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Subject: HHS Proposes ASC Value-Based Purchasing Plan | Avg Comp for 7 ASC Specialties | Early Reg Dscts End May 1: Reg Now-June ASC Conf/RFP for Speaking-Oct 2011 ASC Conf | Total Joints in ASCs: 5 Steps
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April 20, 2011

1. HHS Proposes ASC Value-Based Purchasing Program Plan; ASCA Concerned With Implementation Delay. Click Here

2. Average Compensation for 7 Specialties in ASCs. Click Here

3. Early Registration Discounts End May 1 for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Register today!  Click Here

We are seeking speaking proposals for the 18th Annual ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29; Chicago). The conference generally has an audience focused on ASC owners and administrators. To suggest a topic or speaker, please email

4. 4 Steps to More Satisfied ASC Physicians. Click Here

5. Next Week: 2 Free Upcoming Webinars -- 1) Impact of Regional Anesthesia on Quality, Cost and Satisfaction - Minor Changes, Immediate Impact (4/26). Register by clicking here. 2) EHR in the ASC: How to Drive Cost Savings With Point-of-Care Charting (4/27). Register by clicking here.

6. 5 Steps to Bring Total Joint Replacements Into Surgery Centers. Click Here

7. NovaMed Anticipates May Merger With Surgery Partners. Click Here Learn more about NovaMed.

8. SourceMedical's Vision EHR Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group. Click Here Learn more about SourceMedical.

9. Advanced Endoscopy & Surgical Center in New Jersey Selects ProVation MD Software. Click Here
Learn more about ProVation Medical.

10. Learn About ScanChart From Surgical Notes. Click Here

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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.  

Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions and 134 speakers, including 25 CEOs and 30 physician leaders as speakers, focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management surgeons who own ambulatory surgical centers

2. Great keynote speakers including legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Last year's event included 725 attendees and 65 exhibitors

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

5. Here are just four of the more than 100 sessions:

A. Improving Managed Care, Contracting Results - A Case Study Step by Step Approach - I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Managing Principal and CEO, and Matt Kilton, MBA, MHA, Princpal and Chief Operating Officer, Eveia Health Consulting and Management  

Co-Management Arrangements - Stuart Katz, Executive Director, FACHE, CASC, Tucson Orthopedic Surgery Center       


C. Information Technology for Surgery Centers - Achieving Positive Outcomes and Avoiding Complications - Marion Jenkins, PhD, Founder & CEO, QSE Technologies, Inc., Todd Logan, Vice President Sales - Western Region, and Ron Pelletier, Vice President, SourceMedical    


D. Reducing Implant Costs - Terry L. Woodbeck, CEO, Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital

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