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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] 5 Ways to Put Meaning Behind Your Hospital's 'Mission, Vision and Values' | CMS Unveils New ACO Model | WellPoint Will Tie Payment to Hospital Quality | 10 States With the Most Physicians | Reg. Now for the 9th Ortho, Spine and ASC Conf. |
Becker's Hospital Review

News & Analysis

May 20, 2011


1. 5 Ways to Put Meaning Behind Your Hospital's 'Mission, Vision and Values'. Click Here     


2. CMS Unveils New ACO Model For Advanced Organizations, to Start in Summer. Click Here


3. WellPoint Will Tie Payment to Quality for Hospitals in 14 States.  Click Here   


4. Becker's Hospital Review Annual Strategy Roundtable - CEOs Sought. We are seeking two health system CEOs for the Annual Strategy Roundtable being held July 27 at the Four Seasons in Chicago. All expenses paid for the CEO. If you have a suggestions of a brilliant strategist and thinker we should include (feel free to self-nominate), please email Scott Becker at  


5. 12 False Claims and Fraud Lawsuits Involving Physicians. Click Here


6. Putting Performance in Healthcare Planning: Managing Your Capital Assets. Click Here  


7. Regional Medical Center at Memphis and BlueCross Partner on Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Click Here  



8. Miami's Jackson Health Prepares for Tough Labor Fight.  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. 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.


11. HHS Inspector General: Security Concerns Abound in Rush to Deploy EHRs. Click Here


12. Top 10 States With the Most Physicians.Click Here


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


Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers:  Radisphere,
LexisNexis, CEP America and Premier.


Orthopedic and Spine 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
Pain Management-Driven
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 Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery - What to Expect Over the Next Ten years - Joe Flower, CEO, The Change Project 


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


C. Operational Best Practices - Sarah Martin, Regional Vice President, Operations, Merdician Surgical Partners 


D. 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  


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
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