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Becker's Hospital Review
VMG Health:
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May 18, 2011


1. 12 Recent Hospital Transactions. Click Here     


2. Tenet Seeks Damages For Costs of Resisting Community Health Takeover.Click Here


3. HCA Suing Florida Dept. of Revenue Over Tax Dispute.  Click Here   


4. 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.


5. 3 Key Concepts Surrounding Tax-Exemption and ACOs. Click Here  


6. Study Shows ACO Start-Up Costs Can Soar Up to $26.1M. Click Here


7. Wake Forest Baptist to Appeal CON Denial for ER Expansion. Click Here


8. Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Dr. Edward Miller to Retire.  Click Here 


9. 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.  


10. GAO Shares Strategies to Reduce Non-Urgent Hospital ED Use, Reduce Costs. Click Here 


11. E-Prescriptions Up 72% in 2010. Click Here


12. CMS Takes No Action Against Ohio Hospital That Performed Wrong-Site Surgery. Click Here

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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

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A. ASC Safe Harbor Redemptions, Physician Compensation Compliance, Internal Investigations and Increased Government Investigations - Scott Becker, Partner, Gretchen Townshend, Associate and Shara Chacko, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP  


B. Orthopedic and Spine Contracting - A Review of Cost Analysis for Orthopedic and Spine and How to Present and Negotiatie With Payors - I. Naya Kehayes, Managing Principal and CEO, and Matt Kilton, Principal and COO, Eveia Health Consulting & Management  


C. Co-Management Arrangements - Stuart Katz, Executive Director, Tucson Orthopedic Surgery Center  


D. Key Tips for Success - Orthopedics in ASCs - Greg Deconciliis, Administrator, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites 


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2. Compensation Issues
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