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Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 16, 2011

1. How to Determine Average Hours Per Case: Q&A With Joyce (Deno) Thomas of Regent Surgical Health. Click Here  


2. Texas Surgery Center Lawsuit Alleges Physician Failed to Pay $300k for ASC Use. Click Here  


3. 7 Tips for Success With Spine Surgery in ASCs. Click Here  


4. Public Access to National Practitioner Data Bank Shut Down. 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. First Surgical Partners Plans to Increase Revenue by Converting Surgery Centers to HOPD. Click Here

7. Saving Money Using Generic Devices: Q&A With Shawn Lunney at GMDClick Here


8. Kentucky Rules on Eye Surgery by Optometrists One Step Closer to Approval. Click Here  


9. Decreasing Average Days in A/R From 100 to 35: Thoughts From Becky Ziegler-Otis. Click Here  


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

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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 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. ACOs in Action - Andrew Ziskind, MD, Senior Executive, Accenture, and Matthew Walsh, Vice President of Operations, Henry Ford Physician Network

B. Establishing and Operating Successfully in a Small Market -
Joseph Zasa, JD, Partner, ASD Management, and TK Miller, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, VTC School of Medicine, Medical Director, Roanoke Ambulatory Surgery Center, Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

C. How to Determine When to Go In-Network Vs. Out-of-Network -
Rob Murphy, President, Murphy Healthcare Group

D. Revenue Capture for Endoscopy Centers - Best Practices and Great Ideas -
Linda K. Peterson, CEO, Executive Solutions for Healthcare

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    
23 Companies to Know


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15. Laser Spine Institute: 

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23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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