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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Medicare Proposes 0.9% ASC Fee Increase, Linking Payments to Quality | 14 New ASCs Opened, Announced in June | HealthSouth Subpoenaed Over Allegedly Improper Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement | Download the ASC Conference Brochure Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
July 5, 2011
1. Medicare Proposes 0.9% ASC Fee Increase, Linking Payments to Quality. Click Here

14 New Surgery Centers Opened or Announced in JuneClick Here

HealthSouth Subpoenaed Over Allegations of Improper Medicaid, Medicare ReimbursementClick Here 

4. Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Sam Donaldson and Adrian Gostick to Speak at 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers. Download the brochure by clicking here (pdf). Learn more and register today! Click Here 
To learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, email or call (800) 417-2035. 

5. 10 Tactics to Increase ASC Patient Collections Immediately. Click Here

6. Handling Prisoners in an ASC: Q&A With Randy Todorovich of ASD Management. Click Here

7. New Jersey Man Charged With Failure to Pay $13K Surgery Center Bill. Click Here

8. 10 Great Physicians in North CarolinaClick Here

9. Senate Postpones Hearing to Consider ASC Bill Amendments. Click Here  

10. Medicare Cuts to Medical Imaging Could Hurt Access to Colon Cancer Screenings. Click Here       

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B. Ophthalmology, ENT and Podiatry in ASCs - Key Thoughts and Trends - Jeff Peo, Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, ASCOA


C. Determining the Exact Cost of a Procedure - Terry Woodbeck, CEO, FAHC, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital


D. The Future is Now, Preparing You and Your Practice for a Changing Environment - Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD, Founder and Managing Member, Physicians' Capital Investments  

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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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