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Feb. 9, 2010

1. 10 Statistics and Facts About Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists. 
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2. Payor Mix Analysis for Surgery Centers by Region. Click Here

3. Colorado Physicians Settle FTC Allegations of Price-Fixing Tactics. Click Here

4. Early registration discounts end March 1 for the Hospitals and Health Systems - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues Conference (April 13-14, 2010; Chicago). Great speakers and great topics on hospital core profit issues. Register now and save $200. Learn more. Click Here

5. 50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America. Click Here

6. Five-Year Fix for Medicare Doctor Pay Cuts in Works. Click Here

7. One Week Left for Nominations: 50 Best Places to Work in Healthcare and 50 ASC Administrators to Know. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 15. If you would like to nominate an organization or administrator, e-mail Rob Kurtz ( or Scott Becker (

8. State Suspends Procedures at Florida Endoscopy Center Due to Safety Violations. Click Here

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8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago)

Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago) by clicking here. 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. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

Here are just 5 of the 91 terrific sessions:

1. Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center - Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, CEO & Chairman of the Board, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

2. The Changing Future of Health Care in the United State - Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist

3. The Politics of Healthcare Reform - Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media Company

4. Hand Surgery in ASCs: Key Concepts for Clinical and Financial Success - R. Blake Curd, MD, Orthopedic Institute, MD, Todd Flickema, SVP, Surgical Management Professionals, and Kyle Goldammer, SVP Finance, Surgical Management Professionals

5. 5 Keys to Maximizing an Orthopedic Driven ASC's Returns in a Tough Economy - Brent Lambert, MD, President and Co-Founder, ASCOA

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

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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