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4th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE | Los Angeles, CA

Please join Nossaman LLP and the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 for the 4th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar in Los Angeles.  During this one-day program, industry experts will address the challenges faced by, and opportunities available to, today’s ASCs and provide information and strategies that are critical to your ASC’s profitability and success.

This interactive event will also provide key networking opportunities with sponsors, panelists, and your industry peers that could have immediate and long-term benefits for your ASC.  Our preliminary agenda is below.
 

Registration is now open! 
CASA Members - $299
Non-Members - $325

Register multiple attendees from the same company and save $50!
 

Hotel Rooms:

We have a small block of hotel rooms available during this event at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at a reduced rate of $299 per night.  Please click here to reserve your room by 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2018.  Discounted price is available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Our Agenda:

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

Current State of the ASC Industry

Ron Grace
, Event Co-Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Beth LaBouyer, Event Co-Chair & Executive Director, CASA
William Prentice, Chief Executive Officer, ASCA

The leaders of the national and California ASC associations will start the program with an overview of the current political and regulatory environment for ASCs, as well as the overall healthcare industry from a national and state perspective.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Large Corporate ASCs—Outlook and Approaches
for Alignment

John Riddle, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (Moderator)
Brett Brodnax, President & Chief Development Officer, USPI
Kyle Burtnett, Chief Operating Officer, Conifer Health
Jason StraussChief Operating Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates

Join executives from USPI/Tenet and SCA/Optum for their personal and professional insights on two groundbreaking corporate ASC mergers. Compare and contrast the partnerships that changed the landscape and set the course for future mergers and joint ventures involving corporate ASCs. What was their strategy? What challenges did they face and how did they overcome them?   
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. TRACK A: ASC Valuations, Succession Planning
and Maximizing Profits
Gregory Horner, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, HealthPoint Surgery Center Management, LLC
Kevin McDonough, Managing Director, VMG Health
Jonathan Vick, President, ASCs Inc.

Learn the different valuation trends and methodologies used for ASCs and strategies for preparing your ASC for sale. Hear about succession planning and other key factors that could have a positive impact on valuation, maximizing profits and ensuring a successful future.   

TRACK B: Peer Review and Credentialing
Tom Curtis
, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Cynthia Gomez, Vice President, Customer Experience, Silversheet
Mitchell Green, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Deborah Mack, Independent Healthcare Consultant

California law requires ASCs to provide independent peer review of physicians on their medical staff every two years. This session will review these requirements, as well as the related credentialing process. Panelists will discuss appropriate actions ASCs should take when concerns arise about physician quality of care and conduct and responses to peer review actions by other credentialing entities.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. TRACK A: Opportunities and Limitations for ASCs in a Value Based Environment
Raja Sekaran
, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Ian Andes, Vice President of Managed Care, Envision Healthcare
Anna Gimble, Vice President, National Provider Contracting, UnitedHealthcare
I. Naya Kehayes, Principal, ECG Management Consultants
Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services

With the increased demand for payors to reduce cost, ASCs may be faced with payors seeking rate reductions while others are interested in aligning with ASCs via value based payment methodologies that can enable migration of volume and cost reduction. This session will review trends, concerns, and key steps for ASCs to succeed at contract negotiations with payors.

TRACK B: Human Resources and Employment Issues
Heather Candy, Director & Chief Counsel, Adventist Health System/West
Justin Page, Vice President & Operations Counsel, Envision Healthcare

Navigating employment issues can be a daunting task, and 2018 will have additional challenges for employers. This session will address best practices on critical human resources and employment issues faced by ASCs—from a legal and operational perspective.
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Break/Exhibit Hall
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. TRACK A: Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
Anna Tang, Associate, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Bill Davis, Chief Executive Officer, ASC Solutions, LLC
Gregory Hagood, President & Senior Managing Partner, SOLIC Capital Advisors, LLC
James Jackson, Senior Vice President of Development, USPI

Panelists will provide an overview of the advantages and considerations for an ASC to joint venture with health systems and/or management companies and what each party brings to the table. The discussion will also provide an overview of the current mergers and acquisitions marketplace for ASCs.

TRACK B: Intellectual Property/Data Breach/Cybersecurity
Thomas Dover, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Tom Hui, Chief Executive Officer, HST Pathways
Bobby Roberts, Senior Vice President of Development, Surgical Information Systems

Privacy breaches and patient health information dramatically increase liability and risk for health care facilities.  Panelists will provide practical ways to protect patient privacy via software, digital solutions, best practices and other methods to ensure that your surgery center does not fall victim.
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Executive Roundtable—Emerging Issues and Looking Ahead
Ron Grace
, Event Co-Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
George Goodwin, American Group President, Surgery Partners
Jeremy Hogue, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sovereign Healthcare
Whit Polley, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.
Matthew Searles, Managing Partner, Merritt Healthcare Advisors

Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear from top executives from some of the leading ASC management companies. This discussion will focus on the future outlook for ASCs, in particular, the dynamics of the California market and the opportunities and obstacles ASCs can expect to face in the future.
5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Questions?  Contact us at westcoastASCseminar@nossaman.com.
 

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