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Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
July 25, 2011

 1. 3 Points When an ASC May Undergo Syndication. Click Here Features insight from Edward Hetrick, CEO of Facility Development and Management .

2. The Current State of Physician Recruitment: 6 Thoughts From Phil Spencer of United Surgical Partners International. Click Here

3. AmSurg Earnings Drop 11.5% Over Last Year. 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. Clinical Statistics Surgery Centers Should Look at Every Month. Click Here
Features insight from Kathleen Bernicky, Ann O'Neill and Carla Shehata of Regent Surgical Health.

6. CEO of Medical Imaging Company Banned From Medicare Business for 8 Years. Click Here

7. Kaiser Breaks Ground on New California Surgery Center in San Marcos. Click Here

8. 8 Strategies for Up-Front Facility Collections. Click Here

9. Patient Recruiter From Miami Healthcare Agency Pleads Guilty to $25M Medicare Fraud Scheme. Click Here

10. Complimentary Webinar: Future of Hospital/Physician ASC Joint Venture. Thursday, July 28; 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. Climbing Up the Mountain - One More Time - Bill Walton, Former ABC, ESPN, NBC Basketball Announcer, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball Player


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


C. Assessing the Future Demand for ASCs, A Panel Discussion - Barry Tanner, President & CEO, Physicians Endoscopy, Brian Mathis, Vice President, Surgical Care Affiliates, and Vivek Taparia, Director of Business Development, Regent Surgical Health


D. The Best Ideas to Improve Volume and Profits - Bryan Zowin, President, Physician Advantage, Inc., John C. Steinmann, MD, Renovis Surgical Technologies, Robin Fowler, MD, Executive Director and Owner, Interventional Management Services, and Keith Metz, MD  


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 
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13. EVEIA:;

14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

16. Amerinet:; 

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19. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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