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January 15, 2010
Top 15 Most Read Articles From Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review

Here are the top 15 most read recent stories from Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review.

1. 17 Great ASCs to Work For (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

2. Indiana Health System Sues Three OrthoIndy-Affiliated Physicians (Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review). Click Here

3. 6 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

4. 10 Hospital CEOs Age 40 or Younger (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

5. New York Payor Clarifies Out-of-Network Billing Agreements Sent to Physicians Following Pressure From AMA, State Medical Societies (Becker's ASC Review).  Click Here

6. 8 Best Practices for Establishing and Improving Pain Management in Your ASC (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

7. Chip Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, Lists 6 Key Differences in the House and Senate Reform Bills
(Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

8. Healthcare Spending Rises at Slowest Rate in 28 Years
(Becker's ASC Review) . Click Here

9. U.S. District Court Rules Peoria Day Surgery Center Can Pursue Federal and State Antitrust Claims Against St. Francis Medical Center - Denies in Part and Grants in Part SFMC Motion for Summary Judgment
(Becker's ASC Review)Click Here

10. 35 Statistics About ENT in Surgery Centers
(Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

11. New York Physician Indicted on 28 Counts of Healthcare Fraud
(Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here
12. 11 Challenges and Opportunities for Orthopedic and Spine Practices in 2010
(Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review). Click Here

13. Former MedPAC Commissioner Nicholas Wolter Discusses Health Reform (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

14. Mayo Clinic's Arizona Clinic to Stop Seeing Some Medicare Patients (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

15. 2010 CPT Changes for Paravertebral Facet Joint Injections & Guidance (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

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8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago)

The brochure for 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago) is now available by clicking here (pdf). This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Reivew, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing orthopedic, spine and pain management-driven ASCs. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

Highlights include:
  1. 91 sessions offering immediately useful guidance for orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic spine Surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain management physicians, ASC physician owners, administrators and others.
  2. 112 industry expert speakers including 30 physician leaders and 29 CEO,
  3. Great keynote speakers including Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti, CEO & Chairman of the Board, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; Dr. John Cherf, Dept. of Orthopedics, The Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago; James T. Caillouette, MD, Chairman, Newport Orthopedic Institute; Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist; Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media Company; and many more.
  4. Networking with more than 500 physicians, CEOs, administrators, leaders, speakers and exhibitors.
  5. Useful guidance to help you become dominant in orthopedics, spine and pain management.
  6. Topics covered include new and advanced procedures, the impact of healthcare reform, benchmarking, cost cutting, safe harbors, billing and coding, revenue growth and more.
For more information about the program, please download the conference brochure (PDF), click here or call (703) 836-5904. There are four ways you can register:
  1. Online. Register through our secure Web site.
  2. Phone. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
  3. Fax. Print the conference brochure (PDF), fill-out the registration on p. 7 and fax it to (703) 836-2090.

Upcoming Events

8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010

Hospitals and Health Systems Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues
April 13-14

17th Annual Improving the Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ASC Conference
October 20-22, 2010

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.
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