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Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
July 15, 2011

1. The State of IT in Surgery Centers: Q&A With Marion Jenkins of QSE Technologies. Click Here

2.  132 Speakers Announced for 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference
. Click Here

25 Statistics on Surgery Center Growth. Click Here

4. Industry's Premier Event: Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Highlights Include 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers
and Great Keynote Speakers: Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick. Download the brochure by clicking here (pdf). Learn more and register today! Click Here

3 Significant Impacts of High Deductible Medical Bills on Surgery Centers. Click Here

6. How Transparency Will Reform Healthcare: Q&A With Nick Vailas of Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center. Click Here

Complimentary Webinar: Future of Physician Hospital ASC Joint Ventures. Thursday, July 28, 2011. 1:15-2:15 PM CDT. To register for this webinar, click here.

8. GAO: CMS' Systems to Identify Fraud Fall Short. Click Here

7 Mistakes to Avoid With Anesthesia Providers. Click Here

Michigan Physician Faces Federal Charges for Pain Pill Scheme. Click Here   

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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. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week and Month -- and What to Do About Them -- Reed Martin, Chief Operating Officer, Surgical Management Professionals 


B. Being a Great Administrator - Core Concepts to Develop Raving Physician Fans -- Joe Zasa, JD, Managing Partner, ASD Management, and Stephanie Stinson, RN, BSN, CASC, Administrative Director, Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center 


C. Hospital and Physician Alignment in the Wake of Healthcare Reform - The Expectations for the Next Five Years - Kate Sovrien, Senior Manager, Kurt Salmon and Associates 


D. Extreme Makeover: Surgery Center Edition - Lessons Learned From a Dozen Turnaround Projects -- Chris Bishop, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Business Development, Blue Chip Surgical Partners

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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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
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5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
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- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy and Olympus
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