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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 6 Keys for an ASC Turnaround | Negotiating In-Network Carve-Outs for Outpatient Spine | Wichita Falls Outpatient Surg. Services Market Leader Settles Monopoly Allegations | Northstar Revenues Drop 63%
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
March 11, 2011

1. 6 Critical Elements for a Successful Turnaround Surgery Center. Click Here Features insight from Brent Lambert, MD, and Luke Lambert of ASCOA.

2. 7 Strategies to Negotiate In-Network Carve-Outs for Outpatient Spine. Click Here

3. Wichita Falls Outpatient Surgical Services Market Leader Settles Over Monopoly, Anti-Competitive Allegations.
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 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. 7 Common Patient Complaints About Surgery Centers - and How to Prevent Them. Click Here Features insight from Carla Daley Shehata of Regent Surgical Health.

6. New Jersey Hospital Set to Open Surgery Center. Click Here

7. NorthStar Healthcare Revenues Decline by 63% From Last Year in 'Transitional Quarter'. Click Here

8. CVS Caremark Accused of Sharing Private Consumer Information to Promote Medications. Click Here

9. Reaping the Benefits of Health IT: Q&A With ONC's Dr. David Blumenthal. Click Here

10. 5 Facility Factors That Affect a Surgery Center's Value. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASC Turnaround Group, Laser Spine Institute, ASD Management, and Arise Healthcare.
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. ASC Transactions, Current Market Analysis and Valuations - Greg Koonsman, Senior Partner, VMG Health

Infection Control in ASCs - Best Practices and Current Ideas - Cassandra Speier, Senior Vice President of Operations, NovaMed, Inc.


C. Hospital Within A Hospital Joint Venture - Case Study - Dennis Martin, Senior Vice President of Health Systems, Health Inventures, LLC


D. A Step by Step Plan for Selling Your ASC - How to Maximize the Price, Terms and Results and How to Handle the Process - Luke Lambert, CFA, MBA, CASC, CEO, ASCOA, Introduced by Scott Downing, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

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:

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4. Arise Healthcare:

5. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |  

6. ASCOA:;    

7. Experior:

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10. VMG Health: |;  

11. Interventional Management Services:;     

12. NovaMed:  

13. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
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16. SourceMedical:; 

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22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical: 

25. Physicians Capital Investments: 

26. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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