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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Nov/Dec. Issue Online: 18 Top ASC Stories for 2010/10 Stats on ASC Employee Salaries & Benefits/9 Concepts on Stark Act Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol/24 New Articles
Becker's ASC Review
Nov./Dec. Issue of Becker's ASC Review Online
Nov. 4, 2010

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1. 18 Top ASC Stories for 2010 - A Look at the Biggest Issues Shaping the Industry. Click Here

2. 10 Statistics From the ASC Association's 2010 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey. Click Here

3. CMS Issues Stark Act Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol - 9 Key Concepts. Click Here

4. The Jan./Feb. issue of Becker's ASC Review will feature a special focus on benchmarking and statistics to help you gauge your ASC's performance on a variety of key indicators and improve your operations and profitability. The issue will also feature 50 Management and Development Companies to Watch for 2011. If you would like to advertise in the issue or sponsor an executive briefing, please contact Jessica Cole at

5. Publisher's Letter: Accountable Care Organizations - 9 Observations; Increased Integration Efforts; Increased Mergers and Acquisition Efforts; Call for Speakers: 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference & 2nd Annual Hospital Conference - Improving Profits, ACOs, Physician Hospital Integration and Key Specialties. Click Here

6. Illinois Court Orders Blue Cross to Pay Almost $3M to Surgery Center in Out-of-Network Case. Click Here

7. 106 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry. Click Here

8. 3 Most Important ASC Specialties Resisting the Trend of Movement to Employment by Hospitals: A Quick Look at Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and Gastroenterology. Click Here

9. 12 Sound ASC Financial Practices. Click Here

10. Distribution of Facility Profits to Owners & Should Same Corporation Own ASC and Practice: Q&A With Scott Becker. Click Here

11. Critical ASC Mistake: Accepting Highest Bidder but Not Best Long-Term Partner. Click Here

12. 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

13. Washington Hospital Receives ASC CON After State Supreme Court Ruling. Click Here

14. 20 ASCs Performing More Than 10,000 Cases Annually. Click Here

15. 25 New ASCs Opened or Announced in 2010. Click Here

16. 10 Ways to Improve Anesthesia in Your ASC. Click Here

17. Impact of November Elections on ASCs: Q&A With Andrew Hayek of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee. Click Here

18. 6 Ways Healthcare Reform and ARRA Will Impact Gastroenterology. Click Here

19. ASC GI $100,000 Question: Are You Billing for Second Maneuvers? Click Here

20. 7 Ways to Ensure Payment Without Damaging Patient Relationships. Click Here

21. Truth Behind A/R Days: Why It's the Most Important ASC Business Statistic and Why Most ASCs Have it Wrong. Click Here

22. What to Audit When You Audit Your ASC's Billing Process. Click Here

23. 8 Ways ACOs Could Impact Surgery Centers With Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower. Click Here

24. 5 Strategies for Saving Your ASC Money by Streamlining Equipment Costs. Click Here

25. 8 Ways to Save More Money on ASC Supplies. Click Here

26. 6 Best Practices for Implementing an Effective Infection Control Program. Click Here

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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 & Anesthesia-Related Issues- sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs - sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy
8. Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
9. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions
10. ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical
11. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification - sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control
13. ASC Industry Leaders
14. 2011 ASC Conferences
15. Compensation Issues
16. Hospital-Physician Relationships & Accountable Care Organizations
17. Becker's ASC Review / Becker's Hospital Review Names the 100 Best Places to Work - 2010
23 Companies to Know

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4. VMG Health:|;
5. Surgical Care Affiliates:;
6. Serbin Surgery Center Billing:;
7. Surgical Notes:;
8. Meridian Surgical Partners:|;
9. ProVation Medical:;
10. Somnia Anesthesia Services:;
11. HealthMark Partners:;
12. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
13. Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners:;
14. Anesthesia Healthcare Partners:;
15. Access MediQuip:;
16. HealthCare Appraisers:;

17. EVEIA HEALTH Consulting & Management:;
18. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:;
19. Surgical Management Professionals:;
20. SpineSearch:;
21. Principle Valuation:;
22. Amerinet:;
23. MedHQ:;
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