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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
May 18, 2011

10 Proven Ways to Profit From GI in 2011. Click Here

2. 7 Critical Areas of Focus for a Successful Turnaround of a Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASC. Click Here  

3. Less Than 90 Registration Spots Remain and Three Weeks Lefts to Register for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Register Today!  Click Here

New Regent Surgical Health, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Physician Joint-Venture Surgery Center in Chicago Breaks Ground. Click Here

5. 18 Statistics About Plastic Surgery in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Click Here

6. West Virginia OB/GYN Sentenced to 1 Year of Prison for Healthcare Fraud. Click Here

One Week Until Free Webinar: "Maximizing Reimbursement for Ambulatory Surgery Centers" with Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions (Wed., May 25, 1:15-2:15 CT). Register today! Click Here

8.  New Montana ASC Breaks Ground in Helena. Click Here

9. Surgical Management Professionals Names Keri Talcott New Director of Corporate Communications & HR. Click Here 

10. Surgical Notes Sponsors Reception for Former White House Physician. Click Here

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

Less Than 90 Registration Spots  Left! 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. 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. Successful Three Party Joint Ventures - Dennis Martin, SVP Client Services and Network Development, Aric Burke, VP Business Development, Health Inventures, LLC, and Troy P. Stockman, CEO, Nebraska Spine Hospital, LLC  

Key Developments in Cartilage Restructuring - Brian Cole, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush Division of Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center


C. Minimally Invasive Outpatient Lumbar Fusions and Multi-Level Outpatient Cervical Disk Replacements - Robert Nucci, MD, Citrus Park Surgery Center, Tampa, FL  


D. 6 Top Legal Issues for ASCs - Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner, and Melissa Szabad, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

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
- sponsored by VMG Health 
5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy and Olympus
8. Pain Management
Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
10. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions 
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical 
12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
- sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control 
14. 100 Best Places to Work - 2011    
24 Companies to Know

1. Provista:

2. ASCOA:;

3. EVEIA:;
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5. Surgical Care Affiliates:;      

6. Surgical Notes:

7. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;

8. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

9. ProVation Medical:;
10. ASD Management: |;

11. NovaMed:   

12. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

13. Laser Spine Institute: 

14. Interventional Management Services:;      

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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