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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Oct. Special Issue Online: Predictions on ASCs in Five Years/Physicians Identify 14 Stories Impacting Future of ASCs/10 Top Concerns for ASC Administrators/28 New Articles/ASC Conf. Sold Out!
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October Special Issue of Becker's ASC Review
Oct. 5, 2010

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1. Future of ASCs in Five Years: 10 Predictions on the Most Common Ownership Model.
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2. 10 Top Concerns for ASC Administrators. Click Here 

3. ASC Physicians Identify 14 Stories Which Will Impact the Immediate Future of the Industry. Click Here

4. Publisher's Letter: 2010: A Better Year Than Expected; 8 Key Issues. Click Here

5. Conference Sold Out! Nearly 800 Attendees Registered for the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, Chicago). View the conference schedule. Click Here

6. Healthcare Fraud Investigations Increase; Greater Caution Urged in ASC Share Sales to Physicians; 22 Dos and Don'ts on Selling ASC Shares
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7. Should Your ASC Outsource Coding And Billing? Click Here 

8. Subscribe to the new, free Becker's ASC Quality, Safety & Infection Control E-weekly, focusing on news and analysis about ASC quality, safety, infection control and accreditation. Click Here

9. Tom Jacobs of MedHQ on Impact of ACOs, Value of Outsourcing.
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10. Understanding Outsourced Anesthesia: Q&A With Dr. Marc Koch of Somnia Anesthesia Services. Click Here

11. 221 People to Know in the ASC Industry. Click Here

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

13. 3 Common Problems in Underperforming ASCs. Click Here

14. 5 Best Practices for Compensating ASC Administrators. Click Here

15. Spine and Sports Medicine Surgeons Top List of Highest Paid Orthopedic SpecialtiesClick Here

16. 3 Critical ASC Benchmarks Not Routinely Tracked
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17. 10 Statistics About ASC Administrator Compensation. Click Here

18. 8 New Taxes Coming From ObamaCare. Click Here

19. Appeals Court Rules Health Plan Administrator Abused Discretion in Determining Discounted Rate was "Unreasonable," Case May Have Implications for OON Providers. Click Here

20. 3 Factors That Can Increase the Value of ASCs to a Potential Corporate or Hospital Partner. Click Here

21. Setting Share Price for Prospective Physician-Investors. Click Here

22. Study: Dramatic Shortage of Anesthesiologists, Surplus of Nurse Anesthetists Projected by 2020. Click Here

23. Critical Guidance for Complying With Anesthesia Infection Control Rules. Click Here

24. 5 Trends for GI ASCs From Barry Tanner of Physicians Endoscopy. Click Here

25. 5 Financial Statistics About GI in ASCs. Click Here

26. 6 Things Your ASC May Not Know About Billing and Coding. Click Here

27. Fight These Third-Party Payor Contract Clauses. Click Here

28. Implant Costs: Why ASC-Physician Collaboration Makes Sense. Click Here

29. New Jersey DHSS Outlines 3 Key Steps to Comply With Use of Single-Dose Medication Vials Rules. Click Here

30. Guidance for Proper Peer Review: Insight From Dr. Jack Egnatinsky of AAAHC. Click Here

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