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Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 21, 2011

1. 10 Surgery Center Transactions and Projects Involving Hospitals.
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2. Conference Panelists Sought: We are seeking three panelists for a Saturday morning session on Oct. 29 regarding "What and How Should Administrators and Other Key Employees be Paid." We will provide questions for the panel to consider in advance. If this is of interest to you or you know of a great speaker, please email Scott Becker at or Rachel Fields at immediately.  


3. 125 of the Leading Gastroenterologists in America. Click Here    

4. 3 Internal Benchmarks to Share With Surgery Center Physicians. Click Here    


5. Miami Man's 50-Year Prison Sentence is Longest to Date for Medicare FraudClick Here  


6. Network with 750-Plus ASC Leaders at the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago). Register today! Click Here    

7. 5 Key Steps to Preventing Patient Data Breaches. Click Here Written by Eric J. Stenson of Surgical Notes.

8. 8 Key Technical Advances in OphthalmologyClick Here  


9. Job Opening: Montana's Great Falls Clinic Market CEO. Click Here         


10. 10 ASC Must-Reads From the Week of Sept. 12Click Here

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Kaye/Bassman, ASCOA
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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. Benchmarking for GI Centers - Robert Estes, VP of Operations, and Susan Kramer, Director of Clinical Support, Physicians Endoscopy   

B. Cost Reduction and Benchmarking - 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits -
Rob Westergard, CPA, CFO, Susan Kizirian, COO, Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America

C. Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures - How to Resolve Conflict and Keep the Venture Thriving -
Dawn McLane, Regional VP, Health Inventures, and Tom Yerden, CEO, TRY Healthcare Solutions

D. Accreditation 101, Everything You Need to Know About Accreditation -
Bernard McDonnell, DO, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program

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    
24 Companies to Know

1. Kaye/Bassman:

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3. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;     

4. SurgicalNotes:

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6. ASC Turnaround Group:; 

7. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

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9. ProVation Medical:;

10. HealthCare Appraisers:  

11. Provista:

12. Interventional Management Services:;  

13. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

14. EVEIA:;

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

16. Amerinet:; 

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

20. Surgery Partners:
21. Pinnacle III:; 

22. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

24. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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