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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Issue Alert: Feb. Special Issue Online -- 10 Key Trends for ASCs in 2011 | ASC Transactions and Pricing During 2010 | 50 New ASCs Opened in 2010 | Conference Brochure and Prospectus Available for 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference
Becker's ASC Review
February Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Feb. 2, 2011

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1. 10 Key Trends for Surgery Centers in 2011. Click Here

2. ASC Transactions and Pricing During 2010: 4 Key Concepts. Click Here

3. 50 New ASCs Opened in 2010. Click Here

4. Now Available: Conference Brochure and Prospectus for 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues. Highlights Include 101 Sessions, 134 Speakers; Great Keynote Speakers Including Mike Ditka, Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach, and Joe Flower, Healthcare Futurist, CEO, The Change Project. Click Here

5. Publisher's Letter: 15 Questions for 2011; 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference (June 9-11, Chicago) - 101 Sessions and 134 Speakers. Click Here

6. New Head of ASC Association William Prentice Shares Thoughts on the Industry. Click Here

7. 5 Ways to Increase Surgery Center Distributions in 2011. Click Here

8. MedPAC Calls for 0.5% Pay Rise, New Reporting for ASCs; 1 Percent Pay Hike for Physicians. Click Here

9. NovaMed to Be Acquired by Surgery Partners, Go Private. Click Here

10. Irving Place Capital to Acquire National Surgical Hospitals. Click Here

11. 10 Factors Affecting an ASC's Sales Price. Click Here

12. Analysis of ASC Data Suggests a Mature ASC Market. Click Here

13. 8 Insights Into Successful Hospital-ASC Joint Ventures. Click Here

14. 10 Things to Know About Co-Management Relationships in Conversions of ASCs to HOPDs. Click Here

15. 8 Factors That Make Your ASC Risky for Buyers. Click Here

16. 4 Mistakes That Cause Surgery Centers to Fail. Click Here

17. Owning a Surgery Center: The Best Investment I Will Ever Make. Click Here

18. CMS Adjusts 2011 Medicare Conversion Factor for Physician Fees. Click Here

19. 3 Common Complaints From ASC Physicians - And How to Avoid Them. Click Here

20. Surgery Center Benchmark for Waiting Room Times: Q&A With Ann Geier and Susan Kizirian of ASCOA. Click Here

21. Nevada Surgery Centers See Nearly 300% Increase in Inspection Fees. Click Here

22. 4 Ways Anesthesia Provision Will Change in the Next Five Years. Click Here

23. 5 Opportunities for Gastroenterologists in 2011. Click Here

24. AMA Clarifies Fluoroscopy Coding Guidance. Click Here

25. 5 Changes to CPT Codes in 2011. Click Here

26. OIG Issues Report on Improper Billing of Surgery Center Services for Skilled Nursing Facility Stays. Click Here

27. 4 Common Medicare Violations Found by Inspectors of Surgery Centers. Click Here

28. Medicare Clarifies Same-Day History and Physical Guidance for Surgery Centers. Click Here

29. 5 Things Every ASC Should Do to Reduce Supply Costs. Click Here

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