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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Bill Prentice: The State of the ASC Industry | Biggest Challenges for ASC Admins | 3 ASCs Added to USPI/Catholic Healthcare West Deal | Anne Roberts: What Happens When a Hosp Loosens its Hold on an ASC | Top Challenges For Anesthesiologists: Q&A With Dr. Jerry Cohen
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
July 22, 2011

 1. The State of the ASC Industry and the ASC Association: Q&A With Bill Prentice of ASCA. Click Here

2. Biggest Challenges for ASC Administrators: 5 Responses From Industry Leaders. Click Here

3. Owners of Illinois Healthcare Company, Former Podiatrist Allegedly Bilked $3.3M From Medicare. Click Here

4. 132 Best-in-the-Business Speakers at the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Highlights Include 90 Sessions
and 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

5. Top Challenges for Anesthesiologists in 2011: 5 Thoughts From Incoming ASA President Dr. Jerry Cohen. Click Here

6. Three Arizona Surgery Centers Added to USPI/Catholic Healthcare West Agreement. Click Here

7. 11 Most Implanted Medical Devices. Click Here

8. When a Hospital Loosens its Grip on its ASC: Q&A With Anne Roberts at Surgery Center of Reno. Click Here

9. Pennsylvania's Excela Health May Face 72 Suits From Patients Who Received Unnecessary Stents. Click Here

10. Complimentary Webinar: Key Trends in Ambulatory Surgery Centers -- Consolidation vs. Independent, ACOs & Healthcare Reform and State of ASC Merger & Partnership Markets. Tuesday, Aug. 2; 1:15 - 2:15 CDT. To register for this webinar, 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. The View from Washington: Politics, Healthcare Reform and the 2012 Election - Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House correspondent for ABC News


B. Anesthesia in ASCs - David Shapiro, MD, CHC, CHCQM, CHPRM, LHRM, CASC, Partner, Ambulatory Surgery Company LLC     


C. Physician-Owned Distribution Companies - Doing It The Right Way - John C. Steinmann, DO, Renovis Surgical Technologies


D. Developing an Outstanding ASC Quality Program That Can be Implemented and Makes a Difference - Linda Lansing, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Surgical Care Affiliates  


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    
22 Companies to Know

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5. ASCOA:;

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8. Interventional Management Services:;  

9. ProVation Medical:;

10. Surgery Partners:  

11. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

12. EVEIA:;
13. HealthCare Appraisers:;

14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

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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