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May 12, 2009
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1. 5 ASC Administrators to Know. Click Here

This is the first five in a list of 30 administrators to know. To nominate a great ASC administrator, e-mail Scott Becker at or Rob Kurtz at

2. 10 Statistics About ENT in Surgery Centers. Click Here

3. 6 Urology Procedures ASCs Should Perform to Maximize Profits. Click Here

4. 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

5. Bart Walker of McGuireWoods Discusses 6 Issues Affecting Loan Closing Costs. Click Here

6. Financing Facilities in Today's ASC Market, by Michael Karnes of Regent Surgical Health. Click Here

7. HHS' Inspector General Levinson Unveils 5 Principles to Fight Medicare Fraud. Click Here

8. Come hear John Cherf of the Dept. of Orthopedics for The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago Discuss "Orthopedics in ASCs: What Works and What Doesn't From a Business and Clinical Perspective" at the 7th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference from June 11-13 in Chicago. Today is the final day to take advantage of early registration discounts. Learn more and register today. Click Here
9. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ProVation Medical, ASCOA, Anesthesia Healthcare Partnersnes and HealthMark Partners.

10. Ambulatory Surgical Centers: How Cost Segregation Can Help Increase Cash Flow, by John Wilmoth of Wilmoth and Associates. Click Here

11. Missouri Surgical Center Partners With Surgical Care Affiliates. Click Here

Nominations Sought:
We are seeking nominations for 30 great ASC administrators, 5 great ASCs that focus on opthalmology, 5 great ASCs that focus on ENT and 5 great ASCs that focus on urology. These lists will appear in the July/August issue of Becker's ASC Review. This issue will also highlight 100 people to know in the ASC industry. To nominate an administrator, ASC or ASC leader, e-mail Scott Becker at or Rob Kurtz at
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Final 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 in ASCs: Current Methods to Increase Profits --
Amy Mowles, President & CEO, Mowles Medical Practice Management

2. Uni Knees and Shoulders in the Outpatient Setting: Cost, Staffing and Profitability Issues -- Peter Kurzweil, MD, and Margarita de Jesus, Administrator, Surgery Center of Long Beach

3. Implant Costs: Why Facility-Physician Collaboration Makes Sense -- Karen Barrow, SVP Business Development, Amerinet

4. An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine: Procedures Performed in ASCs -- Ken Pettine, MD, Rocky Mountain Surgery Center

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

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.

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.

Medical Consulting Group. Medical Consulting Group specializes in medical consulting, both at the surgical practice and corporate levels, providing ASC development and management solutions for single, multi-specialty and hospital joint-venture facilities. Read more about Medical Consulting Group.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

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.

HealthMark Partners. HealthMark Partners owns and operates single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States by creating joint-ventures with physicians or physicians and hospitals. Read more about HealthMark.

Prexus Health. Prexus Health is a 100 percent physician-owned company that specializes in the development and management of multi-specialty, physician-owned ASCs and small hospitals. Learn more about Prexus Health.

Eveia Health Consulting & Management. Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Learn more about Eveia.

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.

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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