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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 14 Achievable Goals for ASCs by End of 2011 | ASC Industry's Premier Fall Event Almost Sold Out - Reg Closes Oct. 13 | What ASCs Can Learn From a Cash Flow Statement | Proposed Alaska ASC Drawns Concern From Local Hospital
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 26, 2011

1. 14 Achievable Goals for Surgery Centers Before Year's End.
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2. What Surgery Centers Can Learn From a Cash Flow Statement. Click Here  


3. Proposed Alaska Surgery Center for Kenai Draws Concerns, Questions From Hospital. Click Here     


4. Network with 750-Plus ASC Leaders at the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago). Registration ends Oct. 13 -- register today! Click Here    


5. 9 Best Practices for Managing ASC Revenue CycleClick Here  


6. N.Y. Podiatrist Will Pay $800k to Settle False Claims Charges. Click Here    

7. HCA Veterans to Oversee 15 Surgery Centers in 7 U.S. States. Click Here

8. Free Webinar: "What Every ASC Needs to Know About HITECH Regulations, EHR Incentive Program & Use of IT in Surgery Centers" from ProVation Medical. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 12:00 PM CT-1:00 PM CT. Click Here to register.


9. OIG: Ambulatory Surgery Centers, HOPDs Frequently Report Wrong Place-of-Service Codes. Click Here          


10. Do Physicians Comply With Anesthesia Monitoring Standards? Click Here

11. ASC Job Opening: Surgical Care Affiliates Seeks Administrators in Several Locations Nationwide.Click Here  

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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

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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. Key Compliance Risks in ASC Billing - Bill Gilbert, Vice President, AdvantEdge Healthcare, and Brice Voithofer, Vice President, ASC Services

B. Urology Issues for ASCs -
Herbert W. Riemenschneider, MD, Riverside Urology

C. CMS Inspections Surveys; Are You Ready? -
Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, Administrator, Hastings Surgery Center

D. Surgeon Hospital Partnership Models -
Jeff Simmons, Chief Development Officer, and Bo Hjorth, Vice President, 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    
24 Companies to Know

1. ASCOA: |;

2. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;   
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4. SurgicalNotes:

5. MEDtegrity: 

6. HealthCare Appraisers:   

7. ASC Turnaround Group:; 

8. Kaye/Bassman:  

9. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

10. ASD Management: |;

11. ProVation Medical:;
12. Provista:

13. Interventional Management Services:;  

14. Meridian Surgical Partners: |; 

15. EVEIA:;

16. Laser Spine Institute: 

17. Amerinet:; 

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

21. Surgery Partners:
22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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