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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Sept/Oct Issue Now Online: 7 Predictions From Physicians on Future of ASC Physician Ownership | Top Priorities of ASC Administrators | 25 Spots Left for Oct. ASC Conf - Reg Today! | 130 Women to Know in ASC Industry
Becker's ASC Review
Sept./Oct. Issue of Becker's ASC Review
September 14, 2011

Download the Digital Edition of the Sept./Oct. Issue of Becker's ASC Review (pdf). Click Here

1. 7 Predictions From ASC Physicians on the Future of Surgery Center Physician Ownership. Click Here  


2. Top Priorities of ASC Administrators: Thoughts From 10 Surgery Center Leaders. Click Here  


3. 130 Women to Know in the ASC Industry. Click Here  


4. Publisher's Letter: 9 Observations On the ASC Market; 18th Annual ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27- 29; Chicago). Click Here  

5. 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago) to include keynote speaker Sam Donaldson discussing politics in Washington. He will also moderate a panel on the future of healthcare with Congressman Dr. Tom Price, ASCOA CEO Dr. Brent Lambert, Regent Surgical Health CEO Tom Mallon and PHA President Mike Russel. Less than 25 spots left. Register today! Click Here  

6. State of the ASC Industry and Ambulatory Surgery Center Association: Q&A with Bill Prentice of ASCA. Click Here

7. 8 Ways to Make Yourself an Effective Administrator. Click Here


8. 8 Procedure Types That Can Add Volume to Your ASC. Click Here  


9. 5 Steps to Build a More Successful Surgical Practice: Insight From Ophthalmologist Dr. Gary Foster. Click Here  


10. Subscribe to our new Pain Management E-Weekly to receive up-to-date news on pain management. To register, Click Here.

11. 10 Steps to Profitable and Successful ENT in Surgery Centers. Click Here  


12. Surgery Center Administrator Recruitment Checklist: 13 Questions to Ask Candidates. Click Here  


13. 10 Key Points to Consider When Selling Interest in an ASC. Click Here  


14. The Quiet Takeover: Insurers Buying Physicians and Hospitals. Click Here  


15. Current Trends in ASC Management Company Consolidation. Click Here  


16. Outsourcing Key Areas of Your Business Office: Q&A With Pinnacle III Executives. Click Here  


17. 6 Things to Know About Pharmaceuticals and Outsourcing Pharmaceutical Solutions. Click Here  


18. 5 Things to Know About Outsourcing Cataract Surgery in an ASC. Click Here  


19. Physicians Partnering With Hospitals on GI Centers: Q&A With Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy. Click Here  


20. 10 Ways to Increase Surgery Center Patient Collections Immediately. Click Here  


21. 6 Tactics to Prepare for ICD-10. Click Here  


22. 5 Things Surgery Centers Need to Know About Meaningful Use and the 50% Rule. Click Here  


23. 6 Key Ways to Save on ASC Supplies. Click Here  


24. 6 Traits Anesthesiologists Look for in a Surgery Center. Click Here  


25. Rising Stars: 30 ASC Industry Leaders Under Age 40. Click Here  


26. Changing the Culture of an ASC: Q&A With Mike Lipomi of Surgical Management Professionals. Click Here 


27. Current State of Physician Recruitment: 6 Thoughts From USPI's Phil Spencer. Click Here    


28.  Turning the Medicaid Crisis Into an Opportunity for ASCs: Q&A With Rob Schwartz of the Colorado ASC Association. Click Here  


View these stories and download the entire issue. Click Here   


Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:
Surgical Notes, ASCOA, VMG Health and Murphy Healthcare Group.
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 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. 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

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

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

D. The Best and Worst Procedures for ASCs and What an ASC Should Get Paid -
Matt Lau, Director of Financial Analysis, Mike Orseno, Revenue Cycle Director, and Vivek Taparia, Director of Business Development, Regent Surgical Health

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. SurgicalNotes:

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3. VMG Health: |   

4. ASC Turnaround Group:; 

5. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;   

6. ASD Management: |;

7. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

8. ProVation Medical:;

9. HealthCare Appraisers:  

10. Provista:

11. Interventional Management Services:;  

12. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

13. EVEIA:;

14. Laser Spine Institute: 

15. Amerinet:; 

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

19. Surgery Partners:
20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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Rob Kurtz
Editor in Chief
(781) 605-1837
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Jessica Cole
President and CEO
(800) 417-2035
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