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Latest News & Analysis
Feb. 11, 2010

1. 7 Trends and Opportunities for Ophthalmology in Surgery Centers.
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2. Reducing GI Claim Denials in ASCs. Click Here

3. Ensuring ASC Success After the Unexpected Loss of a Key Physician: Matrix Surgery Center. 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 See more highlights below.

5. Anesthesiologist Dr. Gregory Hickman Discusses How Advances in Post-Operative Pain Control Can Improve Patient Satisfaction, Surgery Center Volume. Click Here

6. EBIDTA Margin Analysis for Surgery Centers by Net Revenue. Click Here

7. If you would like to take advantage of a free billing analysis
for your ASC or proposed surgery center, please call Caryl Serbin at (888) 453-1144 or e-mail her at

8. Surgical Care Affiliates is seeking a VP of Development on the West Coast. E-mail for more information.

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Register today for Hospitals and Health Systems: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues Conference (April 13-14, 2010; Chicago). This exclusive conference focused on hospital and health system CEOs and CFOs brings together hospital 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 37 terrific sessions on the program agenda:

1. The Best Ideas for Hospitals Now - Chris Karam, FACHE, President & CEO, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System; Dan Moen, CEO, LHP Hospital Group; Paul R. Summerside, MD, Chairman of the Board, Aurora Baycare Medical Center; Alex Rintoul, CEO, Medical Center at St. Elizabeth Place; Moderated by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP
2. The 5 Things Hospitals Should Look For in a Partner - Dan Moen, CEO, LHP Hospital Group, Inc.

3. 4 Core Ideas and Concepts to Improve Oncology Program Profitability - Lisa Slama, PhD, Director, Sg2
4. Key Steps to Contain Costs - Faye Deich, Chief Operating Officer, Sacred Heart Hospital, Regional Director, Hospital Sisters Health System
5. Distressed Hospital Financing Issues - Shane Passarelli, Senior Vice President,
Healthcare Finance Group, and Gary Samson, Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP

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June 10-12, 2010

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17th Annual Improving the Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ASC Conference
October 20-22, 2010

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