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November 3, 2009
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1. N.Y. Attorney General Announces Creation of New Non-Profit Company to Develop Out-of-Network Reimbursement Database. Click Here

2. Several Perspectives on Healthcare Reform, by Scott Becker, JD, CPA. Click Here

3. Average ASC Facility Expenses By Facility Size. Click Here

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5. NovaMed Reports Revenue Growth of 8% in Third Quarter. Click Here

6. Becker's ASC Review's second annual Best ASCs to Work For nominations is now open. This list recognizes organizations that go beyond what's expected for ensuring the highest level of staff satisfaction as a driver of quality care. If your ASC is a great place to work, please tell us why by e-mailing Rob Kurtz at or Scott Becker at The list of "25 Great ASCs to Work For" will be published in the January issue of Becker's ASC Review. See last year's list of "Great ASCs to Work For in 2008" by clicking here.

7. HHS Issues Interim Final Rule For Stronger HITECH Penalties. Click Here

8. Nominations are now being accepted for Becker's ASC Review's 50 ASC Management and Development Companies to Watch for 2010. To make a nomination, e-mail Rob Kurtz at or or Scott Becker at The list of "50 ASC Management and Development Companies to Know" will be published in the January issue of Becker's ASC Review.

9. Florida's Palm Coast Surgery Center Merges With Local Hospital. Click Here

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Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. Founded by ASC veteran Jeff Leland, Blue Chip holds an equity stake in its projects and also serves as a managing partner, with several highly profitable, physician-led centers in operation around the country and a number of projects in the works. Learn more about Blue Chip.

Surgical Notes. Surgical Notes is a nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for ASCs. Read more about Surgical Notes.

Amerinet. As a leading national group purchasing organization, Amerinet strategically partners with healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality through its Total Spend Management solutions and operational performance improvement programs, tools and services. Learn more about Amerinet.

ASCOA. Since 1984, ASCOA's founders have helped physician-owners start and operate successful facilities; ASCOA currently owns and manages 34 facilities across the country with 14 others in development. Learn more about ASCOA.

Anesthesia Healthcare Partners. AHP provides ASCs, hospitals, or office-based practice with the choice of all-inclusive anesthesia service solutions or any combination of those distinct anesthesia service components, which include anesthesia billing, recruitment and practice management. Learn more about AHP.

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. AAAHC/Accreditation Association has become a leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation with more than 4,000 organizations accredited nationwide, including endoscopy centers, ASCs, office-based surgery centers, managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices. Learn more about AAAHC.

B. Braun. For 150 years, B. Braun has developed a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for delivering innovative healthcare products, medical devices and programs designed to improve both patient and health-professional safety. Learn more about B. Braun.

VMG Health. VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. Learn more about VMG.

Access MediQuip. Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. Learn more about Access MediQuip.

Meridian Surgical Partners. Meridian aligns with physicians in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ASCs and surgical facilities. Read more about Meridian.

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