Publisher’s Letter: March 2011

ASC Industry Growing, Chains More Active, Existing ASCs Working to Improve; 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC (June 9-11, Chicago)

Enclosed herewith is the March/April issue of Becker’s ASC Review. The issue includes several feature articles such as:

1. 6 Key Legal Issues Facing Ambulatory Surgery Center — 2011 brings an increase of enforcement of the anti-kickback and other related statutes. This article provides an overview of six key regulatory issues for ASCs.

2. 7 Costs Your ASC Could Cut in 2011 — This article shares seven costs to ASCs that could potentially be reduced to generate significant savings for your facility.

3. 5 Areas Profitable ASCs are Still Leaving Money on the Table — Even profitable ASCs have the potential to increase their revenue. Find out how by reading this article.

We are excited to continue to see some growth in the surgery center business. While we see plenty of challenges, we also see a good deal of opportunity. Certain ASC chains are actually more active than they have been before, and there is still a certain amount of development going on. Finally, existing centers are ratcheting up their efforts to recruit physicians, improve cost containment and valuate for strategic options.

We have included in this issue the brochure for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC conference to be held June 9th to 11th, 2011. We have 134 speakers and 100 sessions as well as keynote speaker Mike Ditka, who will be speaking on leadership. We think it will be a great conference.

Should you have questions about anything listed here or desire to sign up for the Becker’s ASC Review E-weekly, please contact me at (312) 750-6016 or at

Very truly yours,


P.S. For information on advertising or exhibiting in Becker’s ASC Review or on any of the related websites, please contact Jessica Cole or Becker’s ASC Review at (800) 417-2035.

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