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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] From Cop to CEO: Q&A With Scripps' Chris Van Gorder | 7 Recent Hospital Mergers, Acquisitions | CA's El Centro Regional to Pay $1.1M After Improper Billing | 300 Spots Remain - Register Today for the 18th Annual ASC Conference |
Becker's Hospital Review
VMG Health:
News & Analysis

Aug. 10, 2011


1. From Cop to CEO: Q&A With Chris Van Gorder of Scripps Health. Click Here


2. Taking the Cue: What Hospitals Can Learn From Disney. Click Here   


3. 7 Recent Hospital & Health Systems Mergers, Acquisitions. Click Here       


4. 300 Spots Remain - 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. Single-Payor Healthcare in Vermont: Q&A with Tom Huebner of Vermont's Rutland Regional Medical Center. Click Here     


6. What is the single smartest thing a hospital can do this year? Becker's Hospital Review is seeking answers to this question, either in the form of advice to hospitals or through real-life examples of individual hospital achievements. To share your answer (which may be published in an article), email Lindsey Dunn at  


7. California's El Centro Regional to Pay $1.1M After Self-Reporting Improper Billing Related to Excluded Employees. Click Here    


8. CMS: 7 Out of 10 Practices in PGP Demonstration Met Benchmarks, 4 Achieved Shared Savings. Click Here  


9. Women Hospital Leaders Sought. Becker's Hospital Review is currently seeking nominations for our annual list of 50 Women Leaders in Hospitals and Healthcare. To nominate an outstanding leader for consideration, contact Molly Gamble at         


10. GAO: Medicare Represents Roughly 38% of Federal Government Improper Payments. Click Here


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


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

The Best Annual ASC Business, Legal and Clinical Conference

Oct. 27-29, 2011

Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago


October 2011 Brochure

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. The View From Washington: Politics, Healthcare Reform and the 2012 Election - Sam Donaldson, ABC News


2. Key Concepts for Fixing Physician Hospital Joint Ventures Gone South - Brent Lambert, MD, FACS, Principal & Founder, and Luke Lambert, CEO, ASCOA


3. Should You Sell Your Practice to a Hospital? Kristian A. Werling, Partner, Geoffrey Cockrell, Partner, Gretchen Heinze Townshend, Associate, McGuireWoods


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


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


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



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