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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Foundation Surg Affiliates to be Acquired by SunLink Health | 9 Ways to Negotiate Best Contracts | How Can Ortho, Spine & Pain ASCs and Practices Win Professionally and Financially Over Next Few Years: Find Out at the 9th Ortho, Spine & Pain ASC Conf
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
April 11, 2011

1. Foundation HealthCare Affiliates to be Acquired by SunLink Health Systems. Click Here

2. 9 Strategies to Negotiate the Best Contracts With Payors. Click Here Features insight from Tom Faith and Jim Odom of The C/N Group.

3. How Can Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management ASCs and Practices Win Professionally and Financially Over the Next Few Years: Find Out at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here
Would you prefer an added session at this conference on "Physician-Owned Ancillaries" or "ACOs"? Please e-mail with your opinion.

4. MedPAC Recommends Strategies to Combat Imaging
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5. Why Surgery Center Management Companies Purchase Majority vs. Minority Stakes: Q&A With Stephen Rosenbaum of Interventional Management Services. Click Here

6. Electronic Health Records: What Does it Mean and Do We Have to Go There? Click Here Written by Ann O'Neill of Regent Surgical Health.

7. 5 Things to Know Before Buying Pre-Owned Equipment. Click Here
Written by Ray Midlam of Olympus America.

8. Seeking speakers on "What Does it Take to Be a Great Physician Leader" and "Physician-Owned Implant, Device and Anesthesia Companies: What are the Opportunities" for the 18th Annual ASC Conference  - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29; Chicago). Please e-mail

9. Will ACOs Assist Pain Management? Click Here

10. Length of Surgery, Blood Loss Are Top Stress Factors for Surgeons.
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Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower, and learn practical guidance to boost your ASC's profitability immediately at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11; Chicago). Registration spots are going fast so register today! 95 percent of exhibits sold out.  

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4. Register before May 1 and save $100; additional discounts when registering 2 or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

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A. Successful Three Party Joint Ventures - Christian D. Ellison, Vice President, Health Inventures

Short and Long Term Strategic Planning and Setting Annual Goals and Objectives - John Goehle, CASC MBA CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, LLC     


C. Given the Economic Downturn, Why Now is Actually a Great Time to Develop a Facility - John Marasco, AIA, NCARB, Principal & Owner, Marasco & Associates   


D. Top Traits of ASC Leaders and How to Recognize Them - Greg Zoch, Partner, Kaye-Bassman

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