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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] 28 Statistics and Facts About Orthopedics in ASCs | HHS Plans New Mandatory Infection Control Surveys for ASCs | Hear Pain Management Expert Dr. Lax Manchikanti at the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference |
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1. 28 Interesting Statistics and Facts About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers and Orthopedic Surgeons. Click Here

2. HHS Plans New Nationwide, Mandatory Infection Control Surveys for Surgery Centers. Click Here

3. 5 Best Practices to Help Address Increasing Patient Out-of-Pocket Expenses. Click Here

4. Come hear pain management expert Lax Manchikanti, MD, renowned founder of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, discuss "Key Concepts to Managing an Effective Interventional Pain Management Practice and Center" at the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Learn more and register today. Click Here 

5. Sen. John D. Rockefeller Holds Investigational Hearings Into Out-of-Network Reimbursement. Click Here

6. Illinois Physician Pleads Guilty to Fraud. Click Here

7. Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Authority Urges Surgery Centers to Improve Preoperative Screening. Click Here

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

9. Public Company Roundup: AmSurg, NovaMed and Medical Facilities Corporation. Click Here

10. Florida Newspaper Features Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Click Here

11. Advertising Reminder: Deadline for May/June Conference Distribution Issue Focusing on Orthopedics, Spine and Pain Management Will Close April 14
-- If you would like to advertise in the May/June issue of Becker's ASC Review, which will go to 25,000 people, including 10,000 orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, and will be distributed to all attendees of the June 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference in Chicago, contact Jessica Cole at (800) 417-2035 or e-mail
Increase Profits During Challenging Times: 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago

Here are just five of the great topics on the program agenda:

A Year Later: The Successful Turnaround of a Failing Hospital-Physician Joint Venture ASC -- George Trajtenberg, MD, Mark Beaugard, MD, and Lisa Shriver, Administrator, Turks Head Surgery Center

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

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

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

5. An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine: Procedures Performed in ASCs -- Ken Pettine, MD, Loveland Surgery Center

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.

Advantedge Healthcare Solutions. Advantedge Healthcare Solutions, an IBM Business Partner, develops medical billing technology and offers billing and A/R services for ASCs. Learn more about Advantedge Healthcare Solutions.

Spine Surgical Innovation. Spine Surgical Innovation designs and markets the Holmed Swivel Port System, which is designed for ease of use and intended for posterior or lateral lumbar surgery. Learn more about Spine Surgical Innovation.

Regent Surgical Health. As buyers, developers and managers of outpatient surgery centers and physician-owned hospitals around the country, Regent Surgical Health is an experienced developer and specialist in turnaround situations. Learn more about Regent.

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.

Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals, or office-based practice with the choice of all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions or any combination of those distinct anesthesia service components, which include anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.

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

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.

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.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

Upcoming ASC Events
The 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 11 to 13, 2009

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Oct. 8 to 10, 2009

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