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Becker's Hospital Review
VMG Health:
News & Analysis

July 13, 2011


1. The Quiet Takeover: Insurers Buying Physicians and Hospitals. Click Here      

2. 7 Critical Mistakes in Physician Relations Programs.Click Here


3. HCA's Planned Acquisition of HealthONE Needs Greater Oversight, Some Argue. Click Here


4. Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues featuring keynote speakers Sam Donaldson, Adrian Gostick and Bill Walton (October 27-29; Chicago). To register or learn more, Click Here.   


5. IRS Releases Proposed Community Health Needs Assessment Guidance, Seeks Comment.  Click Here     


6. California's Prime Healthcare to Buy Bankrupt Victor Valley Hospital Click Here  & 11 Other Recent Hospital Transactions.Click Here 


7. On-Call Coverage Payments Increased 4% in 2010. Click Here  


8. Upcoming Webinar: Future of Hospital/Physician ASC Joint Ventures (Thurs., July 28, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT).To register for this free Webinar, Click Here .     

9. Healthcare Employment Growth Slows; Hospital Employment Drops. Click Here 

10. Minnesota's State-Level Government Shutdown Hurts Mayo Clinic's Expansion Progress. Click Here


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18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues

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Oct. 27-29, 2011

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This exclusive conference brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.


The best minds in the ASC field will discuss opportunities for ASCs plus provide practical and immediately useful guidance on how to bring in more cases; improve reimbursement; manage, reduce and benchmark costs; introduce new specialties; engineer a turnaround; work on joint-ventures with hospitals and much, much more.


Highlights include:

- 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

- Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball  Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy  

- Earn CME, CASC, CEU Credits


Here are just five of the outstanding presentations at the conference:  



1. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week and Month and What to Do About Them - Reginal Robinson, Director, Peninsula Surgery Center


2.  How to Evaluate & Implement New Profitable Services Into an ASC - Robert Zasa, Founder, ASD Management, and Kenneth Austin, MD, Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 


3. Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures: How to Resolve Conflict and Keep the Venture Thriving - Dawn McLane, Regional VP, Health Inventures, Tom Yerden, CEO, TRY Healthcare Solutions   


4. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies   


5. Determining the Exact Cost of a Procedure - Terry Woodback, CEO, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital  


Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail .



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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. Hospital Key Specialties - sponsored by Paragon Health
11. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10
- sponsored by AHIMA
12. Quality & Patient Safety
Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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