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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 10 Ways to Cut ASC Costs | AmSurg Reports 11% Revenue Increase | 6 Physician Factors Impacting ASC Risk | SCA Signs Development Agreement With N.J. Health System
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
March 4, 2011

1. 10 Proven Ways to Cut Surgery Center Costs. Click Here Features insight from Lori Vernon and Stephanie York of Health Inventures.

2. Surgical Care Affiliates Enters Into Development Agreement With New Jersey's Saint Barnabas Health System. Click Here

6 Physician Factors That Impact a Surgery Center's Risk. Click Here

4. Best ASC Business Speakers Present at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here
Less than 280 registration spots remain so reserve your space today! See below for additional information. If interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.

5. Physician Payments Would Be Revealed Under Bipartisan Bill. Click Here

6. 10 Steps to Take a Single-Specialty ASC to a Multi-Specialty ASC. Click Here

7. Operator of Connecticut Clinic Pleads Guilty to Illegally Prescribing Painkillers. Click Here

One Year Since Healthcare Reform: 5 Thoughts From Healthcare Leaders. Click Here

9. Management Group's Role in Physician/Hospital Joint Ventures
Click Here Written by Michael McKevitt of Regent Surgical Health.

10. AmSurg Reports 11% Increase in Revenues. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASC Turnaround Group, Laser Spine Institute, Surgical Care Affiliates, and Surgical Notes.
9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
Pain Management-Driven
ASC Conference (June 9-11; Chicago)

Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower, and learn practical guidance to boost your ASC's profitability immediately at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11; Chicago). Less than 290 registration spots remain; reserve your spot today!   
Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions and 134 speakers, including 25 CEOs and 30 physician leaders as speakers, focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management surgeons who own ambulatory surgical centers

2. Great keynote speakers including legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Last year's event included 725 attendees and 65 exhibitors

4. Register before May 1 and save $100; additional discounts when registering 2 or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

5. Here are just four of the more than 100 sessions:

A. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in ASCs - Greg Poulter, MD, Peak One Surgery Center, and Lisa Austin, RN, CASC, Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle III

10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week and Month and What to Do About Them - Brian Brown, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners


C. How to Determine When to Go In-Network vs. Out-of-Network - Thomas J. Bombardier, MD, FACS, Principal & Founder, ASCOA


D. ASC and Healthcare Transactions - The Year in Review - Todd J. Mello, ASA, AVA, MBA, Principal & Founder, Healthcare Appraisers    

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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1. ASC Turnaround Group:;  

2. Laser Spine Institute:

3. Surgical Care Affiliates:;  

4. Surgical Notes:; 

5. VMG Health: |; 

6. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: | 

7. ASD Management: |;

8. Interventional Management Services:;    

9. Experior:

10. ASCOA:;   

11. NovaMed:  

12. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
13. ASCs Inc.:;
14. Amerinet:; 

15. SourceMedical:; 

17. ProVation Medical:;
18. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
19. Cygnus Medical:
20. HealthCare Appraisers:
21. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

25. Physicians Capital Investments: 

26. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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