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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Preparing an ASC for an ACO-Like Model | Proposed NJ ASC Overcomes Significant Hurdles | 25 Spots Remain for Oct. ASC Conf -- Register Today! | Imaging Centers Experiencing Harder Times Than ASCs | Missouri Health System Acquires Majority Stake in Local ASC
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 19, 2011

1. Preparing for an ACO-Like Model: Thoughts From OASCA's David Schlactus. Click Here  


2. Proposed New Jersey Surgery Center in Franklin Lakes Overcomes Significant Hurdle. Click Here  


3. 10 Steps to Save on Supplies and Equipment in an ASC. Click Here  


4. Though Similar to ASCs, Imaging Centers Experiencing Harder Times. Click Here  

5. 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. Less than 25 spots left. Register today! Click Here  

6. Lawmakers Note Limits of Kentucky Law Letting Optometrists Do Eye Surgery. Click Here

7. Electronic Health Records: Ready, Set, Go-LiveClick Here


8. Study: Surgeons Working Part-Time Vs. Retiring May Mitigate Workforce Shortage. Click Here  


9. Job Opening: Montana's Great Falls Clinic Market CEO. Click Here  


10. Missouri Health System Acquires Majority Stake in Local Surgery Center. Click Here

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