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1. Economic Protectionism Returns to Healthcare With a Vengeance: Observations by Scott Becker. Click Here

2. AAAHC Study Finds Decreasing Demand for Services at ASCs. Click Here

3. Uwe Reinhardt is one of the most engaging and interesting speakers on the healthcare system and the prospects of healthcare reform. His presentation itself is worth the price of admission for the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Learn more about Dr. Reinhardt. Click Here Learn more about the conference and register today. Early Registration Discounts End May 5. Click Here 

4. Healthcare Sector Adds 13,500 Jobs in March; Ambulatory Healthcare Services Leads the Way. Click Here

5. California Launches $32M Program to Reduce Healthcare Worker Shortage. Click Here

6. Applicants Wanted: CEO at the Stanislaus Surgical Hospital, Modesto, Calif.:
RMC MedStone has an opportunity available for a CEO at the Stanislaus Surgical Hospital in Modesto, Calif. Successful candidate will possess the character, motivation and communication skills to lead a superb staff and management team, engaged medical staff and leadership, and a dynamic Board of Directors. Very competitive salary, benefits, and bonus opportunities. Please forward interest and resume to or fax to (209) 572-4217.

7. 57 Anesthesiologists File Suit Against Nevada Surgery Center. Click Here

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

9. Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Interventional Pain Procedures can Only be Performed by Physicians. Click Here

10. Amerinet Announces New Agreements With Medical Action Industries, Wittern Group and E.M. Adams. Click Here

Call for Speakers for 16th Annual ASC Conference on Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 8-10, Chicago). Click Here
7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago - Early Registration Discounts End May 5 -- Earn CME Credits

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

The Pros and Cons of Total Knees in a 23-Hour Setting: Financial and Safety Issues -- Eric Monesmith, MD, OrthoIndy; and John Martin, CEO, OrthoIndy

2. Orthopedics in ASCs - What Works and What Doesn't From a Business and Clinical Perspective -- John Cherf, MD, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago

3. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction: "The Tommy John Surgery" -- Timothy Kremchek, MD, Medical Director, Cincinnati Reds; Larry Taylor, President and CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare

4. Hand Surgery in ASCs: Key Concepts for Success -- Ed Rudisill, MD, The Hand Center, Greensville, SC

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

Learn more about the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management 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.

JCB Laboratories. JCB Laboratories is a compounding pharmacy that serves the ASC market place and focuses exclusively on preparing sterile products. Learn more about JCB Labs.

CONMED Corp. CONMED specializes in arthroscopy, electrosurgery, endoscopy, endosurgery, imaging, integrated systems, patient care and powered instruments that are sold worldwide through its family of companies (CONMED and Linvatec). Learn more about CONMED.

Somerset CPAs. Somerset prepares feasibility studies, valuation of ASC and specialty hospital ownership interests, operations reviews, accreditation, revenue cycle assessment, benchmarking and succession/strategic planning, among other services, for healthcare clients nationwide. Read more about Somerset.

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.

ASC Billing Specialists. ASC Billing Specialists is a billing company dedicated to the needs of the ASC market, specializing in both out-of-network and in-network facilities. Learn more about ASC Billing Specialists.

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.

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.

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

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here
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