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1. 6 Statistics About Surgery Center Nursing Staff Salaries. Click Here

2. Indiana Eye Surgery Center Sued by Physician. Click Here

3. Complimentary Out-of-Network Audioconference: Amerinet and ASC Communication present a free audioconference on "The Pitfalls & Benefits of Being Out-of-Network for an ASC." The program takes place this Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 2:15-3:15 p.m. EDT. Scott Rein, founder and president of Strategic Outpatient Solutions, will provide an overview on out-of-network billing as it relates specifically to ASCs. Registration for the session and more detailed session content is available by clicking on "Amerinet" on the Inquisit Web site.

4. Readers Respond: How Much Should a Surgery Center Administrator Be Paid? Click Here

5. The October special issue of Becker's ASC Review will feature benchmarking and statistics. It will also highlight 65 women to know in the ASC industry. To learn more about the issue or to advertise, e-mail Jessica Cole ( or call (800) 417-2035.

6. 32 Physicians and Healthcare Executives Indicted for Medicare Fraud. Click Here

7. FTC Delays Red Flags Rule Enforcement Until November. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Kaye/Bassman, ASCOA, AAAHC and B. Braun.

9. Complimentary Symposiums Sponsored by McGuireWoods: Paying for the Next Evolution of Post-Acute and Senior Care & Confronting Quality and Cost Challenges. Click Here

10. Readers Respond: When is it Time to Open and Equip Additional Operating Rooms in an Existing Surgery Center? Click Here
B. Braun:
Less Than Four Weeks Left for Early Registration Discounts: 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs: Oct. 8-10, Chicago

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

The Payors View of ASCs and Paying for Healthcare -- Steven Stern, MD, VP Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Spine, United Healthcare

2. Building Outstanding and Profitable Pain Management Centers, Making Pain Profitable -- Robin Fowler, MD, Interventional Spine and Pain Management Ambulatory Surgical Center

2. The Impact of the Economy on ASC Contracting and the Importance of Contract Compliance -- Naya Kehayes, CEO, and Stephanie Ream, Director of Reimbursement Analysis, Eveia Health Consulting and Management

3. Key Thoughts on Improving the Profits of Ophthalmology in ASCs -- John Fitz, MD, Surgery Center of Farmington

4. Running Your ASC Smarter -- Benchmarking: Improving Revenues Per Case, Reducing Hours Per Case, Supply Costs Per Case, Staffing and More -- Susan Kizirian, COO, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, and Tom Bombardier, MD, FACS, Founder of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America

5. 3 Ways to Improve Profits in ASCs -- Larry Taylor, CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare

Learn more about the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, and download the conference brochure by clicking here. To register online, click here or call (703) 836-5904.

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10 Great Companies to Know

If you'd like more information about or an introduction to any of these companies, please e-mail Scott Becker.

CTQ Solutions. CTQ Solutions is a leading provider of healthcare satisfaction and benchmarking services, helping support ASC patient satisfaction targeting quality and process improvement initiatives, improving patient loyalty and meeting all industry accreditation requirements. Learn more about CTQ Solutions.

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

Surgical Notes. Surgical Notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

Kaye/Bassman International. Greg Zoch, a partner and managing director with Kaye/Bassman International, has served many of the industry's largest players by finding top talent at the facility and corporate level; Mr. Zoch specializes heavily in the ASC world. Learn more about Kaye/Bassman.

ASCOA. Since 1984, ASCOA's founders have helped physician-owners start and operate successful facilities; ASCOA currently owns and manages 34 facilities across the country with 14 others in development. Learn more about ASCOA.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. AAAHC/Accreditation Association has become a leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation with more than 4,000 organizations accredited nationwide, including endoscopy centers, ASCs, office-based surgery centers, managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices. Learn more about AAAHC.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

Amerinet. As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

Spine Surgical Innovation. Spine Surgical Innovation designs and markets the Holmed Swivel Port System, which is designed for ease of use and intended for posterior or lateral lumbar surgery. Learn more about Spine Surgical Innovation.

The C/N Group. The C/N Group is a recognized leader in the development, ownership and operation of exceptional healthcare facilities, including ASCs, medical office buildings and diagnostic imaging centers. Read more about The C/N Group.

Upcoming ASC Events
16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs
Oct. 8-10, 2009

The 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here
ASC Quick Links
Learn more about VMG Health.
Learn more about Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.
Learn more about Amerinet.
Learn more about Serbin Surgery Center Billing.
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