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News & Analysis

May 11, 2011


1. 10 Key Factors for Hospital CEO Success in Era of Reform.Click Here

2. 11 Recent Hospital Transactions. Click Here  


3. Tenet Rejects Community Health System's Best and Final Offer. Click Here


4. Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, 2011; Chicago). To register or learn more, Click Here.  


5. Not Ready to Form an ACO? Three Value-Based Alternative Models. Click Here    


6. 7 Points on How Hospital Acquisition Strategies Have Changed. Click Here  


7. Court Dismisses Neurosurgeon's False Claims Suit Against New York's Upstate University Hospital.  Click Here   


8. Trial Rescheduled for Former Mississippi Hospital CEO Accused of Kickback Scheme.  Click Here 


9. Free Upcoming Webinar: Best Practices for Anesthesia Onboarding and Change Management (Tues., June 14, 2011 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). To register and learn more, Click Here.


10. CMS Names Patrick Conway CMO. Click Here 


11. CTQ Solutions Client Hospitals Outscore HCAHPS National Averages. Click Here   


12. Hospitals Add 10K Jobs in April. Click Here


Visit our other publications: Becker's ASC Review & Becker's Orthopedic Spine Review.  

Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: LexisNexis, Surgical Care Affiliates, Healthcare REIT and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance. 

9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
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ASC Conference (June 9-11; Chicago)

Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower, and learn practical guidance to boost your ASC's profitability immediately at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11; Chicago). Registration spots are going fast so register today! 95 percent of exhibits sold out.  

Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions and 134 speakers, including 25 CEOs and 30 physician leaders as speakers, focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management surgeons who own ambulatory surgical centers

2. Great keynote speakers including legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

3. Last year's event included 725 attendees and 65 exhibitors

4. Register before May 1 and save $100; additional discounts when registering 2 or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

5. Here are just four of the more than 100 sessions:


A. The State of the ASC Industry - Andrew Hayek, CEO, Surgical Care Affiliates  


B. Value-Priced Implants for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery - Dr. Richard Kube, Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Dr. Blair Rhode, Orland Park Orthopedics 


C. ASC Litigation, Non Competition, Employee Litigation and Other Kinds of Litigation, Key Thoughts - Jeffrey C. Clark and David Pivnick, McGuireWoods  


D. How to Effectively Measure and Track Patient Quality - Dr. David Shapiro, Partner, Ambulatory Surgery Company 


Learn more about the conference by clicking here

Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at

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1.Physician-Hospital Relationships  & ACOs - sponsored by Regent Surgical Health
2. Compensation Issues
Stark Act/Antikickback Statute/False Claims
4. Hospital Leadership & Executive Moves
5. Hospital Transactions & Valuation Issues- sponsored by VMG Health
6. Hospital Finance & Business News

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency - sponsored by NAPA
10. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10 - sponsored by AHIMA
11. Quality & Patient Safety
Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
31 Companies To Know
1. LexisNexis:  
2. Surgical Care Affiliates:  
3. Healthcare REIT:
. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
5. CMS:
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8. Premier:
9. VMG Health:; 
10. CEP America:
11. GapLink Solutions:
12. TeamHealth:
13. Cogent Healthcare:
14. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
15. MedeAnalytics:
16. NCO Group:  
17. Cejka Search:
18. athenahealth:
19. NPAS:
20. NAPA Anesthesia:
Somnia Anesthesia:;
22. HealthCare Appraisers:
23. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
25. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
26. West Coast Medical:;
27. Symbion:;
28. Pinnacle III:
28. Lancaster Pollard:    
30. Fi-Med: 
31. Life Line Screening:
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