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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] Establishing an ASC: A Primer From A to Z | 10 GI and Endoscopy Managed Care Best Practices | Early Registration Discounts End May 1 for 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference 240 Spots Remain |
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1. Establishing an ASC: A Primer From A to Z. Click Here

2. 10 GI and Endoscopy Managed Care Best Practices, by Matt Kilton of Eveia Health Consulting & Management. Click Here

3. Former Indiana Surgery Center Employees Settle Suit Against Employer. Click Here

4. Medicare RAC Audit Analysis for ASCs, by Melinda Taylor of USPI. Click Here

Featured Speaker at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: John Caruso, MD, Parkway Surgery Center, Hagerstown, Md., will discuss "Case Study - Two Years Later, A Physician-Owned Spine ASC: A Frank and Open Discussion of Financial Performance, Organizational Issues, Challenges and Problems." Learn more. Click Here 

Exhibiting 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, contact Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.

5. Tom Mallon of Regent Surgical Health Shares Insight on Surgery Centers in This Economy. Click Here

6. CMS Requires Hospitals to Disclose Physician Ownership to Patients. Click Here 

7. Vote for The Hospital Review's Hospital CEO of the Year. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
VMG Health; ASCOA; and Surgical Notes.

9. 19 Companies ASCs and Hospitals Should Know. Click Here

10. Kaye/Bassman Named Best Medium-Sized Company to Work for in Texas for Fourth Consecutive Year. Click Here

Advertising note:
Advertising for the May/June issue of Becker's ASC Review, which focuses on orthopedics and spine, closes on April 1. If you are interested in advertising in this issue, e-mail Jessica Cole at or call (800) 417-2035.
Surgical Notes: 
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:

Hand Surgery in ASCs - Key Concepts for Success -- Ed Rudisill, MD, The Hand Center, Greensville, SC

2. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: "The Tommy John Surgery" -- Timothy Kremchek, MD, Medical Director, Cincinnati Reds; Larry Taylor, President and CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare

3. Using Spine as the Backbone of a Multi-Specialty ASC --James Lynch, MD, Surgery Center of Reno

4. Orthopedics - The Forecast for the Next Five Years -- John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago

Cost Justifying an EHR, What Is The ROI? -- Daren Smith, Administrator, Fremont Surgical Center; Todd Logan, Regional VP, Source Medical

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.

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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.

Amkai. Amkai is a software company with 20-plus years of experience delivering administrative and clinical solutions to ASCs, surgical hospitals and physician practices. Read more about Amkai.

HealthCare Appraisers. HealthCare Appraisers is a nationally recognized valuation and consulting firm providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry. Read more about HealthCare Appraisers.

Practice Partners. Practice Partners in Healthcare takes great pride in the development, management and equity ownership with its physician and hospital partners. Read more about Practice Partners.

VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

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.

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.

Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Serbin Surgery Center Billing was founded in 2001 to provide the answer to ASCs' complex and unique billing needs, providing expert and accurate coding, billing, collections, and managed care negotiations solely to the ASC industry. Learn more about SCB.

National Surgical Care. National Surgical Care, a nationwide owner and operator of ambulatory surgical centers, focuses on addressing the needs and problems confronting surgery centers across the country. Learn more about NSC.

McShane Medical Properties. McShane Medical Properties is an integrated design/build construction and real estate development firm offering comprehensive services for the healthcare industry. Read more about McShane.

RMC MedStone Capital. RMC MedStone Capital is a company focused on acquiring ASCs and small hospitals, focused on surgery, in partnership with physicians. Learn more about RMC.

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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