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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Joe Flower: 8 Ways ACOs Will Impact ASCs/NY Colorectal Surgeon Charged With $3.5M Insurance Fraud/ASC Assn Names William Prentice as New Executive Director
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News & Analysis
Sept. 28, 2010

1. 8 Ways ACOs May Impact Surgery Centers With Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower. Click Here

New York Colorectal Surgeon Charged With Bilking $3.5M From Healthcare Insurance Companies. Click Here

ASC Association Picks Chief Lobbyist for American Dental Association as New Executive. Click Here        

4. Surgical Care Affiliates Enters Into ASC Agreement With Kentucky's Saint Joseph Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives. Click Here Learn more about Surgical Care Affiliates.

5. Just Three Weeks Until 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, Chicago). Less Than 30 Registration Spots Remain! Join More Than 700 People at the Best ASC Business Conference. Hear Bobby Knight, Tucker Carlson and 120 Focused ASC Speakers! Click Here

6. ASCs, Physicians Considered "Limited" Fraud Risk to Government Insurance Programs, CMS Outlines Screening Procedures. Click Here

7. Ophthalmologist, Former ASC Shareholder Running for Congress in New York. Click Here

8. Provista and PurNet are hosting attendees at the
17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on Thurs., Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m. in the Edelweiss 1 Suite at the Swissotel Chicago. Please RSVP by Oct. 15 to or (972) 910-6671.
9. 10 Stories That Will Improve Your ASC's Collections. Click Here

10. Michigan Podiatrist Accused of Filing Almost $900,000 in Fraudulent Claims. Click Here

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