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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Current and Future State of ASC Pain Management | Early Reg Discounts End Thurs for October ASC Conf! | Hospital-Employed vs. Independent Physicians: Who Makes More in 10 Common ASC Specialties? | 10 Steps to Make Your ASC a Better Place to Work
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
August 29, 2011

1. Current and Future State of Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Click Here

2. Hospital-Employed vs. Independent Physicians: Who Makes More in 10 Common ASC Specialties? Click Here

3. Creating the World's Best Workplace: 10 Tips for Surgery Centers. Click Here

4. 4 Days Left for Early Registration Discounts for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Learn more and register today! Click Here 

5. New Jersey's Par Pharmaceutical to Pay $154M to Settle Medicaid Fraud Allegations. Click Here

6. New York Pediatrician Sentenced to Two Years' Probation for Defrauding State Vaccine Program. Click Here

7. Automating Processes & Services in a Surgery Center: Q&A With Troy Clifton of Encircle Healthcare. Click Here

8. Free Upcoming Webinar: Critical Guidance for Hospital Integration of Independent Physicians (Tues., Sept. 20 at 1:15 p.m. CDT). Reserve your spot today by clicking here!

9. False Claims Based on Unneeded Procedures: 4 Strategies for Compliance.
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10. Job Openings: Surgical Care Affiliates Seeks Business Office Support Coordinator | Director of Revenue Cycle Integration | Group Director of Clinical Services for Southern California
(click each title to learn more about the position and how to apply).


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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. Should You Sell Your Practice to a Hospital? What Will the Agreement Look Lke? What Are the Key Issues? -- Kristin A. Werling, Partner, Geoffrey C. Cockrell, Partner, and Gretchen Heinze Townshend, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP


B. Examining Every Aspect of the Supply Chain to Develop Great Cost Savings -- Scott Benglen, CEO, Via Novus Medical, LLC


C. Are We Profitable? Driving ASC Performance Through Effective Financial Management - Rajiv Chopra, Principal & Chief Financial Officer, THe C/N Group


D. Helping Large Specialty Physician Groups Navigate the Next Few Years -- Mark Steen, Market President, USPI

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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1. Becker's Hospital Review
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    
25 Companies to Know

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3. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;   

4. SurgicalNotes:

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6. AAAHC:     

7. Surgical Care Affiliates:; 

8. ProVation Medical:;

9. HealthCare Appraisers: 

10. Surgery Partners:

11. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;  

12. Provista:

13. Interventional Management Services:;  

14. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

15. EVEIA:;

16. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

17. Laser Spine Institute: 

18. Amerinet:; 

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

22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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