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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 30 Predictions on Future of ASCs | 'Tying Tubes' at JV ASC Brings Catholic Hospital Under Fire | 10 New ASCs in July | Nearly 600 Registrants for ASC Webinar on Strategic Trends Indicates Great Interest in ASC Industry
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
August 3, 2011

1. 30 Predictions on the Future of Surgery Centers From 14 ASC Leaders. Click Here

2. Catholic Hospital Comes Under Fire for "Tying Tubes" at Joint Venture ASC. Click Here

3. 10 New Surgery Centers Opened, Announced in July. Click Here

4. Nearly 600 people registered for the Aug. 2 webinar on "ASCs - the State of the Industry; Consolidation vs. Independent; How to Work With Service Providers; ACOs and Healthcare," which featured Brian Mathis of Surgical Care Affiliates, Julie Dietz and Orrin Marcella of GE Healthcare and Scott Becker of McGuireWoods. Look in the Aug. 5 Becker's ASC Review E-Weekly for a link to a summary of the webinar and to download a recording of the program.

Merging an Independent Orthopedic Group With a Hospital-Employed Orthopedic Group: Q&A With Dr. Thomas Miller of Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics. Click Here

6. Florida Pain Management Physician Cleared in Medicare Fraud Case. Click Here

7. Symbion Partners With Montana's Great Falls Clinic. Click Here    

8. 90 Sessions on Critical Business, Legal and Clinical Issues at the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Highlights Include 132 Best-in-the-ASC-Business Speakers
and Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick. Learn more and register today! Click Here

9. Oklahoma Surgery Center, Specialty Hospital Pay $1M for Failure to Control Regulated Drugs. Click Here

10. Colorectal Cancer Rates, Deaths Fall as More Patients Undergo Screening. Click Here  

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D.  Cost Reduction and Benchmarking - 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits -- Rob Westergard, CPA, CFO, Susan Kizirian, COO, and Ann Geier, RN, MS, CNOR, CASC, Vice President of Operations, ASCOA   


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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
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6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
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15. Laser Spine Institute: 

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20. Pinnacle III:; 

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22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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