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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
May 11, 2011

7 Ways Palos Surgicenter Tripled Orthopedic Case Volume in Two Years. Click Here

2. Texas ASC Society Supports Bill on Out-of-Network Billing Rates. Click Here

3. Less Than 100 Registration Spots Lefts for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Discounted hotel room block almost sold out so register Today!  Click Here

Survey: Surgeons, Anesthesiologists Highest-Paying Jobs in United States. Click Here

5.Characteristics of a Successful Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture Surgery Center: Q&A With Mary Ryan of Health Inventures and Tri-State Surgery Center. Click Here

6. Case Study: My First Two Years of Surgery Center Ownership With Dr. Daniel Tomes. Click Here 

Upcoming Free Webinar: Maximizing Reimbursement for ASCs with Caryl Serbin of SourceMedical Revenue Cycle Solutions (Wednesday, May 25, 1:15-2:15 CT). Register today! Click Here

8. Court Dismisses Neurosurgeon's False Claims Suit Against New York's Upstate University Hospital. Click Here

9. ASA Survey: Over 90% Anesthesiologists Face Drug Shortages. Click Here

10. 7 Best Practices for an Effective Malignant Hyperthermia Transfer Plan. Click Here

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Less Than 100 Registration Spots  Left! Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka and learn practical guidance to boost your ASC's profitability immediately at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11; Chicago). Registration spots are going fast so register today!  

Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions and 134 speakers, including 25 CEOs and 30 physician leaders as speakers, focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management surgeons who own ambulatory surgical centers

2. Great keynote speakers including legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Last year's event included 725 attendees and 65 exhibitors

4. Discounts when registering 2 or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

5. Here are just four of the more than 100 sessions:

A. Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Perform Spine Surgery in an ASC - Kenneth A. Pettine, MD, Founder, The Spine Institute and Loveland Surgery Center  

Key Tips for Success - Orthopedics in ASCs - What Works and What Doesn't - Greg Deconciliis, Administrator, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites


C. Key Thoughts on Hand and Knee Surgery in ASCs - What Makes Sense Financially - David J. Raab, MD, President, Board of Managers, and Jeffrey L. Visotsky, MD, Member, Board of Managers, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center


D. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week, and Month and What to do About Them - Brian Brown, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners

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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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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
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5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
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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
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12. Laser Spine Institute: 

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21. Pinnacle III:; 

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23. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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