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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 10 New ASCs Opened or Announced in April | 10 Biggest Trends in Spine Pain Management | CMS Proposes to Alter Same-Day Surgery Restrictions | Vegas GI Dr Indicted by Fed Grand Jury | Early Reg Dscts Extended to May 9 for 9th Annual Ortho, Spine & Pain ASC Conf -- Register Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
May 2, 2011

10 New Surgery Centers Opened or Announced in April. Click Here

2. 10 Biggest Trends in Spine Pain Management. Click Here

3. Hear great business speakers, industry leaders and legendary Coach Mike Ditka at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Register and save today!  Click Here  

4. CMS Proposes to Alter Same-Day Surgery Restrictions. Click Here

New Surgery Center Joint-Venture Partnership Between Connecticut Orthopedic Group and Hospital. Click Here

6 Questions About Surgery Center Financial Benchmarking: Q&A With Robert Westergard of ASCOAClick Here

18 Statistics About OB/GYN in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Click Here

Former Las Vegas Gastroenterologist Dipak Desai Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Healthcare Fraud. Click Here

9. 4 Issues for Hospitals in Choosing HOPD or ASC Venture With PhysiciansClick Here

10. Establishing a Formal Physician Query Process. Click Here

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Early Registration Discounts End Friday (4/29)! Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka 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!  

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. Pain Management - The Best Practices in Offices and ASCs - Nameer R. Haider, MD, Spinal & Skeletal Pain Medicine  

ASC and Healthcare Transactions - The Year in Review - Todd J. Mello, ASA, AVA, MBA, Principal & Founder, Healthcare Appraisers 


C. Co-Management Arrangements - Stuart Katz, Executive Director, FACHE, CASC, Tuscon Orthopedic Center Surgery Center 


D. Keys to Transforming Surgery Centers Into a Profitable Business - Jim Freund, Senior Vice President, GENASCIS and Matt Searles, Managing Partner, Merritt Healthcare  

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