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National Surgical Care:
Jan. 22, 2009
Latest News & Analysis

1. 96 Questions to Ask When Reviewing Managed Care Contracts, by Naya Kehayes of Eveia Health Consulting & Management and Scott Becker. Click Here

2. MedPAC Recommends Surgery Center Payment Rate Increase of 0.6%. Click Here

3. New York Surgery Centers Face Possible 10% Surgical Procedures Tax. Click Here

4. The latest issue of Becker's ASC Review is now online with 25 new articles. Click Here

5. Northstar Healthcare Surgery Center in Texas Facing Major Third-Party Payor Reimbursement Challenge. Click Here

6. Publisher's Letter: Healthcare Reform; Uninsured Coverage; Obama's Appointments; ASC Transactions, by Scott Becker. Click Here

7. New Veterans Surgery Center in Texas Set for 2010; Veterans Express Mixed Feelings Over Facility. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
National Surgical Care; ASCOA; and Surgical Notes.

9. Connecticut Hospital Opens $10.3 Million Surgery Center. Click Here

10. Indiana's Orthopaedics Northeast to Build New Surgery Center. Click Here

11. Healthcare Litigation Trends: Managed Care, Non-Competes, Antitrust - Jan. 29 Teleconference (hosted by McGuireWoods) - Complimentary. Click Here

12. 6th Annual Health Care Private Equity Event - Feb. 26, Chicago (hosted by McGuireWoods) - Complimentary. Click Here  
Surgical Notes:
Eveia Health Consulting & Management Joins Growing List of Sponsors For June Conference

Eveia Health Consulting & Management is sponsoring the badge lanyards for the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management-Focused ASC Conference held June 11-13, 2009, in Chicago.

Here is a complete list of sponsors thus far:

- 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)
- Eveia Health Consulting & Management (Badge Lanyards)

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.

Health Inventures. Health Inventures provides strategic and business planning, joint venture formation, facility development and operations management for ASCs. Learn more about Health Inventures.

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.

Amerinet As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

National Surgical Care. National Surgical Care, a nationwide owner and operator of ambulatory surgical centers, focuses on addressing the needs and problems confronting surgery centers across the country. Learn more about NSC.

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.

Surgical Notes. Surgical notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

ASCs Inc. ASCs Inc. helps physician-owners of ASCs form strategic relationships with leading ASC management companies and hospitals, and also represents physician-owners of ASCs and medical office building real estate. Learn more about ASCs Inc.

Prexus Health. Prexus Health is a 100 percent physician-owned company that specializes in the development and management of multi-specialty, physician-owned ASCs and small hospitals. Learn more about Prexus Health.

Alternate Medical Billing Systems. Alternate Medical Billing Systems provides a number of medical billing services including claim filing, billing statements, coding, payment posting, denials/rejections analysis and much more. Learn more about Alternate Medical Billing Systems.

Pacific Surgical Partners. PSP was created to own and operate outpatient surgery centers exclusively in southern California, primarily in conjunction with physician partners. Learn more about PSP.

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
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  • 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.
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