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Latest News & Analysis

1. 25 Interesting Statistics About Gastroenterology in Surgery Centers.  Click Here

2. Federal Health Officials Investigating, Planning Prosecution of Physicians Who Take Kickbacks. Click Here

3. Ophthalmology Salary Statistics by Region. Click Here 

4. Infection Control Deficiencies Found at More Than Half of Nevada Surgery Centers. Click Here
Featured Speaker at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago will discuss "Orthopedics in ASCs - What Works and What Doesn't From a Business and Clinical Perspective." Learn more. Click Here 

5. Richard Pence of National Surgical Care Shares Insight on ASCs in This Economy. Click Here

6. Doug Peter of HealthMark Partners Shares Insight on Surgery Centers in This Economy. Click Here 

7. New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening Announced. Click Here

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

9. 23 Companies Surgery Centers and Hospitals Should Know. Click Here 

10. Access MediQuip Unveils New Corporate Identity Including New Web Site, Logo and Tagline.  Click Here

Exhibiting and Advertising note:
Exhibit booths for the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference are now sold out. If you are interested in exhibiting at the October 16th Annual Improving the Profitability of and Establishing ASCs conference, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.

Advertising for the May/June issue of Becker's ASC Review, which focuses on orthopedics and spine, closes on April 1. Advertising for the April issues of The Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, closes on March 16. Contact Jessica Cole ( 417-2035) if you are interested in advertising in these publications.
7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago - Register Today!

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

How Economic Conditions Impact Healthcare Strategies for Success -- Tom Geiser, Senior Advisor, Texas Pacific Group; and Joe Clark, Executive Vice President, Surgical Care Affiliates

2. Uni Knees in the Outpatient Setting - Is This the Right Fit for Your ASC? Clinical and Financial Issues -- Blaine Farless, MD, and James McGehee, RN, Administrator, Cleburne Surgical Center; and Sarah Martin, RVP of Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners

3. New Trends in Ambulatory Spine Surgery -- David Abraham, MD, Reading Neck and Spine Center

10 Keys to Improve Coding for Orthopedic, Spine and Pain in ASCs -- Christina Bentin, Founder, Coding Compliance Management

5. Developing a Highly Successful Orthopedic-Driven ASC -- Brent Lambert, M.D., CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America; and Tom Mead, M.D., Surgery Center of Allentown

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.

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

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.

Amerinet As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

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.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

Pinnacle III. Pinnacle III specializes in the operational development, management, select management, and billing for ASCs. Learn more about Pinnacle.

Eveia Health Consulting & Management. Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Learn more about Eveia.

zChart EMR. zChart EMR was developed by dozens of healthcare professionals -- administrators, office staff, nurses and physicians -- at multi-specialty outpatient surgery centers. Learn more about zChart.

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.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management 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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  • Click here to visit Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
  • Click here to visit Amerinet.
  • Click here to visit Meridian Surgical Partners.
  • Click here to visit Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
  • Click here to visit Surgical Notes.
  • Click here to visit Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.
  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
  • Click here to visit ProVation Medical.
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