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October 8, 2009
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1. Operating Expense Analysis for Surgery Centers By Total Case Volume. Click Here

2. Dr. R. Blake Curd, Orthopedic Surgeon Who Co-Owns Surgical Hospital, Running for U.S. House.Click Here

3. 10 ASCs That Opened in 2009. Click Here

4. Readers Respond: Best Practices to Address Surgeon Late Arrival. Click Here

5. 6 Toyota Production System Concepts to Improve ASC Efficiency. Click Here

6. OIG Will Scrutinize 'Place of Service' Codes for Work Done in ASCs. Click Here

7. Tips for Using Modifier -50. Click Here

8. 3 Best Practices for Reducing Electronic Claim Rejections. Click Here

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