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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Feds Charge 111 in Record Healthcare Fraud Takedown | 10 Stats on Orthopedic-Driven ASCs | NJ ASC Physician Owner to Surrender License | Ohio Workers' Comp Bags Largest-Ever Restitution Payment
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Feb. 21, 2011

1. Feds Charge 111 in Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown to Date. Click Here

2. 10 Benchmarking Statistics on Orthopedic-Driven ASCs. Click Here

3. New Jersey ASC Physician-Owner to Surrender License Over Alleged Fraud, Unnecessary Tests. Click Here

4. The nomination deadline for "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" has been extended to March 5. Download a nomination form and read about the nomination process here. Contact with any questions.

5. 5 Ways Physician Practice is Changing. Click Here

6. Ohio Workers' Comp Bags Largest-Ever Restitution Payment: $830K From Jailed Anesthesiologist. Click Here

7. Register Today and Save for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business & Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Click Here Early registration discounts end May 1. To register, click here, call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at Scroll down to view the many highlights of this conference.

8. Weight-Loss Surgery Centers Expect More Business Following FDA Lap-Band Decision. Click Here

9. How to Calculate Operating Expense Per Case. Click HereFeatures insight from Brian Brown of Meridian Surgical Partners.

10. 4 Creative Employee Benefits Your Surgery Center May Not Have Considered. Click Here Features insight from Suzanne Rogers of Health Inventures.

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Best Practices in Physician Syndication - Michelle Trammell, President, and Chase Neal, Vice President, The Securities Group, Larry Taylor, President & CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare

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