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Becker's Hospital Review
VMG Health:
News & Analysis

May 31, 2011


1. 5 Trends Affecting the Future of Physician Compensation.  Click Here


2. 17 Recent Hospital Executive Moves. Click Here       


3. Florida's Broward Health Under Investigation for Stark, Anti-Kickback Violations.  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.  ACOs: Spend Now to Save Later? Click Here


6. Chuck Lauer: What New Healthcare Leaders Should Know. Click Here    


7. HHS to Review Regulatory Burdens.  Click Here    


8. Boston's Steward Health Website Compares its Quality Outcomes to Competitors. Click Here  


9. RACTrac Results Show Error-Prone RACs. 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. 4 Steps to Make Hospital ORs More Change Friendly.Click Here


12. House Members to Introduce Legislation on Meaningful Use Incentive Payments for Multi-Campus Hospital Systems. Click Here



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


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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

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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

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. Cost Reduction and Benchmarking - 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits - Robert Westergard, CPA, CFO, Cathy Rudisill, RN, SVP of Operations, and Ann Geier, RN, SVP of Operations, ASCOA


C. Operational Best Practices - Sarah Martin, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian 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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17. Cejka Search:
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20. NAPA Anesthesia:
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Principle Valuation:;
25. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
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