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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 10 Physician Statistics ASCs Should Track | 15 ASC Companies With New Leaders | Ideas for Physician Recruitment | Submit Ideas Now for Physician Leader Panels at Becker's October ASC Conference
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
May 23, 2011

10 Physician Statistics Surgery Centers Should Track and Benchmark. Click Here

2. 15 Surgery Center Companies Announcing New Leadership Positions. Click Here

3. Meet ASC Buyers, Improve Profits, Join 600 People and Meet Mike Ditka -- Register Today! 39 Registration Spots Left for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here

Physician Recruitment : Positioning a Surgery Center for Sustained Growth. Click Here Written by Michael McKevitt of Regent Surgical Health.

ASC Association Seeks Surgery Centers Performing Total Hip & Knee ProceduresClick Here

Texas Surgery Center in Cedar Park Adds Outpatient Spine. Click Here 

7. 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

8. We are seeking great, articulate physician leaders for 2 highlighted panels at the October ASC Conference. These include: 1) a panel on the best ideas for physician/hospital alignment and 2) the best ideas to increase ASC volume and profits. If you have suggestions, please email Scott Becker at or call 312-750-6016.

Medical Liability Reform Awaits Vote in House; ASC Association Maintains Support. Click Here

5 Surgery Center Coding and Billing Tips. Click Here

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Meet ASC Buyers/Improve Profits/Join 600 People/Meet Mike Ditka/Register Today for the 9th Annual Ortho, Spine and Pain-Driven ASC Conference!

Less Than 39 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. Operational Best Practices - Sarah Martin, MBA, RN, CASC, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners

Coding Tools to Capture, Code and Improve Billings in the High Volume Orthopedic Center - W. Harwood Runner, CEO, Kerlan-Jobe


C. Value Priced Implants for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery - Richard A. Kube, MD, CEO, Founder & Owner, Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, and Blair A. Rhode, MD, Orland Park Orthopedics


D. The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery - What to Expect Over the Next Ten Years - Joe Flower, CEO, The Change Project

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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HealthCare Appraisers
1. Becker's Hospital Review
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    
25 Companies to Know

1. ASCOA:; 
2. HealthCare Appraisers:;

3. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;

4. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;

5. MEDtegrity: 

6. NovaMed:

7. Provista:     

8. ProVation Medical:;

9. Surgical Care Affiliates:;      

10. Surgical Notes:  

11. EVEIA:; 

12. VMG Health: |    

13. ASD Management: |;

14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

16. Interventional Management Services:;      

17. ASCs Inc.:;
18. Amerinet:; 

19. SourceMedical:;
20. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
21. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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