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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Issue Alert: March/April Issue Online - 6 Key ASC Legal Issues | 12 Recent ASC Transactions | Future of Ortho & Spine | 31 New Articles
Becker's ASC Review
Vantage Outsourcing
March/April Issue of Becker's ASC Review
March 9, 2011

Download the Digital Edition of the March/April Becker's ASC Review (pdf). Click Here

1. 6 Key Legal Issues Facing Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Click Here

2. 7 Costs Your ASC Could Cut in 2011. Click Here

3. 12 Recent ASC Transactions. Click Here

4. 25 CEOs and 30 Physician Leaders 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 250 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. Publisher's Letter: ASC Industry Growing, Chains More Active, Existing ASCs Working to Improve; 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here

6. 7 Steps for ASCs to Take Before Partnering With a Hospital or Management Company. Click Here

7. 3 Frequently Asked ASC Valuation Questions. Click Here

8. 9 Biggest Issues for Orthopedic Surgeons in 2011. Click Here

9. Spine Surgery in 2011 and Beyond: 7 Points About the Future of Spine Surgery. Click Here

10. 5 Areas Profitable ASCs are Still Leaving Money on the Table. Click Here

11. 5 More Physician Statistics ASCs Should Track and Benchmark. Click Here

12. 8 Areas to Reinvest in an ASC. Click Here

13. 4 Ways Surgeons Can Increase ASC Distributions. Click Here

14. 4 Kinds of Physicians Who Have Not Yet Invested in an ASC. Click Here

15. 12 Decisions That Can Cripple a Surgery Center. Click Here

16. Money-Makers: 15 Statistics on Physician Compensation. Click Here

17. ASCs Play an Important Role in ACOs. Click Here

18. Outpatient Spine: 6 Big Questions. Click Here

19. Are You an Excellent Employer: Professional Employer Organizations for Your Healthcare Human Resource Functions. Click Here

20. 4 Ways for ASCs to Provide Competitive Benefits. Click Here

21. 5 Ways to Incent Good Behavior With Staff Bonuses. Click Here

22. 10 Recent Findings on Anesthesia Quality Issues. Click Here

23. 3 Ideas for Boosting GI Case Volume Through Marketing. Click Here

24. ASC Best Practice: Communicate and Confirm Patient Financial Responsibility Prior to Day of Surgery. Click Here

25. 10 Assertions Payors Make in ASC Contract Negotiations and How to Respond. Click Here

26. California ASCs Face 20% Reduction in Workers' Compensation Reimbursement. Click Here

27. 10 Key ASC Managed Care Contract Provisions and Terms to Know. Click Here

28. 17 Steps to Take When a Payor Changes Payment System From Medicare-Grouper to APC-Based. Click Here

29. 8 Ways to Limit Vendor Reps' Influence Over ASC Surgeons. Click Here

30. 4 Biggest Opportunities in Spine Surgery: From Spine Surgeon Dr. Jay Khanna of Johns Hopkins. Click Here

31. Physician/Hospital Contracting - A Compliance Approach: 11 Key Concepts. Click Here

32. Interpreting the New Medicare Same-Day H&P Guidance for ASCs. Click Here

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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 250 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

We encourage companies, ASC and practices to hold their team and company meetings in conjunction with the Conference and provide substantial discounts in registration to encourage the same. If you have any questions or an interest in doing so, please also contact Jessica Cole ( or Cathy Brett (, or call (800) 417-2035.
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6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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