NAPA Clinical Leaders Matthew Verdone and Rafael Cartagena to Address ASC Administrators and Physicians at Becker’s ASC Review 22nd Annual Meeting0.0

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) announced today that Director of Ambulatory Services, Matthew Verdone, DO, and Regional Director, Rafael Cartagena will be featured speakers at Becker’s ASC Review 22ndAnnual Meeting – The Business and Operations of ASCs. The event will be held October 22-22, 2015 at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois. NAPA will also support the event as an exhibitor at booth #16.

Dr. Verdone will be presenting on the topic “From Inpatient to Outpatient: How ASCs Utilize Cutting Edge Strategies to Overcome their Challenges” on October 22 at 1:40 pm. His presentation will concentrate on the top post-PPACA challenges in ambulatory surgery centers and will explore recent trends in the translocation of cases to ASCs, physician staffing models and unique anesthesia management issues.

Dr. Cartagena will be a panelist during the session “The Business of Anesthesia” on October 23 at 12:10pm. The panel will answer questions focused on growth in the anesthesia landscape and within anesthesia management companies. In addition, the discussion will concentrate on anesthesia company’s relationships with anesthesiologists and ASCs, particularly how they can positively impact the productivity and profitability of an ASC. Other panelists will include Jeffry Peters, MBA, President, Surgical Directions, Michael Hicks, MD, Chief Executive Officer, EmCare, Nishant Shah, MD, Anesthesiologist, Midwest Anesthesiology Partners, PRAA Division and Jeffrey Weiss, DO, Regional Director, Central Virginia, TeamHealth Anesthesia - East Division.

The Becker’s ASC event is an exclusive conference bringing together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve their facility and drive profitability in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. The conference provides a forum to discuss opportunities for ASCs in addition to providing practical and immediately useful guidance on areas including case volume, reimbursements, cost management and service expansion.

For more information on Becker’s ASC Review 22ndAnnual Meeting, visit Becker’s ASC Review’s website at

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Founded in 1986 by the anesthesia group from Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is now the leading specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. Our basic charter is simple. NAPA partners with hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and physician offices to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that enhance operating room performance, revenue, and patient and surgeon satisfaction. Our ability to consistently deliver on this partnership model has created NAPA’s stellar reputation nationwide.