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2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
City Club Los Angeles, 555 S. Flower, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Please join us for Nossaman LLP's 2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar and learn from seasoned industry experts the key strategies for successfully navigating healthcare's rocky shores relating to ASCs, including obtaining higher acuity of care, trends in ASC mergers and acquisitions, tips for managed care contracting, and insight into unique employment/HR issues.

As the landscape of healthcare constantly changes, it is imperative that ASC investors, leadership, staff and other interested professionals stay ahead of the curve. The variety of topics covered during this program will not only assist in the performance of ASCs, but will provide an understanding of the gambit of critical issues that ASCs face, and the opportunities that are still available within this niche market of the industry.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and seating is limited. Be sure to register today to get the Early Bird Special!

Early Bird Registration: $125

Each Additional Attendee: $99 per attendee from the same company

This program is approved for 2 hours of AEU credits by BASC Provider #9215.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Registration — Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 1:45 pm Welcome & Introduction by Nossaman LLP
1:45 – 2:30 pm Keynote Address: The Current State of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry
Beth LaBouyer, Executive Director, California Ambulatory Surgery Association
Bill Prentice, CEO, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Ron Grace, Event Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (moderator)
2:30 – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions
Track A: Trends in ASC Mergers & Acquisitions
Henry Bloom, President, The Bloom Organization
Dr. Steven Kanter, Director, E3 Healthcare Management LLC & Managing Member, Alpine Healthcare, LLC
Ron Grace, Event Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP
Track B: Higher Acuity of Care & Total Joints 
Lisa Austin, Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle III, & Past President, Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
David G. Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Proliance Surgeons, Inc., P.S.
Jill Harmatz, Senior VP of Contracting, Blue Shield of California
Scott Leggett, CEO, Surgery One, LLC, and Past President of California Ambulatory Surgery Association (moderator)
3:30 - 4:15 pm Break — Exhibit Hall
4:15 – 5:15 pm Breakout Sessions
Track A: Employment/HR Issues Unique to ASCs
Marco Costales, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Crystal Miller-O'Brien, Manager, Labor & Employment Law Department, MMC-HR, LLC
Justin Page, Deputy General Counsel, Ambulatory Services, AmSurg
Veronica Gray, Partner, Nossaman LLP (moderator)

Track B: Opportunities ASCs Present to Payors for Savings and Achieving Success with Contract Negotiations
Amy Coletti, Senior Director, Managed Care, EVEIA Health Consulting & Management
Deneen Hadley, Vice President of Managed Care for Southern California, Dignity Health 

Jill Harmatz, Senior VP of Contracting, Blue Shield of California
Holle Ho, Senior Director, Managed Care, SCA
I. Naya Kehayes, Managing Principal & CEO, EVEIA Health Consulting & Management (moderator)

5:15 – 6:00 pm Closing Address: USPI/Tenet Health Joint Venture: A Case Study of Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry
Brett Brodnax, President and Chief Development Officer, USPI
Kyle Burtnett
President & Chief Integration Officer of USPI Ambulatory
W. Patrick McMullan
, Managing Director, Barclays Capital
Ron Grace, Event Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (moderator)
6:00 – 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception — Exhibit Hall

Click here to register.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here to download our sponsorship brochure.

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For questions or to learn more, please contact Jenni Benson at 949.477.7615 or

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