1. Utilizing Spine Cases to Improve Profitability of Underutilized, Poorly Performing ASCs—Chris Bishop, senior vice president of acquisitions and business development at Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, will discuss how struggling surgery centers can improve their profitability by adding spine cases.
2. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Degenerative Spine Conditions—This spine-focused session will be led by Miquel Lis-Planells, MD, of the Michigan Head & Spine Institute, and will cover the different minimally invasive solutions available for patients with degenerative spinal conditions.
3. The Best Ideas and Biggest Threats to Orthopedics and Spine—Several leading experts in orthopedics and spine will participate in this panel presentation on the most important trends in the field today, with presenters including Tom Mallon, CEO of Regent Surgical Health; Brian Cole, MD, MBA, professor in the department of orthopedics and department of anatomy and cell biology as well as section head of the Cartilage Restoration Center in the Rush division of sports medicine; R. Blake Curd, MD, board chairman of Surgical Management Professionals; and Jeff Leland, CEO of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. The session will be moderated by ABC news veteran and former Chief White House correspondent for ABC News Sam Donaldson.
4. Spine Surgery: The Next Five Years—This session takes a comprehensive look at where spine surgery is headed in the future and includes an expert panel of David Abraham, MD, of Reading Neck and Spine center; Bob Reznik, MBA, president of Prizm Development; and David Rothbart, MD, FASC, FACPE, medical director of Spine Team Texas.
5. Orthopedic Practices: Why Merging Two Practices Can Help—In this session, Leslie R. Jebson, executive director of the University of Florida Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will discuss whether orthopedic surgeons should sell their struggling practice in these tough economic times or stay the course, and why merging two practices can be beneficial.
6. Orthopedics Hospital Joint Ventures and Bundled Payments—In this session, James T. Caillouette, MD, surgeon in chief of Hoag Orthopedic Institute, will discuss opportunities for orthopedic hospital joint ventures and bundled payments as well as address whether there are lessons that can be applied to other facilities and systems.
7. How to Maintain Practice Independence While Effectively Partnering With Hospitals—Charles Peck, CEO, and Christian Ellison, vice president of Health Inventures, discuss opportunities for orthopedic practices to partner with local hospitals while remaining independent from hospital employment.
8. Developing a Spine-Driven ASC: The Essentials for Success—President and Chief Development Officer for Meridian Surgical Partners Kenny Hancock will discuss the key concepts for developing a successful spine-focused surgery center.
9. New Developments in Orthopedic and Spine Devices and Implants—A round table of industry experts including Chris Zorn, vice president of sales at Spine Surgical Innovation; Kenneth A. Pettine, MD, founder of The Spine Institute and Loveland Surgery Center; and Bryan Massoud, MD, of Spine Centers of America, will discuss the latest trends and innovations regarding orthopedic and spine devices and implants.
10. Total Joint Reimbursement Strategies in the ASC—This session will cover how ASCs can maximize their reimbursement for total joint replacement procedures in a presentation from Rebecca Overton of Surgical Management Professionals.
10 Outstanding Orthopedic & Spine-Focused Sessions — 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC ConferenceWritten by Laura Miller | April 06, 2012
Here are 10 stand-out sessions that will be held at the 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues in Chicago, June 14-16. The conference will include 102 sessions and 134 speakers over three days, including key note speakers ESPN analyst and former football coach Lou Holtz and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson.
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