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Subject: [Becker's ASC E-Weekly]: Top 15 Most Read Articles from Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
Becker's ASC Review
Top 15 Most Read Articles From Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
Jan. 29, 2010

1. Republican Wins Senate Seat in Massachusetts: 8 Quick Thoughts by Scott Becker (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

2. 16 Best Community Hospitals in America (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here button Note: The complete list of the 20 Best Community Hospitals in America will appear in the March/April issue of Becker's Hospital Review.

3. 5 Statistics on Anesthesiologist Salary and Employment (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

4. New Obstacles to Health Reform Increases Likelihood of 21% Medicare Fee Cut (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

5. Top 8 Surgery Center Stories of 2009 (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

6. 25 of the Best Knee Surgeons in the United States (Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review). Click Here

7. ASC Physician-Owners Share 5 Top Concerns for 2010 (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

8. CMS Issues Corrections to 2010 HCPCS Codes (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

9. 5 Tips for Growing ASC Volume from David Daniel, CEO of Lakeland Surgical & Diagnostic Center (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

10. 8 Statistics About Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation (Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review). Click Here

11. 17 Great ASCs to Work For (Becker's ASC Review)Click Here

12. Five Biggest Issues Facing Gastroenterologists Today (Becker's ASC Review). Click Here

13. Hospital for Special Surgery Study Calls for Changes in Training of Orthopedic Surgeons (Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review). Click Here

14. 14 Biggest Trends and Events for Hospitals and Health Systems in 2009 (Becker's Hospital Review). Click Here

15. Q&A: Stark and Billing Issue Concerns With Sharing an IOL Between Surgery Centers (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)

Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago) by clicking here. 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.

Here are just 5 of the 91 terrific sessions on the program:

1. Selling Shares and Resyndication - Larry Taylor, CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare, and Melissa Szabad, JD, Partner, and Bart Walker, Attorney, McGuireWoods

2. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in ASCs - Greg Poulter, MD, Surgeon, Peak One Surgery Center, Lisa Austin, RN, CASC, Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle III

3. Business Planning for Orthopedic and Spine Driven Centers - Tom Mallon, CEO, Regent Surgical Health, Jeff Simmons, President Western Region, Regent Surgical Health

4. Pain Management at an ASC: Benefits and Pitfalls - Brannon Frank, MD, Arise Healthcare

5. Key Developments That Will Transform the Business of Orthopedic Surgery -John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, OrthoIndex

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.

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2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review
3. Stark Act & Antikickack Statute
4. ASC Coding, Billing and Collections
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5. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance
- sponsored by ASCOA
6. Valuation Issues for ASCs and Hospitals
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7. Anesthesia
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8. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
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9. Ophthalmology
10. ASC Conferences and Events
11. Hospital and Health System Conferences and Events
12. 50 Best Places to Work - 2010
13. America's 10 Best Hospitals for 2009
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12. Anesthesia Healthcare:;
13. Access MediQuip:;
14. HealthCare Appraisers:;

15. EVEIA HEALTH Consulting & Management:
16. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:;
17. HealthMark Partners:;
18. Surgical Management Professionals:;

19. SpineSearch:
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