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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Nov/Dec Issue Now Online: 14 Achievable Goals By Year's End | 10 Ways to Get Paid More for Procedures | 150 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry | Call for Speakers: 10th Annual Ortho, Spine & Pain Mgmt ASC Conf
Becker's ASC Review
Nov./Dec. Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Nov. 9, 2011

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1. 14 Achievable Goals for ASCs By Year's End. Click Here  


2. 10 Ways to Get Paid More for ASC Procedures. Click Here  


3. 150 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry. Click Here  


4. Call for Speakers: 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference (June 14-16, 2012; Chicago) -- We are seeking the best and smartest orthopedic surgeons, spine surgeons and pain management physicians to join panels around specific subjects or to provide short clinical or business lectures (25-35 minutes). If you have a suggestion, please email  

5. Publisher's Letter. Click Here

6. Best Practices for ASCs in a Bad Economy: Q&A with Mike Lipomi at Surgical Management Professionals. Click Here  


7. 6 Reasons Why Independent Hospitals and ASCs Face Similar Challenges on a Different Scale. Click Here  


8. 7 Observations on the Future of Ophthalmic ASCs. Click Here  


9. Current and Future State of Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Click Here

10. Free Upcoming Webinar: "Electronic Health Records: Understanding the Opportunities for Your ASC" (Thurs., Dec. 1; 1:15-2:15 CST). Space is Limited; Reserve Your Spot Today!  Click Here 

11. Blue Shield of California Recommends Use of ASCs Over Hospitals. Click Here  


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


13. 10 Ways a Surgery Center's Budget Can Go Awry. Click Here   

14. Job Opening: Administrative Supervisor/Assistant. Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multitask with a wide range of functions, including handling confidential information properly and good in internal/external customer disputes in general. Send resume to


15. 50 Benchmarks on ASC Case Volume. Click Here  


16. Forming a Surgery Center State Association: Q&A With Todd Currier of Wyoming ASC Association. Click Here  


17. CMS Allows Unrestricted Same-Day Surgery for ASCs. Click Here  


18. How to Improve Patient, Physician and Employee Satisfaction at an ASC. Click Here  


19. 6 Thoughts on Private Equity Groups Investing in ASCs. Click Here  


20. FAQs About Outsourcing ASC Billing & Collections: Q&A With Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical. Click Here  


21. 20 Benchmarks for Large ASCs. Click Here  


22. 6 Steps to Build a Compensation Plan for ASC Employees. Click Here  


23. 125 of the Leading Gastroenterologists in America. Click Here  

24. Top 10 Gastroenterologic Procedures in Surgery Centers by Volume. Click Here  


25. Implementing an EHR at an ASC: 5 Thoughts From Robert Lamont of the Surgery Center of Central PA. Click Here  


26. 5 Ways ASCs Can Cut Costs. Click Here  


27. 10 Considerations for Providing Great Anesthesia in an ASC. Click Here  


28. Top 10 Compliance Findings Cited in Joint Commission Outpatient Surveys. Click Here  


29. 10 Steps to Hire an Outstanding Surgery Center Administrator. Click Here  

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