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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Top 20 Articles: 7 Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Align With Physicians | 10 ACO Blunders | 13 Hot Areas for PE Investing in Healthcare | Early Registration for 18th Annual ASC Conf Ends Tomorrow - Register Today! |
Becker's Hospital Review
Top 20 Online Articles  

Aug. 31, 2011


1. Private Equity Investing in Healthcare - 13 Hot and 4 Cold Areas. Click Here      

2. 40 Hospital Benchmarks. Click Here


3. 7 Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Align With Physicians. Click Here   

4. 5 Foundational Questions for Hospitals Acquiring Physician Practices. Click Here     

5. 10 Potential Blunders by Providers in ACOs. Click Here   


6. Early Registration Discounts End in 1 Day - Register Now! Fewer than 130 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 .     


7. 50 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America. Click Here  


8. 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Click Here  

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


10. Is Your EHR Implementation in Trouble? 10 Things to Check. Click Here  

11. How Would You Fix Medicare and Medicaid? 6 Hospital Leaders Respond Click Here     

12. 100 of the Best Spine Specialists in America. Click Here  


13. 130 Women to Know in the ASC Industry. Click Here   

14. 67 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons to Know.Click Here  


15. 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs. Click Here   


16. 50 New Orthopedic and Spine Devices to Know. Click Here    


17. 11 Hospitals Undergoing Construction or Expansion. Click Here    

18. 10 Female Spine Surgeons to Know. Click Here  


19. 10 Surgeons Performing Robotic- and Computer-Assisted Spine Surgery. Click Here 


20. Rising Stars: 30 ASC Industry Leaders Under Age 40. Click Here  

21. Physician Supply and Demand in the Next 10 Years. Click Here  

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


Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: CMS, Surgical Directions, SCA and  VMG Health.
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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. 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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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
31 Companies To Know
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2. Surgical Directions:  
3. Surgical Care Affiliates:  
4. VMG Health:;
5. SDI: 

6. Lawson: 

7. ASCOA: 
8. TeamHealth:
9. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
. TeleTracking:;
11. Premier:
12. MedeAnalytics:
13. Cejka Executive Search:
15. NAPA Anesthesia:
Somnia Anesthesia:;
17. HealthCare Appraisers:
18. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
20. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
21. West Coast Medical:;
22. Symbion:;
23. Pinnacle III:
24. Lancaster Pollard:    
25. LexisNexis: 
26. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
27. Cogent Healthcare:

28. People's Capital:  
39. CEP America:
30. NCO:  
31. Paragon Health:

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