2021 Ambulatory Surgery Centers Congress
November 8-9, 2021* Aria Resort & Casino * Las Vegas, NV

2021 Ambulatory Surgery Centers Congress








COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.

About the Conference

In an effort to achieve value-based care, the nation is seeing a rapidly growing shift from inpatient care to outpatient care. As a result, experts are noting a tremendous resurgence of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), and are forecasting significant growth. The industry is seeing an expansion into more specialty and sub-specialty procedures, enhanced patient care and the implementation of ancillary services. ASC’s are also growing in popularity due to greater convenience for the patient, lower complication and infection rates, as well as reduced healthcare costs and increased revenues. This conference brings together ASC’s, hospitals, health systems, payors and industry leaders to share best practices in shifting from inpatient to outpatient care, maximizing efficiencies, improving quality care, and expanding patient care services. Key topics of discussion will include total joints and bundled payments, infection prevention and control, creating relationships and partnerships, utilizing technology to improve care and access, navigating reimbursement, and operational best practices.

Who Should Attend?

From Ambulatory Centers/Hospitals/Health Systems/Medical Groups/Health Plans:

  • CEO’s
  • CFO’s
  • COO’s
  • Owners
  • Medical Directors
  • Surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Clinical Leaders
  • VP/Director
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Billing
  • Coding
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Experience
  • Patient Lending
  • Practice & Quality
  • Orthopedic/Spine
  • Reimbursement
  • Human Resources
  • Clinical Services
  • Business Manager

Also of Interest to Vendors and Solutions Providers; Healthcare Consultants; TPA’s; Medical Equipment Suppliers; Pharmaceutical Companies; Real Estate; Billing & Coding Services

Conference Agenda

Day One – Monday, November 8, 2021

7:00am – 8:00am
Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Key Issues When Opening an Ambulatory Surgery Center

9:00am – 9:45am
Mergers and Acquisitions in ASC

9:45am – 10:15am
Mid-Morning Networking Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Legal and Regulatory Issues for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

11:00am – 11:45am
Navigating Reimbursement Strategies

11:45am – 12:30pm
Joint Ventures Between Physicians, Hospitals and Management Companies

12:30pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Staffing Challenges During the Pandemic and Expanded Roles

2:15pm – 3:00pm
Panel: Optimizing the Patient Experience, OR Efficiencies and Operations

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Marketing Strategies for an ASC

4:15pm – 5:00pm
Key Strategies of Developing a Successful Total Joint Program in an Ambulatory Surgery Center

End of Day One

Day Two – November 9, 2021

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chair’s Recap of Day One

8:15am – 9:00am
How to Select New Specialties and Procedure for Your Center Wisely

9:00am – 9:45am
Cost Containment in the OR

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking Break

10:15am – 11:00am
Drug Diversion Prevention in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting

11:00am – 11:45am
Elevate the Patient Experience

11:45am – 12:30pm
Improving Profits and Revenues in an ASC

Conference Concludes

Workshop – Tuesday, November 9, 2021

12:45pm – 2:45pm
Engaging Employees to Improve the Patient & Employee Experience in an ASC

Featured Speakers

Tori Caillet RN, BSHCA, CNOR, CASC

Tori Caillet RN, BSHCA, CNOR, CASC

Senior Director, Clinical Services


Jeffrey Flynn

Jeffrey Flynn

Administrator, COO

Gramercy Surgery Center

Jeffry Peters

Jeffry Peters


Surgical Directions



Director Perioperative Nursing

Surgical Directions

Tracey Opaczewski, CASC, CPHRM

Tracey Opaczewski, CASC, CPHRM

Director of Quality Management and Regulatory Compliance

Allied Physicians Surgery Center

Deborah Goodman, RN

Deborah Goodman, RN


APAC Surgical Partners

Maria Alvarado, RN, CRCST

Maria Alvarado, RN, CRCST



David Shapiro, MD

David Shapiro, MD

Risk Manager

Red Hills Surgical Center

Amy Mowles

Amy Mowles

President, CEO

Mowles Medical Practice Management

Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC

Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC


Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, LLC

Candy Ranshaw, BSN, RN, CNAMB

Candy Ranshaw, BSN, RN, CNAMB


Squaw Peak Surgical Facility


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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Associate Partner

surgical directions

Surgical Directions is the country’s leading partner to hospitals in improving the operational, financial, clinical, and market performance of perioperative and anesthesia services. Our consulting team is led by nationally recognized, practicing surgeons and anesthesiology providers experienced in organizational design, block time, surgical scheduling, patient throughput, materials, OR and anesthesia staffing, strategic planning, and surgical home development. Our team members have successfully helped over 400 hospitals increase surgical volume, improve staff satisfaction, reduce perioperative cost, and enhance overall performance. What clinical and capital resources are required.


Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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