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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Feb. 9, 2011

1. 5 More Physician Statistics Surgery Centers Should Track and Benchmark. Click Here Features insight from Brian Brown of Meridian Surgical Partners.

2. Connecticut's Hartford Healthcare Completes $28M Acquisition of Constitution Eye Surgery Center. Click Here

3. Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant Average Salaries Jump $25K Since 2001. Click Here

4. Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business & Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here
To register, click here, call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at Learn more about the many highlights of this conference below.

Healthcare Reform: Where Are We Today? Click Here Written by Nap Gary of Regent Surgical Health.

6. Critical Surgery Center Mistake: Failure to React to Departing Physician. Click Here Features insight from Kenny Spitler of Interventional Management Services.

7. Arkansas Surgery Center Part of Acquisition by St. Edward Mercy Health System. Click Here

8. 4 Trends Affecting the Healthcare Supply Chain. Click Here

9. German Medical Board Announces 90 Studies by Anesthesiologist Boldt Lacked Proper Approval. Click Here

10. Determining EMR Implementation Costs for Surgery Centers. Click Here Written by Patrick Doyle of SourceMedical.

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Vantage Outsourcing, ASCOA, Interventional Management Services and Surgical Notes.
9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business & Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago).

Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions featuring 134 of the best speakers in the orthopedic, spine and pain management ASC business

2. Keynote speakers include legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Early registration savings until May 1. Extra savings for groups, paid ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

4. Here are just three of the more than 100 sessions:
    1. Key Concepts to Fixing Physician Hospital Joint
      Ventures Gone South - Brent W. Lambert, Principal & Founder, and Luke Lambert, CEO, ASCOA
    2. Business Planning for Orthopedic and Spine
      Driven Centers - Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip
      Surgical Center Partners
    3. ASC Transactions, Current Market Analysis and
      Valuations - Greg Koonsman, Senior Partner, VMG
Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at
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6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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2. ASCOA:;  

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4. Surgical Notes:; 

5. VMG Health: |; 

6. ASD Management: |; 

7. ASC Turnaround Group:; 

8. NovaMed:  

9. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
10. ASCs Inc.:;
11. Amerinet:;
12. ProVation Medical:;
13. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
14. Cygnus Medical:
15. HealthCare Appraisers:
16. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

17. Pinnacle III:; 

18. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

19. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

20. National Medical Billing Services:; 

21. Physicians Capital Investments: 

22. Regent Surgical Health:; 

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