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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Oct. Issue Now Online: 6 Ways Hospitals Can Survive Medicare Cuts | Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable | Shattering Glass Ceilings in the Hospital C-Suite | 21 Exec Moves|
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Becker's Hospital Review October Issue

Oct. 3, 2011

 Download the entire October issue (pdf). Click Here 


1. Looking Back to Move Ahead: Leading Hospitals Through Fast-Paced Change.  Click Here      


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


3. Non-Profit Hospitals Taking More Aggressive Stance Toward M&A, But Deals Aren't Always Easy. Click Here       


4. Publisher's Letter October 2011. Click Here    


5. Becker's Hospital Review Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable. Click Here


6. Upcoming Webinar! Becker's Hospital Review's Health System CEO Webinar - The State of the Industry; Clear Strategies for 2012 (Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CST) -- sponsored by  MedAssets. To register for this webinar, Click Here .      


7. Big Pain or Big Gain? Important Factors for Hospitals Considering Partnerships With Retail Clinics. Click Here        


8. Creating an Outcomes-Based Culture: How to Engage Front-Line Staff in Process Improvement.  Click Here   


9. 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know. Click Here      

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

11. When Physician Employment Doesn't Make Sense: How to Turn Away Physicians Seeking Employment. Click Here   


12. Study: Push for Market Share Trumps Clinical Integration in Hospitals' Rush for Physician Employment. Click Here  


13. Survey: Most Medical Practices Operating at a Loss. Click Here

14. 6 Ways Hospitals Can Survive the Onslaught of Medicare Cuts. Click Here    

15. Fewer than 100 Spots Remain for the Best Annual ASC Business, Legal and Clinical Conference: The 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference --Improving Profitably and Business and Legal Issues, Oct. 27-29, Chicago. Features Keynote Speakers 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. To learn more and register, Click Here

16.  CMS Issues Final IPPS Rule, Net Medicare Reimbursements to Increase 1.1%.
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17. 5 Ways to Improve a Hospital's Bottom Line Through the Revenue Cycle.
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18. Survey: Roughly 7 out of 10 Hospitals Collect Less Than 30% of Payments at Point of Service. Click Here  


19. HHS Announces New Bundled Payment Initiative. Click Here

20. The Case for Making Anesthesia the "Face" of Surgical Services. Click Here

21. The One Change ORs Should Make to Improve Efficiency: 5 Responses. Click Here

22. HHS Review Could Impact Physician Supervision Requirements for Anesthesia Care. Click Here

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

24. Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click HereClick Here

25. Hospital & Health System Executive Moves. Click Here  


Read all these stories and access the electronic issue.  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

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 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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3. Surgical Directions:  

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13. Cogent Healthcare:

14. Medical Facilities Corp.:  
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16. Premier:
17. MedeAnalytics:
18. Cejka Executive Search:  
. NAPA Anesthesia:
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21. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;  
22. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
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24. Symbion:;
25. Pinnacle III:
26. Lancaster Pollard:    
27. LexisNexis: 
28. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance:
29. People's Capital:  
30. CEP America:
31. NCO:
32. Enhance Healthcare:

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