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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Where are Physician Salaries Heading? 5 Trends | Calif. AG Nixes Sale of Hospital to Prime Healthcare | Brigham and Women's CIO Sue Schade on Top Health IT Priorities | 9 Hospitals Buying Physician Practices |
Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

Sept. 23, 2011


1. Where are Physician Salaries Heading? 5 Current Trends. Click Here    

2. Hospitals Buying Physicians: 9 Recent Transactions. Click Here   

3. California AG Nixes Sale of Community Hospital to Prime Healthcare. Click Here    


4. 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 .    


5. Improving OR Efficiency: Best Practices to Improve Surgical Prep and Patient Draping Time. Click Here    


6. Brigham and Women's Hospital CIO Sue Schade: Top Health IT Priorities. Click Here


7. MedPAC Issues Savings Proposals for Potential Repeal of SGR. Click Here


8. Leading Health Insurers to Share Claims Data With Non-Profit Group. Click Here      


9. Indiana's Gibson General Hospital Settles Improper Billing Allegations. Click Here      


10. 24 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers on the Move. Click Here 


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Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: Radisphere , VMG Health, Surgical Directions and Paragon Health.

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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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 Management & Administration

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
sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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4. Paragon Health:  


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. NAPA Anesthesia:
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