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Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review Sept./Oct. Issue

Sept. 12, 2011


View the entire Oct. special issue (pdf). Click Here

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

2. Patient Experience: An Increasingly Critical Hospital Indicator. Click Here

3. Changes Ahead: Medicare IPPS 2012 and What It Means for Hospitals. Click Here
4. Publisher's Letter. Click Here

5. 291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. Click Here

6. A CEO Walks Into a Patient Room: Q&A With Dr. David Feinberg, CEO of UCLA Health System. Click Here

7. 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago) to include keynote speaker Sam Donaldson discussing politics in Washington. He will also moderate a panel on the future of healthcare with Congressman Dr. Tom Price, ASCOA CEO Dr. Brent Lambert, Regent Surgical Health CEO Tom Mallon and PHA President Mike Russel. Early Registration Discounts End Today! To register or learn more, Click Here .    

8. 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs. Click Here
9. 50 Largest Non-Profit Hospitals in America.Click Here
10. 50 Largest For-Profit Hospitals in America. Click Here
11. 50 Top Grossing Non-Profit Hospitals in America. Click Here
12. 50 Top Grossing For-Profit Hospitals in America. Click Here
13. 20 Largest Non-Profit Hospital Systems. Click Here  

14. 15 Largest For-Profit Healthcare Systems.  Click Here

15. A New Approach to Ambulatory Services. Click Here
16. Orchestrating Four Generations in Your Hospital. Click Here

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

18. Survey: 33% of Hospital Executives Plan to Join ACOs, But Less Than 7% Believe ACO Model Improves Quality. Click Here

19. 5 Foundational Questions for Hospitals Acquiring Physician Practices. Click Here

20. Pennsylvania's Divine Providence Hospital Settles Improper Payment Allegations. Click Here   


21. Federal Investigation Looks for Stark, Anti-Kickback Violations at Broward Health. Click Here

22. Community Health Systems Receives SEC Subpoena. Click Here 

23. Florida's St. Luke's Hospital Faces False Claims Allegations. Click Here  
24. 6-Year-Old Whistleblower Suit Against IASIS Healthcare Alleging Kickbacks is Dismissed. Click Here
25. 12 Decisions That Can Cripple a Surgery Center. Click Here

26. Key Issues Plaguing Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures. Click Here  

27. 100 Surgery Center Benchmarks. Click Here

28. How Healthcare Reform is Affecting Hospital Leaders' Compensation. Click Here

29. On-Call Coverage Payments Increased 4% in 2010. Click Here
30. Independent Hospital CEOs Beat Integrated Health System CEOs in Total Cash Compensation Increases. Click Here

31. 5 Considerations on Health Information Exchanges. Click Here
32. Mayo Clinic Constructs Pioneering Health Information Exchange. Click Here

33. Number of Health Information Exchanges Up 9% Compared to Last Year. Click Here

34. Dr. John Caruso: Becoming a Champion of Change in Healthcare. Click Here

35. Hospitals and Patient Centered Medical Homes: A Practical Pairing. Click Here  


36. Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click Here
37. Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click Here  


View all these stories and download the full issue. 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. 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
34 Companies To Know


2. NPAS: 

3. GE: 

4. Radisphere:  

5. Surgical Directions:   
6. VMG Health:;
7. TeamHealth:
8. Cogent Healthcare:

9. Surgical Care Affiliates:   

10. Lawson: 

11. Paragon Health:
12. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
. TeleTracking:;
14. athenahealth:
15. Premier:
16. MedeAnalytics:
17. Cejka Executive Search:  
. NAPA Anesthesia:
Somnia Anesthesia:;
20. HealthCare Appraisers:
21. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
23. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
24. West Coast Medical:;
25. Symbion:;
26. Pinnacle III:
27. Lancaster Pollard:    
28. LexisNexis: 
29. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
30. SDI: 

31. People's Capital:  
32. CEP America:
33. NCO:
34. Enhance Healthcare:


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