9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues

Annual Conference from ASC Communications and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation

June 9-11, 2011; Chicago

Westin Hotel

June 2011 BrochurePresentations Now Available
Copies of the presentations for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference are now available via links below. Clicking "All" will allow you to download a ZIP file that includes all of the presentations for that day. Clicking "Individual" will open a window listing the presentations which you can download on an individual basis. The presentations are named by their start time, speaker's last name(s) and then an abbreviated title. If you experience problems with any of the links or have questions, please email cathy@beckersasc.com.

Thursday Presentations:
All (.zip); Individual (directory listing)

Friday Presentations:
All (.zip); Individual (directory listing)

Saturday Presentations:
All (.zip); Individual (directory listing)

Learn more about the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference
This exclusive orthopedic, spine and pain-focused ASC conference brings together surgeons, physician leaders, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line and how to manage challenging clinical, business and financial issues.

Highlights include:
- 101 Sessions, 134 Speakers
- 25 CEOs as Speakers
- 30 Physician Leaders as Speakers
- Great Keynote Speakers Including Mike Ditka, Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach, and Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist, CEO, The Change Project
- Great Participants From All Over the Country
- Business, Clinical and Legal Issues

Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail registration@ascassociation.org.

To download the conference brochure, click here (pdf).

To download the conference prospectus, click here (pdf).

Keynote Speakers:

Mike Ditka: Mike Ditka holds an overall career coaching record of 127-101, including his three years with the New Orleans Saints and the 11 seasons he coached the Chicago Bears. His regular season coaching record is 121-95.

Coach Ditka has realized success as an All-American at the University of Pittsburgh, NFL Rookie of the Year (1961), All-Pro (1961-66), and Super Bowl champion as a player with Dallas (1972), Super Bowl champion as an assistant coach with Dallas (1977) and Super Bowl champion as head coach of the Chicago Bears (1986). During his 11 years with the Bears, Ditka's teams dominated the NFC Central with 52 regular season victories between 1985-1988. This mark is the most ever by an NFL team in any four-year period. Ditka ranks second among all Bears coaches in both tenure and victories, trailing only his first pro coach, George Halas, the team's founder and coach for 40 seasons. Ditka coached the Bears to six NFC Central titles, three appearances in the NFC title game, and a Super Bowl victory. In 1985, Mike Ditka\'s team posted an 18-1 record. After Super Bowl XX, Mike Ditka was named Coach of the Year. Ditka is the only Chicago Bear coach to lead his club to five straight post-season appearances. In 1988, Ditka won Coach of the Year honors during the same season in which he suffered a mid-season heart attack (11-22-88), and posted a 12-4 regular season record. The Bears later lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game at Soldier Field.

Joe Flower: With over 30 years’ experience, Joe Flower has emerged as a premier observer and thought leader on the deep forces changing healthcare in the United States and around the world. As a healthcare speaker, writer and consultant, he has explored the future of healthcare with clients ranging from the World Health Organization, the Global Business Network, and the U.K. National Health Service, to the majority of state hospital associations in the U.S. as well as many of the provincial associations and ministries in Canada, and an extraordinary variety of other players across healthcare – professional associations, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, health plans, physician groups, and numerous hospitals. He has been a consultant on change and the future with the U.S. Department of Defense, Airbus and ArianeSpace, and a number of governments in China.


Conference Sponsors:

Corporate Partner — VMG Health

VMG logo VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. VMG's experience is unparalleled and their credentials are unmatched. Whether circumstances call for a comprehensive valuation, the sale or acquisition of a facility, or joint-venture development assistance, VMG Health offers a unique and in-depth understanding of the relationships, requirements and business issues that surround today's healthcare facilities. Along with performing hundreds of ASC valuations each year, VMG maintains the most comprehensive database on ASC financial benchmarking statistics. VMG's annual benchmarking study, the Intellimarker, provides decision makers with real information to measure and improve the value of their centers. For healthcare organizations seeking to grow, maximize profitability or form new relationships, having a partnership with financial experts who thoroughly understand the value drivers in today's healthcare industry is absolutely essential. For more information, e-mail Jon O'Sullivan or visit www.vmghealth.com.


Corporate Partner — Surgical Care Affiliates

SCA Surgical Care Affiliates is one of the nation's largest providers of specialty surgical services; through its affiliation with 18 health systems and more than 2,000 physician partners, it operates more than 125 surgical facilities across the country. Along with 6,000 teammates, Surgical Care Affiliates provides a broad array of specialty surgical services across 32 states. Learn more at www.scasurgery.com.


Corporate Partner — Spine Centers of America

Spine Centers of America



Spine Centers of America delivers back pain relief with a full range of endoscopic spine surgery procedures — always performed by board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons to ensure the highest quality of care. Founder Bryan J. Massoud, MD, is among the most experienced surgeons performing endoscopic laser spine procedures in the country and regularly teaches endoscopic techniques and new procedures, such as kyphoplasty, in classes nationwide. To supplement continuing education, Spine Centers of America is one of the few private practices — perhaps the only one — that offers surgeons the opportunity to observe endoscopic spine procedures over extended periods and learn new techniques that Dr. Massoud has developed with colleagues. Learn more at www.spinecentersofamerica.com.

Conference at a Glance and Badge Lanyards — Eveia Health Consulting & Management Company

Eveia logo



Founded by I. Naya Kehayes, MPH, Eveia Health Consulting & Management is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who are experts in reimbursement management, managed care contracting, and business management with a specialization in ASCs and surgical practices. Senior Management serve as advisors to national corporations and provide leadership in health policy initiatives related to reimbursement on behalf of ASCs at both state and federal levels. Eveia’s services include contracting and contract analysis, acting as administrator and manager, customizing revenue management, financial analysis, and enhancing and maximizing the financial position of clients. In addition, Eveia implements training and reimbursement calculators, and it provides feasibility studies, payor due diligence, fee schedule development and coordination of business related activities. Eveia provides services to ASCs, clinics, surgical practices and ASC companies across the U.S. The company has serviced more than 150 clients since its inception in 1998. For more information, visit www.eveia.com.


Exclusive Implantable and Devices Sponsorship — Access MediQuip

Access MediQuip



Access MediQuip is one of the largest and most experienced providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions to the healthcare industry. With more than a decade of experience, Access MediQuip can help eliminate the financial burdens and risks associated with implantable medical devices for surgery centers, hospitals and physician offices across the country. Access MediQuip assumes financial responsibility for implantable devices by purchasing them and obtaining reimbursement from payors – at no cost to the healthcare facility. For more information, visit www.accessmediquip.com.


Keycard Sponsor — Facility Development & Management




Facility Development & Management is a for-profit LLC that provides consultative, developmental and managerial services for outpatient ambulatory surgical centers throughout the United Sates. The primary objectives of Facility Development and Management are to identify business opportunities; formulate project plans; guide and direct facilities through the planning, construction, set-up and licensure phases of the project; and provide ongoing administrative and clinical support. The company serves as an agent of change helping to formulate policy on providing outpatient ambulatory services that will be reflective of quality surgical services for physicians and consumers. Facility Development Serves as a resource for innovative physicians and institutions on a national level. To learn more, visit www.facdevmgt.com.


Conference Tote Bags — SourceMedical

Source Medical logo



SourceMedical is a leading provider of outpatient information solutions and billing services, collectively serving ASCs and surgical hospitals by offering end-to-end systems to improve operational efficiency and cash flow while empowering healthcare facilities to deliver a higher standard of patient care. To learn more, visit www.sourcemed.net.

Cyber Cafe — QSE Technologies




QSE Technologies is a premiere IT systems integrator serving the ambulatory healthcare industry for more than five years, which can manage all aspects of IT infrastructure design, configuration, installation and ongoing tech support for new and existing ASCs nationwide. To learn more, visit www.qsetech.com.


USB Drives Surgical Notes

Surgical Notes



Surgical Notes is a preeminent nationwide provider of medical transcription, coding, and other related value-added information technology services for the ASC market, Surgical Notes provides transcription, coding and practice management solutions to over 420 surgery centers and 6,300 physicians in over 40 states. To learn more about Surgical Notes, visit www.surgicalnotes.com.

Bottled Water — Symbion

Symbion logo


Symbion is a leading provider of high quality surgical services across many specialties. Led by one of the industry's most experienced management teams, the company was founded in 1996 to acquire, develop and operate surgical facilities in partnership with physicians, hospitals and health systems. To learn more about Symbion, visit www.symbion.com.


Writing Pads — Laser Spine Institute




Each month, more people come to Laser Spine Institute to relieve their neck and back pain than to any other spine surgery center in the world. As the leader in endoscopic spine surgery, our staff of more than 300 employees includes more than 20 expert surgeons and physicians, and nearly 200 medical professionals. Our streamlined, outpatient process eliminates hospital-associated costs and helps patients get back to their lives faster. In fact, nearly 75 percent of patients report returning to daily activities within two weeks after surgery. To learn more about Laser Spine Institute's proven endoscopic procedures, visit www.laserspineinstitute.com.

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