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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Vanguard Loses $9.9M | 4 Ways to Protect Against False Claims Based on Unneeded Procedures | 16 Hospital Exec Moves | 12 Transactions |
Becker's Hospital Review

News & Analysis

Aug. 29, 2011


1. False Claims Based on Unneeded Procedures: 4 Strategies for Compliance. Click Here


2. 16 Recent Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click Here


3. 12 Recent Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click Here  


4. Less than 170 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 .    


5. Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in the Hospital C-Suite Click Here      


6. Vanguard Health Systems Loses $9.9M in Q4, Revenue Increases Click Here ; DMC Reports Patients, Physicians Returning to System Following Buyout. Click Here    


7. Luxury Hotel Chain Ritz-Carlton to Help Tennessee Hospital Achieve Service Excellence. Click Here     


8. Upcoming Webinar: Medicare Zero - An Analysis of Medicare's Hospital IPPS and Ways to Improve Medicare Margins (Wed., August 31,1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). For more information and to register for the free webinar, Click Here.  


9. Provena Passes Inspection Following Patient Burns, Will Keep Medicare Status. Click Here  


10. Best Practices to Keep Employees Happy: 4 Responses. Click Here  


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


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


3. The Best Ideas to Improve Volume and Profits - Bryan Zowin, President, Physician Advantage, John C. Steinmann, MD,Renovis Surgical Technologies, Robin Fowler, MD, Executive Director and Owner, Interventional Management Services, and Keith Metz, MD 


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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VMG Health:
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
32 Companies To Know
1. ASCOA: 
2. VMG Health:;
3. Surgical Care Affiliates:  
4. SDI: 

5. Lawson: 

6. Surgical Directions:  
7. Paragon Health:
8. TeamHealth:
9. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
. TeleTracking:;
11. athenahealth:
12. Premier:
13. MedeAnalytics:
14. Cejka Executive Search:
16. NAPA Anesthesia:
Somnia Anesthesia:;
18. HealthCare Appraisers:
19. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
21. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
22. West Coast Medical:;
23. Symbion:;
24. Pinnacle III:
25. Lancaster Pollard:    
26. LexisNexis: 
27. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
28. Cogent Healthcare:

29. People's Capital:  
30. CEP America:
31. NCO:
32. Enhance Healthcare:
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