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September 1, 2009
Sept./Oct. Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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1. Out-of-Network Payment Squeeze: 4 ASC Trends and Challenges. Click Here

2. Healthcare Reform: An Overview of Key Concepts. Click Here

3. 50 ASC Administrators to Know, Sponsored by ASCOAClick Here

4. Publisher's Letter: Healthcare Reform; Safe Harbors; Out of Network; 16th Annual ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 8-10) - Early Registration Discounts. Click Here

5. Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on ASCs; Early Registration Discount Extended Until Sept. 8 for 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference, from Oct. 8-10 in Chicago. Addition discounts available for Becker's ASC Review subscribers and members of the ASC Association. Learn more below or click here.

6. Compliance Guidelines Related to Selling Units in an ASC to Physician Investors. Click Here

7. Federal Court Rules Physician Suit Against Surgery Center for Enforcing Safe Harbor One-Third Tests A Decision for State Court. Click Here

8. Anesthesiologist Involvement in an ASC: Q&A With Howard Balkenbusch of Associated Anesthesiologists of Fort Wayne. Click Here

9. Anesthesiologist Dr. Sterling Wood Discusses Anesthesia Challenges and Opportunities for ASCs. Click Here

10. ASC Review Reader Survey-Share Your Insight: We want to learn your thoughts about what we should cover in our publications to better benefit you. Please click here to take a short, anonymous survey. Thank you.

11. 8 Statistics About Operating Expenses as a Percent of a Surgery Center's Total Net Revenue. Click Here

12. Overcoming the Anesthesia Provider Shortage: Q&A With Marc Koch of Somnia Anesthesia. Click Here

13. 10 Steps to Prepare for and Respond to Anesthesia Subsidy Requests. Click Here

14. Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: VMG Health, AAAHC, ASCOA, and B. Braun.

15. Value of Single-Specialty Surgery Centers: Q&A With Richard Jacques of Covenant Surgical Partners. Click Here

16. 72 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry. Click Here

17. CEO Spotlight: Q&A With Jane Keller of Indiana Orthopedic Hospital. Click Here

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Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on ASCs -- 16th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs:
Oct. 8-10, Chicago.

Highlights include:

1. 74 sessions providing great practical guidance for surgeons, proceduralists, physician owners, administrators and ASC leadership that can improve profits and efficiency immediately.

2. 97 industry expert speakers.

3. Networking with 650 surgeons, administrators, industry leaders, speakers and exhibitors.

4. Outstanding pre-conference workshop.

5. Early registration discounts until Sept. 8 and additional discounts for subscribers to Becker's ASC Review and members of the ASC Association.

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.

Medical Facilities Corp. Medical Facilities Corp. is a publicly-traded company and a leading acquirer of majority interests in high quality specialty hospitals and ASCs. Learn more about MFC.

Alternate Medical Billing Systems. Alternate Medical Billing Systems provides a number of medical billing services including claim filing, billing statements, coding, payment posting, denials/rejections analysis and much more. Learn more about Alternate Medical Billing Systems.

Health Inventures. Health Inventures provides strategic and business planning, joint venture formation, facility development and operations management for ASCs. Learn more about Health Inventures.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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