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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] How to Achieve Accountable Care While Avoiding Downfalls of Medicare ACOs | Holy Cross Hospital, Vanguard Merger Off | Baptist Health, Hardin Memorial to Pay $9M | 200 Spots Remain - Early Reg for the 18th ASC Conf Ends Sept 1 |
Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

Aug. 17, 2011


1. How to Achieve Accountable Care While Avoiding Downfalls of Medicare ACOs.Click Here     


2. 5 Essential Outpatient Venues for Accountable Care. Click Here


3. Chicago's Holy Cross Hospital, Vanguard Health Systems Planned Merger Called Off. Click Here       


4. Kentucky's Baptist Health, Hardin Memorial to Pay Nearly $9M to Settle Claims of Improper Medicare Billing. Click Here  


5. Only 200 Spots Remain; Early Registration Ends Sept. 1! 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.    


6. A New Approach to Ambulatory Services: 5 Levels of Ambulatory Care. Click Here     


7. Judge Denies BCBS of Michigan's Appeal to Dismiss Antitrust Suit. Click Here     


8. Leading Hospital CFOs Sought. Becker's Hospital Review is currently accepting nominations for our annual list of 100 hospital CFOs to know. If you would like to recommend an outstanding CFO for consideration, send his or her name to Molly Gamble at .    


9. 6 New ACO Development Efforts. Click Here


10. 10 Metro Areas With Highest Emergency Department Patient Satisfaction. Click Here      



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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

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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. How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Accelerate Performance - Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy 


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


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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