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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 14 New Surgery Centers in Sept | 20 Benchmarks on ASC Payor Mix | HCA Names Two Division Presidents | 10 Traits of Top Healthcare Leaders
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Oct. 05, 2011

1. 14 New Surgery Centers Opened or Announced in SeptemberClick Here

2. 20 Essential Benchmarks on Payor Mix in ASCs. Click Here

3. Pennsylvania Hospitals Ask Congress to Take Reimbursement Cuts to Surgery CentersClick Here      


4. ASC Industry's Premier Fall Event Almost Sold Out: Registration Closes Oct. 13 for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago). Register today! Click Here     


Thank You to the Sponsors of the 18th Annual ASCs ConferenceClick Here    


5. HCA Names Two Division Presidents. Click Here    


6. 10 Traits of Top Healthcare Leaders. Click Here   


7. Pinnacle III to Open Texas ASC in Pearland. Click Here 


8. Free Webinar: "ASCs: Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Supply Chain Excellence" (Oct. 18; 1:15 PM-2:15 PM CDT). Presented by Provista Co. Space is limited; reserve your spot today! Click Here 


9. NH ASCs Face Mandatory Infection Reporting FeeClick Here


10. 10 Most-Read Reports From Becker's ASC Review in SeptemberClick 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:

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4. Earn your CME, CASC and CEU Credits

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B. Ophthalmology in ASCs - Current Trends and Issues -- Michael A. Romansky, JD, Washington Counsel, VP for Corporate Development, Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society

C. Ophthalmology in ASCs - Current Trends and Issues -- Michael A. Romansky, JD, Washington Counsel, VP for Corporate Development, Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society

D. How to Improve Coding for ASC Procedures - A Discussion of Orthopedic, GI and Ophthalmology Procedures -- Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, President, Ellis Medical Consulting

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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. Vantage Outsourcing:  

2. ASCOA: |;

3. ASD Management: |;

4. SurgicalNotes:

5. VMG Health: |  

6. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

7. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;  

8. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

9. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;

10. EVEIA:; 

11. HealthCare Appraisers:   

12. Kaye/Bassman:   

13. ProVation Medical:;
14. Provista:

15. Interventional Management Services:; 

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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