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Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
August 31, 2011

1. Top 5 Areas Surgery Centers are Most Vulnerable. Click Here

2. Physician Supply and Demand in the Next 10 Years. Click Here

Adding a Total Joint Program to a Surgery Center: Q&A With John Brock of NorthStar Surgical Center. Click Here

4. Early Registration Discounts End Tomorrow for the 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Less Than 125 Spots Remain. Register today! Click Here 
5. 10 Steps for Surgery Center Administrators to Maintain Great Physician Relations. Click Here

6. 4 Things You Should Know About the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2011. Click Here  

7. Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions Expected to Increase by 85%. Click Here

8. Lou Holtz vs. Jimmy Johnson:  Please email Scott Becker at to tell us who you'd prefer as one of the keynote speakers for next year's 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference.

9. 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!

10. 10 ASC Must-Reads From the Week of Aug. 22. Click Here  


Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: ASCOA, ASD Management, VMG Health and 
Surgical Notes
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 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

B. Developing a Strategy for your ASC - Kenny Hancock, President & Chief DevelopmentOfficer, Meridian Surgical Partners, Mike Doyle, CEO, Surgery Partners, Richard E. Francis, Chairman & CEO, Symbion, Inc

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

D. What is Great and What is Not Great Physician Leadership for Your ASC - Brad Lerner, MD, Summit ASC

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    
23 Companies to Know

1. ASCOA: |;

2. ASD Management: |;

3. VMG Health: | 

4. SurgicalNotes:

5. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;    

6. Surgical Care Affiliates:; 

7. ProVation Medical:;

8. HealthCare Appraisers: 

9. Surgery Partners:
10. Provista:

11. Interventional Management Services:;  

12. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

13. EVEIA:;

14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

16. Amerinet:; 

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

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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