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5th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar
Los Angeles, CA

Nossaman and the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) hosted the 5th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar in Los Angeles on March 7, 2019. This annual event brought together industry experts to address the challenges faced by today’s ASCs and provided information and strategies that are critical to an ASC’s profitability and success. 

The day began with our signature "Current State of the ASC Industry" panel and concluded with our executive roundtable and networking reception. 

Below was the full agenda for this event.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Registration

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Current State of the ASC Industry
Ron Grace, Event Co-Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Beth LaBouyer, Event Co-Chair & Executive Director, California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA)
William Prentice, Chief Executive Officer, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Reimbursement Strategies
Raja Sékaran, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
I. Naya Kehayes, Principal, ECG Management Consultants
Aloke Mandal, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Research & Medical Practice Liaison, Hardesty, LLC
Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing Services
Tina Shabanian, Regional Health Plan Officer, Health Net, Inc.

11:00 - 12:15 p.m. | Lunch/Exhibit Hall

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
Track A: Perspectives in ASC Valuation
Jason Cagle, Chief Financial Officer, United Surgical Partners International (USPI) (Moderator)
Ron Fry, Director, Cardio Surgical Partners, LLC
Kevin McDonough, Managing Director, VMG Health
Todd Mello, Principal, ECG Management Consultants
Jonathan Vick, President, ASCs Inc.

Track B: Monitoring Compliance and Physician Relationships
Raja Sékaran, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Ayshea Burroughs, Compliance Officer, ASC Division, Sutter Health
George Goodwin, American Group President, Surgery Partners
Beverly Oliver, Senior Managing Counsel, United Surgical Partners International (USPI)

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Break/Exhibit Hall

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
Track A: Top Five Considerations in Operating Agreements
Anna Tang, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
James Chow, Assistant General Counsel, Surgical Care Affiliates
James Jackson, Senior Vice President of Development, United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
Brian Murphy, Vice President of Development, Surgical Care Affiliates
Michael Stuntz, M.D., General Surgery, Monterey County Surgical Associates

Track B: Managing Medicated Employees and Physicians
Marco Costales, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Andrew Kim, Regional Administrator, Sutter Health Surgery Center Division
Leo Villanueva, HR Compliance Manager, Worklogic HR

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Break/Exhibit Hall

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Physician Peer Review and Quality Control
Tom Curtis, Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Kian Karimi, M.D., Double-Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon / Head & Neck Surgeon; Medical Director & Founder, Rejuva Medical Aesthetics
Howard Krauss, M.D., Neurosurgical Ophthalmologist; Co-Founder, Pacific Neuroscience Institute; Co-Director, Pacific Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center
Deborah Mack, Independent Healthcare Consultant

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Executive Roundtable - Forecast for the Future of ASCs: Challenges and Opportunities
Matthew Searles, Managing Partner, Merritt Healthcare Advisors (Moderator)
Mark Garvin, Chief Operating Officer, United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
Whit Polley, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.
Peggy Sanborn, Vice President of Strategic Growth, Diversified Services, Dignity Health

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Networking Reception/Exhibit Hall

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