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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] CA Physicians Discuss MAKOplasty in the ASC | 5 Problems That Hurt an ASC JV | Judge Denies Plea for Chicago's "Nose Doctor" | HOPD Care 1/5 of Outpatient Costs | Early Reg Discounts End Fri - Reg Now for June ASC Conf
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
April 29, 2011

MAKOplasty in the ASC: 5 Thoughts From Dr. Kevin Stone and Dr. John Velyvis. Click Here

2. 5 Problems That Hurt a Hospital-Physician ASC Joint Venture - and How to Avoid Them. Features insight from Luke Lambert and Brandon Frazier of ASCOA. Click Here

3. Early Registration Discounts End Friday (4/29) the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, Chicago). Register and save today!  Click Here  

Judge Denies Plea Deal for Chicago "Nose Doctor" Mark WeinbergerClick Here

Overcoming ICD-10 Physician Documentation Challenges: Q&A With Dr. Steve Claypool and Allison Errickson of ProVation Medical. Click Here

Hospital Outpatient Care Accounts for One-Fifth of Outpatient Costs, 5% of Outpatient VisitsClick Here

5 Ways to Negotiate Better Payor Contracts in Orthopedic-Driven ASCs. Click Here

10 Years of Trials and Triumphs - Regent Surgical Health: Q&A With CEO Tom Mallon. Click Here

9. Two New Orleans Physicians Arrested As Part of Alleged Fraud RingClick Here

10. Medical Directorship Compensation Varies Based on Specialty. Click Here

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