 11-13, 2009, in Chicago.

- VMG Health (Senior Level Sponsorship)
- Amerinet (Exclusive GPO Sponsor)
- SourceMedical (Exclusive IT Sponsor)
- QSE Technologies (Cyber Cafe)
- Facility Development & Management (Keycard Sponsor)
- Serbin Surgery Center Billing (Conference Tote Bags)

There are less than 45 exhibit booths and only a few sponsorship opportunities still available.

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.

CareCredit. CareCredit lets patients pay their current bills in full immediately with the use of convenient monthly payments. Learn more about CareCredit.

Foundation Surgery Affiliates.
FSA is a healthcare management organization specializing in project development, innovative facility design, partner recruitment and facility operations. Read more about FSA.

Viscot Medical.
Products from Viscot Medical, a provider of disposable medical products, include sterile and non-sterile surgical skin markers; sterile and non-sterile medication labels and kits; male and female urinals; minor surgery drapes; and towels. Learn more about Viscot Medical.

ASCOA. ASCOA is a leader in the ASC industry, achieving exceptional quality of care and outstanding financial results. Learn more about ASCOA.

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.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists. ImageFIRST is a leading provider of laundry services for medical practices, with products including patient apparel, scrubs, lab coats, surgical gowns, bed and bath, and more. Learn more about ImageFIRST.

Vantage Outsourcing. Vantage Outsourcing, formerly Vantage Technology, is a leading supplier of safe and effective cataract surgery services. Learn more about Vantage Outsourcing.

ConMed Linvatec. ConMed Linvatec, a global leader in the fields of arthroscopy, multi-specialty endoscopic medical video systems and powered surgical instruments, offers some of the latest in technology for minimally invasive and orthopedic surgery procedures. Learn more about ConMed Linvatec.

Healthcents. Healthcents is an ASC and physician specialty hospital contracting, software and consulting group with extensive experience helping ASCs negotiate contracts. Learn more about Healthcents.

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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