2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar

2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar
10.06.2015
Los Angeles, CA
12:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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Nossaman hosted its 2nd Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar on October 6, 2015.  Attendees learned 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 not only assisted in the performance of ASCs, but provided 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.

AGENDA

12:30 – 1:30 pm  |  Registration — Exhibit Hall

1:30 – 1:45 pm  |  Welcome & Introduction by Nossaman

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

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For questions or to learn more, please contact Jenni Benson at 949.477.7615 or jbenson@nossaman.com.

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