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May 5, 2009
19 Articles From the May/June Issue of
Becker's ASC Review Are Now Online

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1. Which ASC Model is Best-Equipped to Deliver Spine Surgery: Multi-Specialty or Spine-Focused. Click Here

2. 3 Core Models for Delivering Anesthesia Services - Trends, Legal Issues and Observations. Click Here
3. 28 Interesting Facts About Orthopedics in Surgery Centers and Orthopedic Surgeons. Click Here
4. Publisher's Letter: ASCs in 2009: 14 Quick Observations; Improving ASC Profitability in a Down Economy. Click Here

Don't Miss Keynote Speaker and Healthcare Reform Expert Uwe Reinhardt Discuss "The Evolution of Healthcare and the Impact on ASCs" at 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Today is the last day to receive early registration discounts. Learn more. Click Here 

5. 31 Spine Surgeons. Click Here
6. 9 Surgical Equipment Products for ASC Spinal Procedures. Click Here 
7. 5 Best Practices to Help Address Increasing Patient Out-of-Pocket Expenses. Click Here

ASCOA Seeks National Vice President of Operations.
ASCOA is seeking an RN with extensive business experience, who has senior level, hands-on experience in freestanding ASC management. Experience in oversight of multiple centers preferred; knowledge of Medicare, AAAHC and regulatory standards mandatory. This is a fast-paced, challenging, hands-on position requiring extensive travel. This opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits. Come grow with us. E-mail resume in confidence to or call Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America at (843) 303-0008.
8. 13 Orthopedic- and Spine-Driven ASCs. Click Here
9. 10 Great Knee Specialists. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
ASCOA, Anesthesia Healthcare Partners and B. Braun.

10. 5 Challenges Facing Orthopedics in Surgery Centers and Best Practices to Overcome Them. Click Here
11. 4 Great Growth Opportunities for Orthopedics in Surgery Centers. Click Here
Free ASC Billing and Collections Audioconference on May 20 --
Register today for a free 60-minute audioconference on best practices to improve ASC billing and collections featuring Caryl Serbin of Surgery Consultants of America and Serbin Surgery Center Billing. The program is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. CST on May 20. Learn more and register today. Click Here

12. 5 Best Practices for Improved Coding of Orthopedic and Spinal Procedures. Click Here
13. Adopting Bylaws That Address Disruptive Physicians:
Q & A With Tom Stallings of McGuireWoods. Click Here
14. 10 Interesting Statistics and Facts About Pain Management in Surgery Centers. Click Here
15. Grow Pain Management Through Diversification, Expansion and Marketing. Click Here
16. 6 Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiency in Pain Management. Click Here
17. Industry Leaders Share Insight on ASCs in the Current Economy. Click Here
18. Practical Guidance to Help You Understand and Plan for On-Call Coverage Payments. Click Here
19. Establishing an Ambulatory Surgery Center - A Primer From A to Z (Part 2). Click Here

View these stories and download the entire issue. Click Here

Nominations Sought:
We are seeking nominations for the annual list of 100 People to Know in the ASC industry and for 30 great ASC administrators to know. The list of 100 People to Know will be published in the July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review. To nominate someone for these lists, please e-mail
B. Braun:
Last Day for Early Registration Discounts:
7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profits, and Business & Legal Issues: June 11-13, Chicago - Register Today!

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

Pain Management: 5 Keys to a Superior Pain Management Program Surgery Center -- Lance Lehmann, MD, Medical Director and Liliana Rodriguez Lehmann, MBA, Hallandale Outpatient Surgical Center

2. The 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Examine Each Week -- Shannon Blakeley, VP Operations, National Surgical Care

3. Practical Case Costing and Benchmarking for Orthopedic, Spine and Pain-Driven ASCs -- Strategies You Can Use Monday Morning
Susan Kizirian, COO, and Anne Geier, VP, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America

4. 2 Key Issues: Working with Implant Brokers and Out-of-Network Issues -- Dan Connolly, Vice President, Pinnacle III

5. Is Your Center too Dependent on a Single Specialty? How to Diversify and Make Change Happen -- John Seitz, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Group; Joe Zasa, CEO, Woodrum ASD; and Larry Taylor, President and CEO, Practice Partners in 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.

Amerinet As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

Mnet Collection Agency. Mnet Financial, the preferred collection agency service vendor to United Surgical Partners and Health Inventures, is a receivables management company offering cost effective ways to increase cash flow and reduce debt for professional services. Learn more about Mnet Financial.

National Surgical Care. National Surgical Care, a nationwide owner and operator of ambulatory surgical centers, focuses on addressing the needs and problems confronting surgery centers across the country. Learn more about NSC.

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.

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.

Raymond Fox & Associates. Raymond Fox & Associates is a full-service medical architectural firm that has completed over 4,000 projects ranging from small, single-specialty offices to large, multi-specialty medical office buildings and has been involved in over 400 surgical centers. Learn more about Raymond Fox & Associates.

Surgical Anesthesia Services. Surgical Anesthesia Services delivers comprehensive anesthesia services exclusively to ASCs across the United States, with each ASC receiving a dedicated anesthesia team which does not rotate between competing facilities. Learn more about Surgical Anesthesia Services .

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

Surgical Notes. Surgical notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

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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  • Click here to visit Amerinet.
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  • Click here to visit Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
  • Click here to visit Surgical Notes.
  • Click here to visit Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.
  • Click here to visit Practice Partners in Healthcare.
  • Click here to visit ProVation Medical.
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