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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] ASC Industry: Evolution and Future | Rep. Asks HHS to Analyze ASC Medicare Savings | 50 Best Hospitals in America | USPI Revenue Up 3.5% in 4Q
Becker's ASC Review

News & Analysis
March 7, 2011

1. The Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry: Evolution and Future. Click Here Written by Vivek Taparia of Regent Surgical Health.

2. Rep. Herger Asks HHS to Analyze Medicare Savings in ASCs. Click Here

3. 5 Valuation Pitfalls in Surgery Center Operating Agreements. Click Here
Written by Jason L. Ruchaber of of HealthCare Appraisers.

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 270 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. 50 Best Hospitals in America. Click Here

6. 5 Former Executives of Tampa's WellCare Health Charged for Medicaid Fraud. Click Here

7. USPI Net Revenue Increases 3.5% in Fourth Quarter. Click Here

8. 5 Ways to Lower Orthopedic Cost Per Case. Click Here

9. Surgical Management Professionals Names Reed Martin as COO
Click Here

10. 6 Physician Biases That Keep Workers' Comp Out of Orthopedic ASCs
. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions, ASCOA, Experior, 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 270 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. The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery - What to Expect Over the Next Ten Years - Joe Flower, CEO, The Change Project

Is There a Place for Orthopedics in ACOs? - Michael Redler, MD, The OSM Clinic


C. Top Traits of ASC Leaders and How to Recognize Them - Greg Zoch, Partner, Kaye-Bassman


D. How to Immediately Improve Your Golf Swing - Aaron Bergman, PGA Golf Pro    

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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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
- sponsored by VMG Health
5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy
8. Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
9. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical
11. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
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26 Companies to Know

1. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |  

2. ASCOA:;    

3. Experior:

4. Surgical Notes:;  

5. ASC Turnaround Group:;  

6. Laser Spine Institute:

7. Surgical Care Affiliates:;  


8. VMG Health: |; 

9. ASD Management: |;

10. Interventional Management Services:;     

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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