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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly] 11 ASC Operating Expenses Statistics | Calif. Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for $154M Cosmetic Surgery Insurance Fraud Scheme | Come Hear Dr. Mark Mashburn Discuss ENT Profitability in ASCs at 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs |
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1. 11 Statistics on Surgery Center Operating Expenses. Click Here

2. California Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for $154M Cosmetic Surgery Insurance Fraud Scheme. Click Here

3. Dr. Herbert Riemenschneider, Urologist and Surgery Center Owner, Shares His Thoughts on the Healthcare Reform Process. Click Here

4. Consumer Reports Rates Five National Surgical Hospitals as "Best in State." Click Here

5. Don't Miss Dr. Mark Mashburn of SurgiCenter of Baltimore and Jim Corum, Vice President Operations for HealthMark Partners, Discuss "Assessing and Improving the Profitability of ENT in ASCs" at the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Learn more. Click Here

6. Carilion to Sell Outpatient Centers Following FTC Complaint. Click Here

7. Idaho Hospital Acquires Surgery Center. Click Here

8. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Surgical Notes, ASCOA, ProVation Medical and Amkai.

9. Oklahoma Hospital Offers to Purchase Surgery Center. Click Here

10. 10 Companies for Surgery Centers and Hospitals to Know. Click Here
Less Than Three Weeks to Take Advantage of Early Registration Savings for the 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs: Oct. 8-10, Chicago

Five of the great topics on the program agenda:

A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruiting Physicians -- Dan Pereles, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Medical Director for Surgery Center of MD in Silver Spring, MD, and Chris Bishop, VP, ASCOA

2. Assessing and Improving the Profitability of Orthopedics and Spine in ASCS -- Luke Lambert, CASC, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America

3. Physician Hospital Joint Ventures and the ASC Business: 5 Lessons from the Front Lines -- Joe Clark, Executive Vice President, Surgical Care Affiliates

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

5. Current Challenges in Financing ASCs and Financing Acquisitions and Expansions -- Robert Westergard , CFO, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America and Michael Karnes, CFO and Co-Founder, Regent Surgical Health

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.

Surgical Anesthesia Services. Surgical Anesthesia Services delivers comprehensive anesthesia services exclusively to ASCs across the United States, with each ASC receiving a dedicated anesthesia team which does not rotate between competing facilities. Learn more about Surgical Anesthesia Services .

HealthMark Partners. HealthMark Partners owns and operates single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States by creating joint-ventures with physicians or physicians and hospitals. Read more about HealthMark.

VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

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.

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.

ProVation Medical. ProVation Medical has created ProVation EHR, an electronic health record designed for busy, cost-conscious ASCs. Learn more about ProVation Medical.

Amkai. Amkai is a software company with 20-plus years of experience delivering administrative and clinical solutions to ASCs, surgical hospitals and physician practices. Read more about Amkai.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

CONMED Corp. CONMED specializes in arthroscopy, electrosurgery, endoscopy, endosurgery, imaging, integrated systems, patient care and powered instruments that are sold worldwide through its family of companies (CONMED and Linvatec). Learn more about CONMED.

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
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