30 Companies for Surgery Centers and Hospitals to Know

Access Mediquip — Access Mediquip is one of the largest providers of outsourced implantable device management solutions. The company is a leader in handling medical device payment and related issues for ASCs. www.accessmediquip.com

Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America — ASCOA provides development and management services to ASCs. ASCOA offers experience in real estate, financing, staffing, training, equipping, licensure, accreditation and compliance. ASCOA currently owns and manages 32 surgical centers and encourages majority ownership for its physician partners. www.ascoa.com

Amerinet — Amerinet is a group purchasing organization offering clients access to its competitive portfolio of product and service contracts. Amerinet's portfolio includes medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, office and environmental products as well as information technology solutions, capital equipment and construction vendors. www.amerinet-gpo.com

Amkai — Amkai is a growing provider of information-management solutions for ASCs, physician practices and hospitals to help manage the administrative and clinical aspects of these businesses from start to finish. The company's software packages include EMR and a next-generation management program designed to update "legacy" systems that are currently in place. www.amkai.com

Anesthesia HealthCare Partners — AHP is a leading provider of anesthesia services and management for ASCs and hospitals around the country. The team at AHP is highly professional and provides service packages specific to ASCs. www.ahphealthcare.com

ASCs Inc. — ASCs Inc. helps physician-owners of ASCs form strategic relationships with leading ASC management companies and hospitals, and also represents physician-owners of ASCs and medical office building real estate. Jon Vick, president of ASCs Inc., has participated in more than 150 transactions on behalf of physician-owned ASCs, GI centers, heart centers, surgical hospitals and other ambulatory facilities. He founded and was a principal shareholder of SurgiCenter Development Corp. in 1984 and Endoscopy Center Affiliates in 1994. www.ascs-inc.com

Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners — Blue Chip Surgical Partners develops and manages physician-led surgical centers across the United States. The company, led by Jeff Leland, provides a full range of business development services including: strategic planning and start-up consulting, organizational structure and financial modeling, and ongoing management services. The company has worked with a number of centers and has expertise in the development and management of spine ASCs. www.bluechipsurgical.com

Care Credit — Care Credit, a GE Money company, offers patients a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures, allowing patients to repay loans with monthly payments. The company is a leading solutions-oriented company for patient finance. www.carecredit.com

Covenant Surgical Partners — Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Surgical Partners is led by Michael Koban, Jr., chairman of the board of directors, and Richard Jacques, president and CEO. It acquires and operates single and limited specialty surgery centers in partnership with physicians. Mr. Koban has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in hospital management while Mr. Jacques has more than 15 years in the ASC industry, including holding positions at Surgical Health Group and AmSurg. www.covenantsurgicalpartners.com

EVEIA HEALTH Consulting & Management — EVEIA HEALTH Consulting & Management  provides business management services to ASCs and surgical practices across the United States. EVEIA was founded in 1998 by Naya Kehayes and has served more than 150 clients since its inception. Services include contract analysis and negotiation; administrative and management services; customized revenue management; and financial analysis and guidance. 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. www.eveia.com

Foundation Surgery Affiliates — Foundation Surgery Affiliates is a healthcare management organization specializing in project development, facility design, partner recruitment and facility operations for ASCs, medical office buildings, surgical hospitals, bariatric hospitals and healthplexes. The company, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., encourages majority ownership by it physician partners while overseeing facility operations. www.foundationsurgery.com

HealthCare Appraisers — HealthCare Appraisers provides valuation and consulting services exclusively to the healthcare community. Their leaders are well-versed in the Stark Act and related legislative issues relevant to ASCs. The company's services include FMV opinions for compensation and service arrangements, business valuation, consulting and advisory services and litigation support. www.healthcareappraisers.com

Health Inventures — Health Inventures provides strategic and business planning, joint venture formation, facility development and operations management for ASCs. Since 1995, they have provided support to hospitals and health systems and currently manage ASCs and surgical hospitals throughout the United States. www.healthinventures.com

HealthMark Partners —  HealthMark Partners owns and operates single- and multi-specialty ASCs throughout the United States and specializes in turnaround and de novo joint venture projects with physicians or with physicians and hospitals. The company is led by a management team that is experienced in facility development, acquisitions and syndication as well as payor, personnel, vendors and financial management. www.healthmarkpartners.com

Meridian Surgical Partners — Meridian Surgical Partners specializes in the acquisition, development and management of multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers and surgical facilities. Meridian's services focus on improving the performance, efficiency, achievement and knowledge of ASCs and other surgery facilities. www.meridiansurgicalpartners.com

National Medical Billing Services — NMBS is a leading billing company for ASCs, specializing in freestanding outpatient surgery center coding and billing. NMBS offers services such as ASC coding, ASC coding audits, EDI claims submission, paper claims submission, patient billing, managed care contract review, financial and management reports, insurance verification collections, integrated software management and support and IS services. www.asccoding.com

National Surgical Care — National Surgical Care develops, operates and invests in ASCs throughout the country and features one of the best led management companies in the ASC industry. National Surgical supports 325 physicians and its six hospital partners with management teams that are 100 percent on the ASC business. Its expertise includes marketing and ownership syndication, licensure and accreditation, real estate and capital projects, payor contracting and all aspects of the business office, including information systems and billing and reimbursement. www.natsurgcare.com

Pinnacle III — Pinnacle III is a growing and smart management company specializing in turnkey operational development, operational management and revitalization for ASCs. The company offers equity and non-equity models as well as joint venture opportunities for single- and multi-specialty ASCs. www.pinnacleiii.com

Practice Partners in Healthcare — Practice Partners develops and manages ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic centers and rehabilitation facilities within the United States. The company holds minority ownership in the centers it works with and offers a variety of services including: feasibility studies, site selection, project scheduling, architectural selection and consultation, construction management and accreditation support. www.practicepartners.org 

ProVation Medical — ProVation Medical is a leading information services company for ASCs, providing electronic documentation and document imaging services. ProVation software is used by more than 6,000 clinicians at over 500 locations. www.provationmedical.com

Raymond Fox & Associates — Raymond Fox & Associates is a full-service medical architectural firm providing architecture, master planning, space planning, interior design and operational consulting  services to clients in the healthcare industry. The company has completed more than 4,000 projects and has been involved with over 400 surgical centers and a large array of radiology diagnostic facilities, CT/MRI units, specialty hospitals, rehab facilities, physical therapy centers and several hospital in-patient services. www.raymondfox.com

Regent Surgical Health — Regent Surgical Health is a manager and developer of surgical centers and a developer of physician-owned hospitals. The company specializes in turnaround situations and offers the following services: managed care contracting, reimbursement maximization, cost reduction, recruiting, accounting and benchmarking. www.regentsurgicalhealth.com

RMC MedStone — RMC MedStone focuses on acquiring exceptional ambulatory surgery centers and small hospitals, focused on surgery, in partnership with physicians. The company manages the operations and growth of the facilities it acquires through its affiliated entity, RMC MedStone Management. RMC MedStone also manages the conversion process for ASCs that have matured to the point where providing hospital services is appropriate. RMC MedStone is a fully owned subsidiary of Dallas-based RM Crowe, a leading real estate developer and property manager. www.medstonecapital.com

Serbin Surgery Center Billing — SCB provides coding, billing and collection services to ASCs. SCB assists surgery centers in accounts payable and financial services; managed care contract negotiation and consulting; and insurance verification. SCB employs certified and experienced coding, billing and collection personnel with ASC backgrounds. www.ascbilling.com

Somnia — Somnia, founded in 1996, is one of the most experienced physician-owned and operated anesthesia management company servicing healthcare facilities nationwide. Somnia specializes in building and comprehensively managing anesthesia teams that deliver high quality patient care. Somnia offers expertise in all areas of anesthesia including leadership, recruiting, revenue cycle management, payor contracting and quality assurance. www.somniainc.com

SourceMedical Solutions —  SourceMedical is a leading information services company for ASCs. The company provides clinical and business software to ASCs, surgical hospitals and rehabilitation centers and offers information technology solutions for 
electronic health records, business intelligence, revenue cycle management, patient satisfaction and  benchmarking, supply and inventory management, medication dispensing and surgical instrument management. www.sourcemed.net

Spine Surgical Innovation — SSI is dedicated to the development of surgical systems and instruments with a focus of the needs of spine surgeons. The company is the maker of the Holmed Swivel Port System and its related products and instruments. SSI focuses on making surgical instruments and systems that are safe, easy to use and cost effective. www.spinesurgicalinnovation.com

Surgical Notes — Surgical Notes is a national provider of medical transcription, coding and other related value-added information technology services for the ASC market. The company, led by Jeff Blankinship, provides transcription, coding and practice management solutions to more than 420 surgery centers and 6,300 physicians. www.surgicalnotes.com

VMG Health — VMG Health provides valuation and financial advising services to the healthcare sector. The company's core practice areas include business valuation, professional services valuation, transaction advisory services and joint venture relationship development. Founded by Greg Koonsman in 1995, VMG Health advises a variety of healthcare clients and provides solutions to financial, operational and legal issues. www.vmghealth.com

Woodrum/Ambulatory Systems Development — Woodrum/ASD is an operator, manager and developer of ASC centers. It assists in all phases of ambulatory care development and offers services in strategic management, operational analysis, predevelopment, and development. Woodrum/ASD is led by Robert Zasa and Joseph Zasa and is increasingly focused on ASC turnarounds. Founded in 1986, it is one of oldest continuing, national ASC companies in the United States. www.woodrumasd.com

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