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April 2, 2009
16 Articles From the March/April Issue of
Becker's ASC Review Are Now Online

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

1. 11 Key Concepts From Stark Law. Click Here

2. 44 ASC Management and Development Company CEOs to Know. Click Here

3. 10 Best Practices for Improving GI-Efficiency in ASCs. Click Here

4. Publisher's Letter: Consolidations Increasing - Buyouts Stagnant; 7 Key Legal Areas for 2009; ASC Communications and the ASC Association June Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - June 11-13, Chicago Michigan Avenue - $200/$100 Discounts on Registrations Available. Click Here

5. 9 Best Practices for Successful Physician/ Hospital Joint-Venture ASCs. Click Here

6. Case Study: Successful Joint-Venture Turnaround. Click Here

7. 23 Gastroenterologists to Know. Click Here

8. 4 Key GI Trends in 2009. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, VMG and ProVation Medical.

9. 25 Interesting Statistics About Gastroenterology in Surgery Centers. Click Here

10. 10 GI and Endoscopy Managed Care Best Practices. Click Here

11. 5 Common GI/Endoscopy Coding and Billing Mistakes. Click Here button

Featured Speaker at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago: Lax Manchikanti, MD, will discuss "Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center." Learn more. Click Here 

12. 14 GI-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

13. 8 Devices and Products GI-Driven ASCs Should Know. Click Here

14. Should You Sell Your ASC: Assessing Your Value and the Pros and Cons. Click Here

15. Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center - A Primer From A to Z (Part 1). Click Here

16. Industry Leaders Discuss Top Trends in ASC Startups. Click Here

View these stories and download the entire issue. Click Here 

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We are seeking nominations for outstanding orthopedic- and spine-driven ASCs for the May/June issue of Becker's ASC Review. To nominate an ASC (self-nominations acceptable), e-mail Scott Becker at
Improving ASC Profits in a Challenging Economy: 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.

Raymond Fox & Associates. Raymond Fox & Associates is a full-service medical architectural firm that has completed over 4,000 projects ranging from small, single-specialty offices to large, multi-specialty medical office buildings and has been involved in over 400 surgical centers. Learn more about Raymond Fox & Associates.

National Medical Billing Services. NMBS specializes in freestanding outpatient surgery center coding and billing and providing ASCs with an outstanding opportunity to increase revenue through its cost-effective service, subject matter experts and integrity in business relationships. Learn more about NMBS.

Foundation Surgery Affiliates. FSA is a healthcare management organization specializing in project development, innovative facility design, partner recruitment and facility operations. Read more about FSA.

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.

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.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

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

ConMed Linvatec. ConMed Linvatec, a global leader in the fields of arthroscopy, multi-specialty endoscopic medical video systems and powered surgical instruments, offers some of the latest in technology for minimally invasive and orthopedic surgery procedures. Learn more about ConMed Linvatec.

CareCredit. CareCredit lets your patients pay their current bills in full immediately with the use of convenient monthly payments. Learn more about CareCredit.

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