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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 6 Observations on 2010 ASC Trends & Transactions | Top 10 ASC Ophthalmic Procedures by Volume | 5 Reasons ASCs Are Unlikely to Receive EMR Incentives via HITECH | Less than 200 Spots Remain for ASC Conf - Early Registration Ends Sept. 1!
Becker's ASC Review

News and Analysis
August 19, 2011

1. 6 Observations From the 2011 HealthCare Appraisers Report: A Review of 2010 Trends and Transactions. Click Here Written by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, McGuireWoods. 

2. Surgery Centers & Accountable Care Organizations: Q&A With Dr. Michael Goran and Marc Malloy. Click Here

3. Physicians Open First Single-Specialty General Surgery ASC in Georgia. Click Here

4.  Less Than 200 Spots Remain and Early Registration Ends Sept. 1 for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Learn more and register today! Click Here 

5. 5 Reasons Surgery Centers Are Not Likely to Receive EMR Incentives Under HITECH Act. Click Here 

6. Top 10 Ophthalmic Procedures in Surgery Centers by Volume. Click Here

7. Our Most Successful Surgery Center Turnaround: Thoughts From ASCOA's Stacey Taylor. Click Here  

8. Four Convicted in Louisiana for $4.7M Medicare Fraud Scheme Over Wheelchairs. Click Here

9. Texas' NorthStar Surgical Center Expands to Include Total Joint Replacement. Click Here

10. North Carolina Hospital Files CON Application for New $30M Surgery Center. Click Here  

11. Healthcare Private Equity Golf Outing: McGuireWoods is hosting its 2nd Annual Healthcare Investors Golf Outing in Chicago on Sept. 15. For more information, please contact

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C. What Should Great Medical Directors, Administrators and DONs Be Paid? Moderated by Rachel Fields, Managing Editor of Becker's ASC Review, ASC Communications, Inc. 


D. Governing Body Documentation, Meeting CMS and Accreditation Requirements -- Sandra Jones, FHFMA, LHRM, CASC, Ambulatory Strategies, Inc.     


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1. Becker's Hospital Review
2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review   

3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA 
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
- sponsored by VMG Health 
5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy and Olympus
8. Pain Management
Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
10. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions 
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical 
12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
- sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control 
14. 100 Best Places to Work - 2011    
25 Companies to Know


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13. Interventional Management Services:;  

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21. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

22. Pinnacle III:; 

23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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