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Becker's ASC Review
Oct. Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review
October 10, 2011

Download the Digital Edition of the Oct. Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review (pdf).

30 Predictions on the Future of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Click Here


2. Will There Be Enough Physician-Investors in ASCs in the Future? Click Here  


3. Finding the 'New Spine': 7 Procedures Moving Into the ASC Setting. Click 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    


5. Publisher's Letter. Click Here  


6. 135 of the Leading Ophthalmologists in America. Click Here  


7. From Surgery Center Administrator to Executive: 4 Industry Leaders Discuss Their Transition. Click Here  


8. Top 10 Orthopedic Procedures in Surgery Centers by Volume. Click Here  


9. 100 Surgery Center Benchmarks. Click Here  

10. 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

11. 10 Metrics for Measuring Physician Performance. Click Here  


12. 10 Key Financial Metrics to Measure in a Surgery Center. Click Here  


13. 50 Benchmarks of 5 Top ASC Specialties. Click Here  


14. 4 Things You Should Know About the ASC Quality and Access Act of 2011. Click Here  


15. 12 Important Questions to Ask Before Changing Anesthesia Care. Click Here  


16. 6 Ways to Ensure Clinical Quality While Switching Anesthesia Providers. Click Here  


17. 5 Traits to Look For in an Anesthesia Group. Click Here  


18. Adding a Total Joint Program to a Surgery Center: Q&A With John Brock of NorthStar Surgical Center. Click Here  


19. Future of the Freestanding Surgery Center: Q&A With Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy. Click Here  


20. Top 5 Vulnerabilities of Surgery Centers in the Next Few Years. Click Here  


21. Who Can Pay More for a Surgery Center: Hospital or Management Company? Click Here  


22. 9 Observations on the ASC Market. Click Here  


23. ASCs Take on Lap-Band Surgery, But Payors Still Have to Catch Up. Click Here  


24. Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures Increased From 2003-2008. Click Here  


25. Debridement Most Confusing ICD-9-CM Subcategory Among Coders. Click Here  


26. Trends & Developments Shaping IT in Surgery Centers: Q&A With Scott Palmer of SourceMedical. Click Here  


27. 6 Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Cut Costs on Surgery Center Supplies. Click Here  


28. MDs, CRNAs and Care Teams: The Ins and Outs of 4 Anesthesia Care Models. Click Here  


29. New Regulations for Reporting Anesthesia Time Start Jan. 2012.Click Here


30. What Management Companies Want: 10 Statistics on Surgery Center Owners and Operators. Click Here   


View these stories and download the entire issue. 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. The Future Is Now, Preparing You and Your Practice for a Changing Environment - Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD, Founder and Managing Member, Physicians' Capital Investments

B. RAC Readiness - Elizabeth Lamkin, Partner, and William C. Behrens, Partner, PACE Healthcare Consulting

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

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    
26 Companies to Know


1. ASCOA: |;

2. EVEIA:;


4. Meridian Surgical Partners: |;

5. SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions: |;   
. ASC Turnaround Group:;

7. Surgical Care Affiliates:;

8. SurgicalNotes:
9. VMG Health: |  

10. MEDtegrity: 

11. HealthCare Appraisers:   

12. Kaye/Bassman:   

13. ASD Management: |;

14. ProVation Medical:;
15. Provista:

16. Interventional Management Services:; 

17. Laser Spine Institute: 

18. Amerinet:; 

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

22. Surgery Partners:
23. Pinnacle III:; 

24. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

25. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

26. 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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