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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 100 ASC Benchmarks | CMS Coverage for FL Lumbar Fusions in Danger | New Procedures to Add ASC Volume | Now Available: Brochure for 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago) - Register Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
June 27, 2011
1. 100 Surgery Center Benchmarks.
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CMS Coverage of Florida's Multi-Level Lumbar Fusions in Danger. Click Here 

5 Goals for Surgery Centers in the Next Five Years. Click Here 

4. Now Available for Download: Brochure for 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers. Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick. Download the brochure by clicking here (pdf). Learn more and register today! Click Here
To learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, email or call (800) 417-2035. 

7 Critical Questions on Surgery Center Transactions and Valuation Issues: Q&A With Stephan Peron of VMG Health. Click Here

New Florida Surgery Center for Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Click Here

7. 8 Procedure Types That Can Add Volume to an ASC
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3 Employees From New York Wellness Clinic Plead Guilty to Medicare Fraud. Click Here

6 Best Practices to Ensure an Efficient GI Center. Click Here

New Pennsylvania Surgery Center Coming to Logan Township. Click Here     

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, ASCOA, SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions and ASD Management.
18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues
This exclusive conference -- the Best Annual ASC Business & Clinical Conference -- is presented by Becker's ASC Review, ASC Communications, the ASC Association and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and takes place Oct. 27-29 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

Highlights include:

1. 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers

2. Great keynote speakers including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy

3. Discounts for registering early, when registering two or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

4. Earn your CME, CASC and CEU Credits

5. Here are just four of the conference's great sessions:

A. Impact of Healthcare Reform on Physician Practices and ASCs - Charles "Chuck" Peck, MD, CEO, Health Inventures

What Are the Key Issues Facing Great ASC Administrators - Kara Vittetoe, Administrator, Thomas Johnson Surgery Center, Tracey Hood, Administrator, Ohio Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, Brooke Smith, Administrator, Maryland Surgery Center for Women, and moderated by Susan Kizirian, COO, ASCOA


C. Developing a Spine-Driven ASC: Essentials for Success - Kenny Hancock, President & Chief Development Officer, Meridian Surgical Partners


D. Q&A Panel: Will Evidence Based Medicine Kill Spine? Will Practice Acquisitions by Hospitals Kill ASCs? Should ASCs Employ Physicians? Where are the Profits in Pain Management? -- Terry L. Woodbeck, CEO, FAHC, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital, Thomas J. Pliura, MD, JD, PC, Physician & Attorney at Law, zChart, R. Blake Curd, MD, Board Chairman, Surgical Management Professionals

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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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    
23 Companies to Know

1. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

2. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;   

3. ProVation Medical:;

4. Surgical Notes:

5. ASCOA:;

6. VMG Health: |    

7. ASD Management: |;   

8. Interventional Management Services:;

9. Surgery Partners:

10. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

11. EVEIA:;
12. HealthCare Appraisers:;

13. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

14. Laser Spine Institute: 

15. ASCs Inc.:;
16. Amerinet:; 

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

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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