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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
August 17, 2010

1. CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Changes to Stark In-Office Ancillary Services Exception. Click Here

2. USPI Systemwide Revenue Growth Up 7%, EBITDA Increases $2M, Driven by 6 Increase in Same-Facility Net Revenue. Click Here

3. 3 Factors That Can Increase the Value of ASCs to a Potential Corporate or Hospital Partner. Click Here Features insight from Jason L. Ruchaber of HealthCare Appraisers.

4. The Best Business Speakers in the ASC Industry Present
at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 2010, Chicago).
123 more speakers for 83 sessions. Download the conference brochure and register today. Click Here

5. CMS Standards Violation: One in Four New Jersey ASCs Reusing Single-Dose Vials. Click Here

6. Job openings: Administrator Sought for Nine USPI ASCs Throughout United States. Click Here

7. Job opening: ASC Billing Expert in New Jersey (Montvale). Click Here

8. 6 Trends Affecting ASCs With Ellen Johnson of Facility Development & Management. Click Here Learn more about Facility Development & Management.

9. 3 Ways to Improve Relationships Between Anesthesiologists and Surgeons. Click Here

10. Proper Coding of Nerve Block With EMG Guidance Requires Careful Review of OP Report. Click Here Features insight from Leslie Johnson of Medi-Corp.

11. ASC Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Robin Fowler of Georgia's Interventional Spine and Pain Management ASC. Click Here

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