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March 7, 2018

4th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar

Presented by Nossaman LLP and CASA

JW Marriott, Los Angeles LA LIVE

Please join Nossaman LLP and California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) on 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 will 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 other attendees that could have immediate and long-term benefits for your ASC.  Our preliminary agenda is below.  The most up-to-date information can be found online at nossaman.com/4thAnnualWestCoastASCSeminar.

Registration is now open!  Register by February 7, 2018, to take advantage of our early-bird pricing! 

Program at a Glance 

 

9:30-10:30 am                 Current State of the ASC Industry                                           

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

Hear from the leaders of the national and California ASC associations who 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 am               Large Corporate ASCs—Outlook and Approaches for Alignment                         

John Riddle, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (Moderator)
Brett BrodnaxPresident & Chief Development Officer, USPI
Kyle BurtnettChief Operating Officer, Conifer Health
Jason StraussGroup President for the California Region, Optum/SCA

Join executives of 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?  

11:30-12:30 pm – Lunch and Exhibit Hall

12:30 – 1:30 pm             

TRACK A: ASC Valuations, Succession Planning and Maximizing Profits

Nishma Doshi, Associate, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Gregory Horner, M.D., Managing Member, HealthPoint Surgery Center Management, LLC
Kevin McDonoughManaging Director, VMG Health
Jonathan VickPresident, 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
Mitchell GreenPartner, Nossaman LLP
Deborah MackIndependent Healthcare Consultant

1:30-2:30 pm                  

TRACK A: Opportunities and Limitations for ASCs in a Value-Based Environment.
Raja SekaranPartner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Ian Andes, Vice President of Managed Care, Envision Healthcare
Anna Gimble, Vice President, United Healthcare
I. Naya KehayesPrincipal, 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

Andrew CraneAssociate, Nossaman LLP
Justin PageVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Ambulatory Services, AMSURG
Laura ShivelyHuman Resources Executive

Navigating employment issues can be a daunting task, and 2018 will have additional challenges for employers. This session will address best practices on critical HR/employment issues that ASCs face – from a legal and operational perspective.

2:30-3:15 pm – Break & Exhibit Hall

3:15 – 4:15 pm               

TRACK A: Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

Anna Tang, Associate, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
Bill DavisCEO, ASC Solutions, LLC
Gregory F. HagoodPresident & 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 DoverPartner, Nossaman LLP
Tom HuiCEO, HST Pathways
Bobby Roberts, Senior VP of Development, Surgical Information Systems

State and national headlines frequently report privacy breaches resulting in fines and penalties for health care facilities. Panelists will provide practical ways to protect patient privacy to ensure that your surgery center does not fall victim.

4:15-5:15 pm

Executive Roundtable—Emerging Issues and Looking Ahead

Ron GraceEvent Co-Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)
George GoodwinAmerican Group President, Surgery Partners
Jeremy HoguePresident & CEO, Sovereign Healthcare
Whit Polley, Senior VP of Business Development, Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.
Matthew SearlesManaging 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 of 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 pm - Networking Reception

SEMINAR LOCATION

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Questions? Contact Nossaman LLP, at westcoastASCseminar@nossaman.com.

REGISTER TODAY!


2018-03-07 2018-03-07 America/Detroit 4th Annual West Coast Ambulatory Surgery Center Seminar Please join Nossaman LLP and California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) on 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 will 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 other attendees that could have immediate and long-term benefits for your ASC.  Our preliminary agenda is below.  The most up-to-date information can be found online at nossaman.com/4thAnnualWestCoastASCSeminar. Registration is now open!  Register by February 7, 2018, to take advantage of our early-bird pricing!  Program at a Glance    9:30-10:30 am                 Current State of the ASC Industry                                            Ron Grace, Event Co-Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)Beth LaBouyer, Event Co-Chair & Executive Director, CASAWilliam Prentice, Chief Executive Officer, ASCA Hear from the leaders of the national and California ASC associations who 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 am               Large Corporate ASCs—Outlook and Approaches for Alignment                          John Riddle, Managing Director, Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (Moderator)Brett Brodnax, President & Chief Development Officer, USPIKyle Burtnett, Chief Operating Officer, Conifer HealthJason Strauss, Group President for the California Region, Optum/SCA Join executives of 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?   11:30-12:30 pm – Lunch and Exhibit Hall 12:30 – 1:30 pm              TRACK A: ASC Valuations, Succession Planning and Maximizing Profits Nishma Doshi, Associate, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)Gregory Horner, M.D., Managing Member, HealthPoint Surgery Center Management, LLCKevin McDonough, Managing Director, VMG HealthJonathan 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 CredentialingTom Curtis, Partner, Nossaman LLPMitchell Green, Partner, Nossaman LLPDeborah Mack, Independent Healthcare Consultant 1:30-2:30 pm                   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 HealthcareAnna Gimble, Vice President, United HealthcareI. Naya Kehayes, Principal, ECG Management ConsultantsLisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing ServicesWith 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 Andrew Crane, Associate, Nossaman LLPJustin Page, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Ambulatory Services, AMSURGLaura Shively, Human Resources ExecutiveNavigating employment issues can be a daunting task, and 2018 will have additional challenges for employers. This session will address best practices on critical HR/employment issues that ASCs face – from a legal and operational perspective. 2:30-3:15 pm – Break & Exhibit Hall 3:15 – 4:15 pm                TRACK A: Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Anna Tang, Associate, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)Bill Davis, CEO, ASC Solutions, LLCGregory F. Hagood, President & Senior Managing Partner, SOLIC Capital Advisors, LLCJames Jackson, Senior Vice President of Development, USPIPanelists 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 LLPTom Hui, CEO, HST PathwaysBobby Roberts, Senior VP of Development, Surgical Information SystemsState and national headlines frequently report privacy breaches resulting in fines and penalties for health care facilities. Panelists will provide practical ways to protect patient privacy to ensure that your surgery center does not fall victim. 4:15-5:15 pm Executive Roundtable—Emerging Issues and Looking Ahead Ron Grace, Event Co-Chair & Partner, Nossaman LLP (Moderator)George Goodwin, American Group President, Surgery PartnersJeremy Hogue, President & CEO, Sovereign HealthcareWhit Polley, Senior VP of Business Development, Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.Matthew Searles, Managing Partner, Merritt Healthcare AdvisorsJoin 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 of 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 pm - Networking Reception SEMINAR LOCATIONJW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE900 West Olympic BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90015 Questions? Contact Nossaman LLP, at westcoastASCseminar@nossaman.com. REGISTER TODAY! JW Marriott, Los Angeles LA LIVE