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March 3, 2009
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1. 11 Key Concepts From the Stark Law. Click Here

2. 10 Spine Surgeons to Know. Click Here 

Look for a list of more than 20 spine surgeons to know in the April issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review. Nominate a spine surgeon for this list by e-mailing Scott Becker at

3. Single-Payor System Bill Introduced in House. Click Here

Read what Craig J. Bakken, CEO of Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Associates in Lakewood, Col., thinks about a single-payor system. Click Here Share your own thoughts by e-mailing Scott Becker at

4. Many Variables Affect Pain Management Hours Per Case Benchmark, by Amy Mowles of Mowles Medical Practice Management. Click Here 

Ms. Mowles is just one of the many terrific speakers presenting at the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Learn more about the conference and register. Click Here 

5. Nevada Legislature Considers Tougher Surgical Center Regulation. Click Here

6. California Woman Faces 20 Years for Insurance Fraud at Surgery Center. Click Here 

Featured Speaker at 7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: Steven Stern, MD, VP of Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Spine at United Healthcare will discuss "A Payor's View of Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management." Learn more. Click Here

7. NYC Health Council Denies Development of Orthopedic Surgery Center. Click Here 

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Mnet Collection Agency; ASCOA; and Surgical Notes.

9. Register Today for PHA 2009 Legislative Conference Fly-In March 17-18 in Washington D.C. Click Here

10. Orthopedic Surgeon Shortage Predicted. Click Here

Receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Practice Review by e-mailing Scott Becker at

Surgical Notes: 
7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues
June 11-13, Chicago - Register Today!

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

Pain Management in ASCs: Current Methods to Increase Profits --
Amy Mowles, President & CEO, Mowles Medical Practice Management

2. Uni Knees and Shoulders in the Outpatient Setting: Cost, Staffing and Profitability Issues -- Peter Kurzweil, MD, and Margarita de Jesus, Administrator, Surgery Center of Long Beach

3. Implant Costs: Why Facility-Physician Collaboration Makes Sense -- Karen Barrow, SVP Business Development, Amerinet

4. An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine: Procedures Performed in ASCs -- Ken Pettine, MD, Rocky Mountain Surgery Center

5. The 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Examine Each Week -- Shannon Blakeley, VP Operations, National Surgical Care

Learn more about the 7th Annual Orthopedics, Pain Management and Spine Driven ASC Conference and download the conference brochure by clicking here. To register online, click here or call (703) 836-5904.

June 2009 Conference
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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.

Surgical Care Affiliates. Surgical Care Affiliates is one of the nation's largest providers of specialty surgical services, operating 128 surgical facilities across the country, providing specialty surgical services across 32 states. Learn more about Surgical Care Affiliates.

Marasco & Associates. Marasco & Associates is a national architecture that has helped develop more than 300 ASCs and over 1,500 healthcare facilities nationwide over its 30-plus-year history. Read more about Marasco & Associates.

CTQ Solutions. CTQ Solutions is a leading provider of healthcare satisfaction and benchmarking services, helping support ASC patient satisfaction targeting quality and process improvement initiatives, improving patient loyalty and meeting all industry accreditation requirements. Learn more about CTQ Solutions.

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.

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.

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.

Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Serbin Surgery Center Billing was founded in 2001 to provide the answer to ASCs' complex and unique billing needs, providing expert and accurate coding, billing, collections, and managed care negotiations solely to the ASC industry. Learn more about SCB.

HealthCare Appraisers. HealthCare Appraisers is a nationally recognized valuation and consulting firm providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry. Read more about HealthCare Appraisers.

Medical Facilities Corp. Medical Facilities Corp. is a publicly-traded company and a leading acquirer of majority interests in high quality specialty hospitals and ASCs. Learn more about MFC.

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
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