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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Anesthesia Models Under Attack | CMS Pushes Physicians to Accept Medicare | ASCs Closing, Opening and Expanding |
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
July 1, 2010

1. Anesthesia Models Under Attack, by Scott Becker and Paul DeMuro.
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2. CMS Pushes for Medicare Non-Participating Physicians to Become Participating Again. Click Here

3. Proposed Virginia ASC's Latest Hurdle: Economic Impact Report From Hospital-Hired Firm. Click Here

4. Learn How to Grow Your ASC at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 2010, Chicago). Hear presentations on "A Checklist Guide: 7 Steps to Take to Improve Profits Today" with Kyle Goldammer of Surgical Management Professionals and "How to Recruit and Retain Great Talent" with Doug Smith of BE Smith. Download the conference brochure and exhibitor prospectus today! Click Here

5. ASC Closings, Openings and Expansions: HCA Tennessee ASC Set to Close. Click Here New ASC Opens in New Hampshire. Click Here Proposed North Carolina ASC Adds Procedure Rooms After Receiving CON. Click Here

6. Licensed Freestanding ASC in NY/NJ Wanted for Acquisition. Click Here

7. New Jersey Legislature Increases Cap on Ambulatory Care Facility Tax. Click Here

8. Meridian Surgical Partners Seeks Regional Vice President of Operations (West Coast).
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9. 4 Quick Tips for Financing ASC Expansion, with Antony Mai of Sun Healthcare Finance. Click Here Learn more about Sun Healthcare Finance.

10. ASC Industry Leaders to Know: Kathy Bryant of the ASC Association. Click Here Douglas Johnson of RMC MedStone Capital in Texas. Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Siemens, ASD Management, ASCOA and MEDtegrity.
17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference: Oct. 21-23, Chicago

Register today for the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, 2010; Chicago) by clicking here. This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and Becker's ASC Review, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing ASCs. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

Here are just five of the 83 terrific sessions:

1. Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on ASCs - Brent W. Lambert, MD, FACS, Principal & Founder, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Tom Mallon, CEO & Founder, Regent Surgical Health, Marian Lowe, Partner, Strategic Health Care, Moderated and Led by David Shapiro, MD, Director of Medical Affairs, AMSURG

2. Developing a Strategy for your ASC in Challenging Times - Larry Taylor, President & CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare, Kenny Hancock, President & Chief Development Officer, Meridian Surgical Partners, Joseph Zasa, JD, Partner, ASD Management, William G. Southwick, President & CEO, Healthmark Partners, Inc.

3. The Best Ideas to Immediately Improve the Profitability of Your ASC - Thomas S. Hall, Chairman, President & CEO, NovaMed, I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Managing Principal & CEO, Eveia Health Consulting & Management, Jeff Leland, CEO, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, Caryl Serbin, RN BSN LHRM, President & Founder, Serbin Surgery Center Billing

4. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week, and Month and What to do About Them - Brian Brown, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners, and Reed Simmons, Administrator, Treasure Coast Center for Surgery

5. 5 Steps to Have Your ASC Maximize its Profits - Chris Bishop, SVP, Acquisitions & Business Development, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners

For more information about the program, please download the conference brochure (PDF), click here or call (703) 836-5904. There are four ways you can register:
  1. Online. Register through our secure Web site.
  2. Phone. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
  3. Fax. Print the conference brochure (PDF), fill-out the registration on p. 7 and fax it to (703) 836-2090.
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