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Subject: 12 New Articles Added to Becker's ASC Review Channels: 4 Predictions on Recession's Impact on ASCs | 5 GI Salary Stats | 3 Critical ASC Benchmarks Not Routinely Tracked |
Becker's ASC Review
12 New Articles Added to
Becker's ASC Review
's Channels
August 6, 2010

1. 5 Statistics About Gastroenterologist Compensation by Years of Experience (GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs). Click Here

2. 4 Predictions on How Recession Will Affect ASCs With Dr. Ken Pettine (ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance)Click Here

3. 3 Critical ASC Benchmarks Not Routinely Tracked (ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance). Click Here Features insight from Susan Kizirian of ASCOA.

4. 9 Points on Transactions and Valuations of ASCs (ASC Valuations, Transactions & Finance Issues)Click Here Features insight from Kevin McDonough of VMG Health.

5. 8 Best Practices for Contracting With the Right Insurance Plans (Coding, Billing & Collections)Click Here Features insight from Caryl Serbin of Serbin Surgery Center Billing.

6.  ASA President Offers 7 Observations on Study of CRNAs as Sole Provider of Anesthesia Services (Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues). Click Here

7. Future of ASCs in Five Years: Predictions on the Most Common Ownership Model (ASC Valuations, Transactions & Finance Issues)Click Here 

8. 4 Ways ASCs Can Improve Efficiency in Anesthesia Provision
(Anesthesia & Anesthesia-Related Issues). Click Here Features insight from Dr. Thomas Wherry of Health Inventures.

9. Guidance for Appropriate Use of Multi-Dose Vials (ASC Accreditation & Patient Safety)Click Here Features insight from Marshall Baker of AAAHC.

10. 3 Ways to Improve GI Quality Care in an ASC (GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs). Click Here

11. Joint Commission Launches "Speak Up" Campaign to Prevent Falls (ASC Accreditation & Patient Safety). Click Here

12. Documentation Guidance Overview for ICD-10
(Coding, Billing & Collections). Click Here

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2. Practical Tips for Recruiting Physicians - Dale Holmes, Administrator, Warner Park Surgery Center

3. Information Technology - Key Ways to Improve Your Centers Operations - What are the Best Solutions? - Jennifer Brown, RN, Nurse Manager, Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia

4. Great Medical Director - Dawn McLane, RN, MSA, CASC, CNOR, Chief Development Officer, Nikitis Resource Group, and Jenni Foster, MD, The ASC at Flagstaff

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