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Becker's ASC Review


News and Analysis
August 17, 2011

1. Private Equity Investing in Healthcare: 13 Hot and 4 Cold AreasClick Here Written by Scott Becker, Krist Werling and Holly Carnell of McGuireWoods.   

2. 10 Surgery Center Companies Announcing New Leadership Positions. Click Here     

65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons & Specialists. Click Here

4.  Less Than 200 Spots Remain and Early Registration Ends Sept. 1 for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Learn more and register today! Click Here

5. Washington Fines Regence BlueShield for Denying Coverage for IUD Removal. Click Here

6. Management-Only ASC Model is Here to Stay: Q&A With Chuck Peck at Health Inventures. Click Here 

7. New Florida Surgery Center Coming to Orlando. Click Here

8. Improving Cataract Surgeon Efficiency When Choosing IOLs: Q&A With Michele Gamache at Peopose Vision Institute. Click Here

9. 7 Surprising OSHA and Waste Management Rules and Regulations. Click Here

10. New Issue of Access MediQuip's Surgical Implant Digest E-Newsletter Now Available. Click Here 

11. Healthcare Private Equity Golf Outing: McGuireWoods is hosting its 2nd Annual Healthcare Investors Golf Outing in Chicago on Sept. 15. For more information, please contact

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18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues

This exclusive conference -- the Best Fall 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. 90 Sessions, 132 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 5 Best and Worst Specialties for ASCs: An Outlook for the Next Five Years -- Larry Taylor, CEO, Practice Partners in HealthCare


B. Physician-Owned Ancillaries: Device Companies, Anesthesia, Pathology and Pharmacy and More -- Richard Kube, MD, CEO, Founder & Owner, Prairie Spine and Pain Institute, John C. Steinmann, DO, Renovis Surgical Technologies       


C. Metrics and Improving Performance -- John Seitz, CEO, Ambulatory Surgical Group  


D. Governing Body Documentation, Meeting CMS and Accreditation Requirements -- Sandra Jones, FHFMA, LHRM, CASC, Ambulatory Strategies, Inc.     


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    
24 Companies to Know


1. ASCOA: |;

2. ASD Management: |;  

3. ProVation Medical:;

4. SurgicalNotes:  

5. Surgical Care Affiliates:; 
6. VMG Health: |

7. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;  

8. HealthCare Appraisers: 

9. Surgery Partners:

10. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;  

11. Provista:

12. Interventional Management Services:;  

13. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

14. EVEIA:;

15. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

16. Laser Spine Institute: 

17. Amerinet:; 

18. SourceMedical:;
19. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
20. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

21. Pinnacle III:; 

22. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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Editor in Chief
(781) 605-1837
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