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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Feb. 14, 2011

1. Rebuilding the Physician-Hospital Relationship - The Joint Venture Opportunity. Click Here Written by Bo Hjorth of Regent Surgical Health.

2. Maryland Court Upholds Legislation Prohibiting Self-Referrals for Imaging Services. Click Here

3. 5 Truths and Misnomers About Pain Management in Surgery Centers. Click Here

4. Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business & Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here
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5. Medicare Claims to be Reprocessed to Adjust Improper Payments From Inaccurate Claims. Click Here

6. Sell Your Surgery Center for its Maximum Value: 11 Things to Consider. Click Here
Written by Blayne Rush of Ambulatory Alliances.

7. 5 Best Practices for Ensuring Full Payment From Patients. Click Here

8. 2011 CPT Changes to the Integumentary System. Click Here

9. HHS Proposes Final Rule for EHR Disclosures. Click Here

10. FDA to Providers: Cautiously Use Non-Sterile Alcohol Prep Pads. Click Here 
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