Publisher’s Letter: May/June 2010

Healthcare Reform; Is the AMA the Worst Trade Association Ever?; Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues – June 10-12, Registration Discounts Available

It has been an incredibly interesting couple of months in the healthcare world.

1. This issue includes several items related to healthcare reform and its impact on physicians, hospitals, physician-owned hospitals and surgery centers. This issue also includes several articles related to orthopedic- and spine-driven ASCs.

2. For a copy of an article entitled “Is the AMA the Worst Trade Association Ever?,” please contact

3. Finally, we have our 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference on Improving Profitability to be held June 10-12, 2010. This includes great speakers on the future of healthcare, future of orthopedic- and spine-driven surgery centers, a talk by healthcare futurist Joe Flower, a talk by the National Political Director of the Atlantic Media Company Ron Brownstein and a great deal of physician leaders speaking. Overall, it has 90 sessions and 112 speakers. The deadline for early registration is May 1. If you register by May 1, you will receive an additional $200 discount if registering for the entire conference. To register, call (703) 836-5904 or send registration via fax to (703) 836-2090. To register online, go to

A full copy of the brochure is also enclosed herewith, beginning on p. 39.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (312) 750-6016 or at

Very truly yours,


Scott Becker

P.S. To sign up for the Becker’s ASC Review E-weekly, please go to or e-mail me at

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