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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
May 9, 2011

7 Ways to Achieve Great Results for Spine Surgery in an ASC. Click Here

2. Texas Surgery Center Sues Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Over Alleged Breach of Contract. 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. 6 Benefits For an ASC With a Hospital PartnerClick Here

$23M Novant Health Medical Campus to Include Outpatient Surgery Center. Click Here

10 Statistics About Surgery Center Management FeesClick Here

10 Recent Stark, False Claims and Kickback Lawsuits Involving Hospitals and Health Systems. Click Here

Upcoming Free Webinar: Maximizing Reimbursement for ASCs with Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions (Wednesday, May 25, 1:15-2:15 CT). Register today! Click Here

9. The Cost of Moving to ICD-10: 20 Statistics for Physician PracticesClick Here

ASC Association Seeks Member Input For its Response on ACOs.Click Here

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9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
Pain Management-Driven
ASC Conference (June 9-11; Chicago)

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. Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Perform Spine Surgery in an ASC - Kenneth A. Pettine, MD, Founder, The Spine Institute and Loveland Surgery Center  

Establishing and Operating Successfully in a Small Market - Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE, Founder, ASD Management 


C. Hand Surgery in ASCs - Key Concepts for Clinical and Financial Success - R. Blake Curd, MD, Board Chairman, Surgical Management Professionals 


D. Business Planning for Orthopedic and Spine-Driven Centers - Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners 

Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at
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2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
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5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy
8. Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
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24 Companies to Know

1. ASCOA:;    

2. Experior: 

3. Provista: 

4. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |

5. Surgical Notes:;    

6. Surgical Care Affiliates:;     

7. ASD Management: |;

8. VMG Health: |;        

9. ProVation Medical:;

10. NovaMed:   

11. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

12. Laser Spine Institute: 

13. Interventional Management Services:;     

14. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;
15. ASCs Inc.:;
16. Amerinet:; 

17. SourceMedical:;
18. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
19. HealthCare Appraisers:
20. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

21. Pinnacle III:; 

22. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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