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1. 22 Interesting Statistics and Facts About Urology in Surgery Centers. Click Here

Look for more information about urology, and coverage of ENT and ophthalmology, in the July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review. If you are interested in serving as a source for stories or contributing a column about these specialties, e-mail Scott Becker at

2. The Economy: The Opportunity of a Lifetime, by Marion Jenkins of QSE Technologies. Click Here

3. Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Against Spine Surgeons Dropped. Click Here

4. Amendments to N.J. Codey Law Finally Signed Into Law, by Michael Schaff, Esq., Brian Kalver, Esq., and Alyson Leone, Esq. Click Here

5. New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Names New President. Click Here

6. FDA Panel Recommends New Drug for the Treatment of Deep-Vein Thrombosis. Click Here

Featured Speakers at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: Peter Kurzweil, MD, and Margarita de Jesus, administrator, of Surgery Center of Long Beach will discuss "Uni Knees and Shoulders in the Outpatient Setting: Cost, Staffing and Profitability Issues." Learn more. Click Here 

7. Top 10 States With the Highest Payments for Medical Malpractice Claims. Click Here Top 10 States With the Lowest Payments for Medical Malpractice Claims. Click Here

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

9. Somerset Provides Insight on Physician Practice IT Investment Planning, EHR Adoption and Utilization. Click Here

10. Amerinet Announces Enhanced Surgery Center Solutions Program. Click Here

Nominations sought:
We are seeking nominations for outstanding orthopedic- and spine-driven ASCs to know for the May/June issue of Becker's ASC Review. To nominate an ASC (self-nominations acceptable), e-mail Scott Becker at
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:

The Evolution of Healthcare and the Impact on ASCs -- Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics at Princeton University

Pain Management: 5 Keys to a Superior Pain Management Program Surgery Center -- Lance Lehmann, MD, Medical Director and Liliana Rodriguez Lehmann, MBA, Hallandale Outpatient Surgical Center

3. A Payor's View of Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management -- Steven Stern, MD, VP Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Spine, United Healthcare

4. Case Study - Two Years Later, A Physician-Owned Spine ASC: A Frank and Open Discussion of Financial Performance, Organizational Issues, Challenges and Problems -- John Caruso, MD, Parkway Surgery Center, Hagerstown, Md.

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

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.

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.

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

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

MEDtegrity. The MEDtegrity Medical Laundry Network is a $500 million commercial laundry network and of one of the largest and most successful independent and family-owned laundries in the United States. Learn more about MEDtegrity.

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.

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.

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.

HealthMark Partners. HealthMark Partners owns and operates single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States by creating joint-ventures with physicians or physicians and hospitals. Read more about HealthMark.

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.

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

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